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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Tree of life pendant on: August 10, 2006 10:09:22 AM
I actually was using the tutes on Beadstudio.com before I found this site. Many bead sights have fun and easy tutes. It's how I get much of my inspiration. Though I have yet to master wire wrapping--I keep thinking my trees would come out all messy instead of beautiful like yours!

I should give it a try!
12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: non beader needs some roller beads--advice needed.... on: August 10, 2006 06:27:01 AM
Try firemountaingems.com and orientaltrading.com. While their shipping isn't free, the prices are better than hitting a local bead store... I get MOST of my beads at Michaels though. They have a pretty good vairety.
13  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: Big holed beads on: August 10, 2006 06:23:25 AM
Thats a good idea. Thanx for the reply. You mean you can use bugles and over it the bigger holed ones, rite? And bugles are those tiny but long tube like beads, I suppose!!  Smiley I am not sure of these names.

Yes those are bugles.

I would use elastic for the bigger beads it will make for nice slip on bracelets, you can also use spacer beads in between...something like a disc style bali bead. They make these really pretty ones that look like abstract flowers that give a visual interest by picking up the light.

I would post a pic, but I still haven't learned to do that yet. Contact me if you want some ideas/pics.
14  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: What to do with a zillion seed beads? on: August 10, 2006 06:18:49 AM
Well what else do you make? Do you sew?

You can add a little embellishment by sewing on some of the beads. If you want to create a border around a neckline you can use a pretty design printed on pattern-type/tracing paper. Just pin it where you want the beads to go then sew right over the paper... the paper is so delicate you can just tear it away when you are done.

However, this is more work than making simple strands and gathering them all together for a pretty necklace.

Also you could use them in a swap. Give them to someone who can use them.
15  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs / Re: Pictures of craft fair setup - Please post! on: July 24, 2006 05:10:53 PM
That's a great idea!

You can take it a few steps further by making four and attaching them so they make a box then setting them up on a lazy susan.

~MK Grin
16  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: A whole bunch of rings on: July 12, 2006 11:36:40 AM
These are super cute, can you post a tute...

ooh looky me,

Ima Poet
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: hot model, hotter sweater on: February 25, 2006 05:36:52 PM
Ugh, I don't knit--I would totally love this sweater in red or black--and would be willing to pay for it!

Or trade beaded necklaces/jewelry...

But I won't beg..

Ok maybe I will...but only in person.

18  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Far too lazy on: February 15, 2006 07:23:10 AM
Ok so no pasta...does ramen count?

This is quick and very inexpensive...

I take about 10 oz of meat (the type depends on what flavor of ramen I am using)
I pan sear or brown that meat in a skillet with olive oil and the seasoning packet from the ramen.
After the meat is cooked I add about 2 Tbsp of water to the pan and simmer while I cook the noodles.
Make ramen as instructed--I usually keep frozen peas and carrots in the freezer so I throw about a 1/4 cup in there with the noodles.
Drain the noodles and pour into a bowl, pour the contents of the skillet over the noodles and serve.

It's 2 servings worth of food--just perfect for me and my 7 year old. And she loves it.  Grin
19  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Re: help! Boots makeover... on: February 14, 2006 12:39:55 PM
An exboyfriend of mine had a raggedy pair of Docs...he found spray paint for shoes at a shoe repair place. He punked them out and went with a tourquoise and then decorated them with flames.

Or maybe you could decoupage them like those hot high heels and then lacquer them or something.
20  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: collage shoes on: February 14, 2006 08:45:14 AM
Do you think that would work on my old vinyl go go boots?HuhHuh?

Would I have to prime the vinyl??? Shocked

Also my first post!!! You've inspired me!
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