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November 21, 2004 05:41:23 PM by Ralph
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I have seen similiar earings here before, but here's my version.

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sorry the pics aren't great, but I think you can get the gist of them.They are made with flattened Bacardi Breezer bottle caps.

Here the basic instructions:

1. Wash and dry bottle caps.

2. Use pliers to gently pull out the 'fluted' edge of the bottle cap.

3. The bottle caps I used had a waxy/rubbery substance in the bottom, you need to remove it to make the bottle caps flat. Run a craft knife or blade around the edge of it, then slice through the thick rim of the substance. You should now be able to pull the substance off the cap.

4. Place the bottle caps face down on a hard surface, you may need to place a piece of thick fabric (I used old jeans) between the caps and the surface to protect them.

5. Use a hammer to flatten the bottle caps.

6. Make holes in the bottle caps to attatch earing findings etc. If you plan on using jump rings keep this in mind when macking the holes to ensure they fit. I used a nail and hammer to make my holes, but I'm sure there is a better way.

7. Attatch earing findings, beads etc to make beautiful earings.

Those intructions might seem a bit odd, I'm not very good at explaining things, if you have any questions, just ask.

-Ralph    

June 12, 2007 07:33:41 PM by chezlin
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I made this a while ago, for my little sister.  Sorry for the blurry pics...

Here is the front.


The back.


Look inside... oh.. there's something in here, what could it be?


The bag unfolds into a towel!  Here's everything unfolded out of the bag.  (Minus my cat, Ewok.. he decided to be a camera whore while I was taking pictures, he was never inside of the bag Wink)


It's basically made in the same fashion as a quillow.(quilt/pillow.. my grandma used to make those for me)  It's made so you can have it in bag form and shove all of the things that you need at the pool or beach, sunscreen, sunglasses, magazines, etc.  Then after you've had a good time in the pool, unfold the towel and dry off.  Once you're ready to leave, pack everything back inside of itself and go!

November 05, 2004 06:41:37 AM by GoombaLoveDisaster
Views: 50821 | Comments: 97
i died off this website for a while but i'm back... with this dress i made out of a big huge t-shirt from the salvation army. it was too awesome not to do something with...



if i were to make this dress over, undoubtedly i would make it LONGER... for i look pretty freaking naked in this picture. now i know what that look from my mom was for when i said "MOM, look what i made!"

but i wore this dress dancing and felt like a fashion genius when random girls where all about it... "like oh my god! where did you get your dress?" and and old boyfriend of mine was there... and yah, i don't know where i'm going with this, so i'll just stop.

anyway, i wish there was a pattern to share, but i pretty much just started cutting and sewing... the froof around the bottom is just scraps from the yellow shirt i stiched on with a zigzag stitch and red thread. the red waistband is from a different shirt i cut up... i could try to explain how to make it of anyone asks.



hey again everyone! i got bored and decided to draw up some reconstruction directions for this dress... so here they are! i hope they make sense...


--1st step is to find a really big, really awesome t-shirt you don't mind chopping up.

*i imagine those huge band shirts that are too big to wear except to bed, would do nicely...



--you'll want cut off the sleeves and sides of the shirt according to your size. you might want to put the shirt on and mark it where you want to cut...



--next cut straight across the middle/or a few inches under middle of shirt if you want a low waist... sew up what will be the sides of your dress, so you have two pieces, a top, and bottom with seams... *save the extra material*

--go find another, smaller shirt you can cut up...



--cut a piece around the middle of the 2nd shirt to be your waistband, and sew it between your top and bottom pieces. this lengthens the dress a little, and well, it looks cool... damnit.



--make a hem around the top of dress leaving about an inch open, and thread a piece of elastic though. gather the elastic a bit so it's snug fitting and stich up the open part of the hem. ta-da!

*for some extra length and snazziness, i sewed the extra material around the bottom in random hap-hazardness. i used a zig-zag stitch on the machine, but you can just sew by hand if the bunched up fabric is being naughty...

yay! this dress is so fun... club/dance/flirty/date/party/i sewed this shit myself, i freaking rule...kinda fun.... and so simple to make;)

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