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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / J&T Challenge 3: Labyrinth Masquerade Ball Earrings on: April 07, 2011 10:09:48 AM
I first watched the movie Labyrinth when I was a child, and I was totally enchanted. I loved the magic, the adventure, the friendships, and (in my teen years) David Bowie! I re-watched the film recently and was struck by Sarah's very 80s, but very beautiful masquerade ball getup. Her hairpiece is especially pretty and I wanted to recreate it in the form of earrings.

I bundled together silvery organza ribbon, wire wrapped pearls, rock quartz and sterling silver leaves. They're quite long and sway and sparkle very prettily.

It was really hard to get a nice photo of the earrings on Sad
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Pressed Flowers and Flamenco Dancer Collage Cards on: March 04, 2011 09:23:45 AM
Hi everyone!

I made these collage cards for my friends a while back, using pressed lilac flowers, magazine cutouts, stickers and my own photos.

I'm quite new to collage making, and I used mod podge to glue and 'varnish' the images. The blank cards I affixed everything to ended up a bit wrinkled and wavy on the edges. Is there a way to avoid this, perhaps by using a different product to varnish the finished product? I like printing out photos I've taken to make the cards more personal, so I'm also worried about bleeding (I have an inkjet printer).

Card 1 Front:

Card 1 Inside (hehe sorry about the crazy looking blurred faces!):

Card 1 Back:

Card 2 Front:

Thanks for looking!

P.S. All the projects on this board are beautiful!
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Wire-Wrapped Gemstone Barrettes/Hair Clips on: February 26, 2011 05:29:16 PM
I made a couple of jewelled barrettes by wire-wrapping peridot rondelles, garnet rounds and pearls with base-metal wire. I especially like the peridot and garnet one - it's so sparkly and it's a bit retro because of the checker-board pattern.

It was a bit difficult getting the wire around the underside of the barrettes, but it think they turned out nicely Smiley
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