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11  jewelry making obsession continues...(5 pics) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by sunnyskies*4* on: August 17, 2007 12:46:49 PM
I decided to pull apart of bunch of "vintage" 80's stuff I still had laying around and rework them into some updated pieces...

action shot to show how it hangs

Bracelet made from various recycled beads.

A choker length necklace made with a great $-store find of gemstone chips and glass beads.

And a little zipper pull waiting for the right jacket/outfit. Smiley face bead from one of the kid's crafting kits from ages ago.
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12  Ocean Blues and Square Buttons bracelet in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by sunnyskies*4* on: August 15, 2007 11:29:06 AM
Pretty much your basic button bracelet with jump-rings and beads but I like how it turned out. This will go to one of my DD's friend's for birthday -- this girl LOVES blue so I'm sure it will go over well.

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13  Re: 2007 Color Craft-A-Long in Craftalongs by sunnyskies*4* on: August 15, 2007 11:21:30 AM
Cool origami! Nice shades of orange too!

Here's the finished beading/jewelry set . The bigger beads are wooden and the other small beads are glass.

And my just-awake DD modeling it for me!

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14  Christmas Party cake in Dessert by sunnyskies*4* on: August 14, 2007 01:31:20 PM
Last one I promise (then I'll go back to crafting again!)!  Grin 

Just basic butter cream icing (using flavoured coffee creamer instead of milk... yummy!). The red didn't get quite red enough even though I kept adding the food colouring so finally I just gave up and went with a dark pink poinsettia.
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15  Soccer themed cupcakes in Dessert by sunnyskies*4* on: August 14, 2007 01:05:53 PM
Soccer themed cupcakes for the birthday party with the friends. These were a big hit with the boys and I made each character a little different -- mostly just a different number b/c that's all there was room for really. The figures are made of "gelatin icing" (basically a pastillage -- dries rock hard very fast and stays very white) which I painted with paste food colouring. My youngest DD helped paint the soccer balls -- bare in mind she was only 5 at the time!

This was my first attempt with the gelatin icing and painting with food colouring. Next time I'll work on getting cleaner results, but all in all I was happy with it.
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16  Race track birthday cake in Dessert by sunnyskies*4* on: August 14, 2007 12:57:52 PM
My son kept changing his mind about what party theme he wanted so we did the race track cake for the "family party" and a different theme for his party with his friends...

Here's the family party cake:

I did the car out of MMF (aka marshmallow fondant) and painted it with paste food colouring. The "road" is just the chocolate cake which I left undecorated in the center and did the grass on the sides only. It was fun to put this together and it went over well with my indecisive 9-yo!
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17  Blue Sky and Soft Clouds set in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by sunnyskies*4* on: August 14, 2007 12:50:40 PM
I've been obsessed with making jewelry lately... bought loads more supplies today. But anyways, here's my latest set that is matched but each piece is different is some way. Inspired by various items here at craftster and mixed with my own inspiration as well.




Necklace/choker length basically:

I tried to take an action shot of me wearing them but pics of me just suck (I'm an "old lady" compared to most of you.... so you probably appreciate me keeping the action shots to myself!  Grin)
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18  Re: Yo-yo crochet a long? in Crochetalongs by sunnyskies*4* on: August 14, 2007 12:34:47 PM
joanieponytail, that's alot of fun colours going on there! Can't wait to see the finished project!

I've got two more works-in-progress for this CAL to share:


It's been too warm around here even think of working on them other then making the yo-yo's so now that the weather is cooling down (around here it is anyways) I can start putting it in the basket beside my chair again!  Grin
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19  Re: Teacher Gifts for exceptional teachers! in Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage by sunnyskies*4* on: August 13, 2007 11:03:49 AM
Great ideas here! I'm starting to plan ahead now for this year already.

I came up with this project but my kids made them (ages 5-11) It's your basic salt dough rolled into logs and shaped into trees but leave an open triangle at the top to loop ribbon into for hanging. Glue on gems sequins etc, with the glue gun (yeah, really little ones needed help w/this). They were well-recieved by the female teachers as well as the male teachers. Of course you could do this with polymer or whatever too and use "finer" jewels or beads as well.
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20  Re: Use What You Have and Finish What You Have Craftalong in Craftalongs by sunnyskies*4* on: August 03, 2007 12:27:36 PM
I got my 2nd plastic-bag bag all done! This one is way better and stronger. Now it's time to hit the beach with it!

Close up of handles w/ beads.  I crocheted 3 sets of chains and then braided them together for the handle. Then I found a wooden beads that matched the green in the bag and had a big enough opening to slide onto the braided part. I am really happy with how this turned out.

... and the action shot! My youngest kiddo showing it off for Mommy! Grin
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