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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Cutting Quarters. on: November 01, 2007 06:27:45 PM
so my friend gave me his favorite quarter [weird i know, its how we are] and was like "what are you going to make out of it?" and i was just "uhh idk? prob drill a hole in it and make a necklace?" to which he replied "why not cut it in half and make those things where each person has half?"

and I thought that would be a really cute idea, basically becuase it's something we can always have to remind us of each other, like when we go to college or w/e.

so how does one go about splitting a quarter down the middle?
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Beginning Paper Artist-- Basics! on: October 16, 2007 06:37:52 PM
OK, so I want to get into the paper arts, namely card-making and place-card making, stuff like that. I figured if we all pooled together to make a master list of basic stuff, that it could be a resource for others just like me!

OK, so just to start, here is a list of things that I think you would need.
Items in bold are ones I don't have.

TOOLS
Straight Scissors
Decorative-Edge Scissors
Hole Puncher
Photo Cutter

ADHESIVES
Rubber Cement
White Glue
Scotch Tape
Duct Tape
Packing Tape
Aleene's Jewel-It
Metal Leaf Adhesive

COLORING
Markers
Colored Pencils
Crayons
Oil Paints
Watercolors
Acrylic Paints

PAPERS
Embellishment Paper
Cardstock
Notebook Paper
Printer Paper
Cardstock
Old Music Books
Old Magazines
Scrapbook Paper

EMBELLISHMENTS
Glitter
Sequins
Punchinella
Beads
Tinfoil
Playing Cards
Tinsel
Yarn
Feathers




Yes, I know this list is long, but I would love the help of some expert paper crafters out there.

What's in your stash?
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / LOOKING TO CO-ORGANIZE on: August 09, 2007 12:04:45 PM
I've done my two swaps with positive feedback (I have 3) and really wanted to organize a swap, but I wanted to co-organize so I could learn how to do it without taking it all on myself at once.

Can you help me?
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Gumball Charms! on: August 07, 2007 01:39:56 PM
Where the hell do I find them? Everyone it seems has em but me! Grrrrrrrr haha Wink


no but really, where do you get them?
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Vitamin Water Bag on: August 04, 2007 11:04:17 AM
I want to make a purse out of vitamin water labels

(envision a brown paper lunch sack, but bigger and sturdier)

I was just going to do a simple cardboard lining type deal with some fabric on it and use the starburst wallet tehnique (both sides covered in packing tape) for the wrappers.

anyone have any tips for me? I've just broken out of the Trinkets and Jewelry section and I'm super interested in doing wallets, purses, etc.

Here is a pic I drew in Paint




In the first drawing, it looks 3d almost, but it takes about 1 1/3 wrappers to make 14 inches.



Any help?
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Garage Sales on: July 06, 2007 09:59:25 AM
I love garage sales so much!
The other day I was out and about and this sign said "lots of jewelry CHEAP!" and i was all scoff and whatnot, but i went! holy crap, it looked like these people had robbed a flea market! three tables PILED with jewelry, at a dollar a piece, and some free stuff too. so i got like 16 things for 12 bucks, including this GORGEOUSSSSSSSS bird of paradise pin that is all shiny and rhinestones and ....ew. that description makes it sound tacky. but it rocks. just saying,


garage sales are a must.
i refilled my chain and charm bucket in about 20 minutes fo shopping. woot.
7  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Studmuffin Earrings on: June 20, 2007 06:39:54 PM
OK, after trying out GirlOnMulch Designs, to no avail, because it says nothing of the product, I thought of this:

Studmuffin Earrings

Most earrings I make are studs, some customs or requests, and of course just regular earrings. I thought you know stud...stud.... hahaha

do you like it?

also, i was thinking of having each pair a certain price, a custom like 1 or 2 bucks more, and when you purchase something, you get the codeword of the month. give me the code when you check out and you will get x%  off. ok to explain some more on this  look below:

OK, the customer's name in this instance is Herb. Herb buys a pair of earrings. when i send her the earrings, (yes, her, its a girl named herb) i send a small slip of paper with the codeword on it, or ill e-mail it. maybe both. the codeword is sand. she loves em so much, she buys anothre pair within the month. she gets codeword 2, of. if she buys yet another pair within the month, she gets codeword 3, box. at this point, she is at 30% off. the codewords can be used for 2 months (the month you get it, and the month after) if you buy 3 pairs at a time, you get all 3 at once.

and no, you cant use the 1st codeword on your 1st purchase, etc.


so sorry for the longwinded post, but I would LOVE your opinions.

thanks if you read all that! Smiley
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / *!Handmade Bead Tute!* 11 pictures! on: May 31, 2007 11:40:11 PM
OK, here it is! I was experimenting and decided to try something new for the handmade bead swap, and these came out of it. I love serendipitous crafting. (sorry if that was misused, i was trying to be grandiloquent Wink)

Time: Making+Baking=30-45 min.
       Drying=2-3 hours
          Level= Advanced Beginner and +

Supplies are listed in the pictures. Enjoy!

Clay Baking Info: I used Sculpey and baked at 275 F for 20 minutes.







sorry for the obnoxiously small picture! oops! it says "arrange clay in baking dish" and the picture is of unbaked beads in a dish. how exciting Cool

<<<<<<<TIP>>>>>>> When the clay comes out of the oven, you can either wait for it to cool (which will up making and baking time) or put the beads in a cup with some cold water so they cool MUCH quicker! Back to the show!











AND 3 HOURS LATER (bit quicker if by a fan or outside drying) YOU GET:





tissue paper might work as well as origami paper.

This was my first tute, so suggestions for improving are welcome!  Smiley Thanks so much for look at my tutorial for this GirlOnMulch original!

Other beads with this technique will be posted later!

E-Rex
The Original GirlOnMulch
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / A Jewelry Challenge? on: May 22, 2007 03:05:57 PM
2 Questions:

1.Has there ever been one?

2. If not, then why not!?!

Jewelry is a really awesome way to express stuff, so I think it would work. I always look for one, but never find it. Hope it happens!


E-Rex
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Feather and Pearl Earrings on: May 21, 2007 08:13:48 PM
So I made these awhile ago for a cast party for Musical and I just thought that they were really cute, so I'd share. It's justa  fake (glass? idk) pearl and a feather is glued inside of it. Hope the picture isn't too blurry



If you guys want, i can post an easy tute for this!

E-Rex
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