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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Beaded cherry necklace on: October 02, 2014 03:23:20 AM
very cool piece--nice job!
12  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Anatomy Swap: S/U: 9/25-10/2, S/O: 11/3/14 on: October 01, 2014 06:04:05 PM
Just sent in my questionnaire...been a while since I did a swap, and I LOVE doing them...this sounds like a FUN one Smiley
13  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Face Paintings on: December 05, 2013 04:58:12 PM
amazing work here! love it!!! Shocked
14  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 9 Gallery on: December 05, 2013 03:54:30 AM
WOW  Shocked Shocked Shocked The gallery is EXPLODING! I really love the gourd birdhouse that Beeker made, and everything I have seen! Can't wait to receive too Smiley

Only because I know that my partner, SweetYetEvil, already received, here is a quick teaser-pic of one of the items I made for her:



I was so excited about this little guy, I HAD to post!!!

Here's a tute showing how I made him, and how u can make your own for less than $2:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429486.0#axzz2mbEzpxMf
15  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Day Of The Dead Christmas Nutcracker (Written Tutorial) on: December 05, 2013 03:50:59 AM


I recently made this nutcracker for SweetYetEvil, my partner in the Christmas Stocking Swap:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=427490.0#axzz2hVVDFaMj

And, I made him for LESS THAN $2 WORTH OF MATERIALS! Here's how you can do the same:

1) Purchase a wooden nutcracker at Dollar Tree, or another discount or thrift store.
2) Strip the nutcracker of all accoutrements, including beard/hair, etc.
3) Spray paint nutcracker FLAT BLACK (Walmart 97 cent brand).
4) Paint details with acrylic--whatever style you like.
5) Seal nutcracker with clear gloss spray paint (Krylon).
6) Once dry, glue on beard and hair...I used faux fur I had, but you could reglue the same hair it already had if u saved it from step #2).
7) Glue on any ribbons or additional items Smiley

Here's more shots of the one I made:











Thanks for looking!
16  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 9 (Signups Sept. 16 - 30; Sendouts Dec. 1st) on: December 02, 2013 06:37:00 AM
today is the day my partner, sweetyetevil, is supposed to receive my package---i am so excited and hope she likes the stuff i made Smiley
17  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 9 (Signups Sept. 16 - 30; Sendouts Dec. 1st) on: November 29, 2013 08:15:20 AM
SENT:

I sent a completed package to SweetYetEvil today...should arrive at her address on Monday, 12/02/13.



I am so happy that I SENT, and so happy to see all the cool stuff she made for me!!!!
18  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 9 (Signups Sept. 16 - 30; Sendouts Dec. 1st) on: November 27, 2013 09:10:46 AM
Most of the stuff I made didn't fit into the stocking.

LOL! this is SO true for the stuff i made as well.

my package for SweetYetEvil is DONE!!!! Yay! Had a blast making everything...gonna ship out on Friday or Sat of this week Smiley
19  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 9 (Signups Sept. 16 - 30; Sendouts Dec. 1st) on: November 16, 2013 07:33:41 AM
hoping to send to SweetYetEvil within a week or so...have fallen behind on crafting for the last few items. bust with work. gonna finish up soon Smiley
20  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 9 (Signups Sept. 16 - 30; Sendouts Dec. 1st) on: November 07, 2013 03:16:52 PM
I'm working on the stocking now and, um, I may have to keep it.  Grin 

LOL...i feel the same way! not to toot my own horn, but the stocking i made for SweetYetEvil is so cool looking, and i am making nice progress on the last few crafted items Smiley
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