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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / First Time Sewer - help? Tips? on: March 12, 2008 04:48:15 PM
Hey all! As a few of you know, I am a photographer, jewelry designer, and graphic artist. I am attempting my first official photoshoot soon and am in need of some props/clothing. I bought a few things and dont know how to make them bigger. I got a prom dress with black lace and need to make it larger. I have some other stuff I just would like to alter/change myself into something original. How can I start? I dont have a real sewing machine, just a handheld/battery one Sad


Please help! Tongue
2  COOKING / Dessert / The most AMAZING AND FATTENING CAKE EVER! :D on: March 06, 2008 11:06:27 AM
My first cake that is mostly my own recipe Smiley (except the cake mix Tongue )


My first cake that I even really made on my own Tongue And its my FIRST EVER 2 layer cake with layer filling Cheesy

2 packages of mix (really only 1.5 packages after I had to trim one of the two cakes to layer)
It has 3 cups of white chocolate
some white and milk chocolate circles
white chocolate chip accents
an ENTIRE can of Buttercream frosting
and strawberries Cheesy

Also a special little something that I cannot reveal (my mom and mine - our own secret Cheesy)


Not really sure if I did the layering right.... but you live and learn Smiley Too bad the presentation/plate/photos arent great. I didnt want to risk moving it to a nicer location/plate and killing the cake Tongue

MY DEVIANTART ACCOUNT - PICTURES:

http://zen-art-gallery.deviantart.com/art/My-Amazing-Cake-1-79213336
http://zen-art-gallery.deviantart.com/art/My-Amazing-Cake-2-79213682
http://zen-art-gallery.deviantart.com/art/My-Amazing-Cake-3-79213863
http://zen-art-gallery.deviantart.com/art/My-Amazing-Cake-4-79214115
http://zen-art-gallery.deviantart.com/art/My-Amazing-Cake-5-79214249
http://zen-art-gallery.deviantart.com/art/My-Amazing-Cake-6-79214415
http://zen-art-gallery.deviantart.com/art/My-Amazing-Cake-7-79214698


Let me know whatcha think! Cheesy
Everyone wants some and everyone says I should open a company Tongue
3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs / Craft or Bead Shows In Texas? Are there good ones? on: January 17, 2008 06:59:01 PM
I haven't ever done a bead or craft show before so i really dont know of any in texas, good ones that is. Does anyone know of any or know where/how i can find ratings ?
4  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Jewelry Packaging and Display - How do you package and display yours Jewelry? on: January 11, 2008 03:00:15 PM
Hey guys. Since Im just getting into Etsy and big retail, i was wondering how all of YOU package and display your jewelry to sell? I am wanting something professional looking. And I also need to know HOW to make the packaging Smiley I would possibly like to go a little less traditional than just putting earrings or whatever on a card and hanging them. If they were a card, id like them to be original Cheesy Possibly like these:

http://xlilbabydragonx.deviantart.com/art/Freebies-Freebies-Freebies-52621629
http://luminarydreams.deviantart.com/art/Packaging-56620718
http://hanaclayworks.deviantart.com/art/Cards-pt-2-60373605
http://www.pciimageserver.com/images/D/STS_PACKAGING-05.jpg

The last one i think is a bit more unique to other items such as cell phone charms and maybe findings youd get at Michaels?

LOVE to hear your opinions and how you go about it! Cheesy

Happy Crafting!




5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / My Newest Resin Pendants - YAY i achieved greatness :P on: January 10, 2008 10:11:55 AM
Hey guys - along with my bad resin charm project (AKA here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=219340.msg2361879#msg2361879) I also did some nice things too!!! Im pretty happy!!!









Still fuzzy though on how to get a hole into my spoon :S
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / How do you cut resin with a clean finish ? on: January 10, 2008 09:35:50 AM
Hey guys! Im having a problem with some of my resin jewelry I made last night. - I made it around 8:00 p.m. and its now 11:25 a.m. the next day. They seem to all be cured and ready. Anyway, i was putting resin on top of some "doggie-tag" like things and they didnt come out the way i thought they would. I mean, they look great but the problem is that for most of them the resin seeped over the edges and now i have to cut it to fit the "doggie-tag" like thing.  They arent coming out "neatly". Here are some pictures.


I put these charms on wax paper and they seem to come off PRETTY easily with the one bad thing being some of the wax paper comes off with the excess resin.




I tried to cut off the excess resin off of these but they dont want to turn out as good as I'd hoped Sad Any suggestions?



This one did NOT leak over the edges of the doggie tags (THE ONLY ONE that didnt >.< GRR) and look how perdy it turned out!




Suggestions of how NOT to let this happen again and definetly how i can save these pendants/charms would be amazing! Thanks!!!

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