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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / kumihimo and agate ring. on: February 10, 2015 05:06:52 PM
I made myself this pretty ring Smiley my hands/fingers are massive (my husband and I have the same wedding ring...but mine is a good few sizes bigger...Despite the fact he towers over me and is a lot more well built and overweight than I am! ) so I wanted something pretty but not too delicate. I used macram to create the ring out of S-lon thread and added a 12 mm purple banded Agate. 
12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / wire wrapped necklace. on: February 09, 2015 04:05:05 PM
Made this pendant today. The stones are Lapis Lazuli (tear dropped shape) and Labradorite. Hope you like!
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Waistcoat lining/facing help needed please on: December 18, 2014 01:36:41 PM
Hiya, I am a fairly new sewer, made some bags and a skirt for myself etc but am now trying to make my husband a waistcoat for Christmas. I was getting along nicely and feeling proud of myself until I got to the instruction to sew the front facing and the front lining together with right sides together. And I am completely stuck! I know what right side together means, but my facing and lining are not the same shape when right sides are together. Should they be? The curves are the same in that it looks like they have been "spooning" position but whichever piece of front lining I put the savings on I can't get them to match up!! I hope this makes sense and somebody 42cm help! I have spent a good 4 hours trying to figure this out, and it really needs to be completed by the end of tomorrow!
I hope that this makes sense thanks for taking the time to read it =)
14  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Tannin free? on: December 06, 2014 03:05:00 AM
Hello I would like to make some soaps for my grandmas Christmas present. She is hyper allergic to tannins. I know they are contained in lanolin which, most bought soaps contain but doing a quick search online says, they are also in, most fragrances and colours contain it! Does anyone have a recipe or just know what products don't use it? I've tried Google but found all the results rather confusing! Thanks in advance for any help =)
15  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / How to twist on: October 15, 2014 04:07:19 AM
Hiya, I bought a kit to make this necklace. It is macram string with 6 strings of beads twisted together. The pattern does not tell me how to do the twist though and whatever I do keeps coming untwisted. Anybody know how I can make it stay twisted? I am happy to undo if needs be.
This is how it should look (though it should be tighter)



This is how it does look.


Help Smiley
16  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Lacey bracelet! on: September 27, 2014 01:05:15 PM
I REALLY need to practise my product photography so apologies for fairly crap photos - but I made this bracelet for myself recently - I never make anything for myself - so therefore I figured I should share this momentous occasion! If anybody knows any good resources re: product photography - please let me know!


It does not look so wonky while being worn!

And here is a  close up to show the detail -it is emerald green with purple joining beads.



constructive criticism welcomed Smiley
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Mr and Mrs Ted on: September 27, 2014 12:37:55 PM
I made these Bride and Groom teddies for my stepsister as a wedding present, due to ill health we didnt end up going to the wedding - so I need to get them in the post! They were made following a pattern in "20 to make knitted bears by Val Pierce. They are about 8" high. The bride has a necklace made of tiny pearl beads, and a bouquet as well as her dress / veil. The groom is wearing a suit with tiny pearl beads as buttons and a pearl on his cravat as a tie pin. I hope you like them.



18  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 101 ENTRIES / Buzzbee Bear on: August 05, 2014 09:27:44 AM
So last weekend my Grandma had a stroke =( luckily she is beginning to improve but it was a nightmare week last week. As she is quite a while from us and we had my in-laws coming over the weekend we have just had we are unable to get to see her until next weekend. Because I could not be there in person I decided to send her a letter and a present. I had recently bought a book with 20 different teddy bears to knit. I had bought it to make a bride and  a groom bear for someone I know who is getting married and had seen this pattern for a bear dressed as a bee. At the time I thought that is perfect for Grandma, she used to keep bees and still loves them. I thought I would buy some wool and make it for a Christmas present,  but then decided to make it to keep her company while she is in hospital.As last week was the end of the month I was very low on funds, so rooted through my stash. I managed to find the right coloured wools, although they were all different makes and the black was cheap and kept coming unspun! Anyhow....Sorry for the essay, here is Buzzbee (in the book it is a she and she is called sweet honey bee but I thought it looked more masculine, even though there are few male honey bees, and Buzzbee sounded so much better for a name!)
19  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Peyote diamond bracelet on: June 27, 2014 01:40:33 PM
I never spend much time making anything for myself - most things I make are for swaps or presents for people - so it has been fun spending some time lately making things for myself. I made the two starry bracelets (although I have now dismantled the first one and reused it's beads!) and then I spent a few days making this diamond peyote bracelet - which I love! It looks a bit wonky in the photo - but it is straight and flat really!





the colours are silver, purple and a bright green - didn't come out too well in the photos even after editing!

20  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Starry bracelet take 2 on: June 20, 2014 02:50:30 PM
so - at the beginning of the week I created this bracelet:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434055.0#axzz35DXbAonR

I was not happy with it - so decided to play a bit more (and help improve my peyote skills) and this evening have completed this one - which I am so pleased with!






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