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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / wrapping a stone/cabochon using macrame - HELP on: March 11, 2013 11:15:10 AM
I have to admit, I rarely post here because I am somewhat intimidated by the amazing things you all come up with here in this community. I mostly read and browse for inspiration and find my tutorials/ask for help elsewhere. But I am stuck and can not find an answer to this one - help!

I have been doing macrame for a while now and have a fairly decent understanding of it overall, however I can not for the life of me figure out how this type of wrapping is done.

I have used this: http://www.free-macrame-patterns.com/pendant-setting.html
this: http://ecocrafta.blogspot.com/2013/02/macrame-wrapping-technicmedium-stone.html
and this: http://beckinka.blogspot.com/2012/07/how-to-wrap-stone-using-macrame.html

and i understand how to actually wrap the stone, but what im missing is how you get from that^ to this: http://theselkiefolk.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/macrame-workshop-how-to-cradle-a-stonehow-to-extend-from-a-cradle/

I understand how to do the "extension" part that comes off of the stone, but I don't understand what do you do with/how do you tie off/get rid of the strings from the initial wrap? do you incorporate them into the extension? This is what I assumed at first but it just doesn't look quite right to me for some reason. On mine it makes a gap on the top. Or do you just tie them off and cut them off? It's such a small detail in the overall piece & process but it's tripping me up so much. I feel like I'm probably missing one minor (but very important) detail & have become hugely frustrated - help!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: [Help] What should I do with my crocheted gears? on: July 03, 2012 07:33:58 AM
i like the scarf idea, but covering a large black matte pillow with them would also be pretty cool... i have no new ideas DX
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Toadstool Footstool on: July 03, 2012 07:28:03 AM
that is awesome !!!! seems like it would take ALOT of patience and dedication to finish a project like this, it looks great.
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Re: 16 yo son wants to be an artist on: December 17, 2011 03:03:18 PM
i briefly looked in to tattooing after leaving college and wanted to stress that tattoo art is heavily based in fine art, so i totally second him trying out drawing 101 and fine art courses, if for anything, inspiration. and all artists are their own worst critic, so HELL YEAH for you guys supporting him. you guys sound awesome, and i hope he works it out. it hard to do anything in the fine art world these days, but sounds like he loves it so go him Smiley
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pens & Techniques for Drawing on Fabric? on: December 17, 2011 02:51:19 PM
i recommend experimenting with painting, not drawing. "drawing with paint" if you will. i find using a drawing tool like paint pens, sharpies, are harder to control because the tip can get caught on and doesn't "flow as easy" across the surface of the fabric. brushes feel more smooth and free to me with fabric. try it out on swatches first, experiment, then try it out on your product. just an idea Wink
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Re: What is this called? on: December 17, 2011 02:48:14 PM
that is pretty gorgeous. agreed on the artist not wanting to share for fear of competition (i wouldn't either). I'd guess its a wire frame with just paper carefully glued on in the "space" between wires to accent frame, like the above person said. I don't think there would be any "special technique" or anything. seems like just paper glued to wire, but done very precisely and carefully. beautiful Cheesy
7  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Hot Dog Octopus on: December 17, 2011 02:43:28 PM
i realize this was posted months ago, but i have to ask just in case you might read this, how did u come up with this idea?!  it is so bizarre, so cool, so random! i love it, pretty syked to try it out, but I'm dying to know, did u come up with this on your own, if so how? any inspiration behind it? or did u see it somewhere else and figure it out? I'm just amazed - so creative! Cheesy
8  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Gluten Free/Celiac Recipes on: December 17, 2011 02:38:15 PM
i just wanted to chime in in saying how excited i am to see an entire section devoted to gluten free recipes - woohoo! i myself do i not eat a gluten free diet, but i work at a place where we have a lot of customers who eat gluten free or are shopping for a gluten free relative or friend, or who are just curious and ask questions about our gluten free section; "what is gluten free?" ect. so this is great! pretty syked to be able to look up some recipes, print em out, and share the love Cheesy so yay! loving this site more and more every time i get on here <3
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: where in the world do they use orange seatbelts?? on: December 16, 2011 05:14:11 PM
wow that looks awesome Cheesy and i can't think of anywhere orange seat belts are used :/ but for some reason remember seeing blue seat belts somewhere but can't remember exactly where...
10  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: My first spin and dye on: December 16, 2011 04:45:02 PM
thats a really great idea, they look gorgeous, but i would be worried would the colors run in the rain or wash?  Huh
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