The Beady Eyed Craftster is our mostly weekly round-up of shiny (mostly) art and craft related links from across the internets.
â€¢ Letâ€™s start with something a little bombastic; Yong Ho Jiâ€™s sculptures of mythical beasts and half-human hybrids are in your face and a bit scary. Made from recycled tires and plastic resin theyâ€™re stunning pieces of work. [Via DesignBoom]
â€¢ Changing tack towards the delicate and ethereal, hereâ€™s some photography thatâ€™s right up this blogâ€™s alley; Alexander Semenov takes awesome photos of undersea creatures, particularly jellyfish â€“ check them out at Colossal.
â€¢ More undersea-ness now, with this cute octopus stuffie from futuregirl â€“ thereâ€™s even a pattern available if you feel like making your own. (I notice that this little octy has been around since 2006, but itâ€™s new to me; hopefully to you too.)
â€¢ Staying with needlework, we have a neat one-a-day project from Lucky Jackson; sheâ€™s producing a piece of embroidery every day, which is pretty darn cool. But even cooler is that last weekâ€™s subject was Margot Tenenbaum from The Royal Tenenbaums.
â€¢ All that yarn-work is making me keen to learn a new craft myself; so I was keen to see this Crochet 101 video tutorial from Haley Pierson-Cox via Craft. Iâ€™ve got to admit my first attempt to learn crochet, a few years back, was a total failure: my wifeâ€™s left-handed whereas Iâ€™m a rightie, and neither of us could do the necessary mirroring in out head! But maybe itâ€™s time to try again.
â€¢ And finally; picture a Venn diagram with three circles â€“ one is labelled â€˜Craftâ€™, one â€˜Nerdyâ€™ and the final â€˜Epicâ€™. What lies at the intersection? Iâ€™m pretty sure itâ€™s this huge and amazing PokÃ©mon cross-stitch by eponases â€“ it shows all 151 original PokÃ©mon! [Found via Neatorama]
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