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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / shelving - my very first home improvement project on: February 09, 2007 05:29:14 AM
Well,

I am not new to craftster, but for sure this is my firts time posting in this category. My husband and I have loads of books and other items we need shelving for, so always i am in need for more. Some time ago i saw at Target a very nice and funky room divider / shelving unit - but way too expensive for us  Cheesy So .... when i saw some wooden crates at Jo-Ann i was sure i can do something with them ..... to my surprise they were on sale, and not for the 6.99 bucks they advertised them but for ...... 75 cents a piece - well this was a steal so i bought all the crates the store had .... about 16 in total ..... and i used 14 to make this:

1. the begining ....



2. in the middle



3. And the end:



I hope you like it  Kiss
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Roman antique beads, kyanite and silver ... on: November 15, 2006 06:08:14 AM
Well,

I have these round blue antique Roman beads from the Museum of Beads in Washington DC. This is my 4th variation of the necklace using these beads - i think this time i like it the best. It has kyanite beads and Thai silver beads. Even if the pic has almost true colors the kyanite (disc beads) are purple instead of different blue shades ..... i wonder why. And since i liked so much the combo of silver with pearls and kyanite i did a different necklace and a bracelet to match. I hope you like it!

3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / print on paper - 8 screens! on: October 24, 2006 11:52:03 AM
Hi,

This is my first post here even though i sometimes post in other parts of the craftster forum  Smiley

I am far from being an art major, but i enjoy quite few crafts, and even arts (but may be borderline - depending to whom are you speaking .....)

Anyway some time ago i did this 8 silkscreen print after a photo i took in one of my geological fieldtrips.

I hope you like it!


4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / An other infinity top version ;-))) on: October 18, 2006 07:51:54 AM
Well,

Even if i posted that already in a different thread with other recon stuff i did (usually i do recons and not things from stratch)

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=127544.0

I think it deserve a post of its own because i have some questions .....

Anyway the top is a result of mixing Rostichery's tut with that of Original Youth and some quick sew Simplicity pattern (if i am not mistaken) for juniors.

And here are my pics - with the most preferend way to wrap the thing around me ....

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/pisicandru/infinity_front.jpg
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/pisicandru/infinity_back.jpg

And now my questions .... This top is made from quite stretchy knit fabric i think it is 2 way. But the top stays a little funky on my body, gives no support to my boobs (and usually i can go away with no bra in most tops and t-shirts with no problem) and some of the wrap styles just don't stay put if i do move around .... i mean i don't fall out or anything but if i use the wrap style with sleeves for example - those sleeves will eventually roll up ..... I guess i have a weird body type, no real waist or boobs - well i am pretty much straight towards a size M/L.

What can i say ... i am so envious on the ladies who did the same thing and stay so flatering on them ....

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / more tops and bottoms .... on: October 17, 2006 06:53:38 AM
Since i have recons as tops and bottoms from stratch in same pics i guess it is OK to post only in one thread all the rest  Wink

A leopart print skirt from scratch and a tank top with front studs and stretchy lace and a deep V corsety lace in the back. Unfortunately the top is black on black so you cannot see .... anything .... so i decided to spare you the bad back picture.

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/pisicandru/leo_front.jpg

The "infamous" by now famous infinity .... top and not dress, since usually i don't ware dresses  Smiley This is my favorite way to wrap the thing around me.

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/pisicandru/infinity_back.jpg
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/pisicandru/infinity_front.jpg

And my reef top made from an L shirt i found at the thrift store.

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/pisicandru/reef_front.jpg
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/pisicandru/reef_back.jpg

I hope you like them!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Nee_Chee the cat ;-)) on: October 17, 2006 06:40:56 AM
What can i say??? I like Emily the Strange for the .... black cat ;-) And since i found a belt with Neekee i had to have an outfit as well, right??? Darn right.

WARNING!!! bad seft taken mirror pics  Roll Eyes



The top is a t-shirt surgery. It is not very clear here but it has gromet tape that it is laced up and dark red lace. The skirt is made from scratch and i am very proud of it!



Some details ... and my "smart" pipping with parts of chuncky zippers ... the skirt has a black chunchy zipper as a hem as well .... and my beloved belt - of course  Cheesy



bad pic of the back and the little key hope i've made to add some interest to otherwise very plain black back.

I hope you like it as much as i do  Smiley
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Crystals, lace and silver on: October 02, 2006 07:11:00 AM
Over this weekend we went to the craft show in Delray Beach .... i saw few nice jewlery pieces there so i was inspired to do some of my own even if actually i didn't see any in the same style as what i've done  Wink Nevertheless, it was a very nice craft show!

This is a bracelet with wooden beads and black lace .... it was actually inspired by some very interesting cloths and bags made by an artist from Holliwood, FL:



This is a necklace made with Swarosky cystals and pearls and sterling silver. Too bad the pic does not do it justice - it took away all the sparkle ...



And this is a bracelet i've done with glass beads and sterling silver wire:



I hope you like them.



8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / random hoody ;-) on: September 12, 2006 06:10:39 AM
Well,

I had the urge to do something on my plain black hoody .... now it has lacing on the back, random zippers and pockets and fingerless "mittens" (i got the idea from hot topic ....)

Front:
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/pisicandru/punk_rock1.jpg

back lacing: If i would do that again i would not actually cut the hoody up - just put the grommet tape in ... Wink
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/pisicandru/punk_rock2.jpg

Close up of the hoody: the zipper goes up to the top of the hood - i can zip my face up - a feature my hubby approves of  Grin Not to mention the metallic mesh with holographic skulls inside the hood - HURRAAYYY
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/pisicandru/punk_rock5.jpg

And a close up of my mittens:

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/pisicandru/punk_rock4.jpg

I hope you like it!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / two recons - PICS heavy!!! on: August 25, 2006 09:23:56 AM
For the longest time i wanted something with d-rings in it ... which was not a lace up .... so i end up with this. The pink fabric was extremely hard to work with - at least for me - but in the end i did it ;-))

Front:
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/pisicandru/skirt_tee1.jpg

detail - lace and d-ring
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/pisicandru/lacedring.jpg

back - more d-rings
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/pisicandru/backdring.jpg

and the detail of the skirt - i made it from scatch but a tad too short so i made it longer using an old .... belt buckle  Wink
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/pisicandru/skirt_detail.jpg

Next is a cherry tee with funky pockets:
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/pisicandru/cherryfront1.jpg

the best is that i can stick my fingers out through the zipper  Cheesy
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/pisicandru/cherrypocket1.jpg

And the back .... random pocket and racer back and 2 big cherry - what else could you want?
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/pisicandru/racerback1.jpg

I hope you will like it  Kiss
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / lots of bracelets ;-))) on: August 22, 2006 11:40:28 AM
I started doing bracelets some years ago ..... but i never posted them ... so here you go - i hope you will like them  Wink

This is one of my first

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/pisicandru/brace4.jpg

And this follows quite closely  Cheesy

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/pisicandru/brace3.jpg

After a while i got tired of these two and i invented a new patters - well maybe not but i never saw this type of bracelet in any of the bead books or magazines i've looked

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/pisicandru/brace5.jpg

Meanwhile i up my obsession with beads learning to do my own glass beads on a little torch head. This is only one example - in the necklace and a bracelet to match the colors  Wink

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/pisicandru/braneck1.jpg

I've started to play more with wire so here are some results:
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/pisicandru/brace2.jpg
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/pisicandru/prize1.jpg

These last two I've made last weekend. Currently the dragonfly bracelet is my fav  Cheesy

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/pisicandru/chain1.jpg

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/pisicandru/dragonfly1.jpg

Sorry for the image intense post but i wasn't sure if it is better to have one huge post or lots of small ones .... oh well.

Let me know what do you think  Kiss



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