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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Nancy the Goldfish on: November 25, 2007 05:16:48 PM
honey, your friend is clearly deranged. theyre both lovely but i actually like this one way better. the look on her face...i never thought my heart would jump a little for a goldfish. adorable.
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pick Your Poison - Vice Necklaces on: July 06, 2007 11:58:48 PM
strange: my friend is a boozehound whose poison is gin, so i made her one of these for her birthday.

stranger: that was three years ago.

strangest: my name is lexi too.

3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: New York, New York - New York in a box on: December 20, 2006 03:53:47 PM
make him a cd of songs about new york! (i live here and thats the best i can come up with. sad.)

autumn in new york - ella fitzgerald
new york city boy - icon of coil
new york state of mind - billy joel
the only living boy in new york - simon & garfunkel
anything by the new york dolls
new york, new york - frank sinatra, and ryan adams, and other ones too
nyc - interpol
big pimpin' - jay-z
piazza, new york catcher - belle and sebastian
hey there delilah - plain white t's (actually a really awesome song)

look here too, http://www.answers.com/topic/list-of-songs-about-new-york-city
there are about ten million more.

good luck to you, and your friend! if i think of anything else ill let you know, but right now new york just looks like cold and final exams.
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: You know you're a craftster when... on: December 20, 2006 02:42:52 PM
...your holiday conversations go like this:

mom: what else do you want for chanukah?
me: honestly?
mom: (warily, expecting to hear the word chanel) honestly.
me: well, i really need screenprinting inks and i want to start making resin jewelry so a book on that and the supplies.
mom: um, ill just take you shopping.
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: You know you're a craftster when... on: December 07, 2006 02:23:04 AM
...you spend your time on the beach in Santorini in the ocean, diving down a thousand times to try to grab the most vivid red volcanic rocks so you could cast silver rings to set them in...eventually.

...you constantly have friends and relative strangers stopping by to shop your "jewelry collection" although your whole room is 81 square feet and your "customers" have to sit on your mattress on the floor because its the only space there is.

...you've actually purchased car, motorcycle, sailing, maxim or playboy magazines just to cut them apart and make collaged cards for male friends and family.

...you've failed to see the logic in being yelled at for making a mess while making soap.

...its 5:13 am, you should be reading Ulysses (all 783 pages of it) because you have a paper on it due in 8 hours, but youre browsing craftster trying to learn to make molds to cast resin bracelets even though you cant afford the supplies.
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Resin Bracelets, napkin rings, more on: December 06, 2006 09:39:27 PM
baerbaer basically said it, but i was browsing at barnes and noble a while ago and found a great book for beginners on resin jewelry. ive never worked in resin before but this book had some great ideas, including how to make molds, which was basically as baerbaer described it. if youre interested in a more thorough explanation, the book is The Art of Resin Jewelry: Layering, Casting, And Mixed Media Techniques For Creating Vintage To Contemporary Designs by Sherri Haab and you can find it on barnes and noble or amazon's website. the bangle on the cover is basically the one you want to make without the embedded objects, but i think that's covered on there too. and if youre not feeling TOOOO diy, i think the author also sells molds on her website. i totally sound like im advertising for her or something, but i really just happened to see the book and read parts of it in the store (i'll buy it as soon as i can afford the resin and supplies to go along with it, too) and i think it'll give you everything youre looking for.
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Charm Necklace. My OBSESSION on: December 04, 2006 05:45:59 PM
aww, thank you! my charms, eh? very sweet. i kind of like the white heart. i think it makes it kind of chanel-y. which isnt what i was going for but is always a nice afterthought. as for the charms, i get them all over. my parents are jewelers so they go to antique shows, and they have some dealer friends who let me sift through their junk boxes and buy stuff for cheap. that's where the vintage rhinestone pieces are from. the leaf looking one is actually just a broken piece of something bigger. many of the gold and silver looking ones are just from bead stores around manhattan. i just kind of collect stuff and put it all together when im saturated, then just go out and start looking for more. im glad you like it, though, and thanks for the constructive criticism.

8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Charm Necklace. My OBSESSION on: December 04, 2006 12:38:40 AM
ive been away from craftster for what feels like a million years but ive come home to roost! (aka its finals time and im losing my mind). i am obsessed with charm necklaces and made this one in the image of one i met visiting my sister at college upstate (new york). that one was made of small pink pearls, but, well, you get the idea. maybe not. i just love this. excuse the images, but my digital camera committed suicide so i had to just scan it instead. let me know what you think! is this wearable or am i the only person on earth crazy enough to hang this around my neck like a shiny onyx albatross? im too melodramatic. 


9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Law & Order: Sleepy Victims Unit on: February 14, 2006 06:25:05 AM
aww, thanks guys! im glad you not only appreciate my art, but that my sister is there to reassure you your weird crushes are normal Smiley i think stabler's a hottie, but my real old-man scary love is trent reznor, even though hes not on a crime show. i already made a hoodie with his face on the back Smiley

its funny, he was kidding about the mariska one, because i never mentioned it to him, but ive had the picture and the sheets to make it under my bed since december, i just havent gotten to it yet. its dark so it has to be a reverse stencil, white paint on black sheets, so its more of an ordeal. ill get there one day and let you guys see as soon as its ready.

thanks again!

10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: "Songs about drivin'" Mixed CD on: January 30, 2006 03:45:53 AM
someone already suggested it, but eve 6's open road song is the best, its totally my preferred driving song.
also, the cars have a song called "drive" different from the incubus one, but its kind of a downer.
and depeche mode, "behind the wheel", though its sung to "little girl" so that might not fly either. i tried Smiley
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