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31  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Shambala Bracelets on: May 25, 2013 06:09:04 PM
 Okay, No one may find Shambala bracelets that spectacular but I am not usually the jewelry making kind of girl. I had to keep muttering "Left, right, under, over, left, right, under, over....". I sounded like I was insane until I messed up, then I sounded like a pirate.  Embarrassed
 But I managed to get a couple of these little guys done. I was proud of them and sent them off to their new home for the IYP swap.



 I will be making more for Christmas.  Grin
32  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Skeleton Key Necklace on: May 25, 2013 06:03:10 PM
 I decided to attempt one of those awesome Skeleton Key Necklaces I always see. I love them so much but I have issues with embellishing. I stink at it. Bunny1Kenobi was kind enough to be my guinea pig for the IYP swap. I tried several different variations and I went with this one. Now I have a ton of those little metal roses! So many ideas for them!
 I added some gears o make this a little more steampunk.  Wink
 
33  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Steampunk Dragonfly Locket on: May 25, 2013 05:54:33 PM
 I am terrible at embellishing and jewelry making. Terrible! I put on my big girl pants and tried really, really hard to make bunny1kenobi some steampunk inspired stuff for the IYP swap.
 Here is my attempt...
 I found this locket that you could fill up the inside of. I got a dragonfly charm and glued it to the front. I had a watch component piece that I glued inside and put a tiny key in it as well. The key can float around.


 Here's the inside...
 
 Thanks for looking!
34  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Victorian Vampire Purse on: May 25, 2013 05:46:50 PM
 This is the purse that I made for bunny1kenobi for the IYP Swap. We both had this fabric pinned on our Pinterest boards and I was dying to buy it for something. I had to scale the pattern up to fit the entire scene on the fabric. I have never scaled a pattern before so I sort of psyched myself out when I did it. Ended up not being that big of a deal.  Tongue
 
 I love this pattern because it's easy, it turns out nice, and it showcases focus fabric so well!
 
 
 It has a black and gray speckled fabric and the interior is a white on white ivy fabric.
35  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Tim Burton Swap! Sign ups May 20 - Jun 1 Send outs July 1 on: May 20, 2013 07:16:53 AM
 Do you love Tim Burton and his quirky style? If so this swap is for you!

Tim Burton hasnt had a swap on here in a while and we thought it was about time he had another one! Join in the fun with a swap geared towards one of the most creative people around. Just think of all the fun to craft for movies like Alice in Wonderland, Nightmare Before Christmas, Frankenweenie, Edward Scissorhands and many more!
Sign ups May 20 - Jun 1 Send outs July 1

 GALLERY!!!!!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=424758.0#axzz2WlVir6p6

 Swap name: Tim Burton Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: gozer
 Co-Organizer:  La Chapa
Sign-up date range: May 20th June 1st
Date to send item by: July 1st

Limited to a certain number of people? no

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Additional Age requirement? no

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


In this swap we will be crafting 1 medium and 2 smalls.
Large/medium/small are as defined in the Swap FAQ:

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address:
Pinterest link:
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

Favorite movies in order:
Favorite characters:
Characters you would not like crafted for you:
Favorite quotes or moments:
What movies would you most like to make crafts for?
What type of craft would you most want to receive?
Any item you do not want?
What crafts can you do?
What crafts do you admire? (i.e. sewing, knitting)

Favorite colors:
Least favorite colors:
Do you or anyone in your home smoke?
Do you have pets?
Please list allergies:

What is your... (list only what you would like to receive)
Shirt size and style (ie. Mens, womens, v-neck, etc)
Head measurement?
Shoe size:
preferred bracelet length?
preferred necklace length?
Do you have access to a camera and agree to post pictures of what you receive in the gallery and take pictures of what you send (just in case)?
Do you agree to check in once a week on the thread and to hold off sending until youre sure your partner has checked in that week?
Is there anything else you would like your partner or the organizer to know?


If you would like to participate please private message gozer with the subject "TB SWAP REQUEST TO JOIN".

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

You will be required to post at least once a week so that we know you are still with us!


36  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Monster Wall Clock on: April 11, 2013 12:09:15 PM
 I guess this is where I would post this...

 I made this wall clock for a swap I was in about a month ago and realized I hadn't posted it up on any boards yet. I thought it was a cute idea and want to make another one for my iown wall.
 I just used a wooden circle and drilled a hole in it to put the clock parts. The ears are made from cardboard that I sealed the corrugated part of. They were originally suppose to be horns but we all know how crafts can decide to be something different on us.  Tongue  I was pleased with how easy and fun he was to make.
 I thought he turned out cute, if a little sad looking.

 and here is another angle...

 The top picture is truer to the actual colors.

 Thanks for looking!


 
37  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / This Bike is EYEING you on: March 10, 2013 11:58:05 AM
 My husband is completely obsessed with riding his motorcycle. Yesterday he had his first track day and it was quite the event for us. He went with one of his friends, Jack. While they were preparing their bikes Jack mentioned that he thought eyeballs were the headlights used to be would be funny. My husband immediately volunteered me.  Wink
 To be honest, I can't remember what kind of bike Jack rides. But here are some pics of what I did. I thought it turned out pretty nifty.

 These pics are the right way on my computer, I have no idea why they are coming out sideways....


 and here is a pic of both Jack and my husband, Steve's bike. Now they want me to put eyes on Steve's too. We will see...
38  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Edgar Allen Poe Purse on: March 07, 2013 07:13:56 AM
 My sister's birthday is coming up and every year I try to make her a purse. I wasn't able to do it last year due to a case of laziness but this year the Purse Craft-along came around just in time to save me! I will also have to give some credit to the snow storm that kept me home from work yesterday.  Tongue

 Here is the purse I made her. She is into Edgar Allen Poe recently. I got the Nevermore fabric and this is what I came up with.
 Front of bag

and the back

 inside I added the raven to the pocket because I know she loves ravens. I also used light fabric to make it easier to find things in.

And here is the whole thing so you can see how long the handles are

 The gusset is done in the same splotchy black fabric.

 I am going to fill it up with a bunch of Poe and bat stuff for her. Not quite sure what spells and maple leaves have to do with Poe but apparently they do (?). I hope she likes it.  Embarrassed
 C&C welcome and thanks for checking it out!
 
39  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / LotR ATC's on: January 14, 2013 07:40:44 AM
 I recently did a private swap with RaeRaggs and she wanted some Lord of the Rings cards. The only character that she requested was Gollum and she let me pick out the rest myself and surprise her. I chose Gandalf the Gray (I always liked the Gray better than the White) and Legolas.
 I did two of them a bit different buy adding touches of color to them. I think it turned out better on Gollum. I was scared I would mess up Gandalf if I messed with him so I left him alone.


40  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Girls, girls, girly-girls on: December 06, 2012 10:09:32 AM
 Last month I had did a couple ATC's for the ATC swap and one for myself. They ended up all being girls. I didn't realize it til I had them all together.  Roll Eyes 
 Here is the one I made for myself, Red Riding Hood. I darkened up around the wolfs mouth and it looks a little better. I will try to update the photo but we all know how hectic it is during the holidays.

 I tried a different style for this card and I really liked it, my husband did not. I am sort of second guessing it because of the hubby's response but he is always very honest and I appreciated it. It's Alice from Alice in Wonderland.

 Another Bride of Frankenstein. I have done her a couple times but I think they keep improving. At least that is what I tell myself.

 And after seeing a couple great Medusa cards from Leather and Lace a tried one too. It was intimidating making one after seeing how awesome hers turned out (check out the Oct ATC swap for them).

 And I did a private swap with pilarfarmer. She wanted a plus sized mermaid. I really liked the way her fishy body part came out but I think she should have been chunkier. My husband called her pregnant (there is that honesty)  Undecided  and said she needed bigger tata's. After sending it I sort of agree.


 Thanks for checking them out. As always C&C welcome.
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