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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: A Couple of Hats--Some mature content on: March 02, 2011 06:42:38 PM
Thank you for taking the time to look at my projects.  And much more thanks for your comments.  I greatly appreciate it.   Smiley
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: My version of $400 earrings--Instructions Included on: January 25, 2011 10:14:04 AM
Thank you, Heather!  Smiley  I appreciate your compliments.
They're a bit too girly for me too...Your color choices would be really pretty!  Smiley

Thanks again!
Angie C. Pinkal
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Apple Tree! (Tree of Life Pendant with Peridot and Ruby) on: January 25, 2011 10:04:03 AM
I love this!  I love Tree of Life pendants, but this has to be the most creative and beautiful! 

Keep up the great work!

Angie C. Pinkal
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Rainbow (Puke?) Ripple Blanket! on: January 25, 2011 10:01:08 AM
Very beautiful blanket!  For more than one reason!  I love the ripple pattern, and working on my second project right now using it.  And I love the colors you used.  But the fact that it was your grandma's yarn makes it the most beautiful blanket out there! 
My maternal granny passed in 2005 when I was pregnant, with that great granddaughter she wanted (took me 9 years to get preg.)  My dad had saved some of her stuff and I found a blanket she started with the yarn.  It was a stitch/pattern I had never used, so I had to rip out a few stitches to understand it.  I finished it and gave it to my daughter who still uses it.   Smiley

Thank you for sharing!
Angie C. Pinkal
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: My version of $400 earrings--Instructions Included on: January 21, 2011 06:50:50 PM
Your welcome!   Smiley
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Triple Moon Pendant on: January 21, 2011 12:00:33 PM
I LOVE IT!  I'm a green witch and it's so hard to find nice jewelry.  At least stuff that's handmade anyway. 

7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / My version of $400 earrings--Instructions Included on: January 21, 2011 11:57:26 AM
About a year ago I seen a pair of earrings I loved in one of those glossy celebrity gossip magazines (my guilty pleasure).  The price of the earrings were $400.  Granted they were made with gold but I'm not a fan of gold anyway, so I decided to make a few pairs up.  I've included some instructions.  Please excuse my long windedness.   Smiley  If you get lost or need help, please let me know.

I searched the catalog of my favorite jewelry supplier and found what I needed.  The hoops I used started with 10 or so of the loops at the bottom.  I cut the extra ones off, cut some of the excess hoop on the end I removed the loops, and finally filed where needed until smooth.  Next I attatched the chain with 3 mm split rings, being sure to close them up and make them as flush as I could, since I was using very fine chain.  I attached my beads with headpins to the chain, and then the frustrating part began. 

I took a split ring (don't recall the size, I think 5 mm), opened it up, then strung the ends of the chain on starting at the end without the earring post (where I cut off the extra loops).   Once the chain is on, close up the split ring, making it as flush as possible.  It may take you a few tries, it did for me on my first pair, to keep the chain from falling off as I worked on closing the split ring.  Lastly, I took another split ring, (I think 5 mm), opened it, put on the split ring with the chain and attached to the earnut.  I hooked it to one of the little "curly" pieces on the backside.  This works two-fold, if the earnut falls off, you won't loose it since it's attached to the chain.

The tricky part is how to store these earrings, since there's so much chain it can get tangled easily.  I have to have mine on earring cards on all times, even when I'm not doing bazaars.  I learned the hard and frustrating way not to just toss them in a baggie.   Smiley

Thanks for looking!
Angie C. Pinkal

Oh and the price (rounded up to nearest dollar) to make the earrings in order from top to bottom were
$21.00, $18.00, and $23.00.  I used all sterling silver, cultured freshwater pearls, and Swarovski Crystals.
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: my creations... on: January 21, 2011 11:31:25 AM
for promotion i sell it only for 5 dollars each ..but people still think it's expensive ... Cry

It's so frustrating that people expect us to sell our stuff for so cheap or practically give it away for free.  I have earrings that are my way to draw people in to my booth.  I price those at $5.00 and then have some $10.00 ones, and the comments on price are rather gutsy on some people.  Too bad slapping people is illegal.  LOL 

But your jewelry is beautiful and should be listed for way more than $5.00.  Forget the cost of supplies, the time that went into those must have been a lot.  Keep up the good work and good luck!

Angie C. Pinkal
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: A Couple of Hats--Some mature content on: January 21, 2011 09:51:57 AM
Thank you, Ruby!   Smiley  You're right about the orange hat, would be good for avoiding bumps on the head. 

Thanks for looking and taking the time to give me your feedback.

Have a great weekend!
10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Winnie the Poop on: January 19, 2011 04:08:33 PM
Thank you for your compliments!   Smiley

And yes, poop seems to be the big topic when it comes to kids!!!   Wink
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