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1  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Shop the Swap 23 **Shops Only!!** on: February 25, 2009 08:52:49 PM
Just here to spend one point. I have to quit the swap for a while as life is just way too much right now.
I just want everyone I've received from to know that I love the stuff! I use every thing I've received and there wasn't one item I wasn't delighted with. I hope to get back into the swap in a few months! Thanks everyone!
2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Please help with this tricky return problem on: February 13, 2009 05:14:50 PM
OK, I make these custom rings and have been selling them pretty happily. Most of the time everything goes fine, but recently I got an order for a certain size ring and made it and shipped and the person has received it and said she made a mistake in the size (she made it sound like she knew all along she was ordering the wrong size and should have listened to the person she was buying it for) and can she just send it back and get a new one in the right size. She offered to pay for new shipping.

Now, me being kind of stupid I didn't have a return policy posted on etsy at the time she ordered. I do now, for sure. But I didn't then. However! I make these rings from start to finish and it is quite a bit of my time, not to mention the silver. I only charge 20 dollars for them. Also, since it's a custom order there's nothing I can really do with the returned ring except recycle the silver.
Now, since I didn't have any return policy posted at the time I think I'm going to let her return the ring and make her a new one, even though this really sticks in my craw.
I want to let her know that I'm doing her a favor since she messed up in the first place and let her know about my new policy, but is this passive aggressive? Should I just make the darn ring and let it go to keep a happy customer?
Please give me all your advise. Thanks!
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: I heart these so much! on: January 24, 2009 11:20:14 AM
Thanks y'all!
They are made out of sterling strip (I get it to make rings and cut it to the right length) and then I sawed the heart and stamped the words, then just rounded the edges up some. The saw blade I used is tiny!
So, bekibutton you'd need the strip, metal stamps, metal shears or end cutters, jewelry saw and a couple of different files for cleaning up the heart and rounding the edges. You probably could saw through any pre made flat charm or tag as well.

iwannamessupmysheetsw_you,
I felt a little bit like a dork making the TX one because I live here, but I was going to try to sell them in this gift store I work at part time. I think working there has made me sensitive to TX themed products, because seriously. There's a lot of it in there, and sadly, most of it is made in China.
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Paint Chip Postcards on: January 23, 2009 09:30:20 PM
I love these! I could never have thought of anything so cute with what you had on hand (though now I may steal the idea). Awesome work!
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / I heart these so much! on: January 23, 2009 09:18:31 PM
These are really small, about an inch or so long and the hearts are only about 4mm across. I was going for cute and simple.





6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Acrylic Silhouette Jewelry on: January 23, 2009 09:15:57 PM
Those are so cute! I love the rabbits and the deer especially. OK, your rock sugar ring really looks nothing like this, but it made me think of the Charlie's Angels silhouette.
A "Pow" silhouette with the word POW! cut out of the middle would be really cute, too!
7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Shop the Swap 22 **Shops only!!** on: January 07, 2009 07:29:02 AM
Closed for shopping

I'm in Austin, TX, US.  OMG you guys, I had such high hopes for this session! Sorry it took me so long to open. I hope you find something you like!

1 point items

Brown Ribbon Hat. This is the cutest and most fun hat I think I've ever made. It's made with 85% merino 15% polyester yarn, which is sadly discontinued I think. And if you like to knit, this pattern:
http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/merino-stripes-RosetteTam.html
I am in love with this hat and the pattern. Oh, since my styrofoam head is bald it makes the hat look a little slouchy, this hat is actually close fitting and comes to just about the bottom edge of the ear.  1pt.
sold to mullerslanefarm, thank you, it will go out by Weds.



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Size 6.5 Fearless ring. There's nothing wrong with this ring! I just made it too small for its purchaser and had to make a new one. But if you have a small finger and have no fear...
  1 pt.  sold to alteredmommy, thank you!



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Size 7.5 Wink Often ring. Same story as above. Don't work when you really should be sleeping! I'll try to get a pic of it, I still need to do final polish, but feel free to claim if you like the sentiment and it's your size. 1 pt.

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The Best Little Beading Book. This is actually kind of a thick book, with lots of patterns and bead info. The cover is a wee bit tattered but all the pages are ok. 1pt.



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Wristlet. This is a tiny little wrist clutch that I repurposed by adding a beaded bracelet loop and beads to the pocket zipper pulls. It's approx. 8x4 inches and is white faux leather, very soft and supple. I bought it new but never go anywhere that involves a dainty little clutch so it's never been used. The beads are amazonite, olive jade and some sort of quartz. 1 pt.


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Wool crocheted headband. This is fisherman's wool I kool-aid dyed. 1 pt.


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.5 point items.

Oooh! Big sale! Now these next items are 1/2 pt each! Please add up to one point!

Purple Bead Fringe. This is bead fringe on a ribbon for embellishing clothes or lamps or chair edges. Never been used, 36 inches. .5pt.


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Pastel Mix Crocheted Rose Pin. Has pin back, crocheted of 100% cotton. Cute! Also a little less than 3 inches across. .5 pt


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Keychains--all .5 pts each:
Left to right: light purple felt with angry robot embroidery. The back is complimentary flower fabric. 4 inches long
Glass beads, ceramic fairy bead and cool metal bead keychain. 5 inches long.
Faceted new jade, ceramic fairy and cool metal bead keychain. 4.5 inches long.

back of robot kc.



Points:
Started with: 5
Pending: 0
Current: 4

Claims from me:
to mullerslanefarm Brown Ribbon Hat 1
to alteredmommy - fearless ring (1 pt)

Claims I have made:
from mimiw - card wallet 1 pt
from mullerslanefarm - 2 soaps 2 pts

8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Shop the Swap 21 **Shops only!!** on: December 04, 2008 07:51:10 PM
Open!

I'm in Austin, TX, US.  No smoking but yes to cats and dog. They go everywhere, but I try to keep stuff up.  I have so much stuff to add! Some books, stash items, beads and jewelry! I have to take pics, so check back on the weekend!

1 point items

Rectangle Pendant. A cute hammered sterling pendant with a slightly "primitive" feel. It has a tiny 2 mm black onyx cab set into it.  About an inch or so high.  1 pt. sold to avesthel, thanks!


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Swirl ring. This is, well, a swirl ring. Made out of heavy gauge sterling, about a size 8, but it could be squeezed a little bit, so somewhat adjustable. 1 pt. sold to reese52, thanks!


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Black onyx slide pendant. Simple black onyx cab with a dangle. It's got a tube bail, so the chain it goes on would have to be fairly thin. A bit over an inch long . 1pt. for pendant only. 2 pts if you'd like me to add either a 16 or 18 inch sterling chain.
sold to oneredboot, thank you!


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Blue top. Ok, I made this top last year to see if I could do a keyhole neckline. I've only worn it a couple of times. Now I'm a little, ahem, bigger than I was last year and when I wore it recently my 12 year old son said despairingly: "mom, why did you have to knit something so semi-erotic!" And I knew I would never wear it again. It's made from Caron simply soft so you can machine wash it, and supposedly machine dry, but I dry it flat. I'm a 34 bust size and you can see it is quite snug, even though it's very stretchy. Has a little white heart button at the neckline.  1 pt. sold to penguino, thank you!


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Wristlet. This is a tiny little wrist clutch that I repurposed by adding a beaded bracelet loop and beads to the pocket zipper pulls. It's approx. 8x4 inches and is white faux leather, very soft and supple. I bought it new but never go anywhere that involves a dainty little clutch so it's never been used. The beads are amazonite, olive jade and some sort of quartz. 1 pt.


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Wool crocheted headband. This is fisherman's wool I kool-aid dyed. 1 pt.


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.5 point items.

Oooh! Big sale! Now these next items are 1/2 pt each! Please add up to one point!

Pastel Mix Crocheted Rose Pin. Has pin back, crocheted of 100% cotton. Cute! Also a little less than 3 inches across. .5 pt


Keychains--all .5 pts each:
Left to right: light purple felt with angry robot embroidery. The back is complimentary flower fabric. 4 inches long
Glass beads, ceramic fairy bead and cool metal bead keychain. 5 inches long.
Faceted new jade, ceramic fairy and cool metal bead keychain. 4.5 inches long.

back of robot kc.

I'll try to get more .5 items soon, I know it's slim pickins.

Points:
Started with: 3
Pending: 1
Current: 5

Claims from me:
Send by Dec 12
aliciasjoy to avesthel - Rectangle Pendant (1) RECEIVED
Send by Dec 12
aliciajoy to reese52 - swirl ring - (1) RECEIVED
send by dec 17
aliciasjoy to oneredboot - black onyx pendant (1) SENT
send by 12/21
aliciasjoy to penguino - Blue top - (1)

Claims I have made:
send by Dec. 13
addicted2knitting to aliciasjoy
SPS zippered pouch: friends of the forest 1 RECEIVED
send by Dec. 15th
LaughingLark to aliciasjoy
Pincushion #2  (1 pt) RECEIVED



Wishlist:
A sturdy bag with a flat bottom and lots of pockets inside for receipts and ipod and such.
Yarn.
Soap
Circle skirt in a boring color or simple pattern to wear to work.
Slipknot pins or buttons or notebooks--for my son.

9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Shop the Swap 20 **Shops Only!!** on: November 07, 2008 02:37:40 PM
Open!

I'm in Austin, TX, US.  No smoking but yes to cats and dog. They go everywhere, but I try to keep stuff up.  I have so much stuff to add! Some books, stash items, beads and jewelry! I have to take pics, so check back on the weekend!

1 point items


Earthy Bead Kit. I'm so excited about these! I'm trying to debead my life, so here is a carefully chosen assortment of really cool beads, plus 2 feet of beadalon, 2 sterling crimp beads, and a sterling clasp. You can make something with it! I also think it would make a nice gift. The biggest beads in this set are about an inch long. There's yellow turquoise(the giant green beads, yeah, they're weirdly named), wood, buri nut, freshwater pearls, faceted glass, new jade, jasper, carnelian, aventurine, Swarovski crystals, and amber! 1 pt sold to Phizzychick, thanks!


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Voodoo Bead Kit. Oooh! A lot of faceted glass in black, dark red, true red, and "black diamond" (love these), hematite, carnelian, some little garnets, the long ones are bamboo with hole across the top and are about 1.75 inches long, some little sterling rings that make great spacers and a little ceramic skeleton playing a horn. The beadalon didn't make it into the picture but it's included, as well as the clasp and crimps. 1 pt sold to nosusanfx, thanks!


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Granny hat. I rescued this hat from a thrift store this weekend but I think it's awesome and fully worth one point. It's an orange and brown granny circle slouchy hat! It rules! It's in perfect condition. I feel like a real granny probably made this not knowing just how cool it is and it ended up being donated by a very uncool and unworthy giftee. Probably a mean daughter-in-law who only shops at Neiman Marcus and is really snooty! Freshly laundered, I'm assuming it's acrylic because it lived through the washer and dryer. 1 pt.



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Blue top. Ok, I made this top last year to see if I could do a keyhole neckline. I've only worn it a couple of times. Now I'm a little, ahem, bigger than I was last year and when I wore it recently my 12 year old son said despairingly: "mom, why did you have to knit something so semi-erotic!" And I knew I would never wear it again. It's made from Caron simply soft so you can machine wash it, and supposedly machine dry, but I dry it flat. I'm a 34 bust size and you can see it is quite snug, even though it's very stretchy. Has a little white heart button at the neckline.  1 pt.


____________________

Wristlet. This is a tiny little wrist clutch that I repurposed by adding a beaded bracelet loop and beads to the pocket zipper pulls. It's approx. 8x4 inches and is white faux leather, very soft and supple. I bought it new but never go anywhere that involves a dainty little clutch so it's never been used. The beads are amazonite, olive jade and some sort of quartz. 1 pt.


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Wool crocheted headband. This is fisherman's wool I kool-aid dyed. 1 pt.


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Two Hour Beaded Projects. This is an actual book with both strung and sead bead projects. 1 pt sold to LaughingLark, thanks!


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.5 point items.

Oooh! Big sale! Now these next items are 1/2 pt each! Please add up to one point!

Purple & Green Crocheted Rose Pin. Has a pin back. Is crocheted of purple and green mix cotton. A little less than 3 inches across. My camera really doesn't like purple. .5 pt  (I think the pattern for these came from the Lion Brand website. They were really fun to make.) sold to asphaltqueen, thanks!


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Pastel Mix Crocheted Rose Pin. Has pin back, crocheted of 100% cotton. Cute! Also a little less than 3 inches across. .5 pt


Keychains--all .5 pts each:
Left to right: light purple felt with angry robot embroidery. The back is complimentary flower fabric. 4 inches long
Glass beads, ceramic fairy bead and cool metal bead keychain. 5 inches long.
Faceted new jade, ceramic fairy and cool metal bead keychain. 4.5 inches long.

back of robot kc.

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Fire Mt Bead Booklet + random beads. This was some sort of supplement from Fire Mountain Gems. There are actual projects in it, but it's basically a catalog, i.e. they give you directions to a project and then allow you to purchase all the needed items from them. I'll throw in a dozen Swarovski 4mm crystals to sweeten the deal. .5 pt  sold to asphaltqueen, thanks!



Points:
Started with: 5
Pending: 0
Current: 3

Claims from me:
send by november 16
aliciasjoy to nosusanfx - Voodoo Bead Kit (1)  SENT
Send by November 17th
aliciasjoy to Phizzychick Earthy Bead Kit (1) SENT
Send by nov 18th-- aliciasjoy to LaughingLark--Two Hour Beaded Projects book-- (1 pt) SENT
aliciasjoy to asphaltqueen - Fire Mt Bead Booklet + random beads and blue/green crocheted rose - (1) SENT

Claims I have made:
send by Nov 14th
LaughingLark to aliciasjoy: beaded flower #6 (1 pt) received
Send by Nov. 17
loves2experiment to aliciasjoy
Birdie coin pouch II  2 points  received
send by Nov. 26
penguino to aliciasjoy
handspun yarn 249 "sugar" - (3)


Wishlist:
A sturdy bag with a flat bottom and lots of pockets inside for receipts and ipod and such.
Yarn.
Soap
Circle skirt in a boring color or simple pattern to wear to work.
Slipknot pins or buttons or notebooks--for my son.

10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Shop the Swap 19 ***SHOPS ONLY!!*** on: October 01, 2008 08:24:41 PM
Open!

I'm in Austin, TX, US.  No smoking but yes to cats and dog. They go everywhere, but I try to keep stuff up.

.5 point items.

Oooh! Big sale! Now these next items are 1/2 pt each! Please add up to one point!
Keychains:
Left to right: light purple felt with angry robot embroidery. The back is complimentary flower fabric. 4 inches long
Glass beads, ceramic fairy bead and cool metal bead keychain. 5 inches long.
Faceted new jade, ceramic fairy and cool metal bead keychain. 4.5 inches long.

back of robot kc.

____________________

1 point items

Panta. I love this panta! It's made from Noro silk garden and is a really pretty subtle blend of browns and greys. Way prettier in person. 1 pt.
< flat to show the stripes

____________________

Granny hat. I rescued this hat from a thrift store this weekend but I think it's awesome and fully worth one point. It's an orange and brown granny circle slouchy hat! It rules! It's in perfect condition. I feel like a real granny probably made this not knowing just how cool it is and it ended up being donated by a very uncool and unworthy giftee. Probably a mean daughter-in-law who only shops at Neiman Marcus and is really snooty! Freshly laundered, I'm assuming it's acrylic because it lived through the washer and dryer. 1 pt.



____________________

Blue top. Ok, I made this top last year to see if I could do a keyhole neckline. I've only worn it a couple of times. Now I'm a little, ahem, bigger than I was last year and when I wore it recently my 12 year old son said despairingly: "mom, why did you have to knit something so semi-erotic!" And I knew I would never wear it again. It's made from Caron simply soft so you can machine wash it, and supposedly machine dry, but I dry it flat. I'm a 34 bust size and you can see it is quite snug, even though it's very stretchy. Has a little white heart button at the neckline.  1 pt.


____________________

Wristlet. This is a tiny little wrist clutch that I repurposed by adding a beaded bracelet loop and beads to the pocket zipper pulls. It's approx. 8x4 inches and is white faux leather, very soft and supple. I bought it new but never go anywhere that involves a dainty little clutch so it's never been used. The beads are amazonite, olive jade and some sort of quartz. 1 pt.


____________________

Wool crocheted headband. This is fisherman's wool I kool-aid dyed. 1 pt.


____________________

Some more supplies and books coming soon!

Points:
Started with: 3
Pending: 1
Current: 5

Claims from me:
Send by October 14th
aliciasjoy to Phizzychick - Bacon pendant (1) SENT 10-11
aliciasjoy to Phizzychick - Love pendant (1) SENT 10-11
send by Oct 15th
aliciasjoy to nikkidear - wristlet - (.5 pt), white buttons (.5) - 1pt. SENT 10-11
Send by 10/16
aliciasjoy to Zelda.Suicide - Swirl pendant (1) & Hot pink hat (1) - 2 pts SENT 10-11
Send by October 27
aliciasjoy to RubyTuesday - Custom pendant - (2) SENT 10-27
Send by November 5
aliciasjoy to loves2experiment - Panta - (1)

Claims I have made:
send by Oct. 23rd
lapoli to aliciasjoy
Relaxing Sleep Herbs Pillow/Lingere Bag - 1 pt RECEIVED
Peppermint sugar scrub - 2 pts RECEIVED
Send by Oct. 30
Miss Violaceous to aliciasjoy - custom knitpicks sock blank - 3 pts


Wishlist:
A sturdy bag with a flat bottom and lots of pockets inside for receipts and ipod and such.
Yarn.
Soap
Circle skirt in a boring color or simple pattern to wear to work.
Slipknot pins or buttons or notebooks--for my son.

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