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1  Radish Necklace! Now with semi-tutorial in Beads: Completed Projects by vrykolakas on: August 21, 2007 12:51:10 PM

This is my Radish Necklace. I made it after I insisted on having some Luna Lovegood Earrings, but I couldnt find a tut. I liked.

The problem is, it is way to heavy for an earring. And I couldnt just throw it away! So I made it into a necklace.

constructive critism is welcome!

sorry for the pic, I am not sure you can see it too well.  Smiley

Alright. TUTORIAL.

disclaimer *~this may be way more difficult than it has to be, if something is easily substituted, I say go for it! also I am a super messy craftster, my projects are not usually neat and tidy, this involved superglue, please do this in a well ventilated area!!! ( sometimes I wonder if I go out of my way to make it difficult like a twisted adventure of some sort)

heres the thing, Ive been busy, so no pictures Sad when I do this again I promise to take pictures!

Youre going to need
1. cotton pads like http://www.kosmetech.com/item.asp?idProduct=101&idCategory=10&idSubCategory=10 <--that ( I am sure you can substitute it with something similar.

2. white string

3. orangey-red, white, and green seed beads

4. gold wire (for the seed beads)

5. super glue

6. wire cutters

7. a loop for the necklace chain to go through

First what you need to do is take the cotton pad apart. for mine I used about 1/2 of the cotton pad. roll it up.

the string is to help you shape it. knot the strng around the cotton and tie it secruly, then us it to manipulate the ball into the shape you desire (mine was like a tear drop). to get the shape, dont be afraid to wrap it tightly. After your done, either knot it around the ball, or glue it down.

For the leaves. I used the tutorial here http://community.livejournal.com/hp_costuming/793901.html#cutid2 (use the green seed beads and the wire) after I was done, I took the wire ends, and wrapped those around the cotton swab, putting the leaves at the top, and wraping it around the bottom ( this is hard to understand I know, Im sorry) a little glue holds it in place.

after this is where I screwed in the loop between the leaves, its not hard, cause its cotton, again, a little glue to hold it in place.

then for the body... first take some gold wire and secure it around the leaves and loop. then start threading the beads onto the wire. as more and more beads got on, I started to wrap them around the body of the radish, using a tab of glue to secure them as I went, Its a bit of a tedious project, and can get messy. I estimated at about where I wanted to change from the orange to the white, somewhere close to halfway is good. I tried to make it so you cant see any of the cotton underneath ( that was the hardest part)

at the end, you leave a tail for the root of the radish, then you secure the last bead how ever you see fit ( some people knot, some curl the wire, some thread it back though, I threaded it)
Wow, I am sure I just confused anyone who red that, so ask questions, and I will try to fix it soon!  Embarrassed Undecided Grin
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2  Nintendo DS Monokuro Boo Box in Completed Projects by vrykolakas on: June 11, 2007 06:06:11 PM
Ok so I got my DS Lite today, and I have been planning to get it for a few weeks. I used to have an old school DS but I am giving it to the boyfriend. anyway, so now that I cant really use my old DS accessories, I thought, why not make something? So I did.

Looks like a regular box, but when you open it up....

Its Monokuro Boo (Hes a san-x character) Adorable simple piggys of love!
and that box thingy in the center? that holds, you guessed it, DS Games!

A picture of all the wonderful delicious DS love inside!

Comments are welcome!
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3  City Skyline Skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by vrykolakas on: January 13, 2006 06:35:50 AM
ok. Pretty sure this goes heres, so ....

I got this jean skirt from Wet Seal. It was one of those things, looked good in the store.... but I get home and it looks .... bland.

so... I got out some acrylics and some old jewels and one hour later....

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4  Re: Show off your hair! And questions about hair styles! in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by vrykolakas on: December 29, 2005 07:05:18 AM

That was my hair a few months ago, now its just like that but purple instead of red. Im a natural blonde, so I am considering going back. but alot of people think brown looks natural on me. meh.  Grin
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