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61  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / grey/blue bracelet for my cousin, plus 2 others on: August 09, 2011 11:48:46 PM
my cousin saw the steampunk bracelet that I did for my cuff bracelet swap and fell in love with it.  I mean CRAZY in love.  so, I told her to measure her wrist and give me the colors she wanted and I'd make her one.  she went nuts!!!

for those who haven't seen my steampunk bracelet:

I also made a Ravenclaw-themed one for the second Deathly Hallows swap:

this is the finished product for my cousin:

click on the pictures for larger pictures.
whatcha think?  Grin
62  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / my mini wearable koi pond! on: March 08, 2011 04:42:34 PM
inspired by MissingWillow's Wearable Koi Pond, I decided to make my own.  Grin

now, I have a pocket watch that I took apart a while ago, but I haven't figured out how to keep certain parts together and how I want to decorate the outside.  so, I decided to make mine out of my beloved Fossil watch case and leather strap (the mechanism died and I couldn't get it repaired Cry).

63  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Another coin necklace - Twilight Forks, Washington quarter on: March 04, 2011 07:14:38 PM
I finally got my metal stamping set!!!  it's only numbers and letters, but I'll be grabbing shapes as soon as I can find them.  anyways, you might be familiar with my birthday necklace made from a penny (but if you aren't, there's the link) and now I give you a Washington state quarter with "Forks" stamped on it for a Twilight themed coin necklace!

the f looks a little wonky, but it was the first letter I ever stamped.  it has a round topaz Swarovski crystal and light siam heart Swarovski crystal dangling from it for my Edward.  Wink

whatcha think?
64  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / my birthday necklace on: February 22, 2011 09:19:57 PM
I was looking around on Etsy (I'm so addicted to that place) and now I'm going to get into metal stamping.  right now I only have a steel hole punch, but that's ok.  I already made something.  Grin

I call it my birthday necklace because it's a penny from 1982 and the Swarovski crystal is aquamarine (for March).  Grin

simple, but I wanted to show it off.

*disclaimer: this is NOT illegal.  just so everyone knows this.
65  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / fairy wing pendants!! on: October 31, 2010 01:04:48 PM
I am totally addicted to making these (thanks a lot atlascoughedRoll Eyes  Wink.

she had made a pair of fairy wings for the Multi-Themed Steampunk Swap we were in together a few months ago.  her pair can be found here (you'll have to scroll down a little to see them).  she got the idea from a book I already had on my wishlist called Enchanted Adornments: Creating Mixed-Media Jewelry with Metal, Clay, Wire, Resin & More.  the instructions called for resin, but she used Glossy Accents (or Crackle Effects.  I used GA).  so, I had to make a pair for my partner in the Legend swap and a few more for myself.  Grin

it's hard to see, but I put glitter in this pair.

then I got a little crazy and used leopard and zepra print tissue paper too.

the zebra one has flatback rhinestones in it to give it some sparkle, while the rest have glitter.  I put a second coat over the ones that have glitter to seal it in there, or a lot of it would have fallen off.  I also thought it would be neat to make a pendant from some of the "pirate" items I had bought to make pirate jewelry a while ago.

her instructions on how to make them can be found here.

hope you like them!
66  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Morrissey painting turned cross stitch picture on: August 03, 2010 11:06:53 AM
I made this for the FOC swap, and I just had to show it off.  not sure what happened to my partner, but I know it's been delivered, so I'm going to post it now.

this was the original picture on her wist:

block by block, I turned it into a cross stitch pattern using only MS paint.  it ended up turning into this:

I worked on it nearly everyday for hours on end over the course of 2 weeks.

whatcha think?
67  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / OTVGT or One Tiny Video Game Thing Gallery!!! on: June 03, 2010 04:50:45 PM
we have a sender!  Grin

original thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=346951.0

sent & received
sending late w/communication
contact me immediately!!!
feedback given

Krafty_Karasu <---> achgfd
Usagi-chan <---> BunnieBard
Tabiekat <---> schnerby
Hebe73 <---> Louvery
astrangeone <---> mama24boyz
beckashell <---> crafty_one
rainya <---> Chelsea K
Unimatrix-0 <---> avocadoeldorado
nautilus <---> zigg13pra  Lanysmiles angeling for nautilus
IdlersDesign <---> Lanysmiles
EmBem <---> ecogeek*
ojy <---> Lady Lovecraft

*if you and your partner sent each other extras, please remember to post them in the Personal/Private Swap Gallery and then link your extras to your post here so we can all see what you got!*
68  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Labyrinth video game title in cross stitch! on: June 01, 2010 03:59:24 PM
I started this some time around January while I was in the Labyrinth swap, and just finished it today.  Roll Eyes  not that it took me almost 5 months, I just didn't work on it everyday, and sometimes I only spent 10 - 15 minutes on it.  don't know what I'm going to do with it, but here it is anyway:


finished product:

it was done on 14 count black Aida cloth and measures 61/2"x12".
69  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / OTVGT or One Tiny Video Game Thing! Sign ups CLOSED! S/O June 28 on: May 09, 2010 03:11:31 PM
Personal/Private Swap Gallery for any extras you and your partner decide to send.

Swap name: OTVGT Swap or One Tiny Video Game Thing Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Krafty_Karasu
Craftster member who is co-organizing this swap:
Sign-up date range: May 9 - May 29
Date to send item by: June 28

Limited to a certain number of people? no
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? no

Swap Organizer 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/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

I reserve the right to refuse anyone. If you have feedback that shows a history of incomplete packages, very late sending, ill-communication, lack of DC #'s, etc. I may refuse you. I want this to be a flake-free swap!

Swap Details
The idea is to make one tiny craft item with a video game theme.  This is not limited to just console games (PlayStation 2, Xbox, NES, etc.).  If you're more of a PC gamer, join us!  There are plenty of great PC games out there just begging to be crafted.  Your one item should be physically small and should be something that you can craft with a high level of skill.  Even if it is a fairly simple/easy item for you to make, please embellish so that it best represents your skill.  (For example, if you wish to make a coin purse, you could embroider, add beading, or take other steps to make it a really special piece.)

    * You will receive only one partner. 
    * You may only send that partner ONE tiny video game craft - "extras" are allowed as long as both you and your partner agree to them, but they MUST be posted in the personal/private swap gallery, not here.
    * All items must be 4"x4" or smaller.

How do you know if your idea is "tiny?"  Examples:  A coin purse is tiny; a clutch purse is not.  A pair of earrings/pendant is tiny.  A trinket box is tiny; a pencil box is not.  If you're not sure if your idea qualifies as "tiny," ask your organizer!

For a wonderful swap experience, communication is the key.  Please keep in touch with your partner.  Further, it would be nice if you would post in this thread at least once a week (you could just stop in for a quick hello.....or if on holiday or will be without internet access or anything of the such, just post a message....it gives your partner and organizer warm fuzzy feelings to know you are still around).

If you want to participate, here is the information to send to the organizer: (Remember to send your info to your organizer via Private Message (PM) and not to reply with it here)

Name of swap: OTVGT Swap or One Tiny Video Game Thing Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country (as would need to appear for mailing):
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?:
Would you be willing to participate in a round robin if we get odd numbers?:
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval (YES/NO):

What are your favorite crafts to make?:
What kind of crafts would you like to receive?:
Do you have any allergies?:
Do you/people in your household smoke?:
Do you have pets?:

Please list your top 10 favorite video games:

Now list your favorite things/places/characters from those video games:

Do you have a Wist, blog, MySpace, etc. that might help your partner create something awesome for you?:

Anything else you'd like your partner to know?:

Please label Personal Messages (PMs) to organizer with title of "OTVGT swap".  When you send, label message as "SENT: OTVGT Swap". (don't forget to include your DC#).  Send this message to the organizer and your partner.  When you receive, label message as "RECEIVED: OTVGT swap".  Send this message to the organizer and your partner.

Notes about Sending, Receiving, and Feedback
    * SENDING: Take pictures of your items before you send.  When sending, you must use a DC# (or for overseas keep that receipt). Keep your receipt until your partner receives.  PM organizer and partner when you send.
    * RECEIVING: PM organizer and partner when you receive.  Take pictures of received items. (Please take quality pictures, like ones you would take of your work.)  Post pictures in gallery in a timely manner.
    * FEEDBACK: Given when a package is received (verified through PM or DC#) I will be keeping track of what has been received by gallery pictures (This is why it is important for you to take pictures of your items, just in case your partner does not)  *Please PM if there is difficulty with pictures.*  NOTE: Lack of communication and explanation, such as no PMs of sending/receiving, will be noted in your feedback.

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

For the cross stitch enthusiasts, bead weavers (on loom and off), pearler beaders, any one who would need blocked/pixelated pictures for their projects, I have compiled the following list and added in a few that others have found:
http://www.spriters-resource.com/ GREAT video game sprite site
http://www.la-soldier.net/Graphics/Vgs/vgsprites.php all Sailor Moon, all the time
http://www.freewebs.com/scathlete91/khspritecollection.htm Kingdom Hearts
http://www.ephemeral-dream.com/uh/index.php be prepared for blinding yellow
http://www.elidan.net/toybox.php random sprites.

If you find any sites that may be of help, please let me know so I can put them here!

1. Krafty_Karasu
2. Usagi-chan
3. achgfd
4. Tabiekat
5. Hebe73
6. astrangeone
7. mama24boyz
8. beckashell
9. rainya
10. Unimatrix-0  Cool
11. nautilus  Cool
12. IdlersDesign
13. crafty_one
14. Louvery  Cool
15. EmBem
16. schnerby
17. BunnieBard
18. Lanysmiles
19. ecogeek*
20. Chelsea K
21. avocadoeldorado
22. ojy
23. zigg13pra
24. Lady Lovecraft

 Cool=welcome first-time swapper!

Krafty_Karasu <---> achgfd
Usagi-chan <---> BunnieBard
Tabiekat <---> schnerby
Hebe73 <---> Louvery
astrangeone <---> mama24boyz
beckashell <---> crafty_one
rainya <---> Chelsea K
Unimatrix-0 <---> avocadoeldorado
nautilus <---> zigg13pra
IdlersDesign <---> Lanysmiles
EmBem <---> ecogeek*
ojy <---> Lady Lovecraft
70  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Twilight themed beaded pincushion on: April 30, 2010 11:15:02 AM
yet another Twilight swap item I made for BunnyTuTu.  Grin

it's a pincushion made from a Sobe Life Water bottle cap covered in tiny seed beads.

I found this tutorial quite a while ago, and when I started the One Tiny Twilight Thing swap, I knew I wanted to make a pincushion for my partner.  but the idea to use this particular pattern came at the last second (as I had forgotten about it).  I just made sure to tweak the pattern so that it was more Twilighty. 
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