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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Not your average jewelry stand (More like 'bee average' :D) IMG EXPLOSION! on: October 13, 2009 12:11:38 AM
Alright, so back story: I'm a resident adviser at my school. On move in day, I saw some girl with an interesting jewelry stand that was in the shape of a beehive. I was determined to make the same exact thing. I tried to find her later to see it so I can recreate it to a T but I never found her. My friend's birthday was today and I decided to make this for her. Since I just had an idea of the product, I basically winged it and, as Tim Gunn says, made it work Smiley

Finished product

Seriously, stroke of genius right here! I know the original creation had bee decorations but I didn't have any because I never found any at the store. I had my drawer slightly open and I saw my yellow purse clips lying there with the clips up and it resembled a bug to me.

Jewelry stand in action! Smiley

Bad pic, but the clips are most definitely fully functional Smiley Smiley

Dollar tree, what UP!!! Cheesy I used the metal backing of the filter. I only had 2

Materials used: styrofoam cone, styrofoam circle, lots of hot glue, a steel washing pouf, filters, garden wire, yellow purse clips, and spray paint that is styrofoam safe Smiley
2  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / DIY Catsuit/Bodysuit with Liquid Latex?!? on: July 02, 2009 12:49:29 PM
Hey all! Halloween is fast approaching and I was looking into catsuits for my costume to alter but they are oh so expensive (upwards of $250). Now that's a lot of money to blow on material that I'm essentially going to whittle down to almost nothing. While sleuthing for this said catsuit, I found liquid latex and the ads say you can make your own clothing and such. I'm curious, has anyone actually made clothing with liquid latex? I'm thinking of painting the stuff onto a plastic body form, letting it dry and then voila, costume!

Ideas and/or comments much appreciated! Smiley
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / paint splatter effect on shirts on: March 28, 2007 05:12:50 AM
how do you create the paint splatter effect on shirts if i'm stenciling? I have a picture that looks GREAT in black paint on a white shirt but I want it on a black shirt in white paint and of course, it looks terrible if i inverse the colors. To solve this, I was thinking of outlining the picture in white by having it form from paint splatter a la this shirt. Would I just make the paint splatters in the stencil or is there a better way? (note: I don't have access to a silk screen Sad )
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / 18th birthday ball (debut/cotillion/debutante's ball/etc) ideas on: December 10, 2006 02:29:02 AM
I'm turning 18 in March (w00t w00t!) and I'm planning stuff out for my birthday now. I'm having a sit down-dinner/dance party at some local hall and I'm sorta stuck on theme ideas (think of something like prom or a formal). I'm thinking of having a 19th century English ball theme but that's all I have so far. Like something out of Pride and Prejudice Smiley Anyway, I can't really think of invitation ideas. I was thinking maybe scrolled up parchment or something to that effect but mailing this to 200 people? Not really likely... or maybe it could be pulled off, who knows.

Also, do you know of any good party supply websites? I know of plumparty.com but there must be more... just to get ideas and such.
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / need help for gift ideas on: November 19, 2006 12:14:26 PM
We're doing a secret santa gift exchange in my little group at school and low and behold i got my crush! I've always thought how cool it would be if I got the boy I've been eyeing for a good 4 yeras now but now that I finally have him, I am literally dumbstruck in what to get him! He's been my good friend, if not my best, for all of high school and we share little stupid inside jokes and what not (think of a lovely Jim and Pam relationship from The Office but without Roy or (as of now) Karen)

Anyway, to cut the story short, he loves Friends, The Simpsons, Family Guy, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, taking pictures and playing the cello. I know for sure I'm going to get him a gift card or a season of one of his favorite shows but I also want to make him something that he could keep and cherish when we separate for college and what not. Any help is greatly appreciated Cheesy
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Recon on a dress on: December 11, 2005 01:14:07 AM
Hi everyone! I'm sorta new to making clothes, let alone reconstructing a dress, and I was wondering if anyone can help me. I want a great looking dress for my National Honor Society induction ceremony on December 22.

The dress includes a matching bolero top.

The dress goes down to a little above my ankles.

Everything on the dress fits perfectly except for the bust. I was thinking of cutting it shorter (maybe to my knees), adding a zipper in the back, and making the top a halter, and then adding white lace to the new halter design. Can anyone help walk me through this? Adding some MS paint tutorial type thing would be much appreciated since I'm more of a visual learner.  I only have one shot since I do only have one dress to reconstruct. Thanks in advance! Cheesy
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / yay! I made a hat! :D on: October 22, 2005 06:14:59 PM
My first REAL post! Cheesy

I know I could post this under the tutorial post but considering it's my very first sewing job, I think it should get a post all by itself!

And the tutorial for credit: http://clubweb.interbaun.com/lavarocket/radar.pdf
8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Looking for a certain (or similar) fabric (one pic) on: October 01, 2005 03:53:26 PM
I'm pretty sure this goes here, if it doesn't, please move Smiley

My friend ADORES Garden State and I've been meaning to make him the shirt that looks like the wallpaper from the movie but I can't because I've been looking for a fabric with a similar pattern for 2 years and I still can't find it! So any suggestions or fabrics with a similar pattern are much appreciated! Thanks!

And for those who haven't seen the movie and have no idea what I'm talking about..
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