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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 19 (SU: 4/18/14-4/25/14, SO: 5/2/14, and 9/29/14) on: Today at 10:20:51 AM
Eeeeee, so excited!  I had en event last night and it was slightly less fun not having an LV to share it with...  Wink
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Spring Nerd Battles --March 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014-- Join anytime! on: Today at 10:15:04 AM
I have used a lot of different things, I've done the leather cord and faux leather cord, as well as yarn (the multi-colored ones are just some yarn I found somewhere), but my favorite is this silky cord stuff I get at JoAnn.  It's sold in the jewelry aisle, I don't have any unopened packages so I can't tell you exactly what it is.  The down side is I think it only comes in black and white.  But it's really sturdy and ties well, and I can run the thread through the knots with my needle to secure them (I over-engineer a lot...).

The jury is still out if that yarn will hold up, but it was really pretty and I liked it a lot!  I think because it's a shiny, tough blend it just might, we'll see...
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Spring Nerd Battles --March 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014-- Join anytime! on: Today at 09:31:49 AM
Thanks, guys!  The nests are pretty easy, really, and don't take TOO many crafting supplies... artsycandice ... I think you could smuggle them in, it's just one tiny thing of wire and a few beads...  Wink

craftADDchick, I wish I could lounge in PJs today,too, but, alas, it's not to be.  Careful when you do start on the bracelets, they are amazingly addictive!  I just can't stop making them!  It helps it's a great project to do while kind-of watching a movie, very repetitive and zen-like.  A lot like knitting and crocheting!  Up through a bead, over the top strand, back down through the bead, over the bottom strand... up though a bead...
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! on: Today at 08:18:20 AM
I made a bunch of things to give out as the "Easter Bunny" at my bellydance class (Yes, I have a giant bunny suit, yes, I've bellydanced in it... anything for a laugh!):

Birds Nest Pendants!

Belly Dancing Bunny Pins!

Giant Baubble Bracelets!

A bracelet I made from a tute on Pinterest:

More Bracelets:

And another one:

Some random things made for other people (hey, guess what, they're bracelets!)...

Been so busy with swap stuff, hopefully I'll get some of those wrapped up and be able to breathe a little easier!
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Spring Nerd Battles --March 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014-- Join anytime! on: Today at 08:18:11 AM
Congrats to all the awesome people we have in our craftalong!  It's such an amazing group!

And, yes, I will be in line for a copy of the raven picture...  Wink

Battle/Challenge:  April Mob: Humorous.
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: none
Project Name: Bellydancing Bunny Buttons!
Brief Description: I found a picture of a bellydancing bunny online, and sketched a version of it (the original is very serious and textured and lovely, I realize mine is quite simplistic!).  My husband colored it on the computer, and I made a bunch of buttons to give out at our "Easter" bellydance class.
Project Picture:

Battle/Challenge:  March Clone Wars.
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: none
Project Name:  Birds Nest Necklaces
Brief Description: I've seen these in so many places, and I love them, so I finally decided to tackle my fear of wire and make some of my own!  The good news is that I didn't have to wear an eyepatch to the Pirate's Ball last night, I managed to avoid poking an eye out - and I like, for the most part, the way they turned out.  I really do think I like the smaller, lighter colored beads the best.  I thought I'd love the purple ones, and maybe with silver wire?  (But I love the nest-brown wire I found!).  There will almost certainly be more of these in my future.  They're fairly quick, even with my obsessive fiddling and over-securing, I can almost get one done in half an hour (that's almost three per movie!). 
Project Picture:

Battle/Challenge:  March Exterminate
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: none
Project Name: Giant Baubble Bracelets
Brief Description:  I bought these giant plastic beads to go on the tops of some tassels for a costume I made eons ago, and figured I'd use them up in some bracelets (part of the "Easter Bunny" bellydance party give-away, there's no such thing as jewelry that is too big to a bellydancer!).
Project Picture:

Battle/Challenge:  April: Whats your sign
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: none
Project Name:  Aries Bracelet
Brief Description:  Okay, technically not MY sign, it was made for someone else who is an Aries (I'm not into astrology, I figured I'd make something for someone else!).  And I have a thing for these wrap bracelets... I just can't stop making them!
Project Picture:

I do actually have one other done, but it's for a swap, so I'll wait until it's received before I post, or if I make something else I can post (it's the "best at", and I'm going with crochet/amigurumi, so... it's very possible there will be more before the swap items are even received, if my hands hold out!)
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 19 (SU: 4/18/14-4/25/14, SO: 5/2/14, and 9/29/14) on: April 18, 2014 10:48:14 PM
Questionnaire sent!

Here's AD, and his girlfriend, Adi.  If my partner is willing, they'd both like to go, but I understand if they don't (then it would be just him).

I was going to try to get a new doll done, but I don't think I will have time, so they (he) gets one more trip!
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Craftster vs. Pin Craftalong on: April 18, 2014 11:52:05 AM
I tried another bracelet pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/272045633711725980

I can't say I love it as a bracelet, at least not the slide-closure adjustable sort of bracelet, but this weave would make for an excellent strap or, say, the edge of a beaded costume top?  If I use it again it probably won't be as a bracelet.

8  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: One Tiny Surprise Thing Round 2 SU 3/19 to 4/4 SO 4/23 on: April 18, 2014 06:25:25 AM
I just need to find a box to send mine in... sometimes that's the hardest part.  I try not to hoard boxes, as is my instinct, and right after I purge I always find I really could have used one of the ones I got rid of...

Next time I'm finding the box first, then making something to fit in it!
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Ghost Squid on: April 17, 2014 09:38:40 AM
That is amazing!
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Spring Nerd Battles --March 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014-- Join anytime! on: April 17, 2014 06:00:25 AM
I seriously covet that map hoop!
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