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1  Cupcake ring and mini doughnuts!! in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by a_falsario on: May 20, 2013 05:28:42 PM
This is what I've done with my time today. I tried my hand at mini doughnuts for a decoden case and made a cupcake ring. I'm not sure about the ring. What do you think? Would you wear it?

Thanks for looking!
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2  Owl Bracelet in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by a_falsario on: January 02, 2012 02:02:26 PM
This is my newest bracelet! I love it and I wear it all the time. My boyfriend asked me if it was a Fossil bracelet. I love Fossil jewelry but you can't beat a $5 in materials, homemade bracelet. Wink What do you think?

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3  Charm and Bug Bracelets! :) *EDIT* How the bug bracelet was made. in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by a_falsario on: October 29, 2011 07:07:26 PM
I've been on a jewelry kick lately after shopping at Dillards and looking at all their expensive jewelry! Here's what I've come up with. Smiley Would you wear them?


Thank you for all of the comments! Smiley

The first one is basically five lengths of chain attached at each end to the connector findings. Each chain is connected to the chain(s) beside it with jump rings at various places. This made a sort of "fabric". I attached toggle components to the connectors and that made the basic bracelet.

I have the three big charms you see (key, bug, heart) and all of the beads attached with eye pins and jump rings to the five underlying chains.

This bracelet took A LOT of adjustments to make sure that the eye pins and the charms, which are all placed diagonally, did not distort the original shape of the chain "fabric." I wanted to keep the top and bottom of the bracelet pretty parallel.

My major issue was that attaching one side of the eye pin to the wrong link on a chain would distort the whole look of the bracelet. There was the shape of the chain "fabric" to watch out for as well as the other pins and charms which would pull and distort the bracelet even more if the placement of one component was off even by one link of the chain.

I think that the next time I can bring myself to attempt this kind of bracelet I will use a larger chain as a base!

Does anyone have any suggestions?


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4  Dia de los Muertos Earrings! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by a_falsario on: October 26, 2011 03:31:56 PM
I made these on a whim the other night. It wasn't until I baked the clay (and the posts into them) that I realized how large and heavy they are for stud earrings. They stay on my ear but I'm worried that after awhile the weight of them will pull out of the earring back. I like them for a first try though. Smiley

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5  Moderately big, colorful, buttony bow! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by a_falsario on: September 30, 2009 06:15:11 PM
So I say moderately big because I've seen some pretty huge bows out there. I came up with the idea for this in my Human Resource Management class....

I'd like to know what you think. Vomit inducing color overload? Too hideously large? Just peachy?

Thanks guys!
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6  Cupid's Automatic in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by a_falsario on: March 26, 2009 11:10:09 PM
So I was listening to Geek In The Pink by Jason Mraz and I heard this...

"Cupid's automatic must have fired multiple shots at her
Because she fall in love too often that's what's the matter"

And then this happened...

It was just a plain black wallet and then I painted onto it Cupid and his heat.  Grin

Thanks for looking!

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7  My Lovely Gentleman in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by a_falsario on: March 26, 2009 01:12:19 AM
So...I acquired this hot pink prom purse years ago. With some paint it became a black prom purse with a Marine pin-up girl and the words "Semper Fidelis."  With some sand paper and a little more paint and textile medium, I now present....

"The Gentleman"

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8  Pretty pretty Moulin Rouge Ring!! (Pic Heavy) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by a_falsario on: January 12, 2009 08:29:15 PM
So....If anyone has noticed, I've been making a lot of rings lately. This is my latest and most favorite creation so far and I'm keeping it all to myself! Grin It was originally supposed to be for my friends mom but I went a tad overboard and it got pretty big. I'm calling it my Moulin Rouge ring because the colors remind me of the movie. I'd love to know what you think!

Thanks for looking!
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9  PS3 Mascot Sackboy!! (Now with even more info on his construction!) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by a_falsario on: January 10, 2009 10:34:59 PM

For my boyfriend's Christmas present I decided to take on Sackboy from the PS3 game, Little Big Plant.  I think I did a pretty good job! I was surprised!  My boyfriend really love it.  I'd be pretty upset if he didn't! The whole little guy took about two stressful weeks!  I couldn't find a pattern that I really liked so I decided to figure it out myself.  It involved a LOT of trial and error.  Roll Eyes

I don't know if anyone will want a tutorial but honestly I'm not very sure about how I made him. I completely winged it. I believe that the actual character is supposed to be knitted but I'm not very good at knitting. Instead I crocheted him! 

I used a I/9-5.50MM hook and sport weight yarn.

I just used single crochets and decreases/increases.  I made each piece a few times before I came up with something I was happy with. He is made up of 21 pieces (head, flat circle for the top of his head, body, two arms, two hands, two legs, two feet, and ten fingers) all sewn together with either yarn or two strands of brown thread. I bought the yarn and button eyes at Wal-Mart for a total of about 3 dollars. His tongue is a piece of felt and the fabric in his mouth is like a canvas material.

----Mouth (The most time consuming part for me!)

In order to have the mouth fit, you obviously need to skip a bunch of stitches in the crochet work to leave room to sew in the mouth piece. You need to make sure you have a place to put it!

Anywho, I broke a CD in half and then laid it on a piece of the black canvas. I made sure that there was at least half an inch of fabric showing around the CD. This fabric was used to sew the mouth piece to the head. The CD pieces were placed so that the broken sides are almost touching, so it almost looked like the CD was whole. I left a little less than 1/16in in between the pieces going all the way across. I then taped both pieces to the canvas so they wouldn't move. After that I laid another piece of fabric (the same size) on top of the CD pieces. I then sewed around the inside of the little circle. Once that was done I outlined the round edges of the CD so that I could easily see where the CD was. That made it much easier when I stitched all around the CD. I removed the tape as I got to it during the sewing.

Once the stitching was done, you could see the outline of the CD and the hole in the middle. I then stitched across the CD through the space I had left between the pieces. Because the CD was sewn in between the fabric while laying flat, there is some resistance when it's folded in half. That's what keeps the mouth open. I then sewed the mouth to the inside of the head.

**I guess it would be the time to say that I crocheted the head from the bottom of the neck up. I inserted the mouth piece once I crocheted a few rows above the mouth space.

The crocheted head keeps the mouth from opening too far.

----Sackboy guts...

Since his head is much bigger than his body I have a canvas tube of stuffing sewn to the bottom of his body going up through his neck and attached to the back of his mouth. That way his head stays up. Without it he looked really, really creepy.  His head slumped over to one side and looked like it was going to fall off.  Undecided

----Hands and fingers

The hands and the fingers are crocheted in amigurumi fashion just like the rest of him. It's a completely closed shape. The two ends are the back and palms of his hands. The hands were started from 5 stitches and then increased to the size I thought was proportionate. I then sc around for 3 rows and then decreased to close.

The fingers were all crocheted separately and then sewn on with thread. I believe that they are all 6 stitches around and about 4 or 5 rows long. I left the ends open.


The white stitching around his body is purely decorative.

The zipper was cut out of felt and sewed onto his body with regular thread. The zipper pull is made out of polymer clay and painted with acrylic paint.  It is attached to the body with thread.

If you have any questions or comments just let me know!
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10  Bead and wire cluster rings!!! (5 pics) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by a_falsario on: January 10, 2009 09:56:20 PM
I guess after making a ring I lose the ability to tell whether it's cute or not. Does that happen to anyone else or am I just weird? lol I like them but I'm wondering if I'm the only one with this particular taste in rings.

The first ring is my "Flower" ring. The band is green to act as the stem and the center is a yellow/gold glass bead. The beads around it represent the petals. After that I have three patriotic rings. They're all red, white, and blue. I'm currently working on some that have different color schemes. Wink

Any comments or opinions would be appreciated! Thanks!
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