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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Denim bracelets on: January 04, 2012 01:34:52 PM

I have been working on a lot of projects to reuse old denim trousers. I've been making bowls, a cover for a chair, owls and more, but the seams were always thrown away. That was before I got the idea to make them into bracelets. Its super easy and (unless you want to cover them with real diamonds..) very cheap.

If you want to know how to make them you can look at the tutorial on me blog here: http://avsusanne.blogspot.com/2012/01/denim-bracelet-tutorial.html

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Fabric decoupage on: October 15, 2011 02:39:42 AM
I picked up two, not very attractive, frames from a flea market. Decided that I would try to get rid of some fabric leftovers on this project. I sanded the frame before gluing on the fabric.

I used a lot of gel medium both over and under the fabric so it was not a problem to make it follow the shape of the frame. 

For now I have left the frame unthreaded because I cant make up my mind if I want a matt or a shiny surface.

3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Altered puzzle pieces. on: October 05, 2011 02:09:29 PM
I participated in a swap on Flikr and these three pendants were my contribution.
They are made by combining angel scraps, sayings, pearls and paint.

They each say:

"Be the change you want to see in the world"
"All angels come to us in disguise"
"I never drive faster then my guardian angel can fly.

4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / A decorated notebooks on: September 29, 2011 01:09:23 AM
I have a lot of notebooks, most of them are, for some reason, black with red corners.
Not the most interesting decor, so I decided to change that and decorate two of them with magazine clippings. I protected the collages with 3 layers of lacquer so that I can still carry to notebooks around in my purse without destroying picture.

5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Paper mosaic on: September 22, 2011 04:25:02 AM
These pictures were made a few years ago. I really like them, but sadly they are very time consuming so I haven't had time to make one for a long time.

The first one is of my dad and his dog. It was a gift for his birthday.

This one is in more of a pop art style.

It might not seem like it, but both styles are very time consuming. The first one with the requires little preparation, I just draw the image on to the canvas. The timeconsuming bit is finding the colors and gluing it on. The time consuing bit of the "pop art" one is the drawing. I don't remember how many sketches I had to make but it was plenty. its very easy to "loos a person" when you remove most of the facial features. Since the colored areas are fewer and bigger its easier to glue on the paper on these images.

6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Pillows on: September 22, 2011 02:40:23 AM
These are two of my colorful pillows with application. They are made of different pieces of scraps, curtains, tablecloths, tapestry and ribbons. As a finish, I appliqued a bird sitting on a branch on each of them.

7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Sholder bag on: September 07, 2011 10:41:17 AM
Last summer I was lucky enough to come across a fantastic ribbon from the 70s on E-bay. Since then I have been looking for a project that would do it justice and last week I decided to use it for a bag.
I had no pattern, just a picture in my head of what I wanted so there were a lot of trying and failing before i finally could finish.

Its got 2 zippered inner bag pockets and 2 with no zipper.

8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / A chair befor and after on: September 06, 2011 02:28:31 PM
I have 4 of these plain pine chairs. Boring as as they are, they only see light of day one or twice a year.

They were in a desperate need of a make over, so I decided to to cover one with paper. The color doesn't really go with anything in my house, but at least the chair looks a little more fun.


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