ive been away from craftster for what feels like a million years but ive come home to roost! (aka its finals time and im losing my mind). i am obsessed with charm necklaces and made this one in the image of one i met visiting my sister at college upstate (new york). that one was made of small pink pearls, but, well, you get the idea. maybe not. i just love this. excuse the images, but my digital camera committed suicide so i had to just scan it instead. let me know what you think! is this wearable or am i the only person on earth crazy enough to hang this around my neck like a shiny onyx albatross? im too melodramatic.
so i actually hated the bonbon oiseau necklaces when i first saw them (http://www.bonbonoiseau.com/collection.asp), but theyve been growing on me, so i decided to give making a similar one a try. unfortunately (or fortunately), deep down im still too much of a minimalist to make myself do something like that, so this is as close as i got.
its turquoise on sterling chain. i kind of like it, but asymmetry makes me nervous sometimes so i might lose the teardrop. opinions? advice? should i try to quell the inner opposition and go for one more similar to the originals with all the feathers and pins and all? let me know what you think. thanks!
okay, so, ive been working on this on and off all summer. I saw a necklace in an issue of elle and decided i needed a project. each bead is on its own pin. at the end of the first day, i had a red hole in the middle of my hand from the pliers digging into it. all in all, i had to make (let me count, i havent yet...) 139 beaded pins. im glad i didnt think about that before i started. but now its done, and im super proud. i may start one in real gold and cultured pearls now, if i have the stamina and the will to finish it in the next two weeks, before school starts again (denial...). well, enjoy, and let me know what you think!
the magazine original. if i can find the issue, i can look in the shopping guide to see how much they sell it for.
yes, yes, i know theyre meant for making clothes, but she can model my jewelry too.
excuse the super-dirty bead box; i dont own coasters.
now that its all over, ive finally gotten my act together. yes, i know. i am a failure. my partner's went out today, and i have a picture but i dont want to post it so itll be a surprise. i received hers ON TIME because she does not suck like me, but as she forgot to take a picture, my delinquent self was left to it and ive only done it now. so here is what goldfinch sent to me. its absolutely amazing. somehow, both our pictures ended up having what i interpret as a wartime theme, or maybe thats just how i see it because i am le crazy. i guess thats what art's for. at least. whenever she gets hers, she or i can post my final product.
oh lordy, worthwhilegirl! (lame reference intended) thats absolutely incredible. i hate getting hopes up by posting a pic that isnt a finished product, but i was lost in the trauma of moving from dorm back home for the summer, so i never had a chance (or the cables!) to post goldfinch's original painting as she was so kind to do for me. its a print on paper, of what my sister says looks like a nazi christmas card. it doesnt look much like that now, but im still in the process of altering, as ive already apoligized for, and it should be on its way soon!
im so excited! i just made the first stencil of my life that didnt fail. I tried a long time ago and the result was so discouraging ive been resisting even while browsing these boards. but i finally gave into the sophia loren siren song. and it WORKED. i tried freezer paper but for some reason it wouldnt stick to the shirt (i used the right side, because i ironed a sample piece onto my floor and it stuck there, but not on the fabric) so i just brushed the underside with glue stick very carefully and it worked perfectly. im waiting for it to dry so i can try it on and take a pic, but i just got so excited i had to post right away. i feel like ive birthed a baby or something, and you guys had to be the first to know. so yeah, pictures forthcoming and thank you for inspiring me!
Ok, so here it is. sorry its not so much counterculture, but if it bothers you just pretend its meant ironically. it might even be, im not sure. also, excuse my giant rack...
These are meant sarcastically, though i cant keep track of whether literal or ironic is the new irony from one week to the next. I made them to sell, but i cant stop wearing them. ive already made my sister a pair at her request, though she tends not to like what ive made until three years after ive made it, when she steals it without asking (ahhh, siblings.) Anyway, just curious what kind of vibe you guys get from these. also, i hate asking this, but if you were to be on the same wavelength sense of humor-wise and wanted to purchase such earrings, how much would you be willing to pay for them? I dont usually have trouble with pricing, but these are more costly to produce but less labor-intensive than my usual hand-beaded stuff, so im at a loss. any advice would be a big help. thanks!
cousin's birthday this time. ok, i just love making cards. the wording didn't come out very well on the card, but its lyrics to the who's baba oreilly. She's turning 20, like i just did, so we're celebrating our escape from teenage wasteland as a consolation for getting old.