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11  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / raven's skull pendent on: October 07, 2016 02:49:25 PM

sculpted from clay and painted to give it a marble effect.
Made for my partner in the mini 13 days of Halloween swap.
I'm still very much an amateur but I liked how it turned out.
12  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / no "Mini 13 Days of Halloween" swap this year? on: June 23, 2016 01:10:23 PM
I usually see some sign of this swap by June so I just thought I'd post about it in case anyone was thinking the same thing. 
13  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Bowie 'Life on Mars'peyote bracelet on: March 27, 2016 05:15:51 PM
I was devastated by David Bowie's death this January.  He and his music have always meant a lot to me.  Since I hadn't actually made something for myself in a while, I chose to bead a bracelet of David's eyes in his iconic 'Life on Mars' video.  

Here's an image from the video.  

His eyes aren't actually 2 different colors, of course but that's often how it appears in photos.
14  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / David Bowie Tribute gallery on: March 16, 2016 02:15:41 PM

Post your David Bowie beauties here!!

original thread:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=443445.0


calixita  --  promisedheartbrk
Acadian Driftwood  --  thegirlwiththemouseyhair
monkey_girl  --  SilverMoon
IsikkahJai  --  kyerinn

15  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / fox peyote bracelet on: February 24, 2016 03:53:52 PM
Made for my partner in the Woodland Creatures swap.  I based it on an image I saw online (and couldn't find again)!
16  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / David Bowie Tribute Swap signups--2/18/16-2/27/16 SO--3/21/16 on: February 17, 2016 10:34:37 PM

Swap name:  David Bowie Tribute Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:   calixita, Acadian Driftwood(co-organizer)
Sign-up date range: 2/18/16 - 2/27/16
Date to send item by: 3/21/16
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):  none
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
Additional Age requirement? NO

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month:
- Has posted at least 15 times:
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time:
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps:
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old:
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap:
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap:

Details of swap:
David Bowie graced our world for 69 years and he left us with so many gifts:  ground-breaking music, performances, art, fashion, and a style like no other.  While many of us mourn his passing, we must also celebrate his legacy.  That is what this swap is about.  To quote the man himself, Let all the children boogie!  Lets dance!  All Bowie fans are welcome, whether you are a fan of his body of work as a whole or a fan of one era of his work or a specific song or performance.

Swap size guidelines:
This swap will be for 1 medium crafted item and 1 small crafted item. Extras are to be discussed with your partners; extras are not mandatory.

Craftster Guidelines:
By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

**No one likes to be flaked on, so if you aren't sure if you can do this swap, PLEASE DON'T SIGN UP.
If you know you will be late or unable to complete the swap please let me know ASAP. I understand things can happen...just touch base and keep in touch. So on that note.....
Communication is a must. Everyone is required to post on the thread at least once a week to let me know they are still involved with the swap. If you do not post up it will be noted in your feedback. If you are going on vacation or will be away from the internet just let me know.

Delivery Confirmation is required within the U.S., please send tracking number to both your partner and organizer when you send. Please keep your mailing receipt if you are sending internationally.
PM both your Partner and your team organizer when you send and receive.

Please post pictures of what you receive. Your partner worked hard on it and we would all love to see it! If you cannot post up please let your partner know as soon as you know. Make sure you take pictures of everything you send just in case.

If you want to participate, information to be sent to organizers:  calixita and Acadian Driftwood

Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)


answer any of the following questions that are pertinent to you
What is your favorite David Bowie persona?  (Ziggy Stardust, Goblin King, etc)
What is your favorite Bowie album or songs?
Do you have a favorite Bowie quote or lyric?
Do you have a favorite Bowie film or TV performance?

what crafts do you like to create?
what would you like to receive?  (please include size, dimensions and any other pertinent information as required)
is there anything you would not like to receive?
do you have any allergies?
are there any allergens in your home that could affect your partner?
Please link to your Pinterst page or other websites that would be of interest to your partner.
Is there any other information you would like your partner to have?

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / lace skull tee shirt on: October 15, 2015 12:11:41 PM
Made for my partner in the 13 Days of Halloween 2015 swap.

I crafted the skull out of bits of lace and sewed it on to the tee with tiny awkward stitches.  I'm not a sewer but I like how it came out.
18  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / ouija crow taxidermy on: October 15, 2015 12:02:53 PM
Made for my partner in the 13 Days of Halloween 2015 swap.

It doesn't show up very well but the raven is covered with black glitter and more covers the edges and where the glue may have seeped out while attaching it to the plaque.
19  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Day of the Dead shrine on: October 15, 2015 11:59:16 AM
Made for my partner in the 13 Days of Halloween 2015 swap.

The box was once used to store library stamps back in the days before computers.   Grin
The flowers, heart, and crown are sculpted of clay.  The chair crafted from a champagne bottle top.  Plastic skulls covered with glitter, skull and heart beads are also piled about.  Papel picado was fashioned out of tissue paper.
20  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / peyote skull bracelet on: July 28, 2015 11:10:15 AM
I made this for my teenage niece.  For when she's feeling a bit "goth".

a close up:
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