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11  12 Jewelry Pieces (pic heavy) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Gloomilyeuphoric on: January 18, 2013 10:39:41 AM

Each piece was made from random bits I've collected over the years. Everything has new and reclaimed findings, as well as a few handmade resin pieces.

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12  Olive Rabbit Fur Collar in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Gloomilyeuphoric on: December 21, 2012 11:21:44 PM

I've always really loved colorful furs but custom dyed pieces are pretty expensive. After looking around online I found two absolutely gorgeous custom dyed rabbit hides for only 13 dollars and some change each. Instantly loved the color, so I knew i had to grab them.

Though i've never worked with fur before it was surprisingly easy (and kind of fun). To cut it i just flipped the hide over to the back and used an E-XACTO blade to follow along the pattern outlines. Once that was done I used quick-and-dirty hand stitching to fuse the pieces, and then finished the edges using E-6000. All in all the project was finished in about 4 hours.

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13  Wax Paper Stenciled and bleached T-shirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Gloomilyeuphoric on: October 31, 2012 09:52:54 AM
(redo of a project I recently posted)

This shirt started out as a plain black tee which I "reverse tie-dyed" using bleach, then stenciled over.

The stencil was created by tracing a design onto wax paper, then carefully using a razor knife to cut along the lines. Once the stencil was cut, I lightly sprayed the shirt and the backside of the stencil with hairspray, then used an iron to fuse the paper to the fabric. The hairspray securely keeps the stencil in place, but also peels away easily after.

Once the stencil was down I used a sponge-brush to dab layers of fabric paint into the fabric, making sure not to lift the corners of the stencil. I then allowed the paint to become somewhat tacky before I peeled the paper away. Done correctly this can produce results that look as clean as screen-printing.

(text art is not mine, redrawn from images found online)
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14  Galaxy Print Hat (REDO!) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Gloomilyeuphoric on: October 10, 2012 07:08:04 AM
This was posted before but since then I've remade the hat and tweaked a few things!


The brim was made by tracing the shape of a store-bought hat's brim onto a large empty plastic food container, cutting it out, sheathing it in fabric, then sewing through the plastic. The rest of the hat was so simple to put together and took no time at all; just two rectangles sewn end to end, a circle, and a thin strip to go around the bottom edge of the cap. The underside of the brim and the inner band are made from polyester satin, which lines/protects the parts of the hat actually touching your head and gives everything some inner support.

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15  Sheer Star Print Chiffon Skirt in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects by Gloomilyeuphoric on: September 27, 2012 12:58:32 AM

Came across this incredible sheer silk chiffon (which is IDENTICAL to the fabric Dolce & Gabbana used for their fall '11 collection) online for $10 a yard. Needed it in my life, but was pretty broke at the time so I only got two yards. A skirt seemed like the best use of the limited yardage I had so I went with a simple mullet style skirt.

It's basically two pieces stitched together with the top folded over to make a channel for elastic cord and a hem along the bottom. The finishing is not done the correct way for this type of fabric but I didn't have a zigzag stitch plate for my machine so all I did was fold the fabric over and straight-stitch a hem.
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16  Large Black Gem Necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Gloomilyeuphoric on: September 20, 2012 05:31:16 PM

This necklace started out as the stretchy gem bracelet also in the picture. Found it on eBay for under $2.00, so I got two. Since wearing two of them at the same time wasn't looking right I figured I could use the gems in some other way. Add some leftover gold-plated chain and a closure (bought in bulk from an Etsy supplier) and this was the result.

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17  wire wrapped purple glass in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Gloomilyeuphoric on: September 10, 2012 11:06:23 PM

This necklace started out as a choker found in a thrift shop. It was beautiful to start with but I'm not much into choker style necklaces anymore.

Found some gorgeous tumbled glass beads in the fabric store (which I instinctively snatched up without knowing what I was going to do with them) add some 20g gold-tone wire and you get this. The jump rings between the glass pieces were also made from that same wire.


and yeah, it's f#%&ing heavy!

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18  Satin and Lace Bra in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects by Gloomilyeuphoric on: July 11, 2012 12:13:44 AM
I have very...*ahem*, specific needs when it comes to undergarments, and finding something that fulfills those needs while looking snazzy is pretty hard. That's why I finally got fed up with looking and made my own.

It's made from satin as well as a layer of black lace over skin-tone jersey. The straps were purchased pre-made from a craft store.
(the seams are looking kind of wonky and wrinkled because the cups haven't been stuffed yet)

Progress shot about halfway through

mockup made for drafting the pattern
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19  Satin Turban Headband in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Gloomilyeuphoric on: July 10, 2012 05:13:41 PM
I was inspired after finding this incredible satin houndstooth in the remnants bin (for under $5.00!)

It was very simple to put together. You can probably understand the process just by looking at it.

BTW, this totally doesn't feel like the right place for this because most of the things in this section are actual garments and not accessories, but  Huh

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20  The Power of the Pyramid Stud! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Gloomilyeuphoric on: June 28, 2012 06:13:12 PM
Had two very boring thrift store purses that really needed a makeover.

recently found amazing pyramid stud-like trim at Joann's Fabrics.

add a bit of E-6000, and now I have two very modern-looking purses.

The white purse has a layer of black lace over the front pocket which hides a spot on the leather where there used to be hardware. I simply outlined the edge of the pocket using a small amount of of E-6000 and layed the lace down over it, pressing into the glue. The lace at the edge along the top (opening of the pocket) was folder over and glued down on inside. Once the lace was glued down and dried I just trimmed the excess along the edge as close and as cleanly as I could. There's also a tassel (barely visible) made of black chainette fringe and a brass bead-cap on the end of the zipper's chain.
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