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181  Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by bookstorebabe on: April 17, 2012 08:56:42 PM
I forgot to mention that I loved the canes!  How in the heck does one make a cane from a curtain rod?

Thanks! Hee, okay the curtain rods were more scepters/wands. Here's one. Painted it, added a glass globe (very securely!) at the top, added something at the bottom so it wasn't open-I think a small furniture caster? Basic black, other colors overlaid on it-close up it was like an oil slick.
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182  Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by bookstorebabe on: April 17, 2012 11:29:19 AM
Peeps bunting, that's great! Hee!

Here's a link to a few pieces of jewelry made from my old/broken/thrift/clearance stash.
And one pic.
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183  Re: 2012 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by bookstorebabe on: April 17, 2012 11:24:30 AM
Sorted 90% of my beads into tiny jars and bags, and stowed them in a clear drawer! That helps me use them up. And sorted most of my broken/odd jewelry stash into a few clear divided boxes, them made jewelry. Posted a few things, here's the link.
And one pic.
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184  So I dug out my stash of broken jewelry... in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by bookstorebabe on: April 17, 2012 11:18:50 AM
Made a lot, here's a few.
 very simple. Blue shell from broken necklace, dragon charm, navy ribbon.

Fancy key, pearl strand, silver chain, gray ribbon, tiny clear beads.

lace and ribbon choker, a twisted bit of wire I found, letter beads painted gray and spelling out 'steam', and a little more metal.

A single old earring, added a key, put it on a chain-the silver of the earring looks nicely old and worn.

took a red and gold holiday pin, spray painted it black, hand painted it bronze/rust (hint of red and black shows through), turned it horizontal instead of vertical, used jump rings to add the fancy dangle I bought on sale.
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185  Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by bookstorebabe on: April 16, 2012 06:40:10 PM
Glad all is well, alwyasinmyroom!
I love the quilt with the green. Queenninjamonkey, I don't know who Finn  is, but those are fun shirts!
Too many cool things, I'm behind again. But I had my first dealer table this weekend, at the local sci fi convention! Now I can relax and get caught up.
Here's one shadowbox, and a link to the post with the rest.

Did a lot of jewelry. which didn't do very well-but better displays will help. I'll be posting some pictures in the jewelry thread later.
Canes, walking sticks, scepters, wands, ect. About half were real canes I painted and decorated, the other half is from things like curtain rods and umbrella stems. About six of these were made earlier, the rest are from March and April. Did pretty good with them.

Bookthong type bookmarks, but I cheated on these. I bought a bunch of pretty ink pens because they had beaded accents. Took off the bead sets, tied them onto cord, added beads above them and accent beads at the other end.

I found a teddy in a tux-what could I do with such an elegant bear but make him goggles and a paw sized raygun? Also had a small magnifier in my old jewelry box-put it on a chain to make him a monocle. He may stick around as a mascot. Smiley

Made a few bracelets and earrings, and a lot of necklaces and pins, too. 
There's a lot I'll do differently next time I have a chance for a show-but it was a good learning experience.
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186  A few more shadowboxes! in Completed Projects by bookstorebabe on: April 16, 2012 05:58:55 PM
I have fun with these. Even sold a few at the local scifi convention! Painted them up, and added a few metal doodads.

And a pair of very small ones, in pastels. Added a pearl and a gear to each. Hey, little girls need rayguns, too-but these are going to be hung in my bathroom.

And another!
And thumbnails of the two I posted a while ago.

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187  Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by bookstorebabe on: March 20, 2012 08:20:14 PM
way to go, Smashu! That's wonderful, having your designs featured like that. Those are great shoes! I think the dino's my favorite. And I really like the jewelry, too. I like how you added the feather under the nest.

Okay, I made a small shadowbox for a feb. swap-then decided I needed to make another one! I might keep the second one, or if I get a dealer's table for a scifi con, I might add it to that.

Not the best pic, there's little details on the raygun that didn't show up-and it came out more blue than purple in the picture. It's laying flat on my bed, so it slid off the little black holders a bit.

And the little one I made last month for Steampunk for the home, I can't remember if I posted it or not!
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188  Be Prepared! in Completed Projects by bookstorebabe on: March 20, 2012 08:09:47 PM
What every home needs. Or, at least every airship.
This one was made for the Steampunk for the home craft swap.

And then I made a larger one the other day. It's more purple than it looks in the picture. and the little black things are what it rests on-I had to take a picture of it flat, and not hung up, and it slid off its posts a little. It has a nut, bolt, and washer on top, and a gear on the side.

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189  Re: Steampunk for the Home Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by bookstorebabe on: March 09, 2012 08:27:41 AM
Wow, that is a great hall! The tea makes me giggle. There's so much detail on the sampler, and I'm drooling over the notebook and pouch.

I came home from work late last night, and found my package from thefourthwall! It had been out in the pouring rain all day, but all was well.

A lovely steampunk art nouveau lady card, and bookmark.

A set of placemats! the picture doesn't do them justice, the colors and fabrics are lovely.

And they're reversible!

And even more goodness, cookie cutters! She bought the key, then taught herself how to do this, and made the rest! I see a lovely steampunk tea party in my future. And I'll be tracing around them for crafty projects, too.

The group shot. I love all my goodies, I was so spoiled! Thank you!!!
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190  Re: 2012 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by bookstorebabe on: February 28, 2012 04:38:34 PM
Oh, lots of lovely crochet!  The bunting is very fun, and I like the colors on the lapghan.

Okay, a small destash. I have a stack of black binders I rescued from the store when it closed last fall, and I've been meaning to pretty them up and use them. I used some of my paper stash-beigey rose pattern paper, red gift card holders, dried leaves, coloring book page, hand colored b&w photocopy illustration, electrical tape, a few flecks of copper paint, and glue. Binder has clear sleeves, so I slipped the completed pages inside-and now I have a binder for game notes and character sheets that can't be mixed up with DD's school binders. Need to do a few more, for crafty notes, household stuff, ect. , but it's one down.

And this side came out a little dark in the picture.
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