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41  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Seashells into candles on: January 16, 2012 11:49:43 AM
I hope this is the right place to put these! I scored a whole bag of shells at value village a week ago and finally got around to making candles out of some of them (until I ran out of wax, haha). Im really pleased with how these look and plan to make more.







(This is also part of my 50 crafts challenge that I'm doing on my blog Smiley)

C&C welcome, thanks for looking!!
42  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Quick and easy bolero/shrug +tutorial link on: December 30, 2011 08:10:22 PM
I made this shrug for guacamolly in the secret santa swap, and then made one for myself. Suuuper fun shirt to make, I'm sure I'll be making more in the future. (And using every ounce of scrap fabric cause its so gorgeous!)







Full photo tutorial on my blog.
http://www.tamedraven.com/2011/12/tutorial-easy-shrugbolero.html
Thanks for looking! C&Cs welcome.
43  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Don't know if rules are too complicated.. :/ on: December 13, 2011 08:40:06 PM
Im holding a contest on my blog this month but for the amount of people that looked at it, there's only very few entries (all of whom I know personally). I dont know if this is because people are just not interested (fair enough if so) or if Im bad at making rules and advertising.

http://www.tamedraven.com/2011/12/dinosaur-skeleton-necklace-giveaway.html

Thats the link, and the info says to enter leave a comment, and for extra entries they can tweet, or join the fb page, and a few other things, which is the same thing I see other people doing. Would anyone mind giving some (constructive) criticism if theres anything that I should simplify/clarify in the post? Thanks a lot.
44  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Harry Potter wand/First time with polymer clay on: December 11, 2011 03:23:07 PM
I made a mini HP wand for my friend for christmas out of clay, and oh my god. I dont know how you guys can make these amazing looking intricate things! it took me shamefully long to make a crooked shaped stick. haha.

I put an R on it for her name, and coated my hands slightly in gold mineral eyeshadow then rolled the wand in my hands before baking so all the embossed points picked up more color than the rest. Im really proud with how it came out (and the fact that I didn't burn it in the oven since it says 15 minutes for every 1/4" thickness, but this isnt even and I was really worried!)







C&C welcome, thanks!
45  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Personalized photo ornaments on: December 07, 2011 09:19:44 AM
This year is all about handmade gifts (more-so than every other year that is..) and I made these ornaments for my mom and my boyfriends mom. I think they're really cute how they turned out.







There's a full tutorial on my blog if you're interested.

C&C appreciated and please ignore the fingerprints on the glass in the photos.. Whoops!
46  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / New spoon pendants on: November 21, 2011 09:03:49 PM
I love some of the new pendants I made and so I wanted to share them with you Smiley







Thanks for looking Smiley
47  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs / Free small item packaging idea on: November 21, 2011 06:54:58 PM
I'm attending my very first craft show this Saturday, and after going through this whole section I realized a lot of other people were looking for display/packaging ideas. I don't have my display yet, nor have I figured out how to package bigger items, but for small pendants and jewelry?





These guys. I looove how cute they look. And it works since a lot of my items are from repurposed materials. (They look a lot better in person.)

Tiny bags made of recycled comic book and magazine pages, hole punched with some curly ribbon through the top (I will tie it when something sells) and and a little paper 'lucky star' ornament. Throw in a business card and maybe a pin with it and they'll be all set! They're virtually free, since most people have some kind of paper lying around, and curly ribbon from the holidays.. You could even use plain paper and stamp your name onto it!

But yeah.. Still no idea for bigger things if they sell (purses, clothes, even hair bows..)

I figured I would share this with you though if at least to provide some inspiration to someone. Cheesy Hope it helped.

By the way, the tutorial for the bags is online but I cant find it in my favourites. Search 'how to make bags from magazines' or something similar in google and I'm sure you'll find it soon enough.
48  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Vintage button hair bows on: November 10, 2011 11:21:16 AM
Im attending my first craft show in a couple weeks (so extremely nervous!) So Im trying to craft a few lower price items to round out my table.

I had a whole bunch of vintage buttons tucked away and a threadlike gold wire so I made these cute little button bobby pins. I love how they look, and how they're all different. I hope whoever attends the craft show loves them just as much!



49  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My 'My first time using stretch lace' shirt :P on: November 02, 2011 06:36:56 PM
Hey there! I made this shirt to try out some new fabric I had bought and to try out my stretch lace. Its pretty snug and I quite like it.

Self made pattern Smiley





C&C welcome!
50  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / 1950s nightgown to skirt! on: October 29, 2011 10:22:00 PM
Hi guys!
I bought a vintage nightgown from the 1950s at a fleamarket for $3 cause it was the softest fabric I ever touched, and remade it into a skirt. I have yet to wear it since its so see through and I hadnt found a slip for it, but I realized today that I can wear dark tights with it and it doesn't matter as much if its a bit see through Tongue






Thanks for looking! Smiley
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