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1  A bouquet of leather flowers... necklace and pendents... in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Onyxnox on: July 11, 2014 05:08:17 PM
I am organizing the pendent swap right now and it was in the process of making my contribution for that swap that I came up with these.

This is a flower necklace I made myself.  It is made of three of the leather flower pendents strung together on aged copper chain with lobster clasps on either end of the flower piece - that way I can take it off and put it on a shorter chain for a bracelet, or as a shawl clasp, or to put in my hair - I like multi purpose.

It came about after making these...

I have some great leather scraps that I love the colour of, but are too thin for some of the other projects I like to do with leather.  I die cut them with a flower die I have, and layered the pieces together.  I felt just doing that was a bit too flat, so I cut some brass and copper discs, and dapped them to give them a bowl shape.  I punched holes through them all in the centre.  I layered the flower pieces between two pieces of dapped metal, and attached them with a teeny tiny screw and nut.  After trimming the screw post, I riveted the end a bit to make sure it is secure.  I added an eyelet on one petal to add jump rings.  Two eyelets on petals for the flower necklace.

I love the juxtaposition of the metal on the leather - the industrial on the natural (the metal/screw/nuts in a flower).

I especially love having another use for my stash of leather scraps!

Here are some of my blogs posts for some of the details and more pics...




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2  Re: Pendent Swap 2014 - Gallery!!!! in The Swap Gallery by Onyxnox on: July 11, 2014 03:11:09 PM
I received from dtfba - and I love it - it is just lovely...

I love the antiqued metal look, the fairy tale theme, and hearts - perfect!

Thanks for the great pendent!
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3  Re: Mini Altered Tin Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Onyxnox on: July 10, 2014 07:04:19 PM
Wow - this is such a cute and awesome forum - and it is hard to remember that we are talking about such a small scale too!

I received from SonjaBoo and she went with my love of crafting theme - because I *do* ***LOVE*** crafting.  I love it - it is mounted on a bobbin of thread, and look at that teeny teeny detailed little pair of scissors... and the statement is stitched on!

It has some blingy detail on the top

Finally, the outside/back is decorated in vintage paper, and measuring tape ribbon -


Thanks Erika - it is a perfect addition to my little craft room.  Thanks for being my swap partner again!
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4  Re: Pendent Swap 2014 - Gallery!!!! in The Swap Gallery by Onyxnox on: July 10, 2014 06:45:31 PM
OK - the awesome news is that everyone has sent.  Now, if the postal gods are good to all of us, we just need to sit back and wait for the miniature art to all arrive safely!

I received from SonjaBoo yesterday and opened it up this afternoon - she sent me two awesome pendents, along with something from another swap we are in, and I also love the packaging - she sent the pendents in a cute cotton bag with a feather pattern and it, and a lovely decorated tag note.  I also love the tissue paper and the kraft paper she wrapped the box in - the inside has a great dragonfly pattern.

This one is a 4 leaf clover soldered with beveled glass - I love it.  In fact, I think I may not use it as a pendent, but may put it as a charm on my stethoscope - afterall, I could use that luck at work!

The second is an adorable chickadee pendent.  It is so sweet.  I love it, but as I look at it, I think my bird watching friend may love it more.  I am contemplating being a nice person and giving it to her... I will have to think about it...  am I that generous?

Thank you, Erika - I love them both!
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5  Re: Pendent Swap 2014 - Gallery!!!! in The Swap Gallery by Onyxnox on: July 03, 2014 02:03:56 PM
I received my pendents from Helena Puck the other day - I love that she incorporated her own artwork images in her pendents, and anyone who knows me craft-wise knows that I love classic John Tenniel Alice, so she sent me an Alice pendent too.  I have swapped with Helena Puck in other recent swaps and we have swapped Alice back and forth.

Thanks Robin!
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6  Re: Pendent Swap 2014 - Gallery!!!! in The Swap Gallery by Onyxnox on: June 22, 2014 06:52:37 AM
I did finish, including the packaging!  I am just watching a bit of Ugly Betty to kill time until the local PO opens.  If the budget permits, I will send all the packages today.

I made lots of pendents, then winnowed down the pile to choose what to send to my partners. 

Just as a teaser... here are some pics of a couple of the "rejects"... what didn't make it into the envelopes!

Die cut leather butterfly riveted on textured and stamped copper.

Layered reused leather and suede, riveted between dapped copper bowls.  Unusual for me, but I quite love the deep fuschia, and I am not a pink girl at all.

polymer clay, with resin....

Hope you like these... because these were some of the "rejects"!
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7  Re: Friend of Craftster Raffle Rd 12 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Onyxnox on: June 20, 2014 06:02:08 PM
I had no idea the gallery got so large!!!!  I am loving the pics, especially the action shots...

I received today, and it came all the way from Hungary!  Grab a coffee sent me a set of gorgeous felt bookmarks - they are so pretty - I love the flower pattern!

I love how they pop on the black background - thank you so much!

I hope that my package makes it safely to the mystery recipient!
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8  Pendent Swap 2014 - Gallery!!!! in The Swap Gallery by Onyxnox on: June 20, 2014 05:17:37 PM

Original discussion

Let's see the small wearable artwork!

1. IsikkahJai   1. Onyxnox  1. whatthepuck   1. IsikkahJai   1. Helena Puck1. Onyxnox  
2. dftba 2.  SonjaBoo 2. luckdragon   2. gala_apples   2. rscowtown 2. dftba  
3. rscowtown   3. Helena Puck   3. onecrazymom  3. SonjaBoo    3. Thimbles71  3. luckdragon  
4. artsycandice 4. Thimbles71  4. gala_apples    4. darkangelwingz     4. onecrazymom   4. Artmomto5    
5. Im Sew Silly   5. Artmomto5    5. darkangelwingz    5.    5.    5. artsycandice    

Group 1
1. Isikkah Jai to dftba, rscowtown, artsycandice, Im Sew Silly
2. dftba to Isikkah Jai, rscowtown, artsycandice, Im Sew Silly
3. rscowtown to dftba, Isikkah Jai, artsycandice, Im Sew Silly
4. artsycandice to dftba, Isikkah Jai, rscowtown, Im Sew Silly
5. *** Im Sew Silly to dftba, Isikkah Jai, rscowtown, artsycandice

Group 2
1. ***onyxnox to SonjaBoo, Helena Puck, Thimbles71, Artmomto5
2. SonjaBoo to onyxnox, Helena Puck, Thimbles71, Artmomto5
3. ***Helena Puck to onyxnox, SonjaBoo, Thimbles71, Artmomto5
4. Thimbles71 to onyxnox, SonjaBoo, Helena Puck, Artmomto5
5. Artmomto5 to onyxnox, SonjaBoo, Helena Puck, Thimbles71

Group 3
1. whatthepuck to luckdragon, onecrazymom, gala_apples, darkangelwingz
2. luckdragon to whatthepuck, onecrazymom, gala_apples, darkangelwingz
3. onecrazymom to whatthepuck, luckdragon, gala_apples, darkangelwingz
4. gala_apples to whatthepuck, luckdragon, onecrazymom, darkangelwingz
5. darkangelwingz to whatthepuck, luckdragon, onecrazymom, gala_apples

Group 4
1. Isikkah Jai to gala_apples, SonjaBoo, darkangelwingz
2. gala_applesto Isikkah Jai, SonjaBoo, darkangelwingz
3. SonjaBoo to Isikkah Jai, gala_apples, darkangelwingz
4. darkangelwingz to Isikkah Jai, gala_apples, SonjaBoo

Group 5
1. ***Helena Puck to rscowtown, Thimbles71, onecrazymom
2. rscowtown to Helena Puck, Thimbles71, onecrazymom
3. Thimbles71 to Helena Puck, onecrazymom, rscowtown
4. ***onecrazymom to Helena Puck, rscowtown, Thimbles71

Group 6
1. onyxnox to dftba, luckdragon, artmomto5, artsycandice
2. dftba to onyxnox, luckdragon, artmomto5, artsycandice
3. luckdragon to dftba, onyxnox, artmomto5, artsycandice
4. artmomto5 to dftba, onyxnox, luckdragon, artsycandice
5  artsycandice to dftba, onyxnox, luckdragon, artmomto5

Sent (or sent to)
Sending late with communication
PM organizer immediately with update
feedback given
*** sent to everyone; all in that group received
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9  Re: CRAFT MY PET FOR ME! (SU June 7-21;SO July 21, 2014) LIMIT 12 PEOPLE in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by Onyxnox on: June 07, 2014 05:46:18 AM
I think I will join up!

This is Toby, the booboo bear - he was our first love, born May 23, 1999 - sent to the Bridge July 23, 2012.  He was a Labrador-Shih Tzu mix who chose us when we went to go visit the litter of pups born to our friends, and he was the only one in the litter that wanted to nibble our toes, and let us handle him.  He was a funny looking, full of love fuzzy little guy who stole our hearts.  When he was a pup, I took him for walks at the local part and there were dozens of swallows who loved to fly low in the field.  He would chase them, and seemed to think that if he ran fast enough, he would be able to lift all 4 legs and fly with them - it was so funny to watch, but it kind of broke my heart a little when he finally realized that he would never fly.  He loved tennis balls, and snowballs, and I will never forgot the wonder in his face when he first learned about snow and snowfall - he was so thrilled to be able to play with that white stuff that came from the sky.

This is Ginger - the babyboo , the Princess Gingerella - we got her when Toby was 4, and she was a funny little puppy - a little snotty and bossy, but also cuddly, and sweet.  She couldn't stand to be too far away from any of us and followed Toby around everywhere.  She used to drive him crazy.  She is also a mighty bee hunter - she learned to hate them after Toby accidentally lay on a nest and a swarm attacked him, and she went to his defense.  She is also a bit of a diva actress suck.  She once had her ear nipped by a JRT at the park, when DH took her.  It had scabbed over just fine, but when I got home from work, she made sure that, as I was sitting on the bed changing, to jump up and lay that paw over my thigh and kept giving me sad eyes until I kissed the ear and fussed over he.  She broke a dewclaw playing at the park with me one day, and did not give a dang about it, even when she was bleeding everywhere.  I fixed it, wrapped it, and she did not fuss at all.  But when DH got home with some friends, about 4-5 hours later, she made sure to go to everyone, lifting the paw and whining, until she got sympathy from everyone.  She had knee surgery on both back legs when she was younger, and SIL noticed years ago that she will play and run just fine when no one is watching, but when she knows she is being watched, especially by the men in the group, she will start limping just a little bit.... clap for my Oscar award worthy Ginger!

Finally, this is Troy - the buddyboo - or also know as NUTNUT - we got him last year, from a local shelter.  We couldn't stand Ginger being alone much longer - she missed being with another dog so much that she would whine and cry when seeing another dog on the street opr park and would drag us over to see them.  We did not realize it at the time, but the day we adopted him was actually Toby's birthday, May 23, so it was meant to be.  He was found abandoned, tied to a bench, at a park in the region.  He seemed so quiet, and calm.  But when you let him off the leash - ZOOOOOOOOOOOOM - he is off and nutting about in the woods (hence the nick name NutNut), deliriously happy to run about, chasing after all things small and furry.  Including big bumblebees - yes, they are small and furry to him.   He is so obsessed about chasing something or digging something out of it's burrow that I have seen him try to dig into a tree, using not just his paws, but his entire head, including his mouth.  We have seen him try repeatedly to run up trees - not fallen trees either.  He will spend hours staring at or digging out a burrow.  Thank goodness he has not been successful.  Except he and Ginger did manage to successfully pull a VERY LARGE raccoon out of it's burrow in the winter - thank goodness that fight did not end as badly as it could have.  He has also burrowed so much that we have pulled more ticks off him in one summer than we have ever had to off of the other two dogs through their entire lives.  Yet when he is inside, he is so calm - it's like Jekyll and Hyde.

I love my little boos passionately.  Can you tell?
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10  Re: Ten minute swap round 4 - Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Onyxnox on: June 05, 2014 11:19:05 AM
I got my package yesterday afternoon from our lovely organizer, Annchen, all the way from Sweden - so I also got the added bonus of ephemera - foreign stamps and postal markings!

She sent me a crocheted shooting star ornaments, with some great raw wool for the tail.

She also sent me these great clay ornaments - stamped snowflakes in pretty shades of blue on white clay - I love the star, but I think my favourite is the cute little mitten.

Last but not least is this cute set of birch tree canvases - they are tiny - 2x2"?  I love the blue she used...

Thank you Ann, for my package and organizing this swap!
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