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1  Chunky Glass Bracelets in Beads: Completed Projects by CaptainRiley on: July 19, 2006 01:34:22 PM
I recieved some beautiful rough n' chunky glass beads as part of one of the Ongoing Wish Swaps, and thought they'd make great breacelets.  Ergo, I sorted out some pleasing color combinations, pulled out some crow beads to get them to the right lengths, and made bracelets!


Chocolate and Roses

Equatorial Sunrise

As much fun as they were to make, they're not quite my style.  I might keep one -I'm leaning towards Candyshop
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2  Semiprecious Cluster Jewelry Sets in Beads: Completed Projects by CaptainRiley on: July 19, 2006 01:22:31 PM
I believe I may have posted the original necklace/earring set in this style quite some time ago, but I'll stick a picture in here for reference.  Made of Amythest and something that starts with a C.

I kept that one for myself, and have since made others for swaps .  In particular, and recently, I offer these:

The Jade Emperor's Daughter. 

Made of yellow and "new" jade. The jade was suprisingly fragile- after I had a couple of chips snap off while working, I beat up the rest of 'em to make sure they would hold.  Pain in the butt.

I'm contemplating making a matching memory bracelet.  If I do that, I'll likely make a whole new set to match.


Goldstone and quartz.  I found the focal piece whilst hunting for something interesting to turn into a piece for Onoging Wish Swap number... eleven, I think?  I ended up making two sets- one for the swap (the swap piece should arrive today, so I'm hoping she sees the package before she sees the post) .  I love the way goldstone glitters.
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3  Lots o' Earrings = Lots o' Pictures in Beads: Completed Projects by CaptainRiley on: July 15, 2006 05:33:55 AM




The earrings read "live" and "love".

I love those little bird beads.

Comments?  Names?  Cheesy
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4  Re: Bottlecap Necklaces in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by CaptainRiley on: June 27, 2006 07:53:16 AM
And more!

I think I shall sell off most of them.  They're bright and pretty and fun, but I certainly don't need this many of 'em.
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5  Bottlecap Necklaces in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by CaptainRiley on: June 22, 2006 08:56:47 PM
I only managed to get pictures of a few of these things before the camera I was using died, but I'll get the rest tomorrow and come back with them.  Yay for vintage bottlecaps!

WTF kind of name for a drink was "Up Town"?  Not that it's any worse than "Mountain Dew", which is neither dew nor of the mountains, but hey!
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6  Fascinators! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by CaptainRiley on: June 22, 2006 08:53:14 PM


The Peahen's Envy


My newest obsession!  I think I'll try to sell those I can part with, but most of them I just can't bear to let out of my hands.  Thanks go to niceandlucy, who not only made this post, but who also sent me one of her fascinators for free and thus got me started on my voracious binge.  I have thus sworn to singlehandedly bring these things back into fashion in her honor.

Feel free to suggest names for those without.
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7  My First Book- Stab Binding in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by CaptainRiley on: November 07, 2005 07:38:36 AM

I made this many moons ago for a year-long swap, but that's over now, so I can post it!  I think it'd pretty, at least.

Here's a question for you experienced book binders: what's the best tool to get to cut paper?  Xacto knives aren't precise enough/take too much time for my tastes, particularly with the size and bulk of papers used to make signatures for a good-sized book.  I'm looking in the direction of those big swing-arm cutters I always used to use in high school art classes, but they seem pretty expensive, so I thought I'd check with the wonderful minds of Craftster first to see if anyone knew of a better option.  So, any ideas?
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8  Halloween Cookies! in Dessert by CaptainRiley on: November 07, 2005 06:57:09 AM

Every year, I make sugar cookies for Halloween.  Usually I just do pumpkins, but this time I felt like throwing in some eyeballs too.  I'm very proud of my eyeballs.

I used the cut-out sugar cookie recipie from this cookbook, and it was quite good as long as you kept the cookies all sealed up so they wouldn't dry out.

Anyone else make halloween cookies?  Post pictures; I want to see how you all decorated yours.  Cheesy
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9  Completed Suki in Knitting: Completed Projects by CaptainRiley on: November 06, 2005 08:53:22 PM
Knitty's Suki was my first time on circular needles and my first time felting.  I wanted a very large bag to hold all my knitting projects, as I am a perpetual project-starter and only an occasional project finisher.

Pre-felting, with kitty for size (and that's a big kitty).


I left a repeat of the stripe set off the bottom and it's still huge (it even holds the kitty).  It's great for picnics.

Also, felting pwns.  That is all.
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10  Jasper and Hematite Set in Beads: Completed Projects by CaptainRiley on: November 06, 2005 08:20:45 PM
For some reason, I love the combination of red Jasper, Hematite, and a touch of silver.

Actually, I like putting hematite with a lot of things.  Below, with Sodalite.  I made the full set above with the hematite/sodalite combo for my mother a christmas or two ago, and decided to make an extra necklace with my leftover beads.

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