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1  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: What to do with a metal heart shaped chocolate box on: December 04, 2013 04:20:38 AM
I made myself and a friend and owl each using the box and the lid. Smiley


2  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Help! I need ideas for a craft for a large crowd! on: February 18, 2011 01:57:19 PM
What about getting as many  glossy magazines and newspapers and making paper bead.

They can then be made into colourful cheap jewellery.

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Paper-Beads

OR

Rolled newspaper bowls.........

http://www.papergoods.com/rollednews_craft.shtml

There are newspapers and mags everywhere and colour etc doesn't matter and you only need some glue sticks scissors and maybe some thread/string to make bracelets and necklaces.

Good luck.
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: 36 boring frames ( lots of fotos) on: November 20, 2010 08:18:58 AM
lol  Grin  have you started yet???
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Stitchalongs / Re: Teesha Moore Type Journal.. anyone want to play?? on: October 07, 2010 01:45:42 PM
Wow suereal I love it. you have some fab ides..........scarves i love . The colours are grat too really zingt and bright.

Well done iyou did a great job.
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: woven METAL lamps (lots fotos)NOW WITH CLOSE UP on: September 29, 2010 01:36:10 PM
I have made some using the plastic strips..............

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=97532.0

have fun Wink
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: woven METAL lamps (lots fotos)NOW WITH CLOSE UP on: September 28, 2010 01:48:07 PM
No the lights are just dangling inside on a bent coat hanger or piece of wire.

I have been making these lights so long I could make one in my sleep. This is the first time in ages I'ver spoken about them..........the original post is from 2006.......times flies when you're weaving lights! Grin

Don't expect a perfect finish cos it aint gonna happen,believe me i've tried!
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Stitchalongs / Re: Teesha Moore Type Journal.. anyone want to play?? on: September 28, 2010 03:02:15 AM
Oh I love the bag zombie and also how you did the side panels. I am making another bag and have had a lot of trouble with the side panels.....pics soon. Unfortunately i can't crochet so thats not an option for me  Sad But it looks great.

Loving the bird theme thisbirdisabsurd very nice. Hope your sister is pleased and that it was worth the wait. 

Love how everyone has their own way of doing it and yet they all look great, the same but different if you know what I mean. Huh



8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: woven METAL lamps (lots fotos)NOW WITH CLOSE UP on: September 28, 2010 02:56:25 AM
Hallo again, sooooo glad you like them cos I love them and have two in my lounge.
Heres goes the making description........ ...
Well I lay out all the long downward strips of metal on the ground and then one by one I weave the across pieces in and out until I have a woven sheet of about 6 foot by 3 foot.  Now come the hard part..............I roll the sheet and weave the loose ends back into the tube shaped structure (as neatly as I can) and this is hard cos the woven piece is 'springy' and trys to spring open. I usually get some help at this point until I have 3 strips of metal woven in, one top,one middle and one at the bottom.
Another difficulty is the strips of metal can be razor sharp but wearing gloves just hinders your nimble fingers. Plus this plays havoc with your back cos your bending over for long spells but I suppose you gotta suffer for art.

The strips I get for free from companies........they strips come from off of old pallets they are used to keep the boxes on the pallet.

The metal strips are also quite flexible because they are so long and obnly about 1 inch -1.5 inches wide. I have also made these lights out of plastic strips too so I'll take a pic tomorrow and add it to the post.
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: mans torso mosaic and Mirrors on: September 28, 2010 02:37:31 AM
Hi Bethives................say sorry to your mother and get the hammer!  I started with a mirror i had accidentally broken and the rest I smash.............I did hear if you smash a mirror its seven years bad luck..........BUT if you smash another it counteracts it  Undecided

I'm still here and i smash them all the time to make all sorts of smashed mirror mosaics.

I simply stuck the pieces to the torso with Bison glus which is a  trade name. But its just glue used for everyday things like sticking paper and leather and household stuff.............nothing special and I prefer it that way because theres no mess and if you are not satisfied you can remove pieces easily.

Feel free to ask if you have any questions but my advice is smash your mirros pieces and put them into a bucket then sit nice and quiet and get sticking. I put maybe 2inches of glue and quickly stick glass into place..........work quickly or it'll dry. Therefore quick = not too fussy.  Cheesy

This torso took about 2 weeks to complete and I did  little bit everynight whilst watching the TV. Don't be too fussy about it just choose a piece and stick it on. Only when you are gettting to tricky areas or near the completion do you have to be more choosy because the last pieces have to fit into the spaces you have left. Stick your first piece down and work from  there so that each piece goes next to the last, otherwise if you just stick them all over randomly there will be more fiddling at the end trying to fit pieces in.

This glue is bought in the DIY shop and its ok for kids and cracked china and everything really.

So now you know and I'd like to see pics of your end results PLEASE. Always interested in a like minded persons projects.
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Collars for my new English Bulldog puppy, Betty Buttons on: September 22, 2010 02:42:50 PM
Nice collars and well made too. They look shop bought interms of quality.

Your little dog is dangerously cute and I LOVE her name because my old cat died a year ago and she was called Mrs BELLY BUTTON. She was an old old lady Sad
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