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11  Beaded flower bracelet (first bead project!) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by DustyChica on: August 15, 2010 06:16:40 PM
This is my first serious attempt at a beaded piece of jewelry . . . well, besides just stringing one long strand of beads and tying it into a circle. Tongue Made with purple and clear seed beads, silver spacers, and 28 gauge wire.

And up close:

I found a tutorial on the internet about how to make them. Not too bad for a first project, I don't think.

Comments + constructive criticism welcome. Smiley
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12  Ruffled bangle bracelets in Crochet: Completed Projects by DustyChica on: August 15, 2010 06:12:33 PM
Bangles are very in-style right now. So are ruffles. So I decided to combine the two. Smiley

They were all crocheted using a basic ruffle method - sc around the bangle, then 3 dc in each st around to make it ruffle. The white one is made in Rustica Eclat crochet thread (size 3 cotton, I think?), the blue and green one is a baby sport yarn, and the silver one is . . . unknown. It came from a hat I had that I unraveled to upcycle. All were made using thin metal bangles and a B hook.

I have, since making these, discovered a pattern somewhere on the internet. I didn't use the same method though.

Comments + constructive criticism is welcome. Smiley
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13  RRR Challenge #1: Fender Bender purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by DustyChica on: July 31, 2010 12:24:50 PM
Okay, so . . . sewing is TOTALLY not my thing. I don't have the patience for it, so my stitches tend to be big and loopy and my seams are uneven and . . . yeah. It's just bad. I'll stick to crochet and leave sewing to people who are good at it. Tongue

Anyway, this purse came out pretty cute for my lack of sewing skills. It's made from an old Fender guitar t-shirt I bought several years ago, the skirt of a purple vintage dress I found at a thrift store, and a recycled zipper I found at another thrift store for 5 cents. The strap is some satin ribbon that used to be a tie on a skirt I have.

And the inside:

Yeah, you can see my seams on the inside . . . shhhh. Don't tell anyone. Tongue The purse is about 11"x10", and the strap is about 3 ft in length.

CC welcome, though I will probably not attempt to sew a purse again anytime soon. Tongue (And I promise to have 10 posts next time, so you don't have to click through the links . . . my apologies.)
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