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21  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Black and Hot Pink Creepy-Cute Tin Set! (Image Heavy) on: December 03, 2009 10:16:20 PM
I absolutely love your style. I too am joining your stalking fans... I look forward to seeing more of your designs and acquiring some! Your work is very professional and at the same time wonderfully unique. You are awe-some!
22  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: TUTORIAL: Pyjama Pants - using a ready made pair as a pattern on: November 28, 2009 09:09:15 AM
This tute is so well made. I really appreciate your step by step pics and the fact that you chose a fabric that is so clearly front or back. Thanks so much for taking the time to share Smiley
23  Category Challenges / Miscellaneous Crafts: Challenge Entries / Iron Craft - oooh I like that too on: November 20, 2009 12:34:11 AM
What a fun idea!!! Iron Craft... with a specific craft "ingredient" to incorporate into a project. I like it!
24  Category Challenges / Miscellaneous Crafts: Challenge Entries / Tin 'Centering Shrine' on: November 20, 2009 12:31:52 AM
Is anyone interested in a Pocket-sized Tin 'Centering Shrine' Challenge?

Obviously the holidays are placing enough pressure on us all, and this is probably a terrible time to begin a challenge, but it might be a nice, contained project (yeah, the pun was initially accidental, but was left in intentionally) and could serve as a vent for the stress of the season... a shrine could serve as a reminder of what you truly value and help you resist succumbing to the chaos around you - a sort of visual/tactile mantra to get you through to the end of the year?)

Basically I am trying to suggest a pocket-sized shrine dedicated to the things you value and wish to keep in the front of your thoughts as you battle the holiday chaos, rush around, craft your fingers to the bones, and interact with loved ones in higher doses than usual. Just a small something to help you remember to stop and breathe.
25  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Where the Wild Things Are Monsters on: November 19, 2009 11:21:26 PM
Wow! I mean REALLY. WOW! These are incredible. You did a phenomenal job. They all three look so professional and true to the original artwork. When I grow up I wanna be you!!!
26  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: I want to make this bracelet on: June 15, 2008 02:49:45 PM
I feel a little awkward doing this, in case someone created and sells this design, but below is what I gather from the photo. If the owner of this design comes round, let me know and I will replace this post with credit and a link to the designer.

It definitely looks like three strands of copper wire.

String a couple of cute little green beads onto each strand.

Do a couple of series of the braiding, loosely, sliding a bead up to each bump. (braiding = three strands held roughly parallel, take strand on right, and move it up and over to the center position, then take the strand on the left, and move it to the new middle position and continue) Every time you move a strand, slide a bead up as far as it goes.

After two braid cycles, and 6 small beads, do one braid cycle without any beads, sort of tight.

Then take your larger, flower colored beads and string two of the dark color on the right strand, two of the darker color on the left strand, and a dark, then light, then dark bead on the middle strand. No braiding with these. Snug them together to make then into a flower shape.

Do another tight, beadless braid cycle.

Then repeat.

Create 3 flowers and 4 sets of leaves. (or however many you need for teh desired length, taking into account the clasp you select)

To add the larger leaves, string a larger green bead onto a copper colored head pin (it looks like a regular straight pin, but the tip is just cut flat, not pointed... like a tiny blunt nail) Slide the bead all the way to the head, and then cut the pin with wire cutters so that about a half to 3/8 inch sticks out. Use rounded needle nose pliers to curl that half inch into a closed loop. OH, if you're clever, you'll make these up in advance so you can just string them on at each tight braid cycle LOL

The design in the picture alternates between dark petals with a light center, and light petals with a dark center.

Then loop the three strands, crimp them together, and attach whatever sort of clasp you like.

As an alternative to crimping (it may be tough to find a crimp bead in that color that is also large enough for three strands doubled over) you could curl each strand into a loop and run your clasp through all three. This is not as secure as a crimp, but crimps are tough to find in any variety.

You could also crimp each strand separately and do as above. Or experiment with using beads and curls as stoppers. Post what you come up with Smiley


Addendum:
Ooh, I kinda think they may have used a wire wrap at the ends. You make a loop and then wrap wire tightly around the loop's "neck" but make sure you don't leave any sharp points hanging out.
27  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Day of the Dead shoes. on: June 05, 2008 04:40:31 PM
I'd hate to buy a bunch of shoes and get all the wrong sizes. What's the average size girls wear now a days?
My feet are not completely typical. I wear an 8 double-wide or an 8 1/2 wide, or a 9 regular width. I have duck feet. heehee

I think the majority of my friends are 7-9. These are US sizes.

I would gladly ship you a pair of shoes I have already tried on. Then you could paint them and post them as a pre-sold item. Etsy gets their 3.5% and you get paid, and I get the coolest shoes on the planet (OK second coolest, after your originals.)
28  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Day of the Dead shoes. on: June 05, 2008 10:30:21 AM
So take your painfully offensive awesomeness to Etsy and sell us all some sugar skull shoes!
Here here!!! Etsy Etsy Etsy!!!! Sell Sell Sell!!! Smiley

please?

Wink
29  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: MP3 Cozy on-a-string on: April 20, 2008 09:59:09 PM
What a total bummer! Watch woot.com. They often have inexpensive MP3 players Smiley
30  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: MP3 Cozy on-a-string on: April 20, 2008 04:41:53 PM
I love the colors on this. The beads look cool. Are they textured?
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