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1  Re: I need new earrings! Swap -Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by timpani~jax on: August 19, 2011 07:55:29 AM
I received this morning from Lionne.

Unfortunately as you can see from the picture one broke in the post but that's easily fixed.

Thank you so much! They're all lovely.
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2  Re: I need new earrings! Swap -Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by timpani~jax on: July 28, 2011 03:55:46 AM
Here are the earrings I sent to Teaspoons and Tiaras:

The first pair are paper bead chandeliers. The second pair are hammered loops with red glass teardrops and the third pair are hammered spirals with gemstones. I have a thing for hammering metal at the moment so I went with it. I made the paper beads as I thought thinner ones would work better on chandeliers.
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3  Re: I need new earrings! Swap -Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by timpani~jax on: July 27, 2011 11:01:14 AM
Here are the fabulous earrings I received from Teaspoons and Tiaras.

Beautiful pink handmade roses, similar to some on my etsy favourites. I really love the pale pink, can't wait to wear them. The black pair are made with beads from a '20's flapper dress! I love the 20's so the history behind these is fab. I love the shape too!

I do already have the butterfly charms but used them for a necklace so I have matching earrings now!

Thank you so much Teaspoons and Tiaras, I love all the earrings!
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4  Re: Jar of Whimsies Round 9 Gallery! in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by timpani~jax on: May 24, 2011 08:11:27 AM
I received an amazing jar from eeyore_witch!

Here's everything together

there was some patches, a purse, some cute paper stars.

Some beautiful beads and embroidery floss which I always seem to need.

Lots of buttons, star candles, magnets

Lots of great charms, coins showing Alberta and Calgary Tower

Stamps, shells, ribbon, etc.

The crafted items, I love the tree of life pendant, can't wait to wear it. Already been wearing the safety pin bracelet which is gorgeous.

Some of my favourites:

Thank you so much eeyore_witch!  I love everything.
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5  Hammered Leaf Earrings with tute (pic heavy) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by timpani~jax on: April 17, 2011 11:10:16 AM
I made these earrings for the Fill a Jewelry Box Swap. Christy/TheManicCrafter my swap partner wanted to make these for friends, so I created this tute. There's probably a better way of making them but this was the way I made them. They were trial and error as the first time I tried this idea was for the swap, so hopefully this tute makes sense.


1mm/18 gauge wire
0.04mm/26 gauge wire
Two 4mm Beads
8 Chip Beads

Round Nose Pliers,
Flat Nose Pliers,
Wire Cutters,
Chain Nose Pliers,
Ball Pein Hammer
Jeweller's Block/Anvil

1. Cut two 6" pieces of 1mm silver wire. Take up one of the pieces and make a loop with the round nose pliers, wrap around twice to secure it.

2. Take the flat nose pliers and make a bend below the loop, leaving enough space for a further two wraps.

3. Measure two inches down from the top of the loop, curve wire around and make bend with flat nose pliers to create leaf shape.

4. Curve wire around from bend to the top and wrap end of wire around twice. Cut off any excess. Secure in place with chain nose pliers.

5. Repeat for the other earring.

6. Hammer the leaf shapes on the jeweller's block or anvil.

7. Cut two pieces of 0.04mm wire.

8. Take one of the pieces and make a loop and wrap around the base of the leaf shape so it's secure.

9. Wrap again, then add first chip bead. Carry on until there are four beads wrapped along one side of the leaf. Secure wire at top of loop by wrapping it around. You can add more or less than four beads, depending on your own preference, if you add more you will need to cut a longer piece of 0.04mm wire.

10. Cut two 1.5" pieces of 0.04mm wire. Wire wrap one 4mm bead to the top of the leaf.

11. Add an earwire.

12. Repeat to make other earring.

You could also make a matching necklace.

Hope this makes sense. Thank you for looking.

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6  The Antlered Man and his Penguin in Needlework: Completed Projects by timpani~jax on: April 10, 2011 11:04:16 AM
These are a couple of embroideries of one of my best friends. He can always make me laugh, so I thought I'd make him something that would at least raise a smile.

His nickname is Moose, hence the antlers in the piece. This is mainly stitched in long and short stitch but the hat is arrowhead, and there's also some backstitch and satin stitch too.

He has a love of penguins, so I thought I'd stitch something to show that. Again this is mostly long and short stitch, with satin and backstitch.

Thanks for looking.
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7  Re: Amelie Swap Gallery - Send Out by 03/18/2011 in The Swap Gallery by timpani~jax on: March 27, 2011 11:40:16 AM
I'm so glad you like everything IdlersDesign.

Here's my package from IdlersDesign.

An amazing treasure box

Inside: some gorgeous smelling lavender salt scrub, polymer clay and plastic buttons, beads, a wallet, mushroom and polka dot Key caps, goldfish, Paris rail ticket, Amelie Zorro stamp, stamp pad, umbrella charm, gnome, fab polymer clay raspberry necklace, and some beautiful paper stars.

An amazing needlefelted gnome.

Amelie Zorro notecards and an Amelie postcard.

Thank you so much IdlersDesign!
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8  Re: fill a jewelry box swap gallery in The Swap Gallery by timpani~jax on: March 08, 2011 06:38:54 AM
I received a great package from TheManicCrafter today.

A cute jewellery hanger and a scented circle which made the box smell lovely.

A stranded beaded bracelet with matching earrings and one of the rings.

Crocheted wire earrings and ring with a couple of extra stones.

A crocheted wire necklace from my wists and matching earrings. I think these are my favourites.

The picture doesn't do the necklace justice, it's beautiful.

Thank you so much Christy!
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9  Bundled Up Against the Cold in Needlework: Completed Projects by timpani~jax on: February 12, 2011 06:25:55 AM
I made this for a friend's Christmas present, but because of the slowness of the post between the UK and Canada she only recently received it. I drew up a pattern from a photograph of her and is only the second portrait I've made of someone I know. I found it difficult to make it look like her to begin with but after a couple of attempts I got there.

The coat is long and short stitch as is the hair, with the hood in seed stitch. The actual hood of the coat is fluffy so I tried a couple of different ideas to create that effect, in the end the closest I could get was seed stitch. The scarf is arrowhead stitch, as I'd only done this on aida fabric before it did go slightly wrong on an openweave fabric. The rest of the piece was stitched in backstitch and satin stitch.

The hood was a white shade mixed with beige to add warmth and the main part of the coat was white with a very pale mint green. I was slightly sick of white when I'd finished it.

The back seemed to have a personality all of it's own. Thank you for looking.
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10  Re: Matchbox Swap round 4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by timpani~jax on: February 05, 2011 08:15:25 AM
I received from abbytail today!

She send the package, a box within a box, so fun to open.

Inside there was: beads, ribbon, a stamp, vintage images, a stamp, stickers, stick on gems, a mini bottle with sparkles inside, little metal hearts, magnets, negatives, a little hanger and charms from my wist. The negatives are pictures of the Sydney opera house, a kangaroo, a forest, and a river


The box is beautiful with a peacock feather on the top and flower sequins in the base.

Thank you so much abbytail, I love it!
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