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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Mexican Star Lamps on: January 14, 2012 02:43:09 PM
Thank you so much! Aaaah! So excited to get started!  Grin
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Mexican Star Lamps on: January 12, 2012 06:31:08 PM
Hello fellow craftsters. I have had a massive crush on these lamps ever since I first laid eyes on them, but unfortunately have not been able to afford them on a college kid's salary. Then also, there's the glass... and my inevitable nature to hurt myself in magnificent ways... so yes, I was hoping to recreate the look of these lamps by reconstructing them out of cheaper less dangerous mediums.
I figure white tissue paper and painted cardboard for this one:

And maybe cardboard with die cuts followed by a silver spray paint for this one:

Now, my only issue is basically I know that with a few tries I could easily figure out a pattern to make this, geometric shapes and all, but my issue lies in the fact that I would like to light these suckers.
I have no idea how to go about that.
I love the idea of white Christmas lights, but worry about the weight, and don't like the idea of a good chunk of the lights trailing down out of the lamp. And the other idea is to incorporate L.E.D.s, but I know nothing of wiring and the amount of heat and bulb emits. So ideas?  Huh
My last resort could be those really nice battery powered tea-light/votives (fake candles). But then I won't be able to shut them off with much each as these will be suspended higher than my short self could reach. And if I have to start installing pulley systems, things maybe get too difficult. haha  Grin
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My art-turned-t-shirt! on: July 07, 2011 09:46:38 PM
This is fabulous! Smiley
btw I'm curious, what type of printer was used? I'm looking to print some t-shirts and want to avoid the typical decal feel of the iron-on transfers. Is it a screen print or belt print of some sort? (No clue x) )
4  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Sailor Moon DS Styli (styluses?) on: June 26, 2011 12:54:06 PM
OMG!!! This is fantastic!!! I'm in love with these!  Kiss
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Safety Pin Bracelets on: June 25, 2011 02:04:23 AM
Heeheehee it's terrible how much this made my laugh. The bracelets are beautifully done, no doubt, but it just tickles me how the safety pins all look like they are huddling together to tell secrets or something. xD I adore this!
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / 3 Bracelets and 1 Headband (img chunky!) on: June 25, 2011 01:57:39 AM
So nice to be back on craftster! I've missed you guys ♥  Grin
Using my summer to finally get rid of my stash of odds and ends.  Wink

Spiffy new bracelet I made this afternoon : ) ♥ followed this tute with some alterations: http://www.studs-and-pearls.com/2010/08/diy-braided-chain-bracelet.html?showComment=1308883403339#c8914995365290019192
Close up:

Totally cut my thumb while making this :p

Made a nice headband out of some lime colored yarn, and matching elastic from an old dollar store hair-tie.

Totally gonna make one in a cream and rust color  Smiley Maybe I'll dye some yarn?

Jet-setting bracelet! Smiley Made this one from the other half of the gold chain from the first bracelet, braided some blue suede strands, worked the charms from a set of dollar store old wine glass ring markers into the weave pattern and finished it with some sewn-in glass beads. I added the little blue bow button at the end because it reminded me of Hello Kitty : ) ♥
I have a tiny passport charm I want to add, but it's have no way to be attached. I'll have to glue it to something. so this is not yet complete.

lol this one is an old bracelet from my days when I thought I could actually braid friendship bracelets. I cannot. So this was a sad attempt at the bottom of my box for a few months. Decided to finish it and do some loose braids with a button closure. This may or may not see the light of day depending on how ridiculous I decide it looks  Tongue

haha although blurry, you can see my near effort at the beginning and lack thereof everywhere else.

And if anyone's curious, the "wallpaper" in the back is actually a poster that I painted to relieve some stress back in high school. I highly reccommend painting to everyone! Smiley thanks for looking!
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Sweet Spray Painted Frame! on: February 06, 2011 04:34:30 PM
Looks great! And if you have a peephole on your door, you could hang it there like Monica has in her appartment's door in "Friends". I've always liked that for some reason  Grin
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My Cantaloupe Colored Craft Cave on: January 06, 2011 09:28:02 AM
I love how organized it all is. And btw to help with your yarn, it may help to group them into similar colored bunches and tie a long strand of thick ribbon around each bunch, so, should it fall, it will be all the easier to pick up.  Smiley
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Busytown Birthday on: October 21, 2009 03:13:44 AM
Aha! I knew those worms looked familiar. I used to read those books when I was a little girl. I loved the ctas in that book. Never really understood the cute worms though.
I'm so glad your son liked the books and that you were creative enough to piece together a party out of it. Great work!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Hoodie on: June 25, 2009 12:28:05 PM
That's extremely cute. Congrats on your first successful recon. Wink
And OMG you have my old bed ♥♥♥
How I miss it.
Treat it well ♥
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