Tuesday, March 5, 2013

DIY Black Bird Pendant

Black Bird is a very Twilight-esque manga - just replace vampires and werewolves with tengu and kitsune and other Japanese folklore creatures. Girl is special. Magical boy must have her. But it might hurt her. Internal strife! Throw in some family problems and a magical creature war and you get the idea. 
It's got pretty good art, in particular I think the artist has a very decent handle on the bishonen-smoldering-look.
(source) k, maybe not here. Hehe.
Anyway, though it's not my favorite manga of all time, I like the supernatural folklore (versus your typical school-life shoujo), and I like that it goes beyond the "yay, we like each other, let's hold hands"-and-then-the story-ends.

Basically, if you like Twilight, you'll like this manga. (Though, I gotta put in a warning for any younger readers - it can get a little racy/hot and heavy/whatever-kids-are-calling-it-these-days so be aware.)
(source) Sparkly!
Anyway, there's a part where Kyo (tengu boy) gives Misao (girl) his longest feather for protection. He makes it into a necklace for her to wear.

Long story short, I made my own necklace and pretended Sak was a tengu and I stole his feather. Muahaha. 

Want to make one? It's really easy, just need a couple feet of black chainblack feather charm and a couple jumpers! Should come out to around $5 depending where you get your supplies. :)

The best part is you can wear this type of necklace anytime, and be covert-otaku, unlike wearing, say,a giant Magic Knight Rayearth mirror pendant around your neck. @_@


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