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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / what to do with GOLD ICE (*gorgeous bulky mohair*) on: December 24, 2008 12:53:23 AM
My (unofficial) mother in law gave me a skein of this gorgeous bulky weight mohair for my birthday:

http://gardenpartyfibers.com/index.php?cat_id=202&catname=%27Gold%20Ice%27

from the site "Mohair locks handspun, then plyed with a gold lurex thread. In this new lot the gold lurex is spun with a firm white thread, creating a sturdier yarn. This very soft buttery mohair is a bulky weight yarn."

This stuff is so soft and beautiful I've been afraid to use it!

What kind of a pattern would you go for to really make use of this delicious yarn?

maybe a bulky lace scarf or stole?

need input!


(x posted in crochet)
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / what to make with GOLD ICE (*gorgeous bulky mohair*) on: December 24, 2008 12:52:09 AM
My (unofficial) mother in law gave me a skein of this gorgeous bulky weight mohair for my birthday:

http://gardenpartyfibers.com/index.php?cat_id=202&catname=%27Gold%20Ice%27

from the site "Mohair locks handspun, then plyed with a gold lurex thread. In this new lot the gold lurex is spun with a firm white thread, creating a sturdier yarn. This very soft buttery mohair is a bulky weight yarn."

This stuff is so soft and beautiful I've been afraid to use it!

What kind of a pattern would you go for to really make use of this delicious yarn?

maybe a bulky lace scarf or stole?

need input!


(x posted in knitting)
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Hand Drawn & Painted Pendants! (Tentacles!! Rainbows! Trees!) on: September 29, 2008 12:10:19 AM
Hi Guys,
I just finished these watercolored pendants and was really pleased with them so I wanted to share!

Octopus (2x2 inches):


Nautilus (1.5x1.5 inches):


TOTALLY RAD diamond and rainbows (1.5x2.5 inches):


Evergreen (1x2 inches):



These took so much time to make, but I love them!!
They are so therapeutic to make, too. It's so satisfying to get my hands busy after a long day back in front of a computer!!

Each is sealed with a coat of clear lacquer to keep the colors bright and help make them a little more water resistant.

Thanks for looking, sweet dreams :-)
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Brass wire wrap rings (edit: More! Pictures!) on: July 25, 2008 10:43:18 PM
I'm learning to make wire rings!




This one's made with czech glass flowers and seed beads

this one's got a glass bead in the middle and a swarovski head pin, wrapped in a piece of natural brass filigree:




Both are made with 18 and 22 gauge brass artistic wire
(I want/need a ring mandrel!!)

What do you think?

ETA: more! pictures!











5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Swallows and Swarovski (new, prettier pictures!) on: July 13, 2008 12:43:06 AM










This is my first time working with crystals- I actually kind of like it, especially toned down by the vintage brass components.
It's still really sparkly, but a little less BLING
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Domino Pendants ("amazing glaze" is actually amazing!) on: July 06, 2008 08:25:49 PM





My first shot at domino pendants.
Made with "amazing glaze" (again, yes, corny) on the flat backs of dominos.
So much faster/less smelly/less messy/less bubbly than epoxy resin... I think I might be a convert.

I LOVE THE NURSE STAMP! She's sanitizing a spoon over a candle flame? 4 cents? Amazing. I got something off ebay once (a 70s pin with a holographic finish that says "may the force be with you," if you must know) and it arrived in a manilla envelope COVERED in these 4 cent stickers (and one celebrating Australia's bicentennial in 1988). The "media" stamp is also from that envelope. The rest are from wrapping paper or stationary.

Haven't put bails on them yet- will probably drill the tops and glue in sterling wire loops, when I have the chance to pull out the rotary tool.

ETA: Amazing glaze is this powdery stuff that you put in the oven for 5 or so minutes and it melts into a clear resin-like coat.

There's a tutorial here:
http://www.fusionbeads.com/beadingfaq/techniques.php?bfid=66
and here's a link to the product directly:
http://www.fusionbeads.com/shop/product/34193/
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / classy Victorian "Filthy" necklace + wood disk necklace/ring on: June 28, 2008 01:50:32 PM
(I figure this'll either be as hilarious to everyone else as it is to me, or it'll be a total miss... so I'll include something extra at the end to make up for the potential humor let down just in case)

some friends of mine have taken to saying "filthy" instead of neat/cool/sick
which really cracks me up
the thought of making a fancy brass victorian-chain-letter necklace that says "filthy"... I just had to..





classy

Ok so in case that actually sucks and I just need to sleep more or get more sun or something, here's something else I made, too:




Necklace and ring made from dyed wood disks and wire.

(Pardon my sunburn [Seattle's finally sunny!!])
8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / round corners, my new love (loads of pics) on: May 27, 2008 07:06:14 PM
It's crunch time at school and i've been nearly intravenously connected to the computer for days.. so what do i do when i take a break? post on crafster of course.. siiiiiigh

Here are some photos i've been working on in post during my long render times at the lab.

I've fallen in love with round corners. It's true love.





























(aw, they're much cooler when the white parts are transparent.. they turned white here cause i saved em as jpgs for the internet. You can see them on white here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2269694&l=14f27&id=10706093.
Or take a look at my flicker: http://flickr.com/photos/fabric/)
9  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Painting UNCOOKED polymer clay on: May 14, 2008 02:44:18 PM
Hi all,
I'd like to tap into your crafty brain power for a moment here!

I am making a series of small poly clay animals for a stop motion video
and would like to add some detail (color, "fur" texture, eyes...) with paint

My plan at the moment is to just dry brush colors onto the clay (probably with acrylic paint, since I have a bunch lying around), and avoid putting paint on areas that will need to be bent repeatedly for the animation (ex: no paint on knees or fingers, cause that'll just smear or crack off)

I am curious though, if any of you know if:

-are there any paints made specifically to use on wet poly clay?
-are there any paints (oil?) that might stick better to wet poly clay?

You guys are a tremendous resource!
Thank you for existing!!

Mollie
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Dia de Los Muertos watercolors on: April 05, 2008 06:23:45 PM
I made these for a swap with Calluna- she listed Dia de Los Muertos as an interest, and it totally inspired me!
I've never had such success with watercolor before, so I wanted to give these their own special post Smiley





They're about 4 or 5 inches tall. The one with the heart's probably a little bigger.

When I was bored at school I scanned them at 7200dpi (the file was 1.6 gigs and crashed my laptop when I tried to open it hahaha) so I may play around with blowing these up really really large.

Thanks for looking! It'd be nice to know what you think!
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