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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Dia de los Muertos / Mexican Folk Art Swap GALLERY (send outs 5/30) on: June 03, 2011 10:02:54 PM
Hey guys! I received my package from xTroublex a few days ago but have been working non-stop and haven't had a chance to share my rad gifts! So here you go:

First I got this lovely journal

and this AWESOME necklace which has some great charms, including a beautiful clay rose

and... drum roll please... this fantastic frame!!!

I am very pleased! Thanks so much xTroublex!!!!!!! She also included some worry dolls from a local fair trade shop and some fabric scraps that I did not think to photograph.

So much fun! Smiley
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Junk drawer necklace!!! on: August 12, 2009 06:51:11 PM
Thanks everyone! And yes, I glued the rings to the backs of the charms. Gorilla glue was all I had at the time but I'll check out that epoxy stuff. 
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Junk drawer necklace!!! on: August 12, 2009 12:41:45 PM

I saw a very similar necklace in a little shop for around $100. I was bummed because I really liked it but didn't have $100 to waste on a necklace. Sooo... I raided my mom's jewelry drawer and ended up with TWO!!!! I bought the chains and clasps at Michael's for around $10.

Necklace #1: "The Mr. T"

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Necklace #2: "The gift I made for a friend but liked it so much I decided to keep it"

action shot:

Most of what I used were old earrings or pins. I used gorilla glue to adhere the little rings to the backs so that I could connect them to the necklace. Gorilla glue doesn't really work though. If you pull on it, it just snaps right off! I would recommend a soldering iron for a more permanent adhesive. 

I know this is a little more "tacky" for most tastes but I really love it! Hope you like it too!!!
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: First try at filet crochet on: August 09, 2009 10:32:31 AM
ha! i love it!
5  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Patriotic Cupcakes on: July 04, 2009 05:55:48 PM
icing perfection! great job
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Stinky Le Skunk on: July 03, 2009 11:00:22 AM
oh my god, that is the cutest thing i have ever seen!!!!!!
7  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: Little Fat Birds. Feedback PLLLEEAASEEE ;] on: April 06, 2009 05:12:48 PM
i like them! i love the really colorful ones! what are they made out of?
8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: My Senior BFA Exhibition: Three-Dimensional Art Quilts (IMG & TEXT ROTUND) on: February 20, 2009 05:03:40 PM
These are all so amazing! The scattered ashes one is beyond words... it moved me to tears, it is so beautiful! You are an amazing artist!
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Cupcake Baby Hat on: January 28, 2009 09:12:04 PM
oh, that's awesome! i love it!!! I'd put some sprinkles on it!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: it's been awhile...1st dress in about a year or so?? work in progress on: December 03, 2008 08:10:19 PM
i think it's cute! but i get what you're saying with the leprechaun-y-ness. I like it, but you wouldn't want to feel uncomfortable. I don't think you'd look like a leprechaun. Maybe you could add some red, maybe a big red flower pin?
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