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2111  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Multi-Themed Steampunk Swap Gallery (Send outs 8/16) on: September 02, 2010 08:53:36 PM
The last time, well the only time I bought gears on line, I got two small containers of tiny watch gears, but I forget how much they were. I have found ugly clocks at Goodwill-usually two dollars, I think four or five is the highest I've seen them. Watches at Goodwill aren't as cheap as you'd think. Once someone let me buy a few for two dollars each, usually they want ....can't remember, between three and five, depends on the watch. It was worth it for me, because I'm hard on watch bands! And I'll take one off an old watch before I'll pay ten dollars or more for a replacement one. So yeah, haunt thrift stores-you may get lucky.
Oh! Manto Fev! That's the website I bought from. It's interesting. Odd individual beads, fabric pieces, strange stuff. It has neat stuff, but since I'm broke, I haven't checked them out for a while.
And it's a long shot, but perhaps freecycle? I made the big gear in the middle of the dreamcatcher from polyclay.
Oh! hardware/auto parts stores! I wonder if they would have any? I've heard them reccomeded as good places for pliers, chain, doodads, ect. for crafting. Another long shot, but if you're near one...Good luck.
2112  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Gypsy fortune telling makes the world a better place! on: September 01, 2010 09:07:06 PM
I love that necklace. Beautiful. And the mini tarot cards are such a neat idea-I'll have to remember that. Lucky partner indeed! I hit this rocks!
2113  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #55 - Pixelate Mama! - Due Oct 1 - Oct 7 on: September 01, 2010 08:01:45 PM
Whoa. I've never entered a challenge, but my goodness, with that as a prize?
Putting on crafty thinking cap!
2114  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Multi-Themed Steampunk Swap Gallery (Send outs 8/16) on: August 31, 2010 10:49:44 AM
The teacups were from Michaels, but I'd had them in my stash for a long time. The box-it had a book in it originally, the front flap is magnetic. I painted over the writing with a few layers of metallic rust lumineire. I decoupaged the airship,then sprayed on one coat of clear acrylic sealer. I had a little bit of neat ribbon to glue around the lid, but it was a teeny bit short, so I glued on a couple of metal doodads.
What's funny about the picture? It was from a free local weekly, advertising a music fest. I careully cut it out, and placed it between a book so it wouldn't get lost or crinkled while I painted. Then I lost it. Fortunately there was another ad for it in that weekly-I never did find the first one I cut out!
I'm glad you liked it!
2115  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Multi-Themed Steampunk Swap Gallery (Send outs 8/16) on: August 29, 2010 10:50:35 AM
Oh, I've seen that book! I'll have to try that technique out sometime. Thanks, Atlascoughed.
I would have sworn that was resin!
2116  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Multi-Themed Steampunk Swap Gallery (Send outs 8/16) on: August 29, 2010 12:06:20 AM
Oh, the clothes are awesome! And I love that necklace, and the ATC, and...well, everything!
2117  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: A Growing Forest of Trees on: August 25, 2010 08:40:06 PM
These are all great. My favorite is the brown wire. Nice work!
2118  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Multi-Themed Steampunk Swap Gallery (Send outs 8/16) on: August 25, 2010 06:42:30 PM
Sooo awesome! I told you she spoiled me. Smiley Now, to find the perfect place for my new art...
2119  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Multi-Themed Steampunk Swap Gallery (Send outs 8/16) on: August 25, 2010 05:24:21 PM
EEEE!!!! It's here! And I was majorly spoiled! Thank you so much!

Okay, since my amazing partner took pictures, I have pm'd her to see if she wants to post them or email them to me to post-whatever she wants!

I was sooo spoiled. A necklace that I've already told my daughter she can't have Smiley , a painted box, a tote bag, a fabulous notebook, and the most amazing piece of art to hang up! She so got carried away crafting for this. Pixiefirefly, you rock!
FedEx was supposed to deliver hers today, but the website says 'not found', even though the 800 number says it's on the truck. Oh, I hope it arrives soon!
I'll keep checking on it!
2120  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: What are your favorite salad toppings/ingredients? on: August 25, 2010 12:02:51 AM
Iceberg lettuce. Topped with-mix cottage cheese with a dollop of miracle whip. Original recipe that Blue Boar Cafeteria used called for onion juice, white pepper, and salt-I used dried minced onion instead. Odd but good.

hee, when I was a little kid, I insisted on a wedge of lettuce and just salt. I wouldn't touch salad dressing.
The Enchanted Broccoli Forest has a salad made of dark leafy greens tossed with a teeny bit of oil, and the topping is orange segments, cut without the skin, the juice it makes and maybe a little more, a little honey and cinnamon. Also almonds or pecans. It called for sliced red onion, but I like red bell pepper better.
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