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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Button Necklace on: July 24, 2009 12:17:05 PM
I've just made another post with lots (maybe too many?) pictures of button charm bracelets that I've been making for my folksy shop but I've just made a new necklace, and I've only made one of these (they were a set of buttons that I got in a lovely way so I wanted them to live together) and I really like it but I'm not sure whether or not to make more to try and sell. What do you think?

mmm buttons, felt and chain :-)
12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Button Charm Bracelets - seriously picture heavy!! on: July 24, 2009 12:02:06 PM
I've got a love for buttons that goes way beyond anything I can explain to people who don't get it, I love love love them. And then some. :-)

I've been attempting to make nice button jewellery for years, and recently I feel like my ideas have matured and I really like what I'm making. I like it enough to have opened a folksy shop.

I've recently finished lots of charm bracelets and a couple of pairs of earrings, on to the pics:

Purple and Yellow



Pastel Bows

Red to Purple fade


Blue to green fade



Comments more than welcome :-)
13  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: tin can stars on: June 15, 2009 12:47:40 PM
wow that is beautiful!! I love how it looks as a whole, I also love how it looks on the zoom in!
14  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Jam Jar Garden on: June 13, 2009 04:07:34 PM
felt like I should come back and own up to over watering this little guy, and having done some more reading there were a few things I should have done differently...it got all manky and had to be cleaned out. Still got the terrarium style bug, just made some big vase open type ones! :-)
15  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Open Terrariums (quite a few pictures) on: June 13, 2009 03:58:18 PM
hmm, never know where to post, but I've seen other terrarium type things in this forum so here I am! :-)

Been falling in love with terrariums for a while now, made a little jam jar one but over watered it! Haven't been able to get hold of any glass jars with lids yet and was just too excited to wait so I have a fish bowl (to sit on top of my toilet) and a big vase for in my living room. Do they still count as terrariums?

They both have a layer of those small stones you put in the bottom of a fish tank and then soil and then a random assortment of plants. Mainly unnamed succulents and greenery that is sold small and cheap in shops like wilkinsons and homebase. As I have been making things up as I go along I don't know what will survive but I'll just keep trying! They also have little scary cat models in them, anyways on with the pictures:

comments always welcome :-)
16  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Bird Hangers for the garden on: May 24, 2009 03:31:13 PM
*super grin*

I'm pleased you like them, I'm super happy with the, but sad that I had to give them away! Think we need to make some more! :-)
17  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Bird Hangers for the garden on: May 24, 2009 02:16:42 PM
My mum has a couple of sets of these birds that she brought from Camden Market in London and they inspired me and my boyfriend Simon to make some for my friend Ian - he was super chuffed with them!

Here is a little video of them in action:

For the bodies we brought polystyrene eggs, and balls stuck them together with wooden sticks and a hot glue gun and then used papier-mch to cover them before painting them thickly, drilled through to make space for the leather twine and to make sure they hang straight (ish). All given a good thick coat of clear lacquer.

For the tails we drilled 4 holes in a wooden bead, hot glue gunned in some feather (set at a slight angle to catch the wind) and slid over a nail with a washer pushed up the bum of the bird.

Then strung up, using beads to space them. Some wooden eggs and a bit old washer on the bottom to keep them from flying off too much!

Look at them spin!!!! :-)
18  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Purple Octopus Vans! on: January 26, 2009 12:33:25 AM
Those are pretty magic!!!  Smiley
19  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Jam Jar Garden on: January 25, 2009 07:30:47 AM
I get so confused as to what forum to post things in - I'm going to go with this one as it is a garden, just a tiny tiny one!!  Smiley

I've been feeling fairly productive today, lots of bits and bobs including some gardening and potting up some baby spider plants. I also made a jam jar garden:

So its a clean jam jar, with some perlite in the bottom to keep it form getting too damp in there, some soil from the garden - with lots of lovely bacteria and other lovelies hopefully! then some moss, and little unknown weeds that I picked from my plant pots. I've also put some 'cat grass' seed in there in the hope they grow.

I'm not really sure what I expect from it, but it's sweet all the same. I'm hoping the little plants will take root and grow out a bit! I have some little miniature plastic animals coming my way soon, so I might add one to the garden!

I first saw one of these somewhere on craftster and cant remember where! I loved the idea though and have been thinking about it lots so pleased to have finally made one!
20  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: 4 bracelets and a necklace on: December 05, 2008 04:54:06 AM
Thanks guys - yeah used memory wire for the bracelets, nice and easy :-)

I quite enjoy sitting infront of something rubbish on tv and putting beads on wire :-)
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