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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / dresser, nightstand, & mirrors re-do (pic heavy) on: October 27, 2012 05:46:02 PM
So recently a lady saw my fb page for my furniture and wanted me to redo some of her bedroom pieces. They're all vintage, 70's, spanish med style.. all of which I love. except for that cheapo wood look. Anyway, she wanted them painted white, glazed black, and a high gloss coat.

dresser before:

dresser after:

dresser after upclose:

nightstand before:

nightstand after:

nightstand after upclose:

mirror before:

mirrors after:

Ellis seems to love modeling in front of my furniture.  Cheesy

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Headboard redo on: October 27, 2012 05:14:10 PM
This is great! I've been looking for a headboard exactly like that for a while now! The white makes it look so fresh.  Smiley
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Shabby Chic Dresser on: October 27, 2012 05:12:45 PM
Looks gorgeous! Definitely a major upgrade!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Nom Nom Nom 70's dresser revamp!!! on: October 27, 2012 05:09:04 PM
Oh man, I like how you redid the dresser. but I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the dresser before. I work at a vintage shop and I haven't seen anything like that. *drooling*
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: collage resin rings, spoon necklace, etc. (pics) on: May 15, 2010 02:30:58 PM
Ok, so I completely forgot about this post and I know this is 6 months later but....

The ring blanks I actually found on ebay. They're decent quality for a decent price, although be careful if you try to adjust them too small they pop off. I was thinking of trying to find some plain sterling silver plated plain rings & just soldering those to the bezels to make them better quality and not ridiculously expensive..

The spoon pendant, started collecting cool spoons from thrift stores & whatnot... I got a guy friend to heat, cut & bend them. Then did the collage/resin.

The resin... patience...
  Follow the directions on the bottles exactly. Make sure when mixing it you get exactly 1/2 & 1/2 of each or it will not cure right. I just used the tops off the resin bottles since they are the same size. Popsicle sticks & plain paper cups are the cheapest & best things for mixing. Stir the mix for a couple minutes. It will be thick & bubbly, that's okay. Pour the resin mix into a small squeeze bottle (hobby lobby has small ones for less than $1 - get a few, you'll only be able to use 1 bottle per batch) and then your resin is ready to be poured!
  Whatever you're putting in the resin, let's say a little collage like I did, be sure to coat it carefully a few times (front & back) w/ mod podge. If you don't, the ink will seep out into the resin & mess all of your hard work up. If you have a 'background', after mod podging, glue it down carefully & flat. It wouldn't hurt to mod podge it once more just to make sure there are no air bubbles underneath the paper. After that dries, pour some resin in. If your bezel is kind of deep (my rings were about 5mm) it's best to pour in layers that way there won't be any air bubbles that get trapped in the middle. Use a heat gun to get the air bubbles out. It doesn't take much. You can also use a needle/piece of wire to pop them and matches/lighter if you don't have a heatgun or use your hot breath if you don't have those either. Make sure you cover your workspace and that it's well ventilated. (I tried to do it in my closet - not a good idea) Use a pan to set your pieces in, make sure it's even or the resin will be lopsided. Dust is everywhere so have some kind of a top to put over your pan. Watch for air bubbles for about 15-30 mins & use the heat gun if any sneak up. After that you should be good. Come back in 24 hrs and do the next layer. This is when you can 'float' things. If you're floating paper, easiest to modpodge it onto the 1st layer of resin so it won't move around when you pour the 2nd layer of resin. Repeat everything again. On the last layer pour more than you probably think you should. It'll look like it's about to overflow but it won't. Just keep adding a couple drops to the center and it should dome up nicely. After all the tedious work, wait 72 hrs to make sure it's cured all the way. Then sit back and look at all the awesomeness you've created.

6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Hmm, how to recreate this anthropologie chair-hammock thing..? on: May 15, 2010 12:01:26 PM
Ugh, I literally just saw that chair on anthro's website and typed it in on craftster in hopes someone else has made something similar, haha. Did you ever figure out what the macrame is over? I seriously need this chair in my life.
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Covered Stones on: November 22, 2009 11:01:29 AM
I love everything about this. It's absolutely adorable. I reallyyyyy need to learn to crochet!
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: collage resin rings, spoon necklace, etc. (pics) on: November 16, 2009 02:08:31 PM
I really like your rings and the bangle is GREAT!  What does the other side of the bangle look like?  I'm wondering how you covered the other side.  Smiley
Great job! 

Thanks. Linz made that one. We didn't take any pictures of the inside but she wrapped the strips all the way around. It took her a good while to make it perfect.
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: collage resin rings, spoon necklace, etc. (pics) on: November 15, 2009 10:04:15 PM
Oh sorry, didn't know. I edited the pricing part out.

Thanks for the feedback so far though Smiley
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / collage resin rings, spoon necklace, etc. (pics) on: November 15, 2009 05:34:50 PM
So me and a friend have started making jewelry & other misc items. We're still in the beginning stages (only poured a few batches of resin) but these are some we have done lately.

Comments & criticism would be greatly appreciated!!!

Some new resin rings.

Mushroom charm accompanied by the quote "Please don't hesitate to get lost." to remind yourself it's okay to get lost once in a while. In fact, I think it's the only way to truly find yourself.

First attempt at a resin spoon pendant necklace.

Recycled art collage bangle

Non traditional hemp dreamcatcher

Thanks for your time.

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