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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Gloss Finish on: July 29, 2008 09:57:04 PM
I have recently made a few pieces that are made out of wood. more specific it is Canadian maple. i want to know what your suggestions are for a gloss finish. it is made to wear around the neck, and it must be non-toxic. if you can help me i would really appreciate it. thanks  Smiley
12  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / OMG SURFBOARD!!!! on: July 29, 2008 12:06:30 AM
Ok so i live in california and you know we have alot of surfers in this beautiful state. one of my friends is a surfer and he just got a new board because his old one got bashed up on the tip. its not really damamged but for some reason he cant use it anymore.  Embarrassed sooo he gave it to me.  Grin but i have no idea what to do with it.  ???HELP!!!!!!!!!! IDEAS PLZ!!!!!!!!!! thank you for the help.  Smiley
13  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Dog House Big enough for three. on: July 27, 2008 01:44:02 PM
My dad and i made this dog house about a month ago. it took us two days to make. one day to make it, and one day to paint it.

The outside of the house. and my dads dog modeling the doggie door.

we have four cars so i have to pull mine into the backyard. so we put a gate that can close around the doors so the dogs wont run out of the yard when the gates are open.

the side veiw with the window. so we can check up on them without waking them up.

the other side.

looking through the window.

and the inside. the main reason we made this is because when it rains, water sometimes gets into the normal dog houses since they are not high off the ground. we have three full grown boxers and they need their own beds. as you can see it has wheels so my dad can move it.

they love it. my dad also put a light above the houses that turn on when someone walks in the house to check on them.
14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / License Plate Purse (Now with a Tutorial) on: July 26, 2008 10:13:16 PM
I finally made my license plate purse!!!!!! a few months ago i almost gave in and bought one but they are like $90 bucks. so i made one. my dad helped me alot with this project. it is made of 1 full license plate and 3/4 of a second plate. i used two 6inch mustang hubcaps to make it. i made it with mustang hubcaps becuz... you guessed it i have a yellow mustang. my banana lol. it took me two days to make becuz i didnt have all the stuff i needed so i had to go to the store. i love it and i plan on making more since i have like 10 license plates still. hope you like.  Grin

the side veiw with the mustang

red felt lining. didnt come out that great


I finally made a tute here you go. if you have any questions feel free to ask me.  Smiley

Smiley First get all of your supplies together. It will go a lot faster if you have everything ready to go.
Get something that is about the same size as your hubcaps. And wrap the first LP around it. Try to make it as round as possible, there will be a few little kinks.

Next drill holes into the lip of your hubcaps. All hubcaps have different types of lips.

After you drill the holes wrap the first LP around the hubcaps and mark were the holes in the hubcaps meet the LP.

Drill holes into the LP

Next you will rivet the LP and the hubcap together. Make sure the holes line up.

After you rivet it, you will need to make holes on the other side of the LP.

Rivet the LP to the second hubcap

After you rivet you will have something that looks like this

If your hubcaps have lips showing use tin snips to cut them off.

Next wrap the second LP around your round object. Like you did in the first step.

Next cut your piano hinge to the size of the LP about 6 inches.

Sand down the sharp edge.

Mark where you need to drill holes to attach the hinge to the LP

Drill the holes into the LP for the hinge

Rivet the hinge to the LP

Next you need to cut off the extra piece of LP. The second LP should flap over the first LP about of an inch.  Use tin snips

Mark where the hinge will attach to the second LP, the sharp edge should be attached to the hinge.

Drill the holes where the hinge will attach.
Rivet the hinge to the second LP

You will now have something that looks like this

Now drill a hole on both hubcaps at the very top. This is to attach the d ring hangers

Rivet the d ring hanger to the hubcap

Next you will need to work on the closure. Drill a hole about two inches down on the first LP in the center

If you use a backpack strap as the closure you should use a lighter to burn the edge so the edges dont fray.

Attach one side of the snap closure to the LP and the top part to the strap.

Measure the length you need of the strap. Make it about of an inch longer then you think you need.

Drill a hole into the bottle cap

Drill a hole into the second LP. In the center of the LP and about a  inch from the edge of the LP.

Stack the bottle cap the strap and the LP. Then rivet it all together.

To cover the original holes that are in the LPs I used bigger rivets that cover the roles. I put a metal washer behind the plate and used a rivet.

Next drill four holes into the bottom of your purse. Make sure they are the same distance and straight across from each other. This is important, you dont want a lopsided purse.

I used acorn nuts as the feet. Screw the acorns into the bottom of the purse.

I did not take pics of the lining because it is hard to take pics at the same time as gluing it. All I did was use a spray fabric glue. Or you can use a glue gun or whatever you like.
Then your done!!!!!!!!

15  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Bamboo Tile Bracelet on: July 19, 2008 04:50:25 PM
After seeing the zombie bamboo bracelet i decided to make one. just some random clippings from a US magazine.

there are a bunch of kinks in  the wire but oh well.

16  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Monopoly bracelet on: July 18, 2008 08:37:15 PM
I was cleaning out the office today and i saw that we have three monopoly games so i decided to make a charm bracelet.   Roll Eyes I need a clasp for it which i will get tomorrow.

17  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Bottle Cap bracelet on: July 18, 2008 08:35:26 PM
Well i was bored and decided to make a bracelet out of bottle caps. it still needs the closure which i  will be getting tomorrow.  Grin

18  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Guitar pick bracelet on: July 16, 2008 05:21:25 PM
One of my friends saw a bracelet like this on etsy and it was going for like $40 bucks. she really wanted one but since we are starting college this year we have to save as much money as we can. so i got 84 picks for $6 bucks and got two chains and made us some bracelets. i dont have a pic of hers.

to make it all i did was.

Punch holes into the tops of the picks. I used my pink crop a dile.
then i attached the split rings to the picks, and then i attached them to the chain.
and ur done. Grin
19  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Puzzle Bracelet on: July 14, 2008 01:17:15 AM
Ok well i saw a puzzle bracelet posted on here before and i loved it so i decided to make one. it cost me about $8 bucks cuz i bought 7 new paints and the jump rings. i might add a few more to it when i get a new chain.

20  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / yea another pop tab purse on: July 04, 2008 03:46:42 PM
 8)another pop tab purse. its purple and about 7" tall and 11 1/2" wide

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