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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Found and recycled objects, jewelry! (photo heavy) on: December 30, 2014 06:57:44 PM
I love this! I made a couple rings like this once (with circuitry pieces) but I really like your version! Especially the on/off button xD

Oh, thanks so much! They are fun, fun. But tech dump diving is a hard business, I'm suprised I found those at all, (amongst other 'gems') and they just begged to be made into something.
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / My ATC Cards! Lolita, anime, fanarts, and other things. on: December 30, 2014 06:44:45 PM
Hello!
I have just started making ATCs. I have been drawing for years, almost two decades. Grin Just not ATCs before.
I have used prismacolor markers, prismacolor pencils, ink, and gelpen.

Mainly, I have been drawing random things that have come into my head as they come into my head.

Thus, I want to share them with y'all.
Thanks for looking!





3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Found and recycled objects, jewelry! (photo heavy) on: December 17, 2014 10:29:12 PM
I  did a lot of tech dumpster diving in college, and today I still love taking things apart, and I'm an artist, so here are a few of the stuff I've made.

Thanks for looking!


4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Modded Crochet Hooks on: October 05, 2014 08:22:23 AM
Hello fellow crocheters.
I hope this is the right forum.

I've modded some crochet hooks, and I have a sufficient amount where I think I can share with other people.

I made these by following online tutorials.


The smaller ones are steel hooks, so they are the only ones that could fit inside the pens. The others are polymer clay.

-MNR
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: 1920's art deco swap on: August 22, 2012 09:22:07 PM
I'd love to do a swap based on this. What would be swapped though.... and like, how large or small should things be?
6  Category Challenges / More Art, Less Craft: Challenge Entries / Re: Post your More Art, Less Craft Challenge theme ideas here! on: August 22, 2012 09:16:45 PM
Ooh ooh, I know.

Every day objects made magical. =D Or, you know, not ordinary.
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Storage of supplies and studio location? on: August 22, 2012 01:33:22 PM
Hello there. I'm recently back from college, and I'm reorganizing my room. At the moment, my art supplies (and art for that matter) aren't too well protected and categorized.
The main reason is due to the fact that I only have one room (my bedroom) to store my things; that and my mother is moving to a new house.

At the moment, my supplies are in a tupperware container under my bed, and my paintings are stored next to my boudoir.


Just wondering from other artists, how do you store your materials? Where do you store your artwork? Do you have a studio you go to, or a room in the house, or do you just set up where you are? How do you carry your materials for travel and on location artstuffs? Unfortunately I don't know too many other artists in my community and there's no art center nearby so... internet! talk to me!

<3
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Steampunk for the Home on: August 17, 2012 04:59:00 PM
I'd be interested in a steampunk swap for the home or anything like that.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Different question about Shirring on: August 17, 2012 03:29:26 PM
I'm really frustrated because I can barely find info about people hand sewing on the web.

I want to know if anyone has done shirring with elastic thread by hand. I know it can be done, I just can't find anyone who has done it. I also can't find tutorials on it.

I do not want tutorials  or pics of machine sewn shirring.

I REALLY want to shir this skirt (and other dresses) by hand, but I cannot find any techniques, and whenever I search for it, the search engine gives me machine shirred tutorials and images. (machine sewing uses two threads as opposed to one with hand sewing, so its kinda hard to adapt.)

Is anyone a hand-sewer that has done shirring by hand? Do you have any pictures? Do you have any tutorials?
I guess I can figure it out with an immense amount of trial and error, but I'd rather not waste my small supply of elastic thread on something that might not work. D=

My best idea so far is to use the running stitch and just knot it when I reach the end of the fabric, but I worry it won't look neat and nice that way.

FYI, I'm making lolita shirts, skirts, and dresses.

Any help is appreciated!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / To line a dress or not to line a dress. on: April 12, 2012 07:03:46 PM
I'm doing the coffee date dress from burdastyle's website.

I fixed the patterns to my plus sized dimensions. I cut the pattern pieces.
I"m using quilting cotton, it seems like medium weight quilting cotton. Do I have to line the dress? I don't really want to, but I want something that can stand up to wearing. I"m thinking this will be a spring or summer dress.

How do you know when you should line a dress? Or do you always line your dresses? How do you line your dresses? Sew the right sides together then flip around and iron? I can never tell in pictures if other people lined their dresses or not.
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