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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Mr. Scrumpy on: July 25, 2011 10:06:16 AM

This is Mr. Scrumpy. I was going to send him to my nephew but changed my mind because of his button eyes. (I know just take the eyes off and sew different eyes on but the creative juices are flowing so I'll just make other toys =D ) He was dubbed Mr. Scrumpy because my husband said that he reminded him of the doll named Scrump from Lilo & Stitch.
2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: My 11 year olds' crochet creations! on: February 24, 2011 05:35:55 AM
Oh wow super awesome!!! You bet you should be a proud mama! She did awesome, tell her to keep up the good work!  Grin
3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Amigurumi 10th Doctor! on: February 17, 2011 03:37:09 PM
Hah that's just super awesome!
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Basic Mini Top hat for Sweet Lolita on: February 16, 2011 05:22:18 PM
This is super cute, and super duper cute on you. If you don't mind me asking, what yarn did you use?
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Steampunk Brooch on: February 16, 2011 01:52:53 PM
Oh wow it is beautiful. I love brass, well and all copper alloys for that matter. Very lovely brooch.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: First Attempt...Ever on: February 16, 2011 12:01:32 PM
Awesome! I'm teaching my daughter to crochet, but she's making a huge granny square. She has a really short attention span so anything else would kill me.  Great job! Keep it up.
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Ashlee's (Squiggle) Earrings on: February 16, 2011 11:33:33 AM
I love these earrings! I'm not very good with wire. These are awesome. The hooks are great, those are my fave style of hook. What type of metal did you use?
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Earrings on: February 16, 2011 11:26:12 AM
Thank you for the kind words everyone. Grams would have loved them to bits, she was such a crafty person, knitting, crochet, beadwor, embroidery, basket weaving, and other things. (I know where it came from) Grin

@ Samantha_McKay: <3 Home misses you too! I'm a city slicker. Born and raised in Anchorage. My husband's work transferred us to Fairbanks, but oddly enough we're closer to even more family now than in Anchorage.
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Snowflake Earrings on: February 15, 2011 10:52:40 PM
These are my favorite pair of earrings. I wear them almost everyday. They're on surgical steel french hooks. I made them out of bright aluminum jump rings. I connected byzantine links to get the pattern. I played around with the weave to get the design. Mind you I'm not claiming to have come up with the design, I'm sure someone else before me already has. Chainmaille is pretty old. Cheesy Thanks for looking & ENJOY!

10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Earrings on: February 15, 2011 10:47:29 PM
I'm half Athabascan (Alaska Native) and live in Alaska. A few years ago my grams passed away. This spring is her traditional funeral in the village our family is from. Something that the surviving family does is makes gifts for the members of the village, because they pay for the funeral or help organize it. I think also it helps with the mourning process. A traditional funeral is typically held 3 years after a person dies (at least what my aunties and uncles tell me). These gifts are given out at a large potlach. I'm not very good at beadwork or other traditional Athabascan crafts, so I decided to do a little chainmaille. I've been doing chainmaille for about 5 years now.

Here are a couple examples of earrings that I made. My husband and 13 year old daughter helped me out. We made 100 pairs of earrings. (There's about 330 peaople in the village total.) I'll take more pics in the morning and share.  All of the earrings are on surgical steel french hooks.

Those are a little half byzantine pattern I guess you could call them.  I made other designs but didn't really think about taking pics until tonight. All the earrings made were super simple, since we needed to make a bunch.

More earring.
These are called Shaggy Loops. I put beads on the dangling jump rings.


Some people like to call this a Japanese variant, but I call it a chain. Made with Bright Aluminum and Anodized Aluminum.

The whole cluster together.

I put them in their own baggies to make it easier to hand out. I considered just tying them with a piece of cotton yarn or punching holes in a blank business card, but before they can be handed out they have to sit outside over night. Being spring in interior Alaska, it could rain or possibly snow, so I settled on biodegradable plastic baggies. I'll be mailing them off on Friday from Fairbanks.
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