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23 January 2012 @ 09:27 am
Never had a lot of teeny tiny cabinets to put up?  
Hello, crafty Whovians! Can I just say that I am so impressed with all of your amazing talents and think you are all fantastic? I am new here, and come bearing the gift of the 9th and 10th Doctors' sonic screwdriver made from glass and metal beads for use as a charm or miniature.

Starting with a 2 inch silver tone headpin, I used some glass seed beads (black, blue, and silver), metal tube beads, a clear glass tube bead for the extended conformation, and a few smooshed crimp beads (squashing them flat into donut shape). I finished by trimming the headpin with wire cutters and then bending a loop with pliers.

As you can see, these are quite small, and the retracted one is a nice size to add to a charm bracelet or to use as earrings.

Alternately, you could put the loop at the base of the handle if you wanted to use your tiny sonic as an accessory for a doll.

Here is Elphie helpfully posing with one so you can see the scale. I put a put a tiny rubber band through the loop to help hold it onto her hand.

I didn't have any beads on hand that would work as the claw end of Eleven's screwdriver, but I'm sure the basic idea could be easily adapted.
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Julie: HPoboe_wan on January 23rd, 2012 03:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
planet_unicorn: You were thinking. It's annoying.planet_unicorn on January 23rd, 2012 02:56 pm (UTC)
Aaaah! I love it! I would love to make my own. I especially love that they could pass as just regular jewelry.

Thank you so much for this. I'm totally going to steal your idea and make my own.
Julie: HPoboe_wan on January 23rd, 2012 03:26 pm (UTC)
You are most welcome! I'm flattered that you like them! It was actually surprisingly easy coming up with the right beads from my jewelry making stash (but maybe I have too many beads...). I'd love to see if you come up with any improvements. :)
Katie: wicked avatarkh1369 on January 23rd, 2012 02:56 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to have some teeny tiny sonic screwdrivers secretly gracing my ears, in case of teeny tiny sonic emergencies!

I love how perfectly doll-sized it is! Elphie is prepared for The Doctor and I.
Julie: HPoboe_wan on January 23rd, 2012 03:29 pm (UTC)
And with all his Timelord wisdom, by my looks he won't be blinded...
I've got a problem, and a banjo's the only answernaiad_kitty on January 23rd, 2012 03:23 pm (UTC)
These are amazing! You are brilliant for figuring this out! Thank you for posting such a succinct tutorial for them, too!
Julie: HPoboe_wan on January 23rd, 2012 03:30 pm (UTC)
:D! They were a lot of fun to figure out! I was worried I posted too many pictures, so I'm glad you liked the break down.
MickiLMP: MickiLMP_Blackmickilmp on January 23rd, 2012 03:24 pm (UTC)
Those really are Fantastic. Thank you for posting.
Julie: HPoboe_wan on January 23rd, 2012 03:32 pm (UTC)
Aw, you're welcome! Thanks for commenting!
sueworld2003: Spikes seal of approvalsueworld2003 on January 23rd, 2012 03:33 pm (UTC)
Oh these are simply superb! Well done. :D
Julie: HPoboe_wan on January 24th, 2012 03:32 am (UTC)
:D Thank you!
kenna: chillmwalton on January 23rd, 2012 03:40 pm (UTC)
Fantastic work, those are beautiful!
Julie: HPoboe_wan on January 24th, 2012 03:34 am (UTC)
Thanks very much!
Antje: Daviddieastra on January 23rd, 2012 04:57 pm (UTC)
Whenever I think I have seen everything someone like you comes around and redefines "creativity". Well done!
Julie: HPoboe_wan on January 24th, 2012 03:36 am (UTC)
Aw, you are much too kind!
literate packrat: Dr Who - Dalek as Fivethinkum on January 23rd, 2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
Beautiful idea, great execution! (And now I need to scurry off to my bead cabinet and see what I have that I can adapt in a similar fashion! ;-))

Edited at 2012-01-23 05:49 pm (UTC)
Julie: HPoboe_wan on January 24th, 2012 03:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, these are definitely all from beads I already happened to have in my box(es), they really just came together spur of the moment. I'd love to see what you come up with!
therru: 10nanttherru on January 23rd, 2012 06:30 pm (UTC)
Simple, elegant and really cute!
Julie: HPoboe_wan on January 24th, 2012 03:48 am (UTC)
Thanks! :D

(Love your icon! I'm trying to place the episode... is it Doomsday?)
therru: Ten designated drivertherru on January 26th, 2012 08:51 pm (UTC)
Um... sorry, I can't remember. :)
Innej Blue: DW- Sonic Tenmidknight_starr on January 23rd, 2012 07:50 pm (UTC)
Those are soooo cute!!! I love them! ♥♥
Julie: HPoboe_wan on January 24th, 2012 03:49 am (UTC)
Thanks so much!
ilwin on February 18th, 2012 08:51 pm (UTC)
Great job! I must look in my beads if I could make some as well! :) Thanks for sharing and inspiration! :)
Kayleigh Pierce on February 15th, 2016 12:31 am (UTC)
Can you please make me a pair of the extended version as earrings?