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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Some Funky New Glass Bead Bracelets - Leopard Hearts and Green Kitties, oh my! on: June 30, 2006 05:46:55 PM
I found this lovely little glass bead shop when I was at the beach, and these are two of the results.  The pictures aren't the greatest, but I do hope you'll give 'em a squint and let me know what you think Smiley

Thanks for looking!
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Knotted Pearl and Butterfly Necklace on: June 21, 2006 09:07:34 AM
I've recently started messing around with knotting cord for necklaces, and while I have a bunch of sea shell ones I made at the beach that I would like to post here, I made this one today and wanted to get some thoughts on it.  I got the butterfly pendant at Jo Ann's, and I used faux pearls and plastic gem-like beads. 

The picture's not the best ever - I had to use my scanner - but do tell me what you think Smiley

And have a lovely day!
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Funky chunky vintagey necklace. on: June 07, 2006 08:52:30 AM
I made this recently from some beads I thought I'd never use and an awesome charm/centerpiece/whatever you want to call it I actually found at Jo Ann's.  You can't see it too well in the picture, but the beads are these really sheeny, multi-color reflecting things that were meant to go with this lovely, vintagey-looking colorful metal collage and nothing else...


What do you think?  I'd like to start making more of my own charms and such - It would have to be clay or something, most likely, as I don't really have a lot of experience working with metals.  I try to find funky, vintage stuff when I can, but this little piece just screamed out at me at Jo Ann's.

Thanks Smiley
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Ribbons, buttons, and spools, oh my! on: June 03, 2006 07:01:03 AM
Well, not really, but metaphorically, I suppose Wink  Mostly they're made of beads and buttons and lots of love.  Comments welcome, and thanks for looking!

I've been obsessed with cameos ever since I was a little girl.  This is my attempt at high fashion Wink  I hope to m ake some chokers and necklaces soon too..

This was a relatively simple creation, but it looks so funky on (I need to get a picture up of that)!  I simply strung a vintage wooden spool along some vintage green ribbon, knotted in there as the centerpiece, and wala!  You simply tie it loosely in the back so as to best fit your neck!

I threw pretty much everything into this one but the kitchen sink, and at first I thought it was a little ugly, but now I love it.  I like random things.

More spool action, and my other obsession: buttons!  They end up in almost everything I make, if I can bear to extract them from my collection Smiley

Okay, that's all for now!  Let me know what you like, what you don't, where you could see improvements (or not!), etc etc etc Smiley
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Knit Vintage Cap Turned Clutch. on: May 30, 2006 07:25:39 AM
I found this well-knit hat at a thrift store, and I wore it for a while, but once I cut my hair short, it didn't look quite as fetching.  So I simply turned it upside down, added a vintage button closure and a brown ribbon decoration, and then it became one of my favoritest clutches ever.  The knit job is amazingly sturdy, the shape is perfect for a wallet and a book and a few things, and I've gotten a lot of compliments on it in the past.  What do you think?

6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / 'Ello, first post - Girlie pink and lace bag. on: May 30, 2006 07:07:09 AM
Hiya!  I used to lurk around here several years ago, and I've come back now that I've started releasing my inner craft child again Smiley  Here's a purse I made that was originally intended to be a fleece hat for a friend in the winter, but it was oddly shaped, so I turned it upside down, added sturdy lace straps, and wala!  Perhaps the girliest bag I've made yet..


Comments more than welcome Smiley
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