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1  PostSecret Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by justagirl on: September 17, 2007 08:29:44 AM

"I feel so alone."


"I can sit around and watch horses for hours & hours and not get bored. The barn is the one place where I am truly happy. I spend more time there than w/ my family."
and the sticker quote says "The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears"


"I wish life was a musical!"

the back "life would be so much more fun! - mystery swapper"

I cannot describe the feeling I had when I pulled my first secret out of my mailbox (my first piece of mail in that mailbox!). Thank you all for sharing your secrets with me.


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2  Bedazzled iPod in Completed Projects by justagirl on: December 29, 2006 06:31:37 PM

My friend bejewled an iPod. I helped. A little. AKA I ate snacks and watched her.


This is us.
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3  CD tower in Completed Projects by justagirl on: December 18, 2006 12:27:36 PM
I bought a plain CD tower thing at TJ Maxx for six bucks. The paint was chipping in some places (plus nothing else in my room is plain!) so I decided to spruce it up a bit.

I stenciled headphones on one side.

I'm a huge No Doubt fan, so I cut pictures of the band out from the Rock Steady album booklet, painted this side black, and wrote the band member's names.

Then I doodled on the shelves!
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4  Swavroski/guitar pick earrings & found necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by justagirl on: December 18, 2006 12:18:59 PM

Made these for a friend for Christmas. Two guitar picks, some sterling silver wire, and Swavroski crystals.

I can't decide how I feel about this. I had two random lengths of chain lying around, a small toggle clasp, some beads from the $1 section of Target, and a Jarritos bottle cap. This is my first time making anything with bottle caps, so I just was sort of really bootleg and squashed it under my foot until it was flat.

Close-up of the beads and bottle cap.
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5  Stenciled ska girl backrest in Stenciling: Completed Projects by justagirl on: December 18, 2006 12:13:00 PM

My name is Naz.
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6  Bubbly toes cloth mary janes in Shoes: Completed Projects by justagirl on: December 17, 2006 04:19:09 PM
I bought some plain black cloth shoes for 4 bucks and made them cuter.
I painted on little white leotards, and sewed on tulle tutus and little gold hangers

they say "bubbly toes"

close up
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7  Necktie dress (+ skirt) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by justagirl on: December 17, 2006 02:08:51 PM

I made a dress out of men's neckties and I'm kind of in love with it. I'm on the left.

My favorite tie is the manatee one

the dress

other side

the skirt

other side of the skirt


**Edit: my aunt wanted me to send her some pics so I took a few more. I don't have any more action shots right now (they're all on my friend's camera). Also added a few pictures of the necktie skirt I made last year that inspired the dress.
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8  Re: come one! come all! post pics of your tattoos! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by justagirl on: November 12, 2006 07:13:35 PM
First of all, I'd just like to say: GORGEOUS ! I mean it, evey single one of your tattoos blew my mind (apparently since I just looked through every single page of this thread in one sitting!)

I've wanted a tattoo for as long as I can remember, and it was during a solo hike in the Costa Rican rainforest when I was 14 that I realized there was one picture I want on my body forever : in the center of my back. I'm hoping to get inked on my eigtheenth in April.

Now some questions:
1. That picture is in black and white, but I like the color version better. However, I've heard color tattoos can fade quickly and if the option of black and white exists, it is better to go with balck and white. Is this true?
2. How badly does the spine hurt, really?
3. Any recommendations for artists in the Boston area?
4. I'm young, and I know that I might want to have kids someday. Would a tattoo in the middle of my back stretch?

Sorry if these are dumb questions, but I don't know anybody with a tattoo to ask, plus I know Craftser ROCKS!
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9  Ton's o'jewellery in Beads: Completed Projects by justagirl on: August 20, 2005 11:39:43 AM
So I have been on a jewellery frenzy as of late. However, I have no luck selling any of this is craft fairs. Anyone know any tips to selling? Also, maybe my pricing is messed up (I'm awful with stuff like that). Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks !

Necklaces

1. Garnet + 14K gold

2. Amethyst chips, shells, + Sterling silver

3. Amethyst + gold-filled

4. Some stone I forget the name of + 14K gold

5. Seed beads, glass center, + Sterling silver

6. My favorite thing I've made. Sterling silver + 6+8mm Swavroski crystals

7. Lapis + Sterling silver

8. Quartz, Swavroski crystals, + Sterling silver. You probably can't tell in the picture, but the clasp is a little elephant.

9. Honestly, I don't know what any of this is, except for the Sterling silver clasp

10. 36 in. freshwater pearl + Sterling silver that can be worn like this, or as one really long one.

Bracelets

1. Seed beads, Sterling silver, + glass crystal centers

2. Swavroski crystals +Sterling silver

3. This is actually an anklet. Seed beads, Sterling silver, + shells

4. Swavroski crystals + Sterling silver

5. Swavroski crystals + Sterling silver

6. Swavroski crystals + Sterling silver

7. Freshwater pearls, plastic flower beads, + Sterling silver

Earrings

1. Plastic gun, Sterling silver, + Swavroski crystals

2. Sterling silver + Swavroski crystals

3. Sterling silver + Swavroski crystals

4. Sterling silver + Swavroski crystals

Rings

1. Sterling silver + freshwater pearl on elastic

Sets

1. Freshwater pearl, amethyst chips, + Sterling silver bracelet/necklace set

2. Freshwater pearl, Swavroski crystal, + Sterling silver earring/necklace set

3. Swavroski crystal + Sterling silver necklace/bracelet set. I actually didn't make the bracelet. My aunt had it made for me (It's a name bracelet), and I decided I wanted a matching necklace. The necklace was my first attempt at beading.

And feedback is greatly appreciated. I know the pics are terrificly crap, so if anyone wants a better pic of anything, lemme know. Thanks !

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