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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Burnt-out light bulb earrings. on: August 02, 2005 04:07:17 PM


They came from the aisles of the theater at my former HS (I just graduated). They have this huge professional theater, able to fit almost 500 people (if I recall correctly) and I had stage craft as a class. I got to help make the sets for all the plays. The weee before the musical opened, me and some other classmates went to replace all the light bulbs int he aisles. I saw the burnt out light bulbs, thought they were snazzy, and snatched them up. Made two pairs of these. I am currently wearing one pair, and the other pair goes to a friend who was there that day who asked for them.

Hope you like them! I sure do.
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / B&W Fixation Socks on: August 01, 2005 01:37:57 PM


The pattern: http://www.knitlist.com/01gift/samanthas-fixation-socks.htm
The Yarn: Cascade Fixation, black and white

The pattern, I must say, was a bit more trouble than it was worth. The only thing it really showed me was the fake cable pattern and how many stitches to initially cast on. But, it did warn me before hand that it was for people used to knitting socks. Silly me. I had done only one pair before, so I just had to wing it, adapting other patterns to fit this one. I actually used the heel turn from Knitty's broadripple socks on this, adapted slightly though. I messed up on the toes, but I don't care, really. I still like the socks.

Close up of the fake cables (sorry for the fuzzi-ness):


Hope you like them.
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Finally, my own boobholder. on: July 28, 2005 04:08:43 PM


You know the pattern I used, so I will refrain from putting a link up here, though I will say that Glampyre is a freakin' genius. I used Wool Ease by Lion Brand in Ranch Red and Black, so it's easy to care for. I depoofed the sleeves, and worked them in the round when the time came on dpns. I had shown my boyfriend other variations on this site, and he didn't like them, but I pushed on with this anyways, and he says he likes the one I made. Awww, aint he a sweety? The button I found outside on the sidewalk of Top Foods. I think it fell off of someone's jeans or something. Well, finder's keepers.....btw, a WIP pic is on my blog, www.loony.pig-monkey.com

btw, little side note: I finished this at Phoenix Fest (http://phoenixfest.com/) and that's where the picture was taken. Look at the website. It was amazingly fun.
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Felted bags and leg warmers on: June 16, 2005 01:17:52 PM
A while back, I learned about felting, and I fell in love. Finally, can knit a bag, and not have to sew anything! So, I made a bag, out of Manos yarn and cascade 220. it ended up like this:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y256/Miss_westenra/knitting/P6150011.jpg

It's a giant sack, the strap is getting langer each time I use it, and my knitting needles don't quite fit in it, but I love the colors. Manos yarn is divine.

So, I acquired some yarn from my friend, Midnightsky1686, and I felted two smaller bags.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y256/Miss_westenra/knitting/P6150012.jpg
I just knitted in a strand of Fun Fur in for a few rows. I like how there are stripes of color in the yarn. I couldn't knit it fast enough, i just wanted to see what would happen next!

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y256/Miss_westenra/knitting/P6150013.jpg
The two yarns felted a bit differently, so the bag became a bit skewed. But, once I get some stuff in it, i think it will turn out.


http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y256/Miss_westenra/knitting/P6150014.jpg
Leg warmers, from the Knit 1 pattern in the first issue. I used smaller needles, and made up my own stripes. They're a bit small on the top, but pretty much gauranteed to stay up.
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Moda dea Cache gauntlet/armwarmers on: June 15, 2005 01:32:16 PM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y256/Miss_westenra/knitting/P6140009.jpg

I had a problem with these. it seems I used a little bit more than half of the one skien I had to make the first glove (I was making up my own pattern) and I ended up having to buy another skien for the last 7 rows. Mostly, I just didn't want to take my first one apart. I didn't want to do something complicated cause the yarn is so complicated itself, it would be major over-kill.

Hope  you like them!
16  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Some of my stuff, pic heavy on: June 14, 2005 04:31:23 PM

Amethyst, clear aquamarine briolettes, lavender blue chalcedony small briolettes, sterling silver. It can be worn really long, or doubled around. the clasp is really gorgeous, scrollwork, so it looks nice in the front. I hate getting pretty clasps and putting them in the back. They never get seen!


Watermelon Tourmaline, black glass, sterling silver, pewter pendant. I love tourmaline, the colors are so cool. I discovered rainbow flourite before tourmaline, and I liked the changing colors, but I didn't like the tackiness of flourite. Tourmaline is much more sophisticated.


Hmm...what's on this? Labradorite, garnet, citrine, dark blue pearls, blue topaz, and sterling silver. I was trying to use up some loose ends, and it kind of disgusted me at first, but the colors are growing on me.


Dyed quartz, quartz crystal, sterling silver. This one makes me think of little blue flowers just starting to bloom when it's still icy out. I think I'm gonna call it "Last Frost"


Black Onyx, amethyst, quartz, blue chalcedony, sterling silver. This necklace is very cool colored, it feels almost cold looking at it. I think the purple livens it up a bit. Plus, I heart chalcedony.


I don't know what's on this thing, the strands were unmarked and $1 per strand. I know there's quartz, but the others....anyone know? Neither of the other two flash blue, so it's not labradorite. I really don't know...Oh well. I already gave it to a friend, and she likes it.

I think that's it. Hope you like it!

http://kennochajewelry.pig-monkey.com/
17  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Hooray for bracelets! on: May 27, 2005 09:27:52 PM
Spotlighting my bracelet collection. The ones I have pictures of, that is.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y256/Miss_westenra/bluecanebrace.jpg
Cane glass, random glass blue beads.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y256/Miss_westenra/rainbowfpbrace.jpg
Fire polished glass, three strand on a three strand clasp. Pretty simple.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y256/Miss_westenra/clearglassbrace.jpg
Memory wire, crystal colored glass.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y256/Miss_westenra/dropbeadbrace.jpg
Drop beads, garnet and black (even though you can't really tell) weaved together to make bunches. It looks alot cooler in person than in the picture, I promise.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y256/Miss_westenra/seedbeadmembrace
Memory wire cuff, all the seed beads I had at the time, meaning it clashes with itself. Oh well, I would wear it.

I have alot more bracelets, but they're mostly just beads on string (those seem to sell better than anything else), so I don't bother showing those off. Hope you liek these.
18  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / First post w/pics, pretty things I've made on: May 24, 2005 06:00:47 PM
So, this is my FIRST POST with pictures, so bear with me, I hope it works...



This I made a long time ago, but I still love it. I found the leaves at Shipwreck beads, when I went to the store. I would never have picked them out of the catalog or off the website, I had to see them in person, and they are lovely.



Botswana Agate, Black Onyx, Quartz Crystal, and sterling silver moons. I got some great deals on these beads, bead shows=heaven. I wanted to show off the botswana w/out making the necklace too busy, so I opted for a simple pattern.



Moss Agate, black onyx, sterling silver. Similar goals with this one as with the botswana agate, simplify to show off.

Yes, I do sell my jewelry, but I have yet to sell it online, just at craft fairs. I have a website that has to be updated with the new pics, but was lovingly put together by my boyfriend: http://kennochajewelry.pig-monkey.com/

Hope you like it!
19  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / So close.... on: April 14, 2005 09:59:53 PM
I bought this yarn at Michaels along time ago, Moda Dea Cache in Siren, beautiful wool and acrylic yarn, with shiny stuff running through it. Bright colors. Gorgeous. Only bought one ball, thought I'd make something small. I wrote up my own pattern for gauntlets/armwarmers, and I made sure it worked, adjusted the pattern, got it just right on the first one, and started the second one. I am 7 ROWS FROM  THE END, and I run out of yarn. AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now, instead of using up yarn and making room for something else, I must go buy another ball, use a fraction of it, and put it back to take up room. Things are the same again! Oh well, 'tis beautiful yarn. They don't have any ideas for this yarn on Moda Dea's website, though. Must make up a new pattern.

On a side note: Anyone have a good pattern for this yarn, and how many balls it takes? it would be nice to buy enough of this yarn for another project, and use the left over for the finish of my arm warmers. Less sitting around.
20  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Beadstyle mag, for those who are into beads on: September 16, 2004 07:36:17 PM
Beadstyle magazine, which is done by Bead & Button magazine, is great for beginners in beading who want to learn some new techniques other then putting beads on string (they do that too, but they pretty patterns for putting beads on string). I made a ring from a pattern they had, made with some thick wire, and I constantly get compliments on it. Check it out if you're interested.

http://www.beadstylemag.com/
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