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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Sari Fabric Rope Coil Bowl on: July 05, 2016 08:02:21 AM
That looks really good!
I have some leftover yarn that is just like that, maybe I will give it a try as well ^_^
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Felt Bowl for Storage on: July 05, 2016 08:01:13 AM
Really nice!
3  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Rusty the Moth Guy - mostly needle-felted art doll on: July 05, 2016 08:00:13 AM
 Cheesy I love him!
Those mushrooms, that posture, the wings, awesome!
Magical ^_^ !
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / Re: Science Birthday Party! on: July 01, 2016 05:52:23 AM
Oh my goodness, that is the most awesome theme  Cheesy and executed even better  Grin
I can really relate to you and your fun with the theme, science! Haa!
I love the petri dishes with salmonella and tetanus, lol, so much fun!
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Two new necklaces :) on: July 01, 2016 05:44:35 AM
I really love simple, clean jewelry like this. The gems are gorgeous. Very lovely work.  

Me too! I pretty much always wear tiny things, simple jewelry with just one focal point. That is probably why my own jewelry also turns out like that ^_^
I just like the stones how they are, nothing needs to be different, the stone on itself is already so beautiful. Just like with people, a person is beautiful as he/she really is. The true personality is what counts, thats the real gem, simplicity and being real. I always love to remind myself of that symbolism when I make something.

Thanks everyone for the kind words! It lifts me up! @Ratfinkz @Mistress Jennie @meleriffic @underthemountain @I Sew Cute @alwaysinmyroom and @Onyxnox


I just made this new one a little while ago. Three little faceted moonstones and two Karen Hilltribe beads.
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Two new necklaces :) on: June 17, 2016 02:42:00 AM
Hey there everyone  Cheesy
I have been a bit quiet lately, having had some medical/physical issues which caused me to slow down the scissor run, to a slow careful walk with my scissors. (I love that little joke here, on top of the page, lol, I always have an internal visual of frantically running people with scissors).

At the moment, because of great help, I am feeling a bit more energetic and started making things again.
A Peridot/Amethyst necklace, because I really love that combination of stones. Such a fresh green of peridot, and then the warm purple of this amethyst stone. It reminds me of springtime, fresh leaves forming and flowerbuds. Springtime makes me happy because I love to warch everything grow and change.
So here is my happy springtime necklace Smiley


I also made this labradorite one, I have been searching for this shape (stone) for a while because I think its awesome Smiley. It reminds me of fantasy fairy tales, Lord of the Rings like movies. To me its a bit fairy like, slightly reminds me of magical stories and magical personalities inside the stories.


Just wanted to share these with you Smiley sorry for the overly personal note in this topic, but I am soaking in a cheerful and hopeful mood and just needed to share some of that.  Cheesy
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Purple amethyst on: April 18, 2016 02:06:41 AM
Thanks! Smiley
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Purple amethyst on: April 16, 2016 08:02:15 AM
Oh goodness, sorry! I just noticed that I posted it in the "Completed projects: Reconstructed" part, its not a reconstructed post, just a completed project.
I tried to remove it but I cannot do that.

Sorry Smiley
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Purple amethyst on: April 16, 2016 07:59:43 AM
I just finished this necklace, its simple (I know Smiley), but I loved the stone so much that I wanted to show it. Its a purple amethyst, but a much deeper color then what I usually find. It was love at first sight Tongue  Cheesy


10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Olive wood and Onyx on: March 09, 2016 11:02:22 PM
I have been playing with the idea to combine gemstones with wood. I love woodworking and had this really nice piece of olivewood that I found, ready to be shaped into something.
Wood has a soft look, and usually a warm color, gemstones are hard and have some shine. I decided it would be interesting to combine a cool colored gemstone (as in a color that is not warm), with the warmth of the wood. Maybe grey/blue-ish.

So I cut my olive wood into a drop, and shaped a hole into it that I sanded for ages Tongue, until it all had rounded and smooth edges. And then even further, first with a 120 grid, then finer and finer until 800 and 1000.
When that was done I drilled a tiny angled hole from the top to the hole in the wood where the gemstone was going to be.
Before placing the silver and gemstone, I used a special type of oil to rub the wood with. It gives a silky glow and makes the colors brighter. It also protects the wood from water.
When you wait long enough (couple of weeks) the oil will harden and will not stain clothes etc anymore. Like oil in oil paints, those harden as well if you wait long enough.

When the oil had hardened I fastened the gemstone into the wood, I had forgotten that I wanted a cool color  Cheesy so I placed an Onyx (next time a cool color!  Grin). I thought the black looked beautiful with the silver. The silver is coated with a special type of coating that is made for this, so that the oxidation process will not happen so horribly fast. Wood can cause silver to oxidize more quickly. So that is why it had to be protected a bit.

And here is the result, a lot of work! But I enjoy working with wood so who cares.  Cheesy
Its 3 cm x 2 cm.



I just noticed a little dust dot on it, should have taken the time to blow it off before photographing it  Cheesy
I wonder if a moonstone would be nice, or a labradorite cabochon.
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