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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / shrinkydink pendants [kaiju big battel, chanel/alex+chloe, long blondes, etc] on: July 04, 2007 08:42:25 PM
So over the past few months,
I've been making some shrinkydink pendants and whatnot,
so I've finally decided to share my work!
[I've also included some pictures that I've taken as I was progressing on my pendants]

Louden Noxious necklaces:

post-cutting, pre-baking.
materials: white shrinky dink paper, xacto knife with various blades, fiskars precision scissors, holepunch.

post-baking! now it's 1/3 of its original size
[it's on a 1" grid cutting board, for measurement reference]

stuck some jump rings on the pendant and strung a chain through. instant class.

new Louden Noxious pendant!
by far, this is probably one of the hardest shrinkies to make, haha.
The o's look kind of funky, but this is just a close-up [you can't notice them when you're wearing it].

Other Kaiju Big Battel pendants, Chanel, etc:

working on the template for my Jingi necklace
materials: manila folder, exacto knife

Dr. Cube pendants, ready to be baked!

Cube & Coco - equally classy.
[Chanel designs stolen from <a href="http://www.alexandchloe.com">Alex + Chloe</a>]

2 Dr. Cubes [1 for KaijuKaitlen]
2 "Coco is Dead" designs from Alex + Chloe [the bleeding one is for レィちゃん]
1 "Never Knows Best" [from FLCL - a gift for ミミちゃん]
1 "flying fuck" [inspired by a necklace that I saw Mary Kate Olsen wearing - not big on the Olsens, but I love the necklace]
1 The Beav [It's going to be hard to wear this without people thinking that it's some vaginal nickname XD]
1 Jingi moustache necklace [I'm really proud of this design XD]

pre-baking [left = stencil, right = pre-baked shrinky]

brand new pendant inspired by The Long Blondes n_n
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / sew-a-gogo [two babydoll dresses, one skirt & a plaid cloak] on: July 04, 2007 08:02:13 PM
Hello lovelies,
I've been on a huge creative streak over the past couple of weeks,
so I decided to share what I've finished thus far!
enjoy n_n

finished projects:

navy babydoll dress with gold buttons
made from a 4XL t-shirt from Wal-mart n_n

fuchsia cowl-neck dress [much brighter IRL]
made out of jersey knit
freehanded the pattern

almost completed projects [they just need to be hemmed n_n;;]:

blue plaid cloak [& close-ups of collar]
the navy under-layer is just my babydoll dress underneath it
still needs to be hemmed, but I'm so proud of this.

my most recent project!
chandelier-print skirt [made from this tutorial]
photographed sans petticoat, so it doesn't drape so well on my dress form
but it drapes perfectly when worn.
perhaps I should just model all of my new clothes [eventually]
I still need to hem it, now that I've decided not to add lace to the bottom.
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / bows-a-gogo on: December 24, 2006 06:40:58 PM
I've been on a bow rampage lately ^o^
Making them in my free time and such,
and for some of my friends too.

from top left:
gold lam,
purple net over aqua net tied with hot pink tulle,
black & white letters,
white tulle over dark blue tulle,
maroon net over ivory net, pink lam,
fuschia net over purple net tied with hot pink tulle,
red net over blue tulle tied with red tulle.

from top left:
sparkly hot pink tulle,
dark purple over gold tulle tied with gold tulle,
kelly green net,
blue net over green net,
baby pink tulle over white net

from top left:
gold lam,
pink iridescent fabric,
silver lam,
purple iridescent fabric,
bigger pink iridescent fabric XD,
holographic glittery ribbon tied with hot pink tulle

green plaid & red plaid ^_^

from top left:
multi-color fabric with star and swirl motif ^_^
brown teddy bear fabric,
off-white fabric with pipe [?] motif,
yellow fabric with pink bunny motif,
white fabric with dollar sign motif [this reminds me of old-school Nickelodeon],
white fabric with sheet music motif

from top left:
pink with white hearts,
ivory with pink roses,
peach with bow motif,
seafoam green with bow motif,
light blue with bow motif,
black fabric with floral and teapot motif,
black fabric with butterfly and floral motif,
pink paisley ^_^,
sparkly pink

fuschia over dark red, with a unicorn button in the middle ^_^
[for my friend who LOVES unicorns XD]

wooden bow cut-out, painted with white and black acryllics
inspired from a detail shot from Moschino's Spring 2006 collection

4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / cookie brooches - which medium should I use on perishable items? on: August 27, 2005 01:30:40 PM
So the other day, I was in this boutique in Cambridge, MA and I saw these homemade animal cookie brooches that looked like they were lacquered & adhered to pinbacks. There were also gummy bear brooches as well.

I was wondering what exactly would be the best medium to use on cookies & other perishable items to get a similar effect.
One of my friends suggested Mod Podge, but I've only used that on paper collages and such.
I saw a coffee-bean jewelry thread that suggested Delta Coat Spray or resin.

Anyway, let me know which medium would be the best to work with for coating perishable items.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / 11 skirts ^_^ [with 2 tutorialsss] on: July 07, 2005 09:12:04 PM
x-posted on FRUiTS LJ and a bunch of other places, so sorry if you've already seen these ^_^
Please excuse the wrinkles & such - I didn't have time to iron out my pleats after unpacking my clothes from school >_<
1. Battle Royale

2. Hello Kitty

3. Checkers

4. Dots

5. Heart Lace

6. Pink Hearts

7. Pink Bows

8. Lowercases & Capitals

9. Piano

10. Pin-up Girls

11. Disney Princesses

I'm currently working on a white tutu/petticoat & a bunch of reconstructions - wish me luck!

TUTORIALS for the 1st, 7th skirt, & Princess skirt::

[I kind of suck at explaining tutorials, but I hope this makes a little sense...  Undecided]

For the Battle Royale skirt [the one where I'm holding a gun], I took a straight piece of khaki cloth and pleated it - there are lots of tutorials on how to pleat [it's very simple]. The piece of fabric you choose will be how long your skirt will be from your hips down, so be sure to make sure that's how long you want it. Basically, I made the pleats 3 inches wide with a 1 inch margin to fold in. The number of pleats depended on how wide the widest part of my hips were.
I made a mini-yoke, by measuring my low-waist, dividing it by two, and then adding 1 1/4" to the sum, and then measuring my hips and doing the same. Then, you're going to measure the distance between your lower waist to your hips to find the "height" of the yoke, and then you're going to add 1 1/4" to this measurement too.
With the measurements you collected, you're going to make a trapezoid, with the modified half-hip measurement as your bottom base length, the modified half-waist measurement as your top base length, and the modified height measurement as the height of the trapezoid. It should look like this:
You're going to cut out four trapezoids [two for the yoke, and two for the interfacing]. You're going to sew two of the trapezoids [right sides facing each other!] to each other with a 5/8" seam allowance on the left & right sides. Then you're going to do the same thing with the other two trapezoids, and then you're going to install a zipper on one of the sides of the trapezoid pairs [if you don't know how to install zippers, let me know]. And after you install the zipper, you're going to sew the tops of BOTH of the trapezoid pairs to each other [right sides facing in]. Then you attach the pleats to the bottom of the yoke, and you're done! The lace underskirt was just a regular circle skirt with lace on the bottom - I believe there's a tutorial on craftster for a circle skirt.
For the pink skirt [aka skirt #7], you do the same thing for the yoke, and the pleats, except you make one smaller [lengthwise] set of pleats and then you attach that to the top of the longer set of pleats. Then you sew the whole thing onto the yoke.


I made my own pattern, but it was essentially the same pattern as this circle skirt tutorial.
And then I just added purple & white lace to the bottom of the skirt!
Easy ^_^

I hope this made sense ^_^
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