N7 Cross Stitch

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Title: N7
Date Completed: September 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 18
Canvas: Black
Colours: 2
Video Game: Mass Effect Trilogy

This image has actually been a long time coming. After playing Mass Effect 2 I had this idea, but never saw it through. Recently however I’ve been on a kick for limited colours in patterns, and this just fitted perfectly.
The off centre vertical line is meant to be reminiscent of the iconic armour.

Mirrors Edge Tattoo Cross Stitch

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Title: Mirrors Edge Tattoo
Date Completed: September 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 18
Canvas: White
Colours: 1
Video Game: Mirrors Edge

This stitch actually started very differently. I often stitch sailor style tattoos based on games series, like pokemon, assassins creed and portal, and this started as one too. On my researching I came across the mirrors edge tattoo, and I was too captivated to do anything else.

Mass Effect Poster Cross Stitch

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Title: Mass Effect Shadow Poster
Date Completed: August 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 18
Canvas: Black
Colours: 2
Video Game: Mass Effect Trilogy
 
I’ve really been craving a good game like Mass Effect recently, and with a few sneak peaks coming from E3, what better excuse than to make a stitch devoted to it? I really tried to capture the loneliness you get when finally fighting the reapers at the end of the third game, just before your buddies show up to kick ass.
I also submitted this as an entry in the Sprite Stitch shadow challenge.
 

mass effect cross stitch gift
Ethan Jones first cross stitch for his friend Alex, proving that guys cross stitch too.

3D Printed Button Cufflinks

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Title: Button Cross Stitch Cufflinks
Date Completed: July 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
 
A combination of things led me to this point. After the Adventure Time pendants, the fifth element key and tie bars I finally feel I’ve got to grips with 3D printing. My end goal finally complete, I decided to start my project goal; a pair of daily cufflinks that would last.
 
I don’t mind saying that designing these didn’t go smoothly, in fact there were more than a few issues. I had to get them replaced twice as the shells weren’t closed (my fault) and once due to faulty printing, however eventually they were finished.
As for the design, I knew I wanted to make a pair of cufflinks that reflected my cross stitch routes, whilst still being professional as possible. I had seen some button cufflinks made by Links of London a few years back, and whilst the stitching was also metal, I decided this would be a great little nod to cross stitch. I made them in high polished nickel steel and then used embroidery thread to create the center cross.
 
Update: 4 years after first creating these button cufflinks I’m glad to say that not only do I still use them, but out of the 20 pairs I have, they’re still my favorite. I’ve sold quite a few on my store, I’ve been complimented on them, and recently someone saw them and I got a 3D printing commission as a result.
 
Whilst you can no longer buy this pair, you can see lots of other cufflinks I’ve created at my shapeways store.
 
I also created some color changing tie bars, which I use on a daily basis too!

Shadow Of Colossus Shadow Cross Stitch

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Title: Shadow Of Colossus Shadow
Date Completed: July 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 18
Canvas: White
Colours: 8
Video Game: Shadow Of Colossus

One of my all time favourite Sprite Stitch challenges was the shadow challenge. In particular, my friend PixelStitches did an awesome Shadow of Colossus piece. I’d been thinking about doing something similar for a while, so when I got an oddly shaped frame, I used the excuse.

3D Printed Contemporary Tie Bar

Title: Open Hole Tie Clips
Date Completed: July 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
 
Due to a breakage I recently needed to make a new order at shapeways to print off a new base for my fifth element key. I used the excuse to make a couple of tie clips as I had planned to create some work jewelery following my Adventure Time golden sword pendant. Both of them were based on the idea of seeing the tie through the clip, whilst still being a feature themselves, and so they feature modern cut aways to give that appearance.
Whilst they looked good, and work well, the designs didn’t sit right with the ties I had and so I never printed them in polished nickel steel like my 3D printed button cufflinks.
 
If you want you can buy these tie bars, and a series of other tie clips and cufflinks from my Shapeways store!
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Not truly happy with the style, I revisited these tie clips and created some new color changing tie bars.

3D Printed Fifth Element Key

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Title: Open Hole Tie Clips
Date Completed: July 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Movie: Fifth Element
 
Not only have I adored the Fifth Element as a film (100% the best film EVER), but I’ve always wanted to show it by making a prop from the film. In the past I’d considered making the stones, or even trying to recreate a Mangalorian head, but after a recent watch I realised there was one prop I was over looking; the fifth element key.
 
Following the success of my 3D printed Adventure Time golden Finn sword, and demon sword I decided I’d give 3D printing another try. I initially had planned this to be just as simple as the swords, however as I started to model the key, I realised the scales weren’t right, and so had to change my material, print times, and complexity.
 
3D printed in a fine white plastic, and then sprayed gold and black. Since I’ve created this I’ve gone back and improved the design, which you can now buy on my shapeways store. The new design comes as one whole piece (making it cheaper and stronger) as well as being printed directly into gold metal, so no painting.
It’s as accurate as possible to the real version, based on scaling from the original prop.

Adventure Time Demon Sword Keyring

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Title: Finn’s Adventure Time Demon Sword
Date Completed: June 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Show: Adventure Time
 
I always loved the idea of 3D printing, and I was given time on a 3D printer recently where I created some dice. However I wasn’t too bothered with dice, and in my mind, if you’re going to 3D print, make something you don’t normally see.
I’d be watching a lot of Adventure Time rencently, and as I was creating a golden adventure time sword for a Sprite Stitch gift swap I relised the red plastic would go perfectly for a Demon Sword.
 
You can buy a copy of oen of these on my shapeways store!

Adventure Time Golden Finn’s Sword Pendant

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Title: Finn’s Adventure Time Golden Sword
Date Completed: June 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Show: Adventure Time
 
This was made as the main gift of the SpriteStitch mini swap 2014 for my partner.
She mentioned how she liked Adventure Time, and that as a girl, she’d received very male gifts in the past. So I decided to create a girly gift, that was also Adventure Time based. After some initial planning I decided to create a pendant, and tried to work out how best to make it.
 
I recently played around with 3D printing and decided to create it, using cast metal by that method. Its gold plated brass, and about 2 inches long.
You can now pick one of these up on my shapeways store.
 
I also created a 3D printed Adventure Time demon sword to go along with this in the gift.

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