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21  Re: fence wire + lightbulbs = awesome (now with "how to hollow out lightbulbs") in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by GIJane on: September 07, 2005 08:14:36 AM
This is such a good Idea of what to doo with the 4 or 5 lamps I have that stopped working a little while ago!!  Grin

Here's my version:
I can't just leave things plain...that and I love Sharpie paint pens!

your "touch" turned out very cute Modus OperandiWink
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22  Re: Beadgal designs, my new line of jewelry in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by GIJane on: August 18, 2005 05:25:31 AM

Heart Felt

Ahh!! SO ADORABLEEEEE!!!!  Roll Eyes
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23  Re: Tutorial for the hobo-jordy bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by GIJane on: August 05, 2005 10:08:49 AM
THANK YOU for the tutorial!!
And here is my 1st attempt at it! Not a BEAUTIFUUUUUUULLLL bag, but still I like it Wink

this is the bag on my shoulder

this is it on a chair, a try to make it look less straight...

this is the inside of it...

And here is something I might try later...

what do you think? Wink
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24  Re: Sweet little flower cutout handbag **TUTORIAL ADDED in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by GIJane on: July 28, 2005 02:33:29 AM

Congratulations to you! I saw this other bag of yours with a tutorial:


And they both look pretty simple for the astonishing effect they turn out to have!! And I am sooooo glad about that! Grin
 Cause my mom's the one that really understands and knows about sewing, I'm just an amateur that LOOOVVVVEEEESSSS fashion, ever since I was like 6 years old!! I always said I wanted to be a Stylist but... Geometry is definitely not my thing, and since it's a class your obligated to have (here in Portugal at least) when going to ART...  Embarrassed
My will to make things had vanished a long time ago, but since I found this forum, BOY OH BOY do I feel like doing something compulsively!!  Cheesy
And your CLEAR, step-by-step tutorials are bliss to me  Kiss eehehehe
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25  Re: super simple felt cell phone cozy! NOW with tutorial in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by GIJane on: July 26, 2005 02:03:29 AM

simply LOVE IT!

Is that embroidery?? You must have had lots of work doing it, but it came out wonderfully!  Smiley

Your tutorial looks very simple, and this ladybug one is simply ADORABLE!! Roll Eyes
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26  some more earring gifts! :D in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by GIJane on: July 25, 2005 05:34:06 PM
What can I say! Crafster got me even more CrAfTy than I already was!!  Cheesy

some of my friends' birthdays where this month, and since I already was on an "earring crafster fever", what the heck!  Grin

Blue pair

Brownie pair (the bigger beads are made of wood)

At least they'll have a unique, original, and made with love present! Wink

what do you think?
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27  Re: <3 Earrings I've made <3 ...This is my first time posting! :/ in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by GIJane on: July 25, 2005 05:24:18 PM

The first one looks really funky/sweet! did U do all those parts? could you perhaps post a bigger/more accurate picture of it?? Roll Eyes

Good work there  Wink
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28  My first bead project: a pair of black/blue bead earrings for a birthday gift ;) in Beads: Completed Projects by GIJane on: July 22, 2005 02:06:48 AM
not a goooooorrrrrgeouuuusss pair, but still, my "sister-in-law -> to be" liked them  Tongue

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29  Earring holder + bead earrings for a gift, what do you think?? ;) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by GIJane on: July 20, 2005 03:24:00 PM
well, what can I say? I'm a CRAFT-CRAZY...!!!  Roll Eyes

I think since I've dated my boyfriend, I've always done something to give to my "future sister-in-law" (their birthday is on the same day  Smiley )

Here's what I did for her birthday this year:

An Earring Holder

And a pair of black beaded earrings she said she needed, for my grandmother's gift for her

What do you say?? Wanna have me make some gifts for you? ehehhehehehehhehehhe Tongue
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30  Denim Cuff Watch (kind of a tutorial with it... 4 pics) ;) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by GIJane on: July 12, 2005 08:36:52 AM
OK, You know those afternoons when you KNOW you really should be studying... But it's the last thing you're feeling like doing...Huh  Yeah... That was me today... 2 finals to try and get better grades Thursday & Friday...

But, I think it wasn't a total waste of time in the end...!

My "inspiration" (if you wanna call it that) were some of FOSSIL's watches that I just LoVeD! But being an ocean apart (here in Portugal I don't see many stores with the brand) an some $$ away from my budget...  Grin Here is my idea:

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You buy a 5$ watch (mine was 6) at some kind of a chinese store (here they sell mostly cheap and kinda cute stuff) and cut off the straps if you can't make them come off by taking those little metal tubes that hold them, and then put the tubes back.

Then, cut a strap as wide as you want it to be at the end (measure it on your wrist to be sure of the effect) and have it wrap your whole wrist around plus at least 1 or 2 cm (this is so the 2 endings of the denim cross and you can sew those little "clips" or whatever they are called),  ALWAYS LEAVING ANOTHER HALF CENTIMETER AT LEAST SO YOU CAN FOLD IN, and sew it in the end.

Cut another 2 straps, little less wider than the space that you have to pass them around the little tubes I mentioned before, and choose 2 buttons that match with these straps, to be sewn ed on them later. Oh, and 2 "clips" (I'm really sorry I don't know if that's the name, but it's 2 little round metal pieces that when you press they get attachedin the middle, by 1 bump one part fitting on the "hole" of the other... don't know if that was much of a help... Embarrassed )

You should then have something like this:

Fold in the extra denim that you left around the wrist band and sew them, and then put the band around your wrist, and on the place that 1 ending gets on top of the other mark the 2 spots for the "clips", and finally sew the clips.
 BE CAREFULL that you sew the ones that will go on top of the other ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE DENIM, and the clips that go under these ARE SEWN ON THE RIGHT SIDE!
Get 1 of the 2 little straps (you should also pass some fast sewing around them, so the denim strings don't start to "peel") and sew 1button on 1 ending, ON THE WRONG SIDE (so when U pass the strap through the watch tube, and fit it through the hole, the right side is the one on top Wink ) and then make a hole oh the other ending, so you can fit the button through it.

That is kinda what you should have by now. Smiley
Pass the little straps through the watch tubes like you can see on the picture, and "button them up".
Then with some pins, place the watch on the wrist band so you cam sew the "button ending" of the little straps on the right place you want (it's easier if you put the band on your wrist and pin the watch then, like I did), somewhat like this:

Once you have done that, "unbutton" the straps, and all that's missing is sewing the "button endings on the wrist band!  Wink

Here is how it should look in the end:

The one thing good about this is that you can make all kinds of wrist bands, get 1 or 2 more watches and mix them all, like some kind of 2 in 1... or how many you want them to be!  Tongue Cool

HoPe YoU  like it!! Wink

(in case anyone wants to see... I know it's nothing exactly like the FOSSIL watch but it was my "inpiraton" non the less...  Tongue : http://www.fossil.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=19034&itemType=PRODUCT&iProductID=19034
http://www.fossil.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=22886&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=926&iSubCat=1020&iProductID=22886 )
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