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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Wisdom teeth into Earrings? on: January 25, 2010 03:15:14 PM
Ok, I just got my wisdom teeth removed about 2 weeks ago, and I desperately want to turn them into earrings. I have 00g ears, and by a chance of miracle my teeth fit PERFECTLY into the holes! But im worried about it being sanitary? or if it would affect my ears any? I don't want to get an infection because of them.

I have let them soak in Peroxide for 2 days, turning them almost completely white, but there is still a bit of some kind of cartilage around the tips (where it was protruding in my mouth i guess) and i'm wondering about filing that down, and maybe wrapping the teeth in some kind of stainless steel, or acrylic of some sort?

I've never really done anything like this before, so i'm not sure on technical terms, I do no gauges and materials but thats about all i know in this field, so I'm hoping theres some crafty craftsters out there that could help me with this if possible?

Any suggestions or idea's for how i could do this correctly?
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Clothing making for a Horror Convention on: September 26, 2009 11:11:59 AM
Well I'm going to Cinema Wasteland like I always do, which is this AMAZING horror convention in Cleveland Ohio...and this time I get to meet the one and only Johnny from the ORIGINAL Night of the Living Dead!!! Along with Fred Williamson and just a bunch of other horror greats!

Anyways...i love to alter clothing, especially crazyness for a horror convention, and I wanted to get some ideas on some killer outfits i can make for the convention!

Its in just ONE short week (exactly actually) so hopefully something i can do pretty quickly....

Anything and everything is appreciated!
3  COOKING / Dessert / Tips for great Desserts! on: September 21, 2009 11:51:39 AM
I don't know if I am allowed to post this here but I figured it would be a nice change of pace.

If you have tips for making great desserts, from the icing to the cake mix to pastries and cookies. If you have a tip you want to share, without having to post a bunch of threads and having to create the desserts and then post the tips, just share what you know and what you have learned. Pictures would be great but not needed! Just share your tid bits!!!




I'll start with Cake Icing...If you take white icing, anything from vanilla to buttercream or Cream Cheese, if you add Kool Aid mixture to the icing, you'll get BEAUTIFUL color and a great tangy taste! You can use any flavor, just mix the powder mix in the icing!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Sewing Mesh fabric? on: September 19, 2009 06:39:12 PM
I don't know if this is a stupid question...but I wanted to take a corset like shirt and add sleeves and a top like part to it with fishnet material...but I don't know if there is a certain way then need to be sewed to make sleeves...or what...so i just wanted to see if anyone has experience with fishnet material?
5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Sewing "accidents" on: September 07, 2009 07:56:04 PM
I don't know if im supposed to post this here but being a craft site, and knowing that sewing comes with its pointy objects...i know we have all had our share of "accidents" while sewing...from finger pricks to needles through fingers and everything inbetween...whats been your worst, or most memorable sewing related "accident"




I myself, have had to deal with a bunch of finger pricks but have never done anything REALLY bad, but when i was in Home EC in school, we were making lounge pants on sewing machines and one girl somehow got the needle all the way through her finger...she never really cried but she was in utter shock and disbelief...she brought back the xray's and it was just crazy as can be to see that needle all the way through her finger...
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / threads? Anyone? on: August 30, 2009 09:37:17 PM
I am a master at asking many questions and spreading them out in tons of different threads (irony) but I have yet another No0b question!

I am curious about the different types of threads for different things...I heard that "wooly" nylon thread is meant for knit fabric, but I can not get a clear answer on what the REAL name of the supposed "wooly" nylon thread is? or if there is another type of thread meant for knit fabric?

also with the more cotton fabric, and the unstretchables...wh at is the best kind of thread to make clothing with?

I am only really interested in making clothes so I need to figure out the whole thread/needle thing (i've also acquired that a certain type of dull needle has to be used for knit fabrics so it doesn't pull at the fabric? )

Any help or tutes or well..anything would be helpful!  Grin
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Making your own Dress Form? HELP on: August 28, 2009 04:34:03 PM
Ok, I want to start making my own clothes and im too poor to spend in the upwards of 100's for a plus size Dress form (the cheapest i found was for about 170$ on EBAY!) But I had seen where someone else bought one and custom fitted it for their own dress size...well i want to completely create one that fits me...I plan on using an old corner Lamp as the post (it actually has 2 arms that come out on the side (2 lamps actually) and then it has the top lamp)

but i was wondering if anyone has any pointers or tips to make the form itself? What to attach it with? etc...
I was thinking of using a fitted tunic to create the form, and then stuffing it with something like cotton? or old fabric? then maybe taking foam board and cutting it to fit inside the tunic? Im not 100% sure on everything though...i just have a few ideas...but any pointers would be greatly helpful!

i don't know if anyone else has done this but I really don't have the money to buy an actual form....and i REALLY need a form...lol so I figured this would be the cheapest way for me...
8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Reviews of Sewing Machines/Sergers/Embroiders on: August 26, 2009 12:57:41 PM
So far I Haven't found a topic on here dedicated to reviews of Sewing Machines/Sergers/Embroidery machines and I Know that everyone on here owns or uses, or wants to own or use a Sewing Machine. So, I wanted to start a topic so that everyone on here can review their own sewing machines/sergers/or embroidery machines, or ones they have had experience with, or used to own...know somebody who has owned..etc...

Because i have never owned a sewing machine, and am relatively knew to the crafting business. But because I want to start making my own clothes, and instead of creating a new thread every time i want to know about a specific brand or machine, it can all be organized in one thread.

I'll update this post to add the links to each review post on here...
so...Review AWAY!
9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Good sewing machine for beginners wishing to do a LOT! on: August 05, 2009 11:34:45 AM
I am just starting out in the Crafting business and I have been wanting to get a really good sewing machine to do everything from Corsets to dresses and Quilts and purses. I don't want to spend a small fortune on a big bulky machine, but I do want something that is relatively easy to use, something that is going to last a really long time, and something that isn't really bulky, as i do not have enough room for it.

The only time i have ever used a sewing machine was in school for a Home Ec class but the ones we used were a couple of grand a piece, they were all touch screen and just had a wow factor that i can't afford, lol...

Websites are one of my only main option (i am also in the US) and i live in a relatively small area where the only "crafting" place we have is Wal-mart.

I am welcome to any opinions!

It will be about a month or so before i will be buying one as well, when i get my school check...
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Cleavage-y Bathing suit issues.... on: July 05, 2009 05:14:07 PM
Ok...I bought this AMAZING snake print bathing suit at wal mart for like 15$ but when i got it home and tried it home, my boobs are a little to big for it, and i can't get it to come up any further so i have a LOT of cleavage showing...and i'm just not the type of person who likes to show THAT much cleavage...any suggestions on what i can do rather then returning it?

heres a pic of the same style, only imagine it with snake skin print...this is actually a pic from the Wal-mart Website so you get a better idea of my issues
http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/80/46/91/69/0080469169571_215X215.jpg

I was thinking about taking a black patch (because the bathing suit is based in black) and sewing it to the middle cleavage area...but i wanted to get the opinions of experts about what i can do?
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