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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Cherry blossoms-in-winter inspired wire necklace~ on: May 05, 2007 08:58:22 AM
After months of looking at these strange cog-like yet flower-like white agate beads, i finally figured out what to make with them!

I like how the agate beads cascade down. The copper contrasts quite well with the white.. Hmm.. Just need an outfit to match! =)




I went a bit nuts with the pics... but I spent quite a few hours twisting the copper and figuring out how to attach the damn beads!

Would i wear it? ... hmm possibly not. But i like it anyways!
 
2  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Pasta Carbonara - without cream? on: April 28, 2007 08:35:49 PM
Hey peeps!

Was just wondering if anyone knows a good pasta carbonara recipe that doesn't use cream? Its not that i'm afraid of calories (I LOVE cream!) it's because cream doesn't keep in the fridge for an indefinate period of time, so i often end up throwing away the rest- which is quite wasteful!

Anyways, any recipe help would be much appreciated!  =)
x j
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Another glass necklace.. on: April 19, 2007 06:20:17 AM
Hey peeps,
Here's a necklace I made, which is probably one of my favourites, just coz it's so organic and green (And it feels nice on =) )

Anyways, here's the pic


As usual, critiques and comments are welcome!
x j
4  COOKING / Dessert / Chocolate banana bread receipe on: March 30, 2007 05:43:00 PM
Ok..
This is THE most easy banana bread recipe, and it has a certain delicious twist! It's chocolate based!!
By easy, I mean you don't need any weird ingredients, and you DON'T even need a mix-master (Though it does help speed things up a bit) ... so poor students like myself can make it with a bowl and wooden spoon. =)

150g  butter
3/4 cup caster sugar
2 eggs
2 tbspoon milk
2 bananas , thickly sliced
1 cup self raising flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup good quality cocoa powder
1/2 cup good-quality choc chips

1.)Prehea oveen to 180C. Grease and flour a 21x11cm loaf tin

2.)Cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer until pale. Beat in eggs,
milk and bananas

3.)Sift dry ingredients and stir into the butter mixture, Add choc chips and
stir to combine.Spoon mixture into loaf tin and bake for 45 mins or unutil a
skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.It stores well 3-4 days in an
airtight container.

Addit: I've tried substituting the chocolate chips with peppermint chocolate, or adding peppermint tea into the mix for another fresh twist on the traditional banana bread! =)
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Twisted neckline edging on: March 13, 2007 04:26:40 AM
Heya peeps!

I'm a pretty newb sewer.. and i was hoping to sew something like this twisted neckline onto the hem of a skirt... So that the effect would be like a bubble skirt, only less poofy and more lengthy..
 
Here's the neckline on a top:


I looks quite simple to do, but when i tried fiddling on a piece of material, i found it quite tricky to make it twist like it does in the pic!

So, i'm asking you experienced, wonderful sewers out there for some advice and help! Hmmm.. I think i'm needing it! I'm actually quite frustrated that i can't copy such a simplistic looking design!

Much love, jaye
6  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Worthing? An unrelated crafting post.. on: March 12, 2007 04:39:12 AM
Hey peeps!

This is a unrelated post, but I thought i'd ask for some craftster help, seeing as though the community here is pretty supportive.

I currently live in Australia, and I'm going to be in the UK at the end of this year. Specifically, in Worthing (which is apparently a 1.5 hour train trip from London??)
Anyways, I'd like to ask if it will be feasible to commute from London to Worthing each day?
Or, if there is readily available accommodation in Worthing, or somewhere nearby that would be willing to have a short term rental? (by short term, i mean 6 weeks!)

Also, what will Worthing be like? Is it a rural- type town? I've been to London about 3 years ago now, but haven't been around england.  I'm a city gal at heart!

Anyways, any comments/help/advice would be greatly appreciated!!
xx jaye
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / A bouquet of precious baubles- Asymmetrical Necklace on: February 12, 2007 11:15:14 PM
Heya

Here's a necklace that i've made a while back now. It's asymmetrical, and really makes a statement- much better in real life than the pics (which are on the blurry side!) 
 
The challenge with asymmetrical necklaces is weighting it so that the necklace looks ok when you are wearing it.


Any comments/suggestions would be welcome! =)
x j
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / I like stuff to dangle off my ears... on: December 26, 2006 11:12:59 PM
Heyhey!
After months of non-crafting due to work and study, I decided that i needed new earrings (and gifts for friends)! So I made these:

These are my first "upper class" earrings.. Meaning I spent moolah on sterling silver hooks, went searching for high quality fastings, and bought *actual* Swarovski Crystal beads.. They were for a friend who has high end taste, but who is a sweetheart, so was worth the pennies! =)


These are becoming my favourite earrings atm, just coz they're modern, fun and whimsical.. And they remind me of my favourite season- Autumn!


I have to thank craftster for inspiration for these earrings.. I've seen necklaces made from watch parts- but I don't remember who the clever craftster was who came up with the idea... Apologies (& kudos) to that GENIUS!
These are made out of an old swatchwatch (which i bought from ebay for $20! expecting it to work dammit! But the dude sent me a broken watch which wasn't repairable instead... *astard!!! ) Oh well.. the earrings are preeetty snazzy i think!

Anyway, thanks for looking- hopefully i can inspire others too!
9  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Red felted blossom necklace on: November 10, 2006 02:41:35 AM
Heya everyone,
It's been a while since i've posted anything i've made..
So here's a necklace/choker that i've done a while back.. inspired by those bright purple jackeranda (?sp) blossoms.


I'm quite pleased with how the blossoms turned out! =)
(Although it was a bit hairy during the soapy sudsy stage.... lol! ... errrr no pun intended... )
x j

p.s. while i'm on the topic of dad jokes... Why did the bicycle fall over??
.
.
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It was too tired!
hahahahahhahahahaha h!!! *cough*

10  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Jane's "sushi" beads! on: June 12, 2006 12:45:08 AM
I was so excited.. i saw them sitting there after allllllllll the hours of experimentation jane and i did with felt..
So i decided to post them! Notice the KIWIFRUIT! =)
Ta da!


***edited so the pic is visible! (hopefully) =P
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