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41  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / CIRCLES AND SQUIGGLES on: August 11, 2006 10:52:56 PM

42  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 14 ENTRIES / ITSY BITSY SPIDER ... with tutorial on: August 02, 2006 09:27:05 PM

These spiders were inspired by a lampshade I saw in the Bombay Company Store.
These didn't cost anything.  I just used what I had in my stash.  They are fun to make.

Click here for a photo TUTORIAL.  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=111418.0
43  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Beaded Spiders - Photo Tutorial on: August 02, 2006 01:59:48 AM
These spiders were inspired by a lampshade I saw in the Bombay Company Store.
They were charging $79.00 for the lamp.  These didn't cost anything.  
I just used what I had in my stash.  They are fun to make.  So far I have made 6, but I'm still going.


Needle nose pliers and/or scissors
Five 8 inch pieces of Bead wire
Seed beads
Round or Oval beads in 2 different sizes
Ruler (optional)

Step 1: Fold 1 piece of wire in half.  Slide 1 seed bead in middle.

Step 2: Slide the 2 round beads over BOTH wires. Leave 1/2" between beads.

Step 3: Slide about 5 beads onto each fang. Secure. (see step 6) Cut excess wire.



Step 4: Slide 1 bead onto a wire and bend at about 1 inch.
            Slide a few beads over both wires to secure.

Step 5: Fill the wire with 4 inches of beads.

Step 6: Secure by sliding the rest of the wire over the first bead and Through the next few.  
            Clip the excess wire. Leave about 1/2" of space  in the middle of the wire.



Step 7: Lay out all pieces and spread out the beads in the middle of each wire.

Step 8: Hold the 4 wires in the center and twist them together.

Step 9: Twist the LEGS onto the BODY.

Step 10: Shape the legs and enjoy!

44  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Skull Dog Coat - AARRRRR!!! on: July 02, 2006 08:38:47 PM
Simon wanted to be the toughest 9lb dog on the block, so I made him this coat. 

I combined the HOWL dog coat pattern and a modified SKULLY from the SnB Knitter's Handbook.  This is my first successful knitted project.  I think it turned out great!  Simon likes it too. 

45  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / FRUIT - banana, orange, grapes, strawberries on: June 17, 2006 11:27:48 AM
Here is some fruit I made for a swap.  This was my first real stab at polymer clay.  Enjoy.

I made a banana, a small orange (tangerine or clementine), grapes, and strawberries. 

46  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / New Kitchen Cafe Curtains on: April 27, 2006 06:58:41 PM
I feel like I am constantly making curtains.  Here are the latest.  I bought 3 long panels and turned them into cafe curtains for my kitchen and hallway.  I made 3 sets.  I'm pleased with them.  Enjoy!

47  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Spank the Monkey shirt on: March 19, 2006 08:49:30 PM
My husband and I were watching some TV show a  while ago and the guy was wearing a T-shirt that said "PLEASE DON'T SPANK THE MONKEY."  Well, my husband thought that shirt was very funny, so I made him one.  This was the first time I used FREEZER paper and I loved it.  I'll never use CONTACT paper again.

48  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / The Lovin' Monster on: February 14, 2006 06:06:46 PM
This was my first attempt at making a monster in many, many years.  This guy is a Valentine's Day gift for my husband.  I used scraps from my fabric stash.

49  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Funky New Room Idea ... Please help. on: January 29, 2006 05:53:07 PM

Here's my idea for a new computer / spare room. I will be buying a new carpet and paint. I need ideas about the circles.  I thought about making stencils, but I have to clue how to do that.  My mother suggested cutting the circles out of wall paper.  Let me know what you crafty peeps can come up with.  Thanks!
50  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Drafty Door ... No More ***TUTORIAL ADDED*** on: January 17, 2006 07:55:20 PM
I live in an old house, so I have very drafty doors.  I made one of those things that sit on the floor in front of the door to keep the draft out.  However, I modified the design.  Normally, those thing have to be pushed back in place everytime you open and close the door.   That is impossible to do if you actually want to leave the house.  So I slapped on a couple of grommets and some screw-in hooks near the bottom of the door.  Now I will never have to put it in front of the door again.  It will stay in place, even when I go to work.


WOW.  Thanks for the overwhelming responses.  I'm so happy I inspired the Craftster community.

I made you a little tutorial. I hope it helps.

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