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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Steamer Trunk on: March 04, 2014 02:34:37 PM

I made this for drdormouse for the Huge, Giant, Enormous Swap based off of a picture on her Pinterest & various other pics that I found via googling "steamer trunk." This is actually version 2.0. Originally I was going to upcycle a trunk I found at a thrift store but... well that just didn't pan out. >.>' So instead I went and bought a trunk from Walmart & upgraded it instead. I installed the closet bar in the "top" half. The only addition to the curtain were a couple sets of snaps & 2 grommets to shorten it so when you pulled it around the clothes on the hanger (which had to be shortened to fit) the clothes wouldn't hang past the bottom of the trunk. The "bottom" half has what amounts to a book shelf with doors added. Magnets keep the doors up/closed. All in all I really ended up liking how it came out & I hope she does too. Eventually it should end up in the swap gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431488.0#axzz2t17XYwIm
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Huge, Giant, Enormous Gallery on: February 11, 2014 04:48:36 AM
3  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Huge, Giant, Enormous Swap (SU-Jan 9-18; SO Feb 28/14) on: January 09, 2014 06:11:13 AM
GALLERY: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431488.msg5159162#msg5159162

Swap name:  Huge, Giant, Enormous Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: zadok, saintcady
Sign-up date range:  Jan 9 Jan 18
Date to send item by:  Feb 28

Limited to a certain number of people?: Nope

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No

Age requirement?  18+

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: NO
- 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: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- Participant lives in the United States: YES/NO
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Details of swap: (thanks to the former Geezer swap for the outline)

The Huge, Giant, Enormous Swap is for one really nice big item. This should be something youre great at, not just trying for the first time. Think about your best of the best when listing things you can make.

This is also a swap where there is a sizable commitment, both for time and resources.  We are going to be crafting one really big, really nice item for our partner.  If you cannot commit to the time or resources, please consider carefully before signing up for this swap.

You'll make up a list of 5-10 huge things that you would love if someone made for you.  You'll also make up a list of 5-10 things that you're really good at, that you'd love to make for your fellow craftsters.

What's a Huge item, you ask?  generally, we're talking something that takes 4 or more hours, is large in physical size, or costs $40 or more in materials (or any combination of those).

You need to post to this thread, at least once a week, checking in on progress.

No flakers!  We all will have six weeks to craft and send out.  That should be enough time. A DC is required if you send within the USA, international senders MUST send me a scan of your postal receipt, showing that the package was sent out.

If you are a week late sending (after the send out date) you will receive a temporary negative. This will be changed back to In Progress upon proof of sending.

If you want to participate, complete & pm the following to both organizers:

Name of swap: Huge, Giant, Enormous Swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Confirm that you are 18 years old or older before Jan 18, 2014 (yes/no)
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country (If so you MUST be willing to ship air postal or an equivalent which will take a maximum of 3 weeks.) Are you willing?
Do you promise to take and post pictures of the goodies you send/receive?

Here are the things I would love to death if someone made for me (don't forget to include color and size preferences, and link if an example or the pattern is available)

Which one would you want the most?

Here are the things I'm really really good at, and would love to make for my partner (don't forget to include link if an example or the pattern is out there on the web):

Anything you do not like or want to receive:

Does anyone in your household smoke?

What kinds of pets do you have, if any? (allergy reasons)

Any other information you want to pass along - allergies, strong preferences, etc.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431488.0#axzz2t17XYwIm
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Shadow Clone Jutsu! on: October 18, 2013 04:25:11 PM

Found the original at hobby lobby on clearance. I made the mold out of sculpy. At first I was afraid the rose wouldn't come out right but it worked well enough so yay~! lol This was my first attempt at using resin. I colored the copy with a sharpie too fast and smeared it onto the bones so I finished smearing it. I think it came out really neat though since it shows off the tiny details. Smiley
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Aluminum Adornments on: July 13, 2013 07:47:58 PM

Ok, I may have gone a teensy bit crazy with the aluminum cans after making a Diet Mountain Dew book mark for a swap.  Roll Eyes All that you see: the ring, set of earrings, & corset laced cuff bracelet were made from just one can of Monster Energy Zero Ultra. The lacing on the bracelet is stretchy. I was actually talked into trying it & it was rather meh but I liked the can so much I wound up buying a second one. Bet you can't guess what my next necklace will be made of~ lol I'm trying to think of a way to get the tab on the ring without making the ring any smaller. I'd love any ideas.

Time for some action shots~ (they show off the beautiful patterns that made me want to upcycle the can)

I was having a super hard time trying to come up with an idea for a necklace & of course my first thought was: Beads! I scoured the net and only came up with 3-4 different designs & I had no clue & couldn't find a tutorial for how to do one of them. Not liking the severely limited options a bit I headed to work still trying to come up with ideas. About half way through the morning an older couple came in. At first I didn't notice but after looking again I saw the lady's necklace. As Gru from Despicable Me would say "Li~ght bulb". XD It was a very simple necklace with maybe five slightly bowing outward 'bars'. Here is what I came up with:

And now for the tut:
First I used an exacto knife to carve off the first piece

Then I used scissors to separate the rest of the flat part of the can from the top & bottom & cut the flat piece into the sizes I needed.

Next started bending back the edges by hand & squished them down.

After that I added the grommets.

All that was left after that was stringing it.
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Dew the mini page holding Dew on: July 13, 2013 04:45:40 PM

This is basically a mini version of the bookmark I made for Averia for the ongoing wish swap. I showed a picture of the one I made for her to a coworker & she wanted one too soo~ Tada~! ^.^ I used 1 can, a piece of recycled cardboard (inside to add strength), a shiny green grommet, paper wire, a few glass beads, a button, & lastly the pop tab. If you make one go easy on flattening the sides down as they can easily decide to split. :/
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Huge, Giant, Enormous Swap? on: July 05, 2013 08:57:36 PM
Just throwing this out there but I'm sure I'm not the only one with some bigger than 'large' things on my wants list. I think it would be cool to have a swap for some of the things that sit forever unpicked by our partners for the regularly sized swaps because they are just too big/complicated; dresses, quilts, corsets, stained glass works, wood works, & ect.

I was thinking something along the lines of a month or so to craft at least one Enormous item or the equivalent such as one giant & one small/medium.

What do you all think?
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Polyhedral Dice Set Gamer Bracelet on: July 01, 2013 12:43:28 PM
My second dice based jewelry creation:

It's just shy of 10 inches long. I'll be replacing one of the d10 with the d10% pictured. (I originally bought the dice separately & couldn't find a matching d10%) I was trying to create a masculine version of a charm bracelet as this was a gift for my bf. We both play D&D (among other dice based rpgs). Drilling partially through the dice was hard but worth it. The d4 was the biggest pain though because the vice couldn't hold it. It is very sad looking up close, all covered in scratches. ^.^' It's also the only one that doesn't have the 1 at the top. It severely annoys me but I have been told I can't fix/replace it. >3> Oh well~ At least he likes it. :p
9  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenge Theme Ideas, Etc. / Aluminum Can Meyham on: February 19, 2013 09:34:52 PM
It would be cool if Craftster could get Coke/Pepsi/*insert big drink company name here* to sponsor a challenge to re/up-cycle aluminum cans into something cool &/or useful. Even if they couldn't get a sponsor I think It would be a neat challenge.
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / d8 table top earrings on: December 01, 2012 05:39:44 PM
Showing some geek love. XD

I found the dice at my local gaming store and knew just what to do with them. They are mini d8, only half an inch tall. There were only 4 mini die and these were the only ones that matched. Darn the luck. lol I know they're really plain but these are the first earrings I've made so I'm still happy with them. ^.^ I drilled completely through both and stuck some jewelry wire through. (one had to be drilled through twice, I guess it had some plastic still stuck in it) The top of the wire was stuck through the eye of the earring and looped back into the die. I was going to do the same to the bottom but the wire didn't want to cooperate so they were just pushed as flat as possible back up against the die. ^.^' heh I may go back and try to fix it later but for now I'm ok with the minor issue. :p
(I'll take better pics tomorrow)

I did go back and change the bottom of the wire to how I wanted it. I must say, it looks much better than it did when it was just fish-hooked on. :p Had to take a bunch of new pics because they kept coming out blurred or super glarry. >.<'
And for future viewing pleasure, the pics of my effort:

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