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3081  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: THE GOLDEN SNITCH!! earrings on: March 06, 2010 11:43:36 AM
Cork is a great idea! That was the most frustrating part...making the tiny wings and then getting them to stick inside the bead.
3082  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / THE GOLDEN SNITCH!! earrings on: March 06, 2010 12:18:41 AM
This project was inspired by a recent post...I tried to search for you but the search feature isn't working right now! Thanks for the inspiration, though Smiley

My best friend and I are huge Harry Potter fans, and she's even in a Quidditch league at her college (yes, it's very confusing, but cool! apparently every part of the game is assigned to a person, even being a Bludger or a Snitch!). I made these for her birthday.



These were a PAIN IN THE TUSH!!! The idea definitely changed as the project progressed.



I like to think of them as abstract.



BONUS! A fun little gift box I made for them out of a plastic pin box from a sewing kit and a paper measuring tape.



Cute!

Thanks for looking! And thanks again for the inspiration.
3083  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Dangly-hangly illusion paper earrings! on: March 06, 2010 12:04:50 AM
Love everyone's ideas of making the paper beads! They are so unique, and best of all, free! I sat down and made a load of them one afternoon and then came up with these for a friend who loves unique jewelry.



The colors are much brighter in real life. I wanted to make some jewelry out of these that looked sophisticated and not just like I made it out of paper. I got the idea to use the fishing line to make the beads seem to "float" on top of each other in an interesting way.



A close-up. It turned out decently! I experimented with different ways of looping the line to make each earring different.



In action! I think they probably look better from far away, and in a less blurry picture. Anyway, I hope my friend liked them.

Thanks for looking!
3084  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Silky tie wallets on: March 05, 2010 11:55:57 PM
Aren't ties a weird fashion statement? Maybe the men's equivalent of high heels...we force ourselves to walk on the balls of our feet and they tie a noose around their necks every day. I don't know. Anyways, they are good for other things too.



These are some cool little wallets made out of silk ties!



Yellow paisley print and dark blue with tiny apples. I didn't put a closure on them since the interfacing makes them stiff enough to stay closed on their own (and I couldn't think of a good solution after a few weeks of thought!).



Lining is some turquoise and black/white plaid cotton from stash. I think the colors complement each other really well!

I made these for some friends who enjoy crafty/recycled stuff. Hope they enjoyed them.

Thanks for looking!
3085  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Crocodile tears! on: March 05, 2010 11:33:00 PM
My first attempt at constructing a purse from scratch! I call it the Crocodile Tears purse.



I was inspired by finding the little stick on metallic water drops on clearance. The material was a vinyl remnant from JoAnn's and some felt. Handle is braided strips of the same vinyl.

Design close-up


Mr. Croc is made of felt and machine-stitched onto the material!

Lining


Lined with iron-on interfacing and a black and white plaid material from my stash.

Charm close-up


I love purse charms, so I added one made from some junk I had lying around.

It's a bit lumpy and bumpy, but I was pleased with it for my first try! I was going for that mini-bowler bag effect.

Hope you enjoy!
3086  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Maurauder Rings on: February 28, 2010 07:31:14 PM
cool idea! love the abstract-ness.
3087  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Laundry room/bathroom makeover on: February 19, 2010 10:52:49 PM
Beautiful! Absolutely LOVE the color. It goes great with the tile. And the sink is so modern and wonderful. Hitting this rocks!
3088  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Warcraft DOTA Pudge (image pudgey:)) on: February 19, 2010 12:32:42 AM
adorable! in a gruesome, ugly way...those guys are so freaky.
3089  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: Dress in Spring 2010 Stuart Weitzman Ad on: February 18, 2010 10:27:01 PM
tulle?

it's gorgeous....good luck!
3090  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Plant waterers on: February 13, 2010 01:17:50 AM
Looks like they actually work better than the real thing! The water is gone out of mine after about a day or two (despite the claim of up to two weeks) even after watering the plants fully right before putting them in...
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