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1441  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: COLOUR CRAFTALONG on: June 09, 2006 07:18:20 AM
PinkyK  --However, I use a very stiff fuseable interfacing that is only "sticky" on one side for just about every project simply because I got 5 yards of it on sale cheap.

PinkyK, I bought a bolt of the stuff, because I had "big" ideas for making little cases with zippers for my friends. . . only I have the whole bolt, and never did the cases. . .  Actually that's on the agenda for my vacation. So I will have tons more for stuff.

PinkyK, love the skirt and the jewelry on your link.

I still don't understand how you'd get a braid with backing. would you lay a giant piece of cloth on the handbag sized interfacing, then scrunch it into a braid shape and iron?

1442  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Craftster blankie square swap on: June 09, 2006 07:01:19 AM
Okay, I'm really new, and this would be my first ever swap. When would this happen, as I can't join until I'm a "month" old? Sad

I knit and crochet. I can do a machine embroidery on a sewing fabric for a quilt square (have literally 1000's of designs, including applique's and lace).

My month is going by fast, so by send out time I could be a month old, Would someone be willing to let me join and wait?  Huh
1443  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: Thar's an owl on me belly! Yarrrrrr! on: June 08, 2006 11:54:54 AM
nice choice of fabrics! I love the way the owl turned out. Wink
1444  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: COLOUR CRAFTALONG on: June 08, 2006 10:39:11 AM
Thank you Joler79!

is the handle just plaited or did you use a backing to it?

Joler79 I made the cords and braided them. I don't know how to use a backing. That would be and interesting technique to learn.
1445  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: button necklace on: June 08, 2006 10:34:13 AM
Oh my cat loves the threads, definitely the threads. LOL!

Thank you! parisgirl.

My nephew and niece are coming this weekend. I have a new idea for a button necklace. Will try it out and share.

Can't wait to see yours!

 Is that a regular weaving loom or a bead loom?

1446  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: button necklace on: June 07, 2006 07:03:15 PM
Hi, all!

Here are the button necklaces I have, as promised.

this is just a plain one. One of my niece's first attempts. I liked her color choice.


this one was a cooperative effort. I did the big bottom, and my sister-in-law did the "lace" part:

Oh! the flat things are the buttons, we combined it with beads. I use two strands of thread. two through the beads, but through the buttons through diagonal holes.

Here we used beads, but grouped the buttons to look like beads.

This is the one my friends like the best. Actually, I get so many requests for this one, and it is the easiest to do. I thread all the buttons on my crochet ball. Then you do a chain stitch group, slide a button, repeat. This one is for my jeans. I did 5 stitches slid a button, throughout. You do this until you have 12 feet in length. You could make it shorter or longer, of course.

my friends like it as a bracelet, too:

So far I've been asked to do it with black crochet yarn and gold metallic yarn crocheted together. Then assorted metallic/brass buttons and a random number of stitches between them.

Another friend wanted all stretchy metallic elastic and black buttons. Another friend asked for nylon thread, so they looked like they are "floating."

It takes maybe an evening or two.

I'm ready to try your knotted necklace, and see what I come up with. Yours is lacier looking, less chunky.

This will be fun . . .

1447  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: COLOUR CRAFTALONG on: June 05, 2006 07:16:22 PM
Hi, I just joined craftster today, too! I made myself a green purse in May, will post tomorrow as it is 10pm here? Or would you rather I just started in June with pink?

May I add, RonnieCat, that there are all sorts of shades of "pink" from purple-ly shades to red ones?

I'll check the posts tomorrow to see where I stand in this craft-along. This is going to be fun, because it will challenge me to use colors I'm not so fond of, as well!
1448  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: button necklace on: June 05, 2006 06:57:47 PM
Hi, I'm a newbie here, this is my first post.

I make button necklaces, using a variety of techniques. I take my button box down the shore when our family (extended to grandmom/pop and the adult children, and their children) vacations together.

All the women/girls in the family sit one night together and make necklaces. It is fun, and all of us put things together differently.

So I don't have a necklace like the one illustrated, but will gladly post some of the ones made by me and for me, if that counts?

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