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21  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / If you didn't think I was nuts already... on: February 01, 2010 12:58:05 AM
... you might now.

So, my boyfriend left to go home to Wisconsin (I live in California) on Thursday. Instead of moping around the house crying, I decided to keep myself busy. So... even though I've already made about 5 billion button rings (ok, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration)... I made some more.



Yup... that's about 40 rings. So, now I've made over 100 of these things. I've gone through three big tubes of E6000.... sheesh! Now, for close up pictures. =)






























Sorry if I broke your computer. That's not even all of them!  Roll Eyes Oh my gosh. I'm nuts.

I'm starting to miss my boyfriend again, but I'm going to try and refrain from making more rings.... even though I made 8 more today.   Lips sealed Dang it!
22  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / My latest button rings. on: January 27, 2010 10:33:50 PM
These are a few of my most recent button rings.

I love how black, red, and white look together. I especially love the glitter cab.



Yay for poodles! (Actually, one tried to attack me last year... so I'm slightly afraid, lol)



Stegosaurus.



Pretty swallow ring. I love these buttons!



Black and yellow ring.



Spider rings.





Rose ring.



Drummer ring.



Here's an image for size reference (although the black and yellow ring is smaller). Ignore my blue hands. I was wearing brand new super dark blue jeans and they dyed me blue, haha.



Hope you like.  Smiley
23  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Little piggy ring <3 on: January 09, 2010 12:57:31 AM
So... pigs sort of got a bad rap when the whole swine flu outbreak happened. Therefore, I made this little ring so people can see just how cute and innocent piggies really are.  Grin





I think she's cute.  Cheesy
24  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / I've gone button crazy. Button necklaces!!! on: January 09, 2010 12:55:00 AM
Now I've moved onto button necklaces.  Grin I really need to stop, lol.















Here's my womannequin, Betsy, modelling some of 'em.







I hope you like 'em as much as I do.  Tongue
25  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / I Love Sewing (Button Rings)! =D on: January 07, 2010 02:30:45 AM
Still a bit obsessed with the button rings I've been making lately. (I probably made about 20 more today....  Lips sealed)

I am quite proud of these two. I was so excited when I found these sewing machine buttons, and knew they'd make some pretty cool rings. I love how they turned out!











I must get more of those buttons! Cheesy
26  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / I love lockets! <3 on: January 06, 2010 02:20:12 AM
I love these lockets! Instead of using them in a necklace, I wanted to go a different way and use them in bracelets and earrings. =D I love how the bracelet turned out. It's probably one of my favorite charm bracelets that I've ever made.








And the earrings!





I really like them.  Smiley
27  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / New Cameo Necklaces (and more!) on: January 06, 2010 02:09:30 AM
After months of not really creating anything (fell into some sort of a creative slump) my creativity came rushing back and I made some new jewelry. Yay! These are a few of the necklaces I made. My style has changed, so they are quite different from what I used to make. I'm quite happy with them, though.

I loved these pink cameo settings and had to have them. Instead of using an actual cameo in this one, I used a really pretty rose button I had laying around. I like how it turned out.





I bought these little cameos and the brass settings online, not paying attention to the sizes (I tend to do that often, heh). I was thinking they would fit and when I received them I was quite surprised. But I actually thought it worked, anyway. I added the pink bows and thought it made it a little more interesting.










And last, but not least... I had these Eiffel Tower charms laying around for a while and thought I should start using them. I wanted to make a more colorful necklace (much like my old designs). I really like how it turned out.





I hope you like 'em.  Grin



28  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Button Rings (my new obsession!) EDIT: New rings added! on: January 06, 2010 01:50:23 AM
I came across some really cute buttons at the craft store last week and decided to purchase them to use with the new adjustable ring blanks I had just bought. I bought 6 buttons.... and now, a week later (and multiple trips back to the craft store for more buttons), I've made close to 50 rings. 0_0































Phew.... that's a lot of pictures. I'm working on my picture taking technique. I just built myself a light box to take photos in, but still haven't quite figured out how to take the perfect picture, but I'm trying.

Oh... here's a picture to show you the size:



They definitely stand out, which I like.

Anyway, I hope you all like them. =D

-------------------------

Edit! Here are some new rings. =D I swear, I've gone crazy. My kitchen table is covered in buttons!  Lips sealed



















Sheesh.  Tongue






29  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Glitter & lace makes things pretty! on: March 01, 2009 07:39:28 PM
My Mom bought this really ugly cabinet (I don't think that's the correct word for it... but I'm going to call it that anyway because my brain isn't working) at the thrift store over a year ago. It was made out of this ugly cheap wood and had a really cheapo finish on it and these ugly gray knobs. It's been sitting in the garage ever since... so I asked if I could have it.

I really wasn't too sure what I was going to do to it.... but I started out by painting it completely black. I asked my boyfriend if he had any suggestions and he mentioned putting silver or glitter on the drawers. I looked through my supply of scrapbooking paper and had one sheet of silver glitter paper. It was perfect! So I got out the Mod Podge and covered the front of the drawers with it. It turned out super!

I spray painted the knobs black to cover up the old hideous gray.

But somehow... it wasn't quite complete. I bought some lace about a month ago at the thrift store and a brilliant idea popped into my head. I sprayed stencil adhesive to the lace and covered the top and sides of the cabinet/shelve/drawer thing with it. I got out the silver metallic spray paint and sprayed over the lace. I removed the lace after it dried and the result was awesome!

This is what I ended up with!





Close-up!



It did have 6 drawers.... but I only used three because I liked the idea of having shelves, too.

Here's a shot I'm including to show off the shelves I painted two months ago. They were originally black... now they're hot pink with blue, green, and yellow paint splattered all over them.



I didn't take any before pictures because I didn't think about it until it was too late.... but I do have a picture of a drawer (which I already started painting black) to show you what the finish of the cabinet looked like before.



I'm quite proud of it. =) I love how the drawers sparkle.






30  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My awesome piano heart table =) on: February 26, 2009 08:10:19 PM
When I was 10 or 11, my Mom bought this unfinished heart table at an unfinished furniture store. At the time, my room was filled with stuffed bunny rabbits and rose printed fabrics. So she painted the table a rosey color and decoupaged roses on the top. Eewwwwww.   Undecided I loved it at the time, though. I promise.

When I outgrew that phase, the table went into the garage, and there it stayed.... until a few months ago.

I re-did a dresser I got at a thrift store a year or so ago. It's posted here on craftster somewhere. Basically, I painted it turquoise and put a piano key pattern on the sides. I decided to paint the heart table to match my dresser.  Grin

It only took me two days!

Here it is!





I hope you like it.  Grin
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