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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Snakeskin, Gunmetal, and Vintage Earrings ;D on: November 08, 2007 09:26:13 AM
Hello there! Here are some earrings I made recently. And I finally figured out how to take some decent looking photos. So I'm proud of the earrings and photography! Take a look Grin

A couple of pairs make out of snakeskin wrapped beads:

Fleur de lis charms in glass donut, sterling danglies! ><

My faves, lampwork beads, opalite briolettes and vintage enamel chain!

Gunmetal findings with vinatage lava beads Smiley

Would love to know what you think. Thanks for lookin!
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Dark Creature - a screen printed tote ^_^ on: September 23, 2007 03:34:53 PM
Hiya! This screen design was created by my boyfriend Miguel. Tote sewn together by me. Fabric is vintage, found it where I get my car alignment?? lol yeah surprised me too! Its got an inner pocket and a vintage button closure on top. Second like it I've made, you can check out the first one here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=196524.0 Smiley

vintage button =]

inner pocket

spooky! ><

close up of fabric

We would really love to know what you think! Grin
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Funky Tote from vintage fabric + Screen print!! on: September 16, 2007 05:02:21 PM
Phew, so much work has gone into this one! My first screen printed tote. I drew up the girl and leaf myself, tried to make it work with the funky vintage fabric as much as possible. I think it worked out pretty well Smiley Its lined with a pocket inside and has a vintage button w/ loop closure at the top!

Thanks for lookin! Wink
4  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Protecting Plushy Designs on: August 21, 2007 07:50:11 AM
Hello everyone, I have a question about patenting my designs. I recently sold a couple of plushies on etsy. The peson that ordered them requested I mail to a company. I researched it online and found its a company that sells handmade crafts. I'm worried that my ideas are going to be duplicated for sale. I dont know much about how to protect my work or where to get started. As of right now I'm not making any sort of constant income off my work, but I am working up to that. I plan on listing much more in the not too distant future and if you have any advice, it would be much appreciated.

Thank you!!!
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Dreaming of a Purple ZEBRA (a desk) bunch-o-pics on: June 29, 2007 09:08:26 AM
Our (my boyfriend Miguel and I) adventure started at a flea market where we found this sturdy wood desk for $40. Looking back, it didnt look all that bad, but we had something else in mind for it.

We didnt know what we were getting ourselves into. Our power sanding thingy kept dying so we ended up sanding most of it down by hand. (my little sis in the pic)

We primered and added layer after layer of purple!! Then comes Miguel's drawing skills. He drew out the stripes on either side with marker and we got to painting the stripes in! [tilt head sideways hehe]

At this point, we took it home (we were working at my step dad's house) and my friend Curly came over to help with the border and stripes on the drawers.

Tito guarded the desk from intruders!!

And finally we started screwing in the lovely handles!

And tada! My new sewing desk!

All thats left to do it put a new lock on the bottom drawer where that hole is Smiley

We worked on this on and off for several months and I'm just so happy and proud of how it come out!! We're a good team Grin I hope you all like it too, and ofcourse comments and criticism are welcome with open arms! Wink

P.S. sorry so many pictures Undecided
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Urban Outfitters Housedress? on: June 10, 2007 04:59:59 PM
I've been eyeing this dress for a while. I decided I wanted to make something similar for myself and bought some fabric, but I really have no idea how to go about making it. Does anyone know of a pattern that is similar? No collar, button down front dress.

And if you know how they did the buttons with the little loops, that would be helpful too (though I know I dont have to do it that way). Do they sell trim thats already like that?

Thanks in advance! Smiley
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Galleria 409 (photography at an art gallery) on: March 15, 2007 12:56:32 PM
Sorry they are so freaking enormous Embarrassed

Portrait by my friend Karla

Building across the street
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Cherries! Tank top with rouched bust on: February 25, 2007 12:30:40 PM
Hiya! I have tons of fabric that I need to start putting to good use. And since it is starting to get warmer down here in texas, I decided to make a tank top!

Its longer than it looks in the pics, I should have straightened it out a bit

Close up of the rouched (sp?) part. I used elastic.

And a close up of the fabric/trim

Its a little sheer so I have to wear another black tank underneath it but I still love it! And it would be cute to wear over a swim suit at the beach Smiley Sorry the pics are a little orange, I took em in the bathroom :/ I hope you like it!
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / FUNKY RETRO MODERN Pistol earrings and 3 strand Chain/bead Necklace. on: December 29, 2006 01:26:16 PM
Hey there! Thanks for stoppin' by. After a trip to Bead Oasis yesterday, I came home and put these bad boys together. I'm proud of 'em. Enjoy! :]

Three strand beads and chain necklace w/ toggle clasp

Pistol earrings w/ glass donut and dangle chains

Comments and criticism welcome and enjoyed Smiley
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Struggleing with closeing a pillow on: December 12, 2006 07:44:08 AM
Hello there, I'm having a really hard time figureing out how to finish off a pillow. I cut out two squares, Sew them up right sides together and leave a space for stuffing. Then turn it right side out, fill in with pillow stuff. And thats where I stop. I dont know how to sew up the hole to make it look nice. Any tips, techniques, suggestions? Thanks so much in advance Smiley
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