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1  New Jewels - Crystals, bones... [img PHAT] in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Ophelia.Ophelia on: February 21, 2010 07:18:17 PM
Hi- sooooo I've been working on a bunch of new things, and would love to share Smiley

Said the Kitty - crystals, beads, and stones charm necklace

Fox: red fox vertebrae w/ three crystals, glass and bone beads

Ice: spent bullet casing and crystals

Spinal: little glass bottle full of snake vertebrae

Roses from the Alchemist: rose quartz, brass, and goddess spirals

Ivory leather neck piece w/ various charms

Thanks for looking, and comments and criticism are welcome!!
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2  "Do what thou wilt..." New Necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Ophelia.Ophelia on: January 03, 2010 03:01:50 AM
"Do what thou Wilt shall be the whole of the Law."
"Love is the law, love under Will."
-Aleister Crowley

materials: brass, leather cord, wire, onyx, coyote canine, cobra charm, stamping set

C/C Welcome!!  Wink

Thank You!
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3  New Jewels! snakes, crystals and gems, cinnabar, bears, ... in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Ophelia.Ophelia on: January 01, 2010 11:20:46 PM
Hello again guys!  I finished up a few new pieces recently, and would like to share. Smiley
C/C Welcome!

Shaman Cat Lady: too much to list, hung on silver chain...

The Blood of Fish: cinnabar and black glass

Lawless: 5 gemstone points hung from copper chain.  Opal, tree agate, rose quartz, 2x jasper

Spirit Bear Totem Earrings: glass w/ silver inlay

Snake Charmer: brass whistle, brass cobra, on brass chain.  double chained.

Thank You!!
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4  New Necklaces [jaws, bones, beads, gold, sinners, and wife beaters] in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Ophelia.Ophelia on: December 12, 2009 05:30:41 PM
Hi guys!  I made a few more necklaces recently, and I thought I would share. Smiley

animal jaw bone, quartz point, brass daggers and feathers, copper, snake vertebrae,  pyrite, hematite, turquoise, heishi, bells, stones, and more!

Gold Digger
gold flakes in a glass bottle, and a feather

thick geode slice, and a silver feather

LOTS of religious charms, hung on black chain

Wife Beater
brass fork, knife, and spoon w/ 2 men staring menacingly

golden bamboo coral, coyote teeth, bone beads, clay heishi

aaand a pair of wooden Man in the Maze earrings

Thank You! Smiley

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5  Snuff, Snake Eyes, and Lions in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Ophelia.Ophelia on: November 29, 2009 03:57:30 PM
Hey guys!  I made a few things recently, and I thought I'd share...
Comments and criticism weeeelcome!

Absinthe: vintage czech glass and a lion's head doorknocker pendant

Secrets: turquoise, coral, heishi, and a silver snuff bottle

Snake Eyes: vintage yellow caged dice on antiqued brass chain

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6  Crystal, Uranium, Broken Mirrors, 80s Plastic, Leather and MORE (lots-o-pics) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Ophelia.Ophelia on: October 28, 2009 11:10:21 PM
Hi guys!  So I've been busy this week, and have made a bunch of new creations I'd love to share. 

Quartz and spent bullet casing on brass ball chain...

Broken mirror on ivory and navy leather - Tornado!

"Vaseline Glass" or Uranium beads - Vaseline Sunrise
(Uranium glows under black light)

Hemp wrapped wire dream catcher with various stones, gems, brass, shell, and a coyote fang on this cool brass chain I found at the hardware store.

This one was a little different for me.  I'm not used to making things that are so...girly? delicate? This.  But I find the results pretty adorable, surprisingly. 
Brass and faux pastel pink pearl, and a little puffy heart. Smiley

Annnnd 5 of those awesome old school 80s bell clip charm necklaces combined into some sort of madness.

Thanks for letting me share, and I'd love to know what you think. 
Specifically of the flower/pearl/heart necklace, since it's not something I'm used to...

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7  New Spent Bullet Shell Necklaces! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Ophelia.Ophelia on: October 20, 2009 10:32:24 PM
I've seen a few of these lately, so I thought I'd give it a shot. 
I'm pretty excited about how they turned out.  Whatcha think? 
C/C welcome!

Red Jasper, 45g shell, on brass ball chain

Coyote fang, quartz, 22g shell on brass chain

Thanks for letting me share!

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8  Groovy Vintage Shrooms Collage Necklace with Tutorial in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Ophelia.Ophelia on: October 16, 2009 07:02:56 PM
So, I signed up for the Totally Tutorials Exchange Program found here:
It's this thing where suppliers send you free supplies in exchange for creating a tutorial using the items.  This time it was some super cool digital collages from Petite Paperie at petitepaperie.etsy.com.
I made a vintagey shrooms necklace...and I'd love to share.  

First things first.  
1)Any of the hundreds of collage sheets from Petite Paperie, or other images of your choice.
2)Mod Podge
3)Some sort of sealant/enamel
5)Foam brush
6)Paint brush that you're not worried about destroying
7)Needle nose pliers
8)Small piece of wood
9)Ball chain
10)Drill and small drill bit
11)Two jump rings

Step One:
Choose your collage sheet and the images you would like to use for the project.
I used the vintage mushrooms.  The piece of wood I used was roughly three inches wide, so I chose three images

Step Two:
Cut out the pics you chose with your scissors.

Step Three:
Arrange the images on the wood in a way that you find aesthetically pleasing, then place aside and get your mod podge and sponge brush ready to go.

Step Four:
Apply a generous amount of mod podge to the wood with your sponge brush.  Don't worry, it dries clear.

Step Five:
Apply your cut out images in the order you chose earlier to the gluey wood.  Make sure they are where you want them to stay and let dry.  Completely.

Step Six:
Once the bottom coat is totally dry, grab your paint brush and apply 3 or 4 coats of mod podge on top, letting each coat dry before you apply the next one.  Let that dry completely.

Step Seven:
Once the top coats are dry, spray it with clear sealant or enamel, to make it nice n shiny, and for added protection.

Step Eight:
Once the sealant is dry, it's time to drill holes for your jump rings.  It's best to do this on top of something you're not worried about accidentally drilling through.  I used a wooden cutting board.
You may want to mark the spots where you want holes with a marker...
And drill!

Step Nine:
Pull the ends of the rings apart with your pliers and put them through the holes you just drilled.  Close them back up.

Step Ten:
Now just string your ball chain through the rings and you're done!
Mine's a little crooked, but I think it just adds to the vintage charm. Smiley


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9  Sexy Pin Cushion in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Ophelia.Ophelia on: October 12, 2009 10:01:23 PM
Hi guys!
So, I found a TON of awesome vintage fabric at the flea market.
I used some of the cool flowery zig-zag to make this pin cushion.  It's 8x6 in. and can cushion ALOT of pins n needles.  Attached it to wood, painted and glued some big beads as feet, sewed fabric flowers, buttons and other goodies to the top, and THIS happened.
I think it's a little adorable, and I wanted to share. Smiley

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10  Little Red Leather Journal Necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Ophelia.Ophelia on: October 12, 2009 09:53:12 PM
I hope I can post this here, since it's technically a necklace.
You guys make such awesome books n things, I wanted to share one of mine with you.
It's 3x2 in. and perfect for keeping all of your secrets nearby. Smiley

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