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1  Mini-cards and more! Img fatty. in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by x__monique on: May 21, 2008 01:49:35 AM
After a long awaited break from craftster, I am back. Whoo!
Here are some recent workings of mine.


Pirate themed:

Cocktail themed:


Other cards:

I have posted some other newer things over in the Jewelry section!
Be checking back for more too, I am in a crafty mood! :-)
Thanks everyone.
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2  Long time, no post! Necklaces and a couple earrings. Img Fatty. in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by x__monique on: May 21, 2008 01:37:50 AM
So, it's probably been well over a year since I have last posted anywhere on craftster! After moving, schooling, working, moving again, medical stuffs, and surgery, it's been a long year.

Either way, here are some recent workings!

Seahorse, Owl and Birds on the branch are all pendants I had bought and then embellished myself. Such as the eyes and the eggs.

A wire-wrap necklace I did a while back:

Some pretty simple stud earrings:

Posting some new cards I made over in the Paper Craft section as well. :-)

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3  Chains and rhinestones, baby! New earrings in Get Product and Website Opinions by x__monique on: September 15, 2006 06:28:06 PM
I made some new earrings for a boutique and came home and made some more!
Now I'm curious as to how much I should charge in my own shops... Any suggestions?

This one is just a bunch of different chain.

This one is different chains and rhinestone chain.

Same idea as the previous, only with pink chain instead of black.

Two kinds of chain, five strainds, three with beads at the end.

This just shows the different kinds of chain I use...

I tried to look around the net and etsy for similar items to try and get a ballpark price, but there really isn't anything I found that are similar. Most others have more beads and less chain.

Anyhoo.. let me know what you think! :] They are all really long too, which I love, and they are not heavy! YAY! Really, they are long though, about 4 inches. They touch my shoulders :]
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4  Fabric Necklace - with tutorial! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by x__monique on: June 20, 2006 07:34:11 PM
I've seen this type of necklace SOMEWHERE on the internet, but just do not remember where, or else I would give them credit or inspiration points or something :/ It was at someones online store...

Since then, I have been wanting to make one of these - and that has been a while. After a lovely 8 hour work day, I came home and finally made one.



It's out of some blue leopard print fabric I got on sale the other day at work (Joann Fabric) :]

Let me know if you want more pictures or a tut!

EDITTED. Here's the tut for the necklace!  :] Hope you like! Post pictures of your necklaces, I'd love to see them!

pppolaroids pretty much got it :]

Anyhoo - Here's the tut still!

-1 45inch or longer piece of 3 inch wide fabric. (Knotting takes a lot of fabric. My final size was about 15 inches.. At least double the size you want the final to be.)
-Some ribbion (at least half a yard)
-Pompoms (or marbles, woodbeads, cotton balls, wool, whatever you want to make the "beads" out of! I used little craft pompoms)
-Sewing machine/needle and thread


Step number 1;
Take your piece of fabric and fold inh half, right sides together. Sew a seam down the entire piece so you have about a 1 inch tube.


Step number 2;
Turn inside out.


Step number 3;
Knot one side about 2 inches from the end.


Step number 4;
Time to add your "beads"! I used two little craft pompoms (one wasn't enough!) I'm sure you can use marbles, wooden beads, cotton balls, whatever you can instead.


Step number 4;
Knot on the other side of the new "bead"


Step number 5;
Keep going til your all the way done! Make sure your two ends have the same amount of left over fabric!


Step number 6;
Cut your ribbion into two equal lengths, however long you want. I made mine about 9 inches long, long enough so I could tie them into a bow on my neck. Then, fold the ribbion inside the ends of the necklace.


Step number 7;
Sew over the ribbion and fabric.


Step number 8;
Show off to all your friends what Monique just showed you how to make; one awesome necklace (and super lightweight!)

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5  Re: Promalong - Making your own Prom dress? Join the club! in Clothing Sewalongs by x__monique on: May 06, 2006 09:00:18 AM
Here's my dress! Prom is tonight, so if I get better pictures, i'll post em!

It's all pretty much my own design. I bought a pattern for it, then altered it like mad. So I think the only thing from the pattern that I actuall used was the bodice piece, and I even altered that a bit :]
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6  I've been busssyyyy.... in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by x__monique on: February 27, 2006 10:02:46 PM
Well, I finally did it. I finally started my own 'clothing line'.

Okay, I don't think you'd actually call it that, but a friend and I did join up and start selling our designs. On myspace and in person. Haha. WHatever works, right?

Anyways. Here's a bunch of pictures of some of the stuff I've done as of lately...

THese are from a tutorial I got on here.. came out pretty nice.. I would post which one I got it from, but I forgot and just winged it off memory.. Thank you to whoever did it though!!

Again, another idea from here. Again, I forgot the link. But it's the asymetrical corset style shirt.

Haha... so now.. for some horrible shame-less self promotion...
You can find most of these (some are already sold) at
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7  Re: Asymmetrical Lace-up Shirt *Now With Tutorial!* in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by x__monique on: February 27, 2006 09:52:42 PM
I just tried my hand at it..

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8  Re: My Tunturi-Hats with Earflaps!!! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by x__monique on: December 12, 2005 11:33:06 AM
Ooo, here's my version. At work the other day (I work at Joanns..) i found a cute corduroy remnant under the cutting counter. So I bought it :]

I dont have pictures of my first hat, because I decided I'm going to buy some more fabric (probably camo, that hat is so cute!) and re-do it. :]

Here's the corduroy one in the mean time. I also learned I need to make the pattern bigger - apparently I have a XXL head.. :[ Knowing that, my boyfriend will probably have a XXXXL head.. urgh.

Yahhh, funny faces!

That's a close up of the pattern. :]

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9  Elie Saab Dress.. in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by x__monique on: December 08, 2005 03:15:45 PM
Okay, I'm looking for a pattern for this Elie Saab dress:

I found Simplicity 5044
and I think it's going to be the closest match.. anyone have any other suggestions? Other patterns, or a dress like this you've already made?

I think I'm going to keep it mostly like the Elie Saab dress, with the silver sequins and white fabric, but going to arrange the sequins in another way. I think.. I still have a while to do this, so whatever helps :]

It's going to be my prom dress. :]
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10  Help with homecoming dress in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by x__monique on: September 20, 2005 05:08:21 PM
So it's my senior year in high school, and homecoming is coming up pretty fast.

Our theme this year is "Romecoming" and I really don't want to wear a toga or something of the sort. I was looking online and fell in love with this dress:

I'm a bargin hunter and craftster, so when I saw the price tag, I decided I was going to make it instead. Smiley

However, I'm not really sure how to get started.  It doesn't look that hard, and it kind of looks like a babydoll dress I've made before.. but I messed that one up and I really don't want to mess this one up too. :/

Any tutorials/patterns that are similar? I've looked around and didn't really find any on crafster, but maybe I missed one?

Also, fabric: I was thinking something cottony, soft, and flowy. Ideas? I really should be better at this.. but I'm bugged with school and work to go down to the fabric store and look :/

Thank you so much if you can help!

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