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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Cassette Tape Earrings on: May 05, 2005 06:34:52 PM
Okay.  So.  I have a friend who is *obsessed* with Hanson (YES still!)  I dont ask why.  Anyway.. I ordered a couple Cassette singles off ebay, so I could make a couple of those single journal thingys... found here -->


and decided I should do something with the Tapes as well.  Since I wasn't going to be using them.  ever.

Now these are some bulky earrings, but my friend is very eccentric and would wear them I would hope. 

I just drilled three holes on the edge of the tape with a dremel tool.  Then attached three earrings fish hooks.  I figured the more holes you have in your ear the better to hold these heavy suckers up.  I have 3 holes in my ear lobes and so does my friend, so I made 3.  But you could do 2, or 4...or 2371 depending on what you have to work with.  The more the merrier.

This is a good idea for any kind of bulky earrings you desire to make! 

I hope my friend likes them.  I havent fineshed the second one yet, but was really excited to post it, since I havent posted anything for a while.

thanks for looking!

12  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Golden Girls Swap! on: May 04, 2005 08:16:30 PM
I want to start up a Golden Girls Swap, Maybe in June.  I dont have time to do it now, but end of May or early June I would love to start it up, Just want to see how much interest is out there.

I am only obsessed with the Golden Girls, I think it was one of the funniest shows to have ever been on air.  (essp of the late 80s/90s)

The fashion was.... words cannot explain!  The accesories?  Awww....

I think it would be pretty fun and I am sure there are other GG fans out there!!!

13  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Let Me Make Your Craft 3, in june/july. on: April 30, 2005 02:11:15 PM
I was thinking starting in June, maybe we could start a 3rd Let me make your craft swap.  This has been my favorite swap so far.  I just LOVED it.  It sucked we had some flakers last time, but now with the new system it should work smoother.  And anyway I think it went very well, considering all the people involved!!  I loved the stuff I got, and really enjoyed making stuff with other peoples materials.

Anyway, I was thinking of maybe starting it up in June or July.  Just wanted to know what people think..

14  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Art project Swap: Sign ups: CLOSED mail by 5/30/05 on: April 25, 2005 08:29:07 PM
Okay I am finally getting around to organizing this!! I am excited ARE YOU!!!???

Swap name:  Art Project!!!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:LiquidScissors
Sign-up date range: 4/25/05 - 5/15/05
Date to send item by: 5/30/05

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 9

Non-U.S. participants allowed? yes

All ages allowed? Or 18+? all

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate: YES

Organizer has been a member for at least 1 month and will
make sure that every participant has been a member for
at least 1 month: YES

Details of swap:
I decided that once all 9 people are selected we will as a group vote on an image we want to use.  The image will be split up into 9 quadrents (Probably each individual square will equal 4 by 4 inches, making the whole image 12 by 12 inches.  So each person will get a peice of 12 by 12 inch paper (You can use a peice of tag board and cut it to size if you cant find those measurements, just make sure you use STURDY paper)

Each person will choose their own medium, but keep it simple enough so that it can be mailed in an envelope.  We want to keep this swap cheap!  Some examples of Medium include: Paint, Crayon, Pencil, Charcoal, pastels, or anything else you can think of or mixtures of any.  If you will be using charcoal or pastel mediums, please make sure to spray seal them before sending them out.

Everyone will use the small scale image to paint/draw/whatever the image onto their 12 by 12 paper to scale.  I would draw the scale onto your 12 by 12 paper first, and match the two.  After you are fineshed with your peice, then cut it into the 9 sections and mail them out!!  Everyone will get a different peice back to form a completely unique and orignial peice of art!!

I know your thinking, how will the sending out go?  because it is kinda confusing.  I know its hard to trust people over the internet, so I completely understand if anyone has a problem with this, and if they do, I will figure out a different way to do the sending.  But my idea is to send your nine squares to me, and then I can send the mixtures back out to all of you.  This would be an inexpensive and easy way to do this.  The only problem is, it is extremely frownd upon in the craftster community.  But if you trust me, then I would totally be willing to send them all out, this means you only have to send one envelope, to one person, and once.  Also no one will have to worry about getting the wrong peice (2 of the same peice, or missing peice) Also i will provide a backup in case someone flakes out.

I think this will be really cool guys!!

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?
Would you be willing to send all your peices to the organizer to send back out to everyone?
Would you rather figure out a way to send out all the peices individually?


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.
15  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Art Project Swap has been posted!!! on: April 13, 2005 10:13:14 PM
Just wanted to let everyone know that was watching this, that I posted the swap up


It is limited to 9 people, so hurry up and get your spot!!

16  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Art Project! swap idea... oopsers on: April 13, 2005 09:56:59 PM
Okay so yeah i POSTED this in the wrong board, and I guess i cant deleate it... so.. now its posted twice.  So deleate if needed!!! sorrrryyyyY!!!!

I have an idea for a semi-inexpensive swap, of the paper sorts.  I think it would be really neat.  I got this idea from an art project I did back in the 10th grade, and it was super fun.  What we would do is limit the number of swappers to a small suitable number, and decide on a fairly simple picture... like of say a <a href="sewing%20machine" onmouseover="window.status='sewing machine'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">sewing machine</a> or what not. 

We then grid it into sections, based on how many people are in the swap.  So if like there is 10 people in the swap, then the picture will be divided into 10 boxes, or grids or whatever. 

Then we each decide a size, and I think it would be best on some watercolor paper, which is durable and thick enough for whatever medium you decided.  Everyone will paint, sketch, or do anything 2-D, in any kind of medium (watercolor, acyrilic, pencil, marker, crayons, etcetc) Then would cut up the peices into 10s, and mail them out in a systematic way that I will have to come up with, so that everyone ends up with a different peice to puzzle together to create a one of a kind peice of art, which you can frame or hang as is, or whatever your crafty heart desires.

I can elaborate more on this, but I think this gets the jist of it across.  Has anyone else ever done this kind of art project that can back me up on what I am talking about and how incredibly awesome it is?  =) =)

It should be relativley cheap if we keep it to a small group of peeps.  Let me know what you guys think.  I think it would be terribley fun.  =D

17  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Japanese Street Style Swap! (Sign up CLOSED ; mail by 5/15/05) on: March 04, 2005 04:23:48 PM
Swap name:  Japanese Street Style Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: LiquidScissors
Sign-up date range: March 4th - March 20th
Date to send item by: May 15th

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no

Non-U.S. participants allowed? yes

All ages allowed? Or 18+? all

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate: YES

Organizer has been a member for at least 1 month and will
make sure that every participant has been a member for
at least 1 month: YES

Details of swap:  I would assume that anyone interested in this swap would be aware of the Japanese street scene.  But in just in case, here is a great website that paradisecrane gave in the idea thread...

www.japanesestreets.com  (click on the street fashion part and pick a photo)
I would really say that those pictures pretty much say it all.  You can do clothes, accesories, etc.  I will try to pair up people in a way so that it is fair.

There are a lot of styles as far as the japanese street style goes, for example the whole Lolita look (babydoll) or the futuristic cyborg thing.  etc. (look at the pics)

Anyway, there are endless possibilities with this swap... and so you can really get as crazy as possible.  I will partner everyone up, so that whoever you are sending to, is sending back to you, that way you can both do simular things, such as skirts or earrings.  etc.  And someone mentioned sending your partner your own clothes and having them nifty them up and send them back, which would be more postage, so I am adding that to the questionare.  thanks guys!! have fun!!

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?
Do you plan on making clothes, accesories or both?
Which style do you like best?(just a generalization, you can go into depth more with your partner)
Would you be willing to send out clothes for someone to redesign, and send back and vise versa?

Anything else you can discuss with your partner once assigned.  =D

18  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / A closure for Duct tape bags (CHEAP!!) on: January 27, 2005 05:44:17 PM
Hey All!  I was at school today (or as I like to call it work with no pay) and my client I got had a duct tape purse she had made and I was like "WHOAOAOSOOSOOAAAHHHHH is that a duct tape purse?" (because I'm from Minnesota and just figured people like this dont exsist here.. what I actually what i mean is, I never really run into people who make duct tape anything, outside of this site)  She was all like "yeah!"  and i was all like "dude"

ok.  So to make this incredibly long story short... 

She opened it up and was like "yeah i just used a zip lock bag for the closure"  (just the lock part, not the whole bag)

I seriously never thought of that and was like praising her for her good deed.  So yeah, thats a great Idea I thought I would share... Duct Tape + Zip Lock = cheap clutch that closes all the way! 

I gave her this website address and told her that she must come and lurk.  SO maybe she will. 

19  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Techno-Weeny Swap?? on: January 24, 2005 07:11:58 PM
I am thinking a swap where we would make accessories/bags/shirts...well basically anything that only real internet/computer geeks would understand...  I am assuming there are an abundant amt of computer nerds, such as myself out there in the craftster land!!!

I think the words "STFU" slipped out at school one day (i know..most sad) and this kid was so utterly confused that it gave me ideas for buttons. 

Anyhow... let me know if your interested... or if you have any suggestions or ideas!!!

20  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / No Manual for a Montgomery Ward Signature.... on: January 18, 2005 03:13:19 PM
My grandma gave me this Montgomery Ward Signature Supreme URR 1-115.  I gave it to my grandpas wife to have her dad clean it, and never got the manual back.  So NOW i cant remember how to thread the thing.  If anyone can help me that would be very great!  I am guessing this machine is from about... 50s or 60s?  It is built into a cabinet of sorts. 

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