I was FINALLY able to send today to cacarae, and ironically, it's the same day I recieved my package from her! It's full of awesomely made fall goodies, be prepared to be jealous! (although these photos are really poor quality, sorry!) the whole shebang:
thumbnails of the details, click to enlarge! scarf detail, although the scarf looks so much nicer in person, the color is darker, but the little specks of greenish are really neat: super awesome bag, with knitting skills i am in awe of! (i can't knit to save my life!). the handles are really cool on this one, even though the photo cuts them off: super dooper awesome leaf necklace with white hemp(?) necklace. it's soooo cool, a photo doesn't do much justice. a crappy pic of a really awesome hat. really really awesome. it matches the scarf too. and finally, another not so great photo of another awesome necklace. the owl pendant looks blurry in the pic, but it's really cool in real life. but those green beads on the chain really make this necklace amazing! there was also a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter and some orange sugar sprinkles! yay! thank you soooo much cacarae! i love everything!!
I do! I do! I loooove the nut lickin' squirrel, and LOVE that it's MINE! Everything in my swap package is amazing! The best part is my boyfriend, who I am going to be living with in a month, did not understand the words on the towels! No matter how many times I told him to read them slowly, he didn't get it! And I'm not telling him the secret, so it's that much more funny to me! I have a few pictures to add here, but they aren't very good...SkitzoLeezra is a much better photographer than I am. (My camera is old and sad too...) This is the folder the notecards came in:
It's perfect, because I love gnomes!
This is the inside of an awesome red change purse/wallet she sent!
And this is a photo of the whole shebang, including a cigar box full of beads and trinkets and findings! She also sent a very nifty necklace, stamped bookmark, and various other things including magazine articles on crocheted jewelry and button bracelets!
After some research and some drooling over other resin jewelry pieces, I decided to give it a try. I used Castin' Craft and had really great results! I was suprised how easy it turned out to be, and how fun! I used lots of glitter, buttons, and charms to make 3 pendents, and a pair of earrings. I made a ring also, but I somehow must have scooted a popsicle stick into the resin and it stuck in there overnight, so i'll have to try again on that one. haha. Anyway, here's the photos of my first attempts with resin. The sparkles didn't photograph very well for me, so bare with me here. I think they look really pretty and sparkly in person.
an action shot of my favorite pendant, with clear and blue glitter and a goldtone bird charm.
earrings with pink buttons and lime green glitter.
a high-glare photo of pink glitter with yellow and pink buttons and copper stars. the glare shows the sparkle well though.
yellow glitter with blue and yellow buttons.
a different view of the first one, you can see the bird better here.
I made these for a friend at work for her birthday/Hanukkah present, and I thought I would post them here! The bracelet features a chocolate frosted cookie, a slice of layered chocolate cake, an orange frosted yellow cupcake, a piece of blueberry pie, and a wrapped piece of hard candy.
My turn! I recieved my package from RhondaS yesterday, and I love everything! I don't photograph jewelry well, which is unfortunate, because these pieces are really lovely!
amazing amethyst necklace, but the best part is the clasp:
I love organic shapes, especially trees and leaves, so this is perfect for my! just my taste!!!
This is awesome, because the hemitite beads are magnetic, so when i don't feel like wearing it as a bracelet, it can be worn as a necklace or anklet! very awesome. i'm currently enjoying it as a bracelet.
amethyst and garnet drop earrings! so pretty and simple, i love them.
awesome cluster earrings! these are amazing, i wish a picture could do them justice! they are a little heavy, so i might take off a few strands and make a second pair of earrings out of them, i'm not sure. i don't want to ruin them! i'm going to leave them as is for a while and see if i can't train my ears to hold them up. i love everything! i'm so spoiled!!! AND, she also sent a crochet scarf!!
it matches my coat perfectly, and looks great for this time of year! thank you so much! Rhonda, if you have any better photos, feel free to post them! mine aren't so great. Thank you again!!!!
I got a sewing machine for my 21st birthday a few months ago, and I've been making lots of totes for 3 reasons: I suck at reading a pattern, so these I can make up on my own and be successful; they are the only thing other than a pillow I can make that's functional; and they turn out cute enough that my family is impressed. So I'm making totes for my teenage and preteen cousins for Christmas. Here are the first two: bag 1, for my 16 year old cousin...
This bag is really big for lots of books, and it's a heavy denim in the inside so it's really durable. I really love this fabric as well!
bag 2, for my 12 year old cousin...
(her name is painted in glitter glue on the side, but it's clear glitter so it's hard to see in a photo) The inside is plain green, and there is a pocket made of the same cherry fabric as the outside.
i just now got around to getting pictures of things from this swap! here's what i got from pagodapatty:
(6 lovely pins made from what i can only assume is resin, and there are shells and other neat things inside!) and also, a lovely stenciled handkerchief with my name in the corner. (detail of name) (detail of stenciled birds)
i love it all!
and i sent her a polymer clay necklace with a banana, strawberry, and orange charm.
this is my first time with polymer clay, and i have to say, i am addicted!
AND...meat!! (cube steak, anyone?)
(in case you can't tell what things are, there are cupcakes, two different views of a pair of strawberries, green and pink button post earrings, orange slices, green olives, ugly hearts, ice cream cones, handmade beads, limes, orange slices, and of course, meat, which is gross and awesome to me!) thanks for looking!
so i don't know if i'm finished with this right now, but i know that for right now i am finished with working on it for awhile. maybe after midterms i'll go back and touch up some things and rework the apples? but anyway, here it is! the biggest oil painting i've done yet (3 by 4 feet), and the first canvas i built and stretched all by myself. so i'm pretty proud, at least of overcoming my fear of power tools enough to make the stretcher frame! the photograph is a little wonky and sideways, sorry, i couldn't get far enough back to get a straight shot, the studio i was working in is tiny!
i spent my spare time after night class for the past month making duct tape roses for my boyfriend, who loves roses and duct tape. i added some duct tape framed pictures to the bouquet to spice it up a bit and make it like a cheesy valentine! i'm giving them to him tonight, so hopefully they go over well!
i have millions of close-up photos on indivual roses. if anyone is interested, i'll post them. (there's more colorful roses behind the pictures, hiding) also, to make the roses, i used the tut offered at ducktapeclub.com. it's pretty easy to follow, and there's lots of room for variation! (sorry for the mushy silly pictures!)