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1  I've been busy! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by AngelCross on: September 01, 2010 11:20:15 PM
I've been busy making more pretty things.

Butterfly style earrings



Pride bracelet


Macro of the weave on bracelet above


Blue cluster earrings
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2  Hanging organizer with instructions (picture heavy) in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by AngelCross on: August 29, 2010 02:17:43 PM
I had a yen to use my Mod Podge today.  I also had to buy a new power strip.  Then I realized that my Golden Compass DVD got lost in a recent move, but I still have the case.  Eureka!




Ok, here's what I did.


Materials and Tools:
Golden Compass DVD cover
Toilet paper roll
Packaging from new power strip
Mod Podge (i accidentally got the puzzle saver kind, which will work for this, but you might consider getting the matte kind)
Brush
Duct Tape
Scissors


Cut a piece off your toilet paper roll as wide as the bottom of the power strip package.  Use duct tape to secure it inside to make a bottom for your organizer.




Remove DVD cover and insert and cut them up.  I got enough out of this one for a second project at some point.




Line up the bottom of the cover with the front of your power strip package.  Cut exactly around the cover, so the top piece that you cut off can be used as a backing.  Paint Mod Podge on the back of the piece and stick it to the front of your organizer.  Put a coat of Mod Podge on top of it.




Use a little piece of extra graphic to put on the back of the inside to cover the cardboard.  Mod Podge it on.  Use the leftover top piece from your DVD cover.  Position it so that when you look directly at the organizer, the lettering and graphics are lined up between the top and bottom of the DVD cover.  Form in along the back and then stick it on with Mod Podge.  Put a coat of podge over the whole product to seal and allow to dry.




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3  More Jewelry in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by AngelCross on: August 29, 2010 12:21:38 PM
I've finished some more jewelry.

Chainmaille caged gemstone



Three cluster pendants (red and clear, purple and clear, and fall colors)



Shaggy Rainbow Earrings
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4  More jewelry in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by AngelCross on: August 24, 2010 08:23:57 PM
Some more jewelry I made (and a few repeats since the picture has them all together).

From left to right:

Rainbow earrings
Box weave chainmaille earrings with glass bead pendant.
Rainbow chainmaille bracelet
Wire wrapped quartz pendant
Wire wrapped amethyst pendant
Wire wrapped aventurine (sp?) pendant
Wire wrapped pendant (unknown gemstone)
Rainbow chainmaille pendant

 
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5  Necklace stand with brief tutorial in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by AngelCross on: August 24, 2010 08:16:52 PM
I made this necklace stand in about 10 minutes tonight to display some of my new jewelry.

Supplies:

Needle Nose Pliars
Scissors
Wire Cutters
Duct Tape
Wire Hanger
Padded Velvet (from a torn up old Christmas stocking in my case)

Step 1:  Clip off about 7 inches off the bottom of the hanger, and shape hanger by pending back the hook to make a stand.  Then bend the rest into a circle.  Duct tape the ends together and bend the circle back a little to create a stand frame.



Step 2:  Cut your velvet (or other padded cloth) so that you have a piece a couple inches wider than the circle made by your hanger.  Wrap the fabric tightly around the back and duct tape.  Don't skimp on the tape, it gives the stand a bit of strength for heavier pendants.  Take a small strip of the left over velvet and wrap around part of the exposed wire for a cleaner look.



Display your jewelry!

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6  Gay Pride Earrings in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by AngelCross on: August 18, 2010 06:32:37 PM
A pair of rainbow earrings I made tonight.  Just got some supplies in so I wanted to go ahead and put something together.

They are twisty when they hang straight down, but I couldn't get the camera to focus in on them that way.

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7  Wire wrapped gemstones in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by AngelCross on: August 18, 2010 05:39:39 PM
I wrapped some of the gemstones I ordered to use as pendants.  I'll be making a lot of jewelry coming up for a craft event in October, so be prepare for the onslaught of threads with pictures.

Stones are wrapped with silver plated steel using needle nosed pliers.  I was impressed with the wire.  My pliers aren't plastic tipped and I didnt scratch the wire up much at all.

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8  Jewelry Displays in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by AngelCross on: August 17, 2010 08:11:25 PM
I was shopping for jewelry displays since I have a booth in the upcoming Festival of Cultures in Nashville.  All of them were so expensive!  Being the frugal freak I am that doesn't throw anything away, I made my own.



1. Burgundy bracelet pillow.  Toilet paper roll wrapped in velvet and padding taken from a reclaimed Christmas stocking.  I wrapped it and tucked in the ends, stuffed in some fast food napkins, pinched the ends together and tacked them shut with needle and thread.

2. Earring holder.  Discarded wire hanger from the cleaners twisted with pliers and wrapped in discarded white ribbon.

3. A shoe I got at goodwill (I wore the pair to an 80's themed party).  I filled the bottom of the shoe with two walmart bags, put a piece of cardboard (cut from a soda box) on top of them with some duct tape rolled sticky side out.  Then I lined up packing peanuts and stuck them down.  It will hold rings, earrings, broaches, and other small jewelry.

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9  Gothic Coffin Sunglasses Case in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by AngelCross on: August 17, 2010 08:00:54 PM
I found a pattern for this on a craft blog and just had to make my own!




I haven't posted 10 times yet, so only a link.  I used two cardboard coffin shapes (cut from a discarded soda box), discarded velvet, discarded pink cotton (inside lining), white and red glitter nailpolish, duct tape, and super glue.
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