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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Fabric Flower statment necklace. + tutorial on: August 25, 2009 01:36:40 PM
I folded the Circles in to little cones and then slightly overlapped them (sort of like pizza slices making a full pizza) on top of each other so it was puffy, then anchored the center with the bead. 

I thought it would look a little more "shabby chic" with the frayed edges so i left the raw.  I did put no fray on them and they havent changed since ive worn them.   But I think a row of stitches would probably work better. 

thanks!
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Fabric Flower statment necklace. + tutorial on: August 25, 2009 12:43:25 PM
Hi All -

I made these necklaces for a recent trip, because I knew it was going to be hot out and i didnt want something heavy around my neck but still wanted something cute. 







Im not sure that they are quite esty ready yet, specially because its almost fall so I thought Id share them with all of you and get your opinions. 

This is how i put it all together in case you wanna give it a go!

1:
cut two 14" pieces of Ribbon and stitched them together in the center to form a point (this helps it to lay flat along your collar bone)

2:
Cut 3 different sizes of Circles. 5 circles for each flower.  I used a water bottle lid for the smallest one, and pill bottle lid for the middle size and a water glass for the large size. 

3:
I pinched and bunched the circles in the center and then stitched them to the ribbon.  Then i stitched a pearl/smokey quartz in the center for a little sparkle. 





Enjoy!
3  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 39 ENTRIES / Re: Catalog Sun Burst on: June 04, 2009 09:17:18 PM
That is such an amazing idea...I am definigely stealing it  Grin (if you don't mind?) What did you use to keep the newspaper fixed up in a roll out or interest - was it all a glue job or did you use masking tape or the like?

I used Barge Rubber cement that i applied pretty heavily across the entire end.  I did 4 or 5 at a time so by the time I got to rolling them the rubber cement was tacky and held pretty well.  I did have to go back and do a few touch ups before attaching them to the wood center.   Rubber cement will work best because it wont cause the paper to swell up like regular craft glue. 

hope this helps!
4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 39 ENTRIES / Re: Catalog Sun Burst on: June 03, 2009 05:58:39 PM
soooooooooo awesome!!! this is just great!!! i love this! i want one,but i am not good with measuring, so it would not come out nearly as well and symmetrical as yours

*Kelly*  Grin Grin Grin

I actually didnt measure at all.  I just drew straight lines across the back of the wooden circle.  Cut 8 magazine dowels to the longest length i wanted and just filled in the shorter ones around it.  No measuring tape needed.  It is much easier once you have to longest peices already glued down, then it cant really get off center.
5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 39 ENTRIES / Re: Catalog Sun Burst on: June 01, 2009 10:02:00 PM
Ooh, that's a great idea!  I get it now.  Sorry, haven't had my caffiene intake for the day lol.

maehem, there is this local free women's mag around here that has really long formats!  Maybe you could try to find a big ol' magazine like that!

I actually only used half of of JCREW catalog so it could have been alot longer, the problem was the size of the chopstick because the roll wasn't as tight if it went over the ends.

I guess you could get an actual wood dowel from the hardware store and use a W magazine or that women's mag youre talking about. 
6  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 39 ENTRIES / Re: Catalog Sun Burst on: June 01, 2009 09:13:14 PM
This is cool, but pray tell, what are magazine dowels?

Either way it looks fab and I'm so going to have to make one!


I just cut rectangles of the magazine/catalog and rolled them around a chop stick... I didn't know what else to call them Smiley
7  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 39 ENTRIES / Catalog Sun Burst on: June 01, 2009 08:56:05 PM
Ive always wanted an antique sunburst mirror. The only ones i've come across that were of decent quality were well over $500.
So when this challenge came up I decided to make one.  So with a Jcrew catalog and wood base and mirror I finally have one for cheep.

I had enough magazine dowels left over that I made a smaller version too, I was thinking about leaving it unpainted but the colors
of the left over dowels weren't as fun.  So i think it might end up bronze or maybe a hot pink.

Enjoy!













8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Prom dress with 188 feet of lace, yellow pleats and a petticoat--PROM PICS ADDED on: June 01, 2009 08:44:56 PM
Stunning.  Definitely worth all the hours on behind the sewing machine. 
9  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: A Few New Sweets: Cupcake Bath Bombs, Body Shot Soaps & More on: June 01, 2009 08:41:54 PM
They made me mouth water just looking at them!
10  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: .:Mendhi // Henna designs:. on: June 01, 2009 08:40:58 PM
Sooo pretty,  I love them all.  Makes me want to silk screen something like this. 
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