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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Safety Pin Bracelets on: October 11, 2010 08:34:14 PM
My BFF's little sister was complaining the other day that she had a hard time finding affordable jewelry that would cover her wrist tattoo for her new job.  I remembered a long time ago (in high school, gasp!) I had made myself one of these safety pin bracelets, but with more of a random bead assortment.  As her new job is kinda classy, I thought I'd go for a more put-together look.

Being me, I immediately went for the leftover glass pearls first.





And knowing her, I went for a more streamlined look with seed beads (this one took for-ev-er)





The bracelets are super easy to make; it's just a matter of picking your pin size and having the patience to sort out all the beads whose holes are too small to fit on the pin.  From there, threading them on elastic thread, tying a knot and sealing it with a lighter was really all it took.  I think that thanks to the elastic they'll cling to her wrist enough that her tattoo won't accidentally escape.  Victory!
12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Zipper and Pearls - First Project Post on: October 06, 2010 07:25:37 AM
So I thought I'd finally come out of the crafting closet and throw up one of my recent projects.  Lately I've been seeing a lot of ribbon and pearl jewelry, and also a lot of zipper accents on things.  Being a big fan of the statement necklace, I decided to combine the two and this is what I came up with: (please forgive the crazy decoupage table background)



It's a little bit stiff to use as a long necklace as it keeps wanting to turn in on itself, so I fashioned it as a choker instead, which seems to fit the natural curve of it pretty well:



I'm pretty pleased with the results, but next time I'm going to try for an even tighter weave to the contour of the pearls and see what that looks like and how it lays.

Thanks so much for looking!
13  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / Greetings from Virginia! on: September 07, 2010 06:24:16 AM
Hello fellow crafty-types!  I've been a longtime lurker and admirer of so many beautiful things that have passed through these pages.  My husband encouraged me to jump on board and start sharing all that admiration; I think he's sick of getting drug to the computer every 15 minutes so I can make him look at things!

I started out just doing jewelry but over the past year I started to challenge myself to work with at  least one new material or technique per project.  Currently I'm working on a large batch of clothing recon projects to get me and my ladies ready for the Monster Ball.  Go Gaga!
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