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21  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: geo-delic contrast tank and rainbow leggings on: February 07, 2013 11:36:11 AM
The first thing I did with my serger is break a needle.  I've made Spandex booty shorts with my regular sewing machine, but I ought to become one with my serger to make sweet leggings like yours.  <still drooling>
22  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Gaze of a Siren Brooch on: February 07, 2013 10:39:17 AM
Here is a brooch I made for the local bead society's competition.  We were each given a metal filigree circle that was required to be in the completed design.  I used it as a base to secure the rest of my piece, and it can be seen on the back of the pin.  The only other rules were that we use at least 10 beads, and the design must be our own. 

Siren mythology appealed to me for this design.  They lured sailors with their beautiful song, yet they were dangerous creatures.  I wanted to incorporate the weird into a beautiful beaded piece.  The blue fringe and rings represent sea elements of coral and suckers on the grasping tentacles of squids and octopuses.  The eye symbolizes the enticing gaze of the Siren.

This is the first time I have colored metal components.  It pleased me to be able to match my metal materials to my beads and to free myself from limited commercial color treatments.  I also found that adding an element in an unconventional way can be tricky, however that is part of the journey in creating your own design.  Attaching the ringed corona required more labor than I anticipated and required me to alter my preconceived image of the finished piece.  I am fond of the extra color the blue coral fringe adds, and I am pleasantly surprised by the steampunk feel the pin conveys.

23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: geo-delic contrast tank and rainbow leggings on: February 06, 2013 04:26:48 PM
WOW!!  I *love* your leggings! How did you treat your seams?  I am nearly speechless with awe.  I play roller derby and would be oh so happy to make some crazy leggings to skate in.  This totally ROCKS!
24  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Junker Jane Style Doll Swap GALLERY! on: January 30, 2013 04:53:38 PM
I received my doll from Melissaurus!  She made me a Siren doll that is PERFECT!  I play roller derby, and my team's name is the Deadly Sirens, and our team color is teal.  She incorporated all of that into a cute but creepy doll for me Cheesy  Please note her cuteness is not marred by the tiny trickle of blood dripping from the side of her mouth, ha ha ha!  Her hair is covering up her little X stitches for nipples, tee hee!  The Siren is holding a sea bear, and there are hand made envelopes folded from a crafty book on how to plant trees, landscape, use various tools, etc.  This package is so full of awesome.  Thank you, Melissaurus!

25  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Junker Jane Style Doll Swap GALLERY! on: January 30, 2013 05:16:20 AM
I recieved from onthinice yesterday, and I am in LOVE. Love, I say. I am so happy with the doll she made me - straight out of Junker Jane's antique animal menagerie. It's a crow, and a little lovely ring. Smiley

Look at the feet! I am in LOVE with the texture and feel of them. And the little ring - it sparkles so much on my finger. Definitely something I could see this crow swooping in and stealing from some unsuspecting human. But now it's mine. Muahaha.

And I adore the fabric on the beak. Onthinice plays roller derby - something I am interested in getting in to, and I can see a bit of that kind of awesome, rebellious derby girl in the sparkly snakeskin beak. Totally awesome.

Thank you so, so SOOOOOO much, Onthinice. I love my JJ Raven so much! Smiley

Hooray!  I'm so glad you like it!!  And you grocked exactly what my thought was with him and the stolen sparkly ring!  Yes, his beak fabric is faux snakeskin Spandex from some helmet covers I made for my team a couple years ago.  I thought it would be perfect to add texture to his head.  He was fun to make, and it was a challenge trying to keep my cat from stealing his legs.  Sparks' favorite toys are pipe cleaners, and technically I stole some from his private reserve to make the crow.  I'm also happy that the ring fits!  Since you've received my crow, I should get your package any day now  Grin
26  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Raccoon Brooch on: January 22, 2013 07:46:35 AM
That is the cutest thing ever.  I love how you have his ears popping out of the frame.
27  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Junker Jane Style Doll Swap GALLERY! on: January 20, 2013 07:43:12 AM
Wow, the dolls are amazing! And...I am so glad I waited to look in here until after I sent mine out in the mail, ha ha!  I may have missed the Junker Jane mark and hit American primitive instead.  However, it does fit in with Melissaurus' likes on Wist and Pinterest, so I think I'm safe.

I can see why gozer's cat wouldn't leave her doll alone - who could resist snuggling in all that pink fuzziness?  My cat couldn't resist throwing my doll over the side of the table - repeatedly.  I think it was the lure of the doll's legs.  I will not say what they are made of, but my cat uses them as beloved toys.  I suppose technically, the doll's legs are my cat's property since their parts came out of the bag we bought for him.  It is a great feline sacrifice.
28  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Junker Jane Style Doll Swap, sign ups CLOSED; send by Jan 18 on: January 18, 2013 10:16:26 AM
The finishing touches on my doll are dry, so it's ready to head north to Melissaurus.  My extra is truly small, but I have one myself - I love it and use it all the time.  It also fits in with the theme of this doll Wink  Now I'm off to the post office to seal the deal!
29  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Junker Jane Style Doll Swap, sign ups CLOSED; send by Jan 18 on: January 11, 2013 12:33:11 PM
My doll for Melissaurus is dark in color, but not in spirit.  It is not creepy nor crayola-happy.  It simply is what it is.  I'm still figuring out where I'll slap some bright color/s on this thing.  <- All of that kind of sounds wrong, when I guess what I'm trying to say that it is more of a totem.  I have half of the appendages formed, and will hand stitch the head to the body soon.  This is the first time I've attacked fabric with a metal-bristled hair brush, ha ha! 
30  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Junker Jane Style Doll Swap, sign ups CLOSED; send by Jan 18 on: January 06, 2013 09:10:55 AM
Checking in...I am still working on my doll.  There is probably no need to fear that I will send out early.  I have decided on my extra.  It will be small, but in line with the doll.  I can't wait to see these items completed!
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