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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Stitch and Bitch...but more pg on: January 24, 2007 06:30:56 PM
I'm so excited... my friends and I started our own 'crafting club' at school.  We have a million ideas for things we want to do (meetings, fundraiser's, etc etc), but were hung up one thing....
a name
We started out calling it our unofficial stitch and bitch.  As you may guess that's not going to fly with the school.  On our club application we called it Sewing Circle.  However, this comes off as a little granny (minus the chic).  We've also thought about crochet club (but we aren't just crocheting, so clearly this won't work).  So far all we've got is:
stitch and kovitch (sp? it means bitch in Yiddish)
So I'm sending out a plea for a cool name to my fellow craftsters:
A cool name, that preferably encompass all crafty things (but that's not mandatory), will fly with the admin, and shows that it's a club geared towards running with scissors rather than ye old crafts of yester year.
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Dream catcher meet geometry on: August 05, 2006 02:04:27 PM
1 strand from 1 hank of beads from the local hippie store + an old bangle (i seem to have a lot of these for someone who hates wearing them!) + a bit of superglue

satisfies both my crafty and math-nerd-ey sides
3  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / My Version of Chanel Pearls on: July 20, 2006 07:32:57 PM
Like lots of other craftsters, I spent the majority of The Devil Wears Prada drooling over the decadent clothing and accessories.  In particular I LOVED the lovely chanel pearl necklace!  Here's my version in pink!

4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Vintage Wings (semi-pic heavy) on: July 20, 2006 07:24:16 PM
When my grandmother died, i received all of her AMAZING jewelry.  She seriously had the best collection ever, and while most of it was completely amazing on its own, some just begged to be revamped.  The center of this bracelet (which i think kind of looks like wings) was actually part of the clasp on a multi string necklace, kind of like this one.... (except for a lot neater)

So, i used some gold chain, and lots of odd gold jump rings that i could find (finding ones that were thin enough to fit through the chain was a pain in the ARSE!!)
I'm so happy with how it turned out!!!!

In action!
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Orange + Lace = bracelet on: July 13, 2006 02:54:09 PM
I focused alot of my crafting efforts during the school year on jewelry.  In particular simpler, quicker projects that fit in my time and attention span, while still filling my crafty quota : )

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / What would we do without reconstruction? on: July 06, 2006 07:23:15 PM
I at least would wear lots of ugly/illfitting/boring shirts  Smiley I originally made this shirt for the tom petty/pearl jam concert.  It was formerly a boring gray t-shirt, and some left overs of a HUGE green shirt.  It's very comphy (i love t-shirt fabric!!!) and i made it to line up perfectly with my bra, which eliminates generally annoying adjusting.

7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Rings to bracelet on: July 06, 2006 05:48:47 PM
As a firm believer in NOT throwing anything away, it broke my heart when i looked at the large collection of rings that i had outgrown.  Finally I decided to put them to good use, and ended up with this.....

a lovely bracelete, modeled by my knee
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / pop tab bracelet chain style on: November 14, 2004 12:01:26 PM
Note:  Look at the picture, before you read the directions, and it might make a little more sense.
I've been dying to post this for the longest time, and i've finally gotten a passable picture up.  This sounds really complicated, but actually, each one only takes about 20 minutes.  The only materials you need are scissors and 42 pop tabs (I have a smallish wrist, so some people might need more).  First, take 3 pop tabs and make a cut through the circle opening of each, so that you can "open" the tab.  Now clip these onto the square opening of three more so they're perpendicular to each other, keep doing this, clipping the open circle part of 3 to the solid square part of three more,, creating a chain that kinda looks like a bike chain.  I know a girl who did this, and welded all the little cuts back together, but the combined force of 3 with the cuts still there is enough to keep it together. As far as getting it on and off, mine just slips on and off, I'm sure there's some brilliant closure that someone can think up, but I certainly haven't discovered it yet.  Sorry my explaining skills arn't up to par, look at the picture, and read the directions over, and it might make more sense.  Feel free to post any questions!
P.S. YAY!  i finally have something better than a distorted link up!  enjoy

9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Quick chain earrings with shrinky dinks! on: June 04, 2004 10:11:58 AM
These earrings are really really easy to make.

All you have to do is take an old chain necklace and cut it in half.  Take off additional links to shorten to desired length.  Now take each chain, and attach it to very very very small hoop earings either using little craft rings, or if you lazy like me you can use the clasps. Then, you can leave them this way, or you can add any kind of bauble at the end.  I like to add shrinky dinks, or cut out cartoon characters.  Sorry I don't have any pictures, I always get tunz of compliments when I wear them, but I'm working on the digital camera situation (*ahem* getting one  Roll Eyes )
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Easy Terry Tote on: June 01, 2004 08:38:17 PM
Sorry I don't have any pictures, but my digital camera is *ahem*
non-existant.  Any way, I could never find the right bad to carry my toiletries in, so I decided to make one.  All you need is one regular sized washcloth.  Fold it in half and sew up the sides, leaving the top open.  On mine I attached snaps along the top to close it, but you could also use something else like velcro.  And voila, sturdy, just the right size, and it doesn't matter if it gets wet!  Smiley
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