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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: First Completed Sparklies, and Kinda Nervous! on: August 07, 2008 01:22:55 PM
Thanks for the kind words, everyone!   Grin  You just made my day (and it's been a loooonnnnggg day, too).

For the record, the images are simply decoupaged onto the clay, nothing fancy.  I had some trouble finding a varnish that worked, though, and I'm still not quite happy...I ended up using wet 'n' wild nail polish.  Shiny, at least!

you could try acrylic sealer spray. they sell it at most craft stores and it comes in a can that looks like spray paint.

anyway, it's not too expensive and it gives it a nice smooth shiny finish. i make a lot of decoupage tile pendants this way, by decoupaging it first, letting it dry and spraying two coats of acrylic sealer on (letting it dry in between, of course!), and it turns out fantastic!

very hard to screw up unless you spray too much on and it drips.
but it's inexpensive and works great!
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: a few more wallets. :D (warning: photo chunky.) on: August 06, 2008 09:03:22 AM
Those are great!  I need a new wallet!  I'll have to give this a try.  Do you use any interfacing?

thank you! and yes, i do use interfacing. i'm not sure exactly what kind it is or its exact thickness, but i can check when i get home. it's one of the thicker ones to choose from though, because i like using really thin fabrics (and usually they have more attractive designs...). even though i hhhhhhaaaaaaaatttteeeee it, i got it at walmart.  Undecided
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: a few more wallets. :D (warning: photo chunky.) on: August 06, 2008 05:45:36 AM
thank you! it's not that difficult to make, surprisingly.

i'm pretty sew-retarded and i figured it out. so i'd say it's easy to average skill-level.

Cheesy
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: Stamp swap results (pic very large) on: August 05, 2008 11:18:44 PM
wow!

these are incredible.

i especially like the two birds one. it's adorable!


great job!
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / a few more wallets. :D (warning: photo chunky.) on: August 05, 2008 10:58:46 PM
a little while ago, i posted some wallets i'd made.  ( http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252499.msg2810996#msg2810996 )

here are two others i made in the same style...













thanks for looking!
i'd love to know what you think!
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: New Purse for School! on: August 05, 2008 10:43:20 PM
i have that lining fabric!

very cute, btw.

good job with the zipper. i hate putting those in.

Smiley
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / lots of new bracelets. (pic heavy, sorry!) on: August 05, 2008 10:40:49 PM
i made a ton of paper beads from scrapbooking paper strips. here's just one of them. i used a vintage metal button to fasten it, and strung it together with ribbon.







here's a vintage button bracelet i made for a going away present for a friend's wife. she liked it a lot!
it's made with elastic cord and all the buttons are the kind with the little hook-loop on the back and no holes through to the front of the button, so you can't really see how they're attached from the picture.







here's a better picture of one of the scrapbook bracelets, a few more in the background that i don't like as much, and the ones in the back are made with plastic bottle beads i made. the green beads are from mountain dew bottles, i didn't have to color them.





let me know what you think!
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: super sexy robot wallet on: July 30, 2008 02:48:15 PM
holy amazing fabric.

awesome.
i love.
great job pairing it with the polka dots too. they're perfect. Smiley
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: A Few Jordy Bags for Summer***New pics added*** on: July 30, 2008 01:04:34 PM
edit: i just realized that everyone on this board is talking about that fabric already! i should have read it first. anyway, either of you who have it know where you got it from? i made a wallet out of mine, actually i made two of them, but here's a link to one of them because i didn't post the second because it is identical: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252499.msg2810996#msg2810996

this may be a strange request, but the first one that you made (the zinnia fabric with the lining inside out) is made using this fabric that i had some of at one point and i love it!

i was just wondering, since i've forgotten where i got the fabric and i've been searching for more ever since i used it up.....

do you remember where you got it at?

it would be most helpful!

and great job on the bags! they look awesome!
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: dress-sewing problem..... on: July 30, 2008 06:42:54 AM
wow! thank you so much!

that helped a lot actually. i think i understand what i did wrong, and i think also that it makes more sense to seal everything up first and then once it's all done, just rip the seam a bit to add the zipper. i never thought of that! i always try to put it in hte middle step, which makes it line up incorrectly every time. Smiley

again thank you! i appreciate you taking the time to explain this to me!
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