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1  Silver Phoenix Protest/Promotion Necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by dobiemuse on: July 10, 2010 01:25:02 PM
I recently made this necklace. (I hope this is in the right place, it's not exactly a recon...)

I used microscope slides I cut and then foiled and soldered with lead free solder. This is the front:

The back (which this piece is important to the story):

And this is the full picture of the cover I used so you can see it better:

I did this because I learned that the book companies wanted to change the cover of the book because they didn't think that someone of color on the book cover sold well. The full soapbox post is here: http://melissawatercolor.blogspot.com/2010/07/on-my-soap-box-on-my-wishlist-and.html. I am not asking any compensation for it so I also felt I could give it away on my blog. I thought it was a fun way to protest, promote a good book, and have some fun. Think is works?  Undecided

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2  Re: Bookmark Swap - Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by dobiemuse on: January 22, 2010 02:34:12 PM
I love all the bookmarks... and look what I got today!

I love sewn bookmarks! I love the colors and the look of that fabric. I also love the crocheted one. That had to take some time! Thanks so much CraftyDeJa! These are great!

And since she hasn't posted the one's I sent, I hope you don't mind if I just go ahead and do it.

The ribbon one was the main one and the other two are extras. I hope you can see the corner one. It was an origami folded corner bookmark in light pink paper that had "inclusions" of flowers. I shouldn't have photo'd it on white, but oh well... Smiley
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3  Sock Monsters! (img heavy) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by dobiemuse on: December 08, 2009 07:06:37 PM
I made a couple of these for 2 boys on my list and I can't stop making them. It's just too fun! lol

Casual Monster

Girly monster

Punk Monster
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4  Re: Are you ready for some football? Gallery in The Swap Gallery by dobiemuse on: November 19, 2009 04:36:29 PM
YaY! gots some pics of my great package!

Trying on the hat... I so wish I would have gotten video of this. She started flipping the hat so she could grab the pom at the end. It was too funny. She quickly figured out how to get it off... so there went video!

Perfect fit! Guess my other dogs do tend to be on the very large size... Smiley But I think my sheltie looks too cute in this!

"Mom, since the hat wouldn't fit on me, can I haz the scarf?" Me: No way! It's too snuggly! Smiley (It was too hard to take a pic of myself, so I enlisted one of the pups)

Again, enlisting help for pics of my hat. I LOVE this! I really like those long stocking caps so this is PERFECT!

And the rest of my goodies. The string was beautifully wrapped around the package, but my mom was with me when I got it and she couldn't wait for me to find my camera. Yes, I will be fighting her for the bronco stuff. Oh, and thank NH822's son for the cards! Very generous!!

Thanks so much for everything, NH822. I do love it!
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5  Re: Dog Swap 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by dobiemuse on: November 10, 2009 02:57:16 PM
Here are the pics!

The mal who LOVED her scarf (I really mean LOVED it). She was upset with the sheltie getting one too (no kidding)

My youngest... yes, he's still a pup even if he is the largest...

My littlest, the sheltie. It shows up well even tho she matches it too perfectly... Smiley

The sweetest canister (which will be filled soon at the pups demand) with the cute plaque...

The placemat (I LOVE this and almost cried when I saw it)

detail (this will go on either a table or the wall)

THANK YOU zombiekilla! Love the stuff!
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6  Re: Autumn's Fall Scarf Swap GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by dobiemuse on: November 04, 2009 05:56:59 PM
My WONDERFUL package from goodmorningstarshine!

The whole thing... (love the crocheted rose I placed on the scarf to show it better)

The Scarf Detail (It's SO soft and I'm thinking it's bamboo)

The Calorimetry!
(It's much more purple in person)

Fingerless Gloves

Handmade book that had knitting on the cover! So cool! I already have projects in mind for this...

Wish I took better pics, because this packaged rocked!!!
I am so spoiled. Thanks again goodmorningstarshine! You have skills!!
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7  Re: Mermaid swap in The Swap Gallery by dobiemuse on: October 05, 2009 05:27:44 PM
First time posting pics here, so let us see how I do! Wink Prepare to be jealous!

The whole shebang from crafty beach girl! She lives up to her name! I'm spoiled!

I couldn't do it justice with one pic... so...

My beautiful jewelry. I wish it wasn't fuzzy. Sorry...

A beautiful plaque

Aren't these great? Must be what you collected!

Sweet care package with the cute tin!

I really love this plaque/hook! Woodburning! Love it!

A pretty frame! Hmm... who can I convince to send me to the beach for pics now? Cheesy

This back scratcher is so cute and my mom wanted to steal it. Grrrr...

Enjoy! I know I am. Thank you so much craftybeachgirl!
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