Monday, November 10, 2008

October BDC Challenge Entries

The October BDC Challenge focused on a slightly different character from the Firefly series - the ever popular Wash dinosaurs!

Check out how these fun extinct creatures inspired some Big Damn Crafters' members.

We will call it... This land by NightMaiden

This chain bracelet is representing Wash's dinosaurs in little wooden figures. They are shown with trees because who can forget Wash brushing the trees off of the sonar.

The chain is silver plated and boosts a toggle clasp. It will fit most wrists as it is approx. 7 1/2" to the toggle.

If you'd like to purchase this adorable bracelet, visit NightMaiden's shop, here.

Curse Your Sudden but Inevitable Betrayal by Gypsyharte

"Mine is an evil Laugh!
I think we should shall call it your grave! Now die!"

A candy bright green T-Rex and a zesty yellow Stegosaur hand sculpted out of high quality polymer clay earrings. Coated with acrylic glaze with shiny results! A little asymmetrical, but hey some people like that. Whimsical and geeky, they are a fitting tribute to our favorite spaceship pilot.

The T-Rex is approx 1 1/2" tall x 1" wide The Stego is 2" long x 1" wide. They are made of the made of the same amount of clay, so one shouldn't be heavier than the other. They come with French style hypo-allergenic ear wires.

If you'd like to purchase these super-fun dinosaur earrings, visit Gypsyharte's shop, here.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

November BDC Challenge

"How Come You Got A Wife, and All I Got Was A Dumb Ass Stick Sounds Like Its Raining?"

Put on your prettiest bonnet and get to thinking on this one. November's BDC Challenge is the Firefly episode "Our Mrs Reynolds".

Maybe you wanna make a shawl. Or your own version of the Midnight Kiss Lip Gloss. Or maybe you have been dying to try to make Saffron's gun holster.

Good luck! Watch this blog for the results!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Featured Item: Blue Suede Dot

Price: $60.00

This roomy bag can hold more than your everyday basics. Based on the Simplicity 3828. The bag is made from an ivory satin with a sheer polka dot overlay and ultrasuede corner, bottom and binding. The polka dots fabric is sprinkled with subtle silvery sparkles. The back side has no overlay on the ivory satin. It closes with a magnetic snap. The lining is a navy taffeta with back wall zippered pocket and open front wall pocket.

Specs: 13"w x 10"h x 4" deep
23" ultrasuede strap.
Interface used to give some shape and stability

Click here if you'd like to purchase this awesome bag, or visit TiLTcreations's shop for more shiny treasures!

And for the month of October (there's a couple of days left!) she's having a 25% off sale!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Featured Item: Roses and Roses Soap

Price: $6.00

Nothing so romantic, so classic, so wonderfully scented as a rose, and this soap is all about the roses.

Precious rose absolute oil gives that so-familiar scent and red rose petals have been addede as an exfoliant (and also because they're so pretty!)

Each bar weighs 5 oz.

Other ingredients include: Coconut oil, Palm Oil, Castor Seed Oil, Safflower Seed Oil, Glycerin, Water, Goat Milk, Berry Extract, Glycine Soybean Protein, Titanium Dioxide.

Click here if you'd like to purchase this romantic soap, or visit omshanti's shop for more shiny treasures!

And for the month of October (there's a couple of days left!) she's having a 25% off sale!

Friday, October 24, 2008

October BDC Challenge

Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!

By a sizeable margin, Wash's Dinos are the winners for the October BDC Challenge.

So get out your imagination capes. What can you do with dinos? Or better yet what would Wash do with his dinos if he was the crafty sort?

Maybe you can make something Zoe would have picked up for Wash and his favorite play things. Or Maybe River snuck into the bridge and did something unique with the dinos.

We can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Featured Item: Pink Byzantine

Price: $30.00

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Support the cause all year with beautiful pink ribbon items.

This is a beautiful and different way to show your support for the fight against Breast Cancer. This byzantine bracelet is woven together using 2 tones of pink. A light pink and fuschia. They are blended together to give a subtle but lovely weave. This bracelet is styled in a Byzantine chainmaille weave and was hand woven 1 ring at a time. The lovely ribbon that dangles at the clasp is silver toned and jeweled with pink rhinestones.

This particular bracelet measures approx. 7 1/4" in length. The ribbon drops approx. 3/4" from the bracelet. It's finished with a lobster claw clasp in a gun metal tone.

Click here if you'd like to purchase this worthwhile and pretty bracelet, or visit NightMaiden's shop for more shiny treasures!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Featured Item: Aqua and True

Price: $23.00

Memories of the summer ocean and the warm coppery tones of fall. 20" of aquamarine, copper, wood, and bone blow on the breeze from hazy warmth into cool autumn. Perfect with a long dress and boots or the first turtleneck sweaters of the season.

Click here if you'd like to purchase this lovely necklace, or visit sweettarragon's shop for more shiny treasures!

Friday, October 17, 2008


One year ago today, in the middle of a thread in Etc. on the Etsy forums that Siarh started for fun a few weeks earlier, a group of Browncoats started the Big Damn Crafters (BDC). Since then we have grown in numbers, and grown into a close group.

Browncoats have always been known to be a conglomeration of folks from all walks of life and styles. The Big Damn Crafters are certainly no different. But that underlying love of the 'verse has brought us all together. Yes, we may differ on who was the most outstanding crew member and who was someone we would have left at the first port of harbor, but we do not deny our love of Joss Whedon's genius, and wonderful show!

We'd like to invite anyone who is in the team to kick up thier heels and celebrate our fabulous team. If you aren't in the team, you are more than welcome to join us in our excitement.

It's time for a SHINDIG!

Monday, October 6, 2008

September BDC Challenge

The September BDC Challenge focused on our favourite bad-boy, Jayne Cobb.

Check out how this colorful character inspired some Big Damn Crafters' members.

Ma Cobb's Joint Linment by omshanti

My Derest Son Jayne,

I do Hope that you like the Hat I sent to you in my last mail. Now I am sending you my Mother's Liniment -- you told me how you spraind your ankle Helping that woman across the Street so I think It should help.

Your Mother"

Ma Cobb's Joint Liniment will help your ankle too -- also knees, ankles, knuckles and anything else you might have damaged. From sprains and strains to arthritis, this'll do the job.

A base of grapeseed oil with black pepper, eucalyptus, rosemary and lemon essential oils - to which I've added a generous dollop of menthol crystals. It'll clear your sinuses too!

Each bottle contains 2 oz of liniment.

If you'd like to purchase this useful linment, visit omshanti's shop, here.

Go Play With Your Rainstick by badsnail

"It makes the rain come when you turn it. The rain is very scarce...comes only when it's needed most...such as it is with men like you."

That's our Jayne!

Badsnail decided to make a "dumb ass stick sounds like it's rainin'."

It may not make the rain come, but at least it sounds like rain. It looks and feels pretty cool, too! 17-1/4" long and approximately 7-1/2" around. It's pretty sturdy, but if it does start to rain, I'd cover it (in other words - don't get it wet).

If you'd like to purchase this fun rainstick, visit badsnail's shop, here.

Mini Jayne Cobb Hat - Snap On Hair Clips by inlerah

Pretty cunning, don't ya think?

Too hot for hats? Or maybe you have always wanted a Jayne hat, but aren't quite brave enough to wear one? Now you can show your devotion to Firefly with these mini Jayne Cobb hat barrettes. The hats are hand knit from orange, yellow and red wool yarn, feature handmade pom poms, and are securely attached to your choice of silver, gold or brown hair clips.

Hat is approx 1.5 x 3" (3.9 x 7.6 cm) with pom pom. Hair Clip is 2"

If you'd like to purchase these super-cute hair clips, visit inlerah's shop, here.

Decapitated Dollies - Jayne Cobb - Crocheted Plush Head by scarywhitegirl

While Jayne Cobb lived through the series Firefly and the movie Serenity, he is, as Simon says, in a dangerous line of work. While scarywhitegirl leaves Jayne's cause of decapitation deliberately vague, there's no denying that he's awfully cute when his head is disconnected from his body.

Jayne has dark brown hair (including a mustache and goatee) and hazel green eyes. He wears his signature hat that his ma made for him.

Each Decapitated Dollie comes with his or her very own "death certificate," which lists his or her name, date of death, and cause of death. The back of each "death certificate" is made of patterned cardstock- i n the case of this set, the cardstock is black with silver skulls and bones, arranged in hexagons.

If you'd like to purchase this creepy, yet cute little head, visit scarywhitegirl's shop, here.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Featured Item: KAFMA Dice Bag - Kodo the Gamer

Price: $20.00

Kodo here is a rectangular Kafma with long light purple fur. He loves to play D&D, so he comes equipped with a "Monster Manual" book and a small organza bag with three tiny D6 inside. He seems to have acquired a taste for gaming dice, actually.

Kodo measures 5.5" (14 cm) across and 7.5" (21 cm) long on the outside. The inside is lined with a light blue fabric that has been serged for maximum longevity. He has a black drawstring that will keep the opening tightly closed to keep your dice inside and safe.

Outside fur is a faux fur, inside is a cotton blend fabric. Monster Manual book is made from white and brown felt and acrylic paint. Kodo's dice bag is organza with 3 plastic white on black 6-sided dice inside. The organza bag was sewn shut and then sewn on, while the book has been assembled with fabric glue and attached in the same way.

(Sorry, dice not included!)

Click here if you'd like to purchase this cool dice bag, or visit lizstaley's shop for more shiny treasures!