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21  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Plastic Bag Purgatory..... on: January 13, 2010 11:49:31 PM
I'm so jealous, I tried this but it just wouldnt work for me! I guess I'll have to practise more and more
22  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Beaded doorway curtain using recycled juice pouch straws, beads, string on: January 13, 2010 11:45:55 PM
I love this idea!! but I think it would be long to collect straws like that just for this project Tongue Thats too bad it looks fun.
23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Prom dress inspired by Mrs Lovett on: January 13, 2010 11:44:25 PM
the pockets are such a good idea! I remember how much of a bugger it was to carry around my stuff in a purse at prom.
Its a beautiful dress !
24  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Hot Red Furry Monster Slippers! (Now with Tutorial) on: January 13, 2010 11:37:34 PM
Oh my goodness they're so BRIGHT! I love it!!
25  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Beaded Flip Flops Tutorial with Pics. on: January 13, 2010 11:36:25 PM
I love simple projects like these! When I'm in between big time consuming projects I like to have small things like this handy. Thanks!
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Upcycled round knitting loom WITH TUTORIAL (pic chunky!) on: January 13, 2010 11:31:48 PM
wow this is such a good idea! Would have never thought of this myself
27  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / lightbulbs??what can I on: January 12, 2010 09:34:28 PM
do with burnt out lightbulbs?? there were a bunch lying around when I moved into my apartment and just looking at them gets my craft bone itching.

I saw someone make ornaments out of them but that seems a bit boring for me, now that christmas is over. Any other ideas??
28  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: An idea for toilet paper rolls. on: January 12, 2010 07:09:26 PM
ooh I just had an idea right now while I was making some plarn! use the toilet paper rolls to roll the plarn around so you dont have a big mess!!
like so
29  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Toilet Paper Roll Earrings--First Post!!! on: January 12, 2010 06:01:16 PM
I love your earrings! They really turned out well, and people love the idea of reusing anything nowadays, I bet they'd be a hit amongst your friends and stuff.

I had an idea for the bending issue- I just started making some earrings myself because I have tons of toilet paper rolls lying around, and as I was trying to smooth out that stubborn bend, I thought, why not embrace the bend??? So instead of making "circle" earrings, I decided I'm going to make oval earrings! It certainly holds better as a oval than I circle, I find.

Here's some pictures so you can see:
The side view:
Straight on view:

Also, I was thinking that if you wanted to keep it circle or even enforce the oval, you could just use some sort of strong wire on the inside of the cardboard. Not sure how you would attach it, maybe some glue or something. Just an idea!
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