spinhandspun designs

New Items Available

Need a last-minute gift idea?

New items are available at: www.spinhandspun.etsy.com

And don’t forget — I’m offering FREE SHIPPING for the holidays!

Dexatromis ipod/iphone/mp3/cellphone case. ($22 with free shipping)

Felted willow branch napkin rings (set of four). $20 with free shipping.

Autumn rooted ipod/iphone/mp3/cellphone case. ($22 with free shipping)


Two New Custom Completions
November 29, 2009, 2:17 AM
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Faun with Flute Glasses Case, for Cody “the Floaty” Goulette

Old Skool Owl, for Liam Watkins

spinhandspun.etsy.com gets a facelift, plus new cases are available now!
November 3, 2009, 4:40 PM
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K’Nex Lightbox Tutorial

After months of photographing my work with so-so results, I decided it was time to invest in a lightbox. And what better way to do it than to Do It Yourself? In search of the perfect supplies, I raided my parents basement and came across my favorite childhood toy: a box of K’nex!

If you’re wondering what a lightbox can do for you, look no further than my dingy-yellow digital ‘graphs in the K’nex building portion of this tutorial, then compare those to these images taken inside of the completed K’nex lightbox. Lightboxes keep your colors looking bright, reduce shadows, and make sure your images look clean and professional. Follow the tutorial below to create your own…

Knex lightbox.
Knex structure without screen.

Screen removes to photograph both from top
and side.

Photographing from the top.

Photographing from the side.

Three eyelets per corner.

Eylets overlap onto Knex to hold screen in place
at corners

Click Here for the Full Tutorial!

two new cases available, plus three completed commissions
October 11, 2009, 6:49 PM
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Two-colored cabled diamonds. Available now!

Peacock Paisley. Available now!

Thumbprint. custom requested by: Jess H.

Mr. Sapperton. custom requested by: Tommy Rodengen for Nina Mostegl.

Sunflower with belt loops. custom requested by: Tommy Rodengen.

August 25, 2009, 9:45 AM
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my right fingerprint

i met a woman who worked for Martha Stewart. she told me that what the public demands are cupcakes. i seek to test this claim.

purple martin birdhouses. custom requested by: freesia mckee.

New Submission to the Remember Your Hands Project
August 17, 2009, 10:59 AM
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submitted by Lauren Semivan

submitted by Lauren Semivan

Submitted by Lauren Semivan, photographer (Detroit, MI).