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531  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Bright white dress from formal shirts on: April 14, 2008 12:20:35 PM
Wow, I loooove this! I have an unhealthy addiction to shirts, and this is just m kind of dress! I'm definitely making one once you post the tute, thanks!
532  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Paper beads! on: April 14, 2008 11:58:56 AM
Sorry, fixed my link!

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How did you paint yours to get that effect, or was it printed paper you used?

Nope, I used plain white paper (I'm not actually sure how printed paper would work with the flour paste), I just painted my beads with a golden marker before painting over with acrylics, then I painted over that too with this cool glue varnish.
533  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: When a workout top isn't working out on: April 14, 2008 11:52:24 AM
Oh wow! I seriously love this top! I like how the scarf and the top contrast, both in color and texture! I adore the scarf, and the braided straps! Did you cut the scraf in ribbons to braid it?
534  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Paper beads! on: April 14, 2008 04:44:49 AM
I found this tutorial, and made some a million beads!







I think they turned out pretty cool, they look more like clay than paper! What do you think?
535  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Foamboard Jewelry Box on: April 11, 2008 12:20:40 AM
Thanks for the comments, everyone! Here's the promised tutorial!

You will need:
Foamboard
Wrapping/Scrapbooking paper
Scissors
Utility knife
Ruler
Glue (lots and lots of it)


First, cut 11 rectangles (mine measure 11cm x 6cm) out of the foamboard. If you want your box to be taller, you can cut a couple more rectangles.


On one of the rectangles, roughly draw with a pencil how big you want the hole to be. Then measure with a ruler (again, mine measures 8cm x 4cm), and cut a cardbard template.


Trace the opening shape onto all your rectangles, into a slightly different position on each one.


Grab your utility knife and trim out the center openings. DON'T cut an opening on two of the rectangles - those will be your lid and bottom of the box.


Now, the fun begins! Bring out the paper! I am using this gorgeous wrapping paper I just bought!


Cut 9 pieces of paper, all slightly larger than your rectangles. For the lid and bottom, cut two pieces of paper that are twice the size of your rectangles.



Now glue your rectangles on the wrong side of the paper, then wrap and glue them so they look like that. Also wrap your lid and bottom of the box.


Now, with your utility knife cut out the paper covering the opening.


Begin to glue your rectangles together in a stack. Lay each one on top of the next, making sure the openings are aligned. The outer edges will be irregular.


All done! Paint the inside walls of the opening with glue and let dry.


Now cut a lining from your paper to fit the sides of your box, and glue it into place.


Ta da!


Now glue the bottom of your box - you should align the outer edges of it with the outer edges of the last rectangle of the stack.


Cut a piece of paper the size of your original rectangles, and glue it on the top rectangle to cover the edges of the lining. Cut out the center with your utility knife.


For the hinges, cut two wide strips of paper, and fold them in three, so that they are sturdier and more narrow. Glue the edges on the inside of the lid, then glue the remaining strips on the top rectangle of your stuck. If you want, secure your hinges with a bit of tape.


You're done!

If anyone makes a box using this tutorial, I'd love to see pictures of it!
536  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Foamboard Jewelry Box + TUTORIAL on: April 10, 2008 05:07:32 AM
First real post! I was making this, and while I waited for my envelopes to dry, I decided to make something out of my leftover foamboard, so I improvised!






That's what the box looks like closed.



Sooo, what do you think?? I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out, even though it's a little small.

I've taken enough pictures while making it, do you think I should write a tutorial? Click HERE for the tutorial, or scroll down!
537  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: My first needle felted bear on: April 10, 2008 04:54:55 AM
Oh my God, that is soooo adorable!!! And look at the birdie!! So cute!
538  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Worth every cent I spent! - My Bag from Sweet Pea Totes on: April 09, 2008 01:20:25 PM
You can find a tutorial on how to make the flower yoyo here:
http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/photos/how_to_make_a_yoyo/index.html

Have fun making it!  Wink

Oooh, thank you so much!! I've been looking for a good tutorial for that for ages! Thanks!!! ::runs of to make yoyos!::
539  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Revamped 80's sweaters and hoodies galore!! (a little invader zim, too!) on: April 09, 2008 07:17:32 AM
OMG, the Cheshire Cat hoodie just WINS! I love it!
540  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Worth every cent I spent! - My Bag from Sweet Pea Totes on: April 09, 2008 07:16:26 AM
Oh, this is just lovely! The pattern really is great, and I love the fabrics you used! How did you make that decorative flower thingy??
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