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1  keyboard jewelry & button jewelry in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by LampLitHavens on: March 18, 2009 11:25:37 AM
i color coordinated stacks of buttons to make these cute little rings. the first ring has a sailor-themed focal button.














i found these keyboard keys at circuit city. people had pried them off the display keyboards and they were scattered around the shelves, so i just scooped them into my pocket. i like making nerdy jewelry with them! i made rings and earring posts with them.









thanks for looking!
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2  flowers, pearls, and hello kitty in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by LampLitHavens on: March 16, 2009 02:09:55 PM
i spent the past weekend in a jewelry making binge. it was highly satisfying! here are some of the fruits of my labor


yellow lucite flowers topped with brass bead caps, clear glass beads, and more brass bead caps, the stamens are purple beads


pearls adorned with brass bead caps, brass filigree beads, and unique black and gold heart beads


teardrop pearls nestled in brass bead caps, brass filigree connectors, and square black beads


hello kitty ninja throwing her ninja stars, yellow buttons, and yellow lucite flowers


a necklace made with a vintage black japonese star flower cabochon attached to a brass filigree setting, a brass filigree connector, and pearls, all on a brass chain


a necklace made with a cream colored flower cabochon attached to a round brass filigree setting, a brass swallow, and silver beads, some of which are adorned with brass bead caps, all on a brass chain
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3  shrinky dink necklaces in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by LampLitHavens on: August 19, 2008 12:55:48 AM

My shrinky dink necklaces. This one is an old-timey picture of a lady.



This is a bowl of strawberries.


Simple and sweet, yes?
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4  shrinky dink ring in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by LampLitHavens on: May 09, 2008 11:58:11 AM
thank you planet june for your excellent tutorial on how to make shrinky dink rings! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=228409.0

i didn't have rubberstamps, so i traced swirly images with a fine-point sharpie on my shrinky dink. i also couldn't wrap my ring around a lip balm tube because i wear a size nine (fat fingers!), so i used a random metal tool in my boyfriend's dad's garage.



blurry close-up (don't know how to take clear close-up pictures with my camera!)


on my hand:


blurry close-up on my hand:


also, the proportions i used for a size 9 ring were 5.5 inches by .75 inches.
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5  post it note flower in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by LampLitHavens on: May 07, 2008 12:24:24 PM
made from this tutorial: http://www.curbly.com/Chrisjob/posts/2354-Fold-A-Kusudama-Flower-Out-of-Post-It-Notes-

the result it very pretty, but i feel like it's so fragile that i can't do anything else with it.

kusudama with flash:


kusudama without flash:
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6  Tea Cup Cozy in Knitting: Completed Projects by LampLitHavens on: May 07, 2008 12:14:11 PM
So, funny story. This cozy started life as a fingerless glove, using the pattern found here: http://ohmystars.net/craft/knitting/pgloves.html

But silly me, I used a 4.5 mm needle instead of a 3.5 mm needle and thought everything would turn out ok because I have large (read: fat) wrists. It turned out way too big for me, so I reconsidered, modified, and turned it into a cozy for my teacup instead.

The bonus is that I've been planning to make a teacup cozy for a while now, ever since I started drinking peppermint tea (it's supposed to calm an upset stomach). So at least I got that out of my mistake!

With a lovely view of the hole where the handle goes:


A full frontal view (the white flecks are from the cup's design peeking through. It's a Goofy cup).


Brewing a cup of Stash Premium Peppermint tea (I only drink herbal teas because they're not made from real tea leaves. I actually don't like the taste of tea!)


Once my fingers recover from their knitting cramp, I'll try the fingerless gloves again!
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7  slightly useful magazine bowl in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by LampLitHavens on: August 23, 2007 12:37:53 PM
you can't eat out of this bowl, but it is quite decorative.



the inside is so colorful!


here's a side view



here it is being slightly useful


i think the bottom is quite pretty myself

i want to make more bowls and perfect the shape. and maybe make different motifs.
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8  colorful magazine bowl-not to be used for eating in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by LampLitHavens on: August 23, 2007 12:26:18 PM
i've been working on this magazine bowl on and off for months. i was inspired by cbass's bowls here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=71395.0



a view of the inside



the side view is better



here it is being useful



an upside down view-just for fun

i still have to work on the shape. but it was great fun making this bowl and i'll be perfecting it.
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9  rhinestoned argyle shoesies ****pictures now working**** in Shoes: Completed Projects by LampLitHavens on: November 09, 2005 09:03:56 PM
****i uploaded my pictures on photobucket and now it works. thanks for the suggestion****



i was so excited to post this, because it's the first project i'm sharing on crafster. but i can't get the picture to work. i uploaded my photos onto snapfish, and put in the url with the code for an image, and as you can see, it's not working.







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