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1  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. 


2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Law & Order: Sleepy Victims Unit on: January 30, 2006 03:35:24 AM
hey kids,

my sister turned 18 in December, so she's leaving for college this coming fall. I wanted to get her something practical, so i decided on sheets. but you cant just get a kid sheets. thats like getting socks and white cotton underwear when you dont have a schoolgirl fetish: boring. she's obsessed with SVU and especially Chris Meloni, or detective Stabler. she tells people her boyfriend is 44 and married. its pretty intense. i decided id make her bed set fancy with a stencil of the detective to keep her safe at night. My best friend's boyfriend happened to be visiting for the christmas-new year span, and he writes for gizmodo, so he somehow decided my piece was technological enough to be featured on the blog.  since i dont have a picture of my own, im just going to link to his article. that's my sister in the picture, and im "her sister." im famous now, obviously. let me know what you think!


3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Help Finding Letters on: August 16, 2005 12:28:46 AM
I've never had a question like this so i hope im putting this in the right place, and if not, feel free to move it, but does anyone know where i could get iron-on letters of all the same letter? i got a package of one inch white block prym-dritz letters, with two of each letter, but for some bizarre reason, i have three phrases i want to put on shirts and between the three, and making two of one of them, i need 12 h's. i dont want to buy 5 more packs just for the H (very few of the other letters repeat so often, oddly), so i was wondering if anyone knew where i could buy a sheet of just 10 or 20 h's. i dont care if its the same lettering or the same color, as id buy a matching alphabet to avoid spending another 10 dollars for H. thanks!
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / turquoise avant garde thing on: August 15, 2005 07:04:05 PM
so i actually hated the bonbon oiseau necklaces when i first saw them (http://www.bonbonoiseau.com/collection.asp), but theyve been growing on me, so i decided to give making a similar one a try. unfortunately (or fortunately), deep down im still too much of a minimalist to make myself do something like that, so this is as close as i got.

its turquoise on sterling chain. i kind of like it, but asymmetry makes me nervous sometimes so i might lose the teardrop. opinions? advice? should i try to quell the inner opposition and go for one more similar to the originals with all the feathers and pins and all? let me know what you think. thanks!

5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Labor of my life: Green bead and pearl necklace (4 pictures) on: August 13, 2005 10:53:00 PM
okay, so, ive been working on this on and off all summer.  I saw a necklace in an issue of elle and decided i needed a project. each bead is on its own pin. at the end of the first day, i had a red hole in the middle of my hand from the pliers digging into it. all in all, i had to make (let me count, i havent yet...) 139 beaded pins. im glad i didnt think about that before i started. but now its done, and im super proud. i may start one in real gold and cultured pearls now, if i have the stamina and the will to finish it in the next two weeks, before school starts again (denial...). well, enjoy, and let me know what you think!

the magazine original. if i can find the issue, i can look in the shopping guide to see how much they sell it for.

yes, yes, i know theyre meant for making clothes, but she can model my jewelry too.

excuse the super-dirty bead box; i dont own coasters.

mon sexy neck.

6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Bang Bang on: April 12, 2005 09:55:38 PM
Ok, so im not NRA girl. 

These are meant sarcastically, though i cant keep track of whether literal or ironic is the new irony from one week to the next.  I made them to sell, but i cant stop wearing them.  ive already made my sister a pair at her request, though she tends not to like what ive made until three years after ive made it, when she steals it without asking (ahhh, siblings.)  Anyway, just curious what kind of vibe you guys get from these.  also, i hate asking this, but if you were to be on the same wavelength sense of humor-wise and wanted to purchase such earrings, how much would you be willing to pay for them? I dont usually have trouble with pricing, but these are more costly to produce but less labor-intensive than my usual hand-beaded stuff, so im at a loss. any advice would be a big help. thanks!

7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / dangling necklace(s) on: March 26, 2005 01:09:40 PM
Hey guys,
i feel like maybe im posting too often, perhaps due to the extreme amount of work im trying to igore, but i just finished this necklace and i kind of love it. i made another one similar in style but with totally different colors and shapes, which i may post sometime, but right now i just want to stare at this one alone.

8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Hath anything uglier e'er been wrought? (AKA new earrings!) on: March 23, 2005 12:49:21 PM
Ok, the title is misleading, only one pair is hideous. i think. if anyone wants to up the count, let me know.

A hideous bird on a pearly perch:

Cherries! (oh, my virgin ears):

Generic black dangly beaded thing:

9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Collaged and Printed Birthday Cardies! on: March 05, 2005 11:46:48 PM
Whee! My grandma's turning 81 next week and i had to make her a card. i love collage, but i tend to use vogue magazine, as its the only thing i have lying around beside myriad textbooks, so i had to use the grandma-iest things i could find in it. it worked, though, and even makes sense, because my little sister has straight brown hair and green eyes, and i have wavy blonde hair and blue eyes, so that picture was perfect to be us, and the rest of the generic prettiness works with it. The other card, for no one in particular, features some Neil Diamond lyrics (so cool, i know) i swiped and used my printer to put onto a magazine page. just a word of caution: the ink tends to bubble up and not dry on glossy pages, so i used a pencil eraser to take the finish off the page so it would take. it worked well, especially since faded jeans naturally look hot. hope you all like!

10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Like I'm the only person to ever make a flower pin... on: February 07, 2005 10:51:24 PM
Hey kiddies.  Ive never posted a project before, but i finally got my ass in gear and took pictures of some stuff.  It looks suspiciously like a magpie pin, so i feel slightly less creative, but im also not shelling out 98 dollars to henri bendel for some felt.  I have some other ones in different color combinations that i may post another time if anyone would like to see the pretty things i can make Smiley

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