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1  Peruvian thread earring information?? HELP in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by jennygurl on: March 10, 2009 10:32:00 PM
I love those thread earrings and lots of ppl make them but no one is explaining how to do it...anyone have any ideas?
these aren't mine they're from jmbart.com
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2  Re: Crafty Makup Palettes in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by jennygurl on: May 20, 2008 08:31:20 AM
I dunno if anyone on here has seen these but when you buy false lashes, some of them come in these little black and clear plastic cases that close similar to a compact.

Anyway after I used all my individual lashes I took out the plastic that was holding the lashes and realized that the case they come in can double as a palette. So I started thinking. I have a metal makeup spatula from my makeup class and used that with some alcohol to pry out the metal tins inside other eyeshadow compacts, and placed the makeup in the empty eyelash case.

 I took some of my L'oreal HIP shadows out-the kind that comes with two colors in one case- and placed them in one of my plastic lash cases.
Usually the bottom on the pan of shadow was sticky enough to adhere to the plastic case. But I didn't stop there. I kinda went crazy. I had some old lipglosses that my sister wanted and that I was ready to toss just so I could keep the case it came in. She insisted so I melted these down and poured them into the HIP compact. - I did this with other containers that used to have shadow in them before I pried them out. I also took my Benefit Lemonade compact and scraped the makeup out of that and another concealer and placed these two in one of my empty HIP compacts.

It was alot of work but now most of my shadows are in a few cases and I have a couple lipsticks in a new clear compact where my old shadows were.

Mini Tut- Shadow
Find an eyeshadow that you want to place into a palette. You're going to remove the metal pan the shadow comes in from the plastic holder its in and put it in another container.
Usually no matter what shape the metal pan is that holds the powder shadow, there is some form of wiggle room between the pan and the plastic case the shadow comes in, so I pried my metal spatula in a slightly open spot ( an area that wasn't right up against the plastic container) and then used an eye dropper that had alcohol in it ( I used an old visine bottle, with the label removed so as not to confuse what was in it)to put a few drops of alcohol in the open spot. This might get the shadow wet so be careful not to scrape the shadow. After a few minutes the glue underneath the pan starts to get loose with the alcohol and that makes it easier to use the spatula to pry the shadow out. I just used a little pressure and the pans popped out. When you have the free pan of shadow you can place it in any empty container, an old cd case, an altoids tin or my preference an empty lash case. You might need some super glue if the back of the pan isn't sticky enough, or you can glue magnets to the empty container and to your shadow pans so you can mix and match the shadows.
-Lipstick/gloss- I find that this will only work with gloss that is waxy/wax based, liquid gloss like the kind in the squeeze tubes will not work because they don't set up aka get hard enough to stay in a different container=runny all over the place in your purse yuck.- if you found something that works though then by all means try it.

 I used my spatula to scrape out the gloss or the lipstick. You can even use the spatula to scrape the very bottom of the lipstick out, that bit that's left over when the top part is all used up.Put it into a METAL (seriously metal only) measuring spoon, ( measuring spoons have deeper wells than regular spoons = less mess trust me ) and placed the spoon over a candle flame- not too close. When it was melted I poured the gloss into the empty container. Make sure your container is deep or big enough to hold all the lip product, if not it will run over and you'll have wasted product that's melty all over the place. ( again trust me)
Hope this helps!-J Grin

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3  Re: Buttons in What the heck can I do with THIS? by jennygurl on: July 05, 2007 11:42:19 AM
A month or two ago, I was in the I love Jesus Swap, and I made some button hair ties for my partner.

 I just took a large button ( the large kind with good size holes, or the ones with the small hook attached to the back), a thin hair band- or hair tie as I say, I use the skinny colorful kind that you can get in a large bunch. I used the ones that were cloth like and not the colorful ones that are smaller with the gold thread in them- those are a bit rough,and some really cool fabric and Aileen's all purpose tacky glue.- love that glue got it for 99cents! Wahoo! ok anyway.
The button needs to have a hole large enough for the hair tie to fit through it. So I bought large buttons with good sized holes, you can use the ones with a semi hook on the back as well. First take your button and place the hair band through one hole of the button and out the other. This will take some wiggling! Then create a knot by slipping the right side of band in the loop of the other side of the band that is hanging down from the button. Pull the right side of the band until the left side that you just put it through tightens and eventually the left side will but butt up against the button and what WAS the right side will just be the loop to put your hair through. Hope that makes sense! NOW you take your button and place it on the wrong side of the fabric you want to use. Make a circle around it a bit larger. Cut this circle out, place the tacky glue on the top of the button- Be careful too much glue will seep through the fabric and around the ends of the fabric you place on the button its very messy- Place the fabric on the button top, use a little more glue on the underside of the button near the loop hole and tuck the extra fabric hanging off the button the the underside. Place your button loop side up and let dry. Then you can use in your hair! Wahoo!
 For the heart one shown above I just bought a really cool button with a semi hook on the back and place the band through it. Easy Peasy!
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4  Re: So I Found This Suitcase for 1.99 in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by jennygurl on: June 19, 2007 10:57:19 AM
WOW that suitcase will be loved by woman, cowboy enthusiasts and gay men everywhere! lol OMG I am LOVING the one with the denim thong and chaps lol hilarious and hot all at once...lord how is that possible...anyway I went on that site and found your fabric in the brighter color lol here is the sample...LOVE IT!
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5  Re: I Love Jesus Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jennygurl on: June 18, 2007 06:20:17 PM
Hi Everyone! Cheesy
Here is everything Cheyanne sent me. I love everything she totally listened to what I said I liked and wanted. I really feel that Karla matched us up pretty well.

So here is the first Item~ These are all bracelets she made me. The first one you can't see really well but it has a shrinky dink dove surrounded by colored stained glass-ish plastic  Grin love it! The others are all like wrap around bracelets you could say. Very colorful and cute!

These are the journals and bookmarks she made me. I'm engaged so she included me and my fiance Lance's initials on there. Very personal.

Here is the super cute bible bag/cover

And this is the second bag that I can tote all my books and bible in when I go to bible study. Which is weekly. I've been carrying a journal, my study book and a bible in my canvas embroidery tote lol. very sad until she stepped in and made me this cute bag with my initials and soon to be last name initial with a cross... LOVE IT !!

All in all I am soooo happy with everything. My hands had never worked so hard and now I'm kinda at a loss as to what to do with myself since I don't have any projects or anything to make. This was fun. Thanks for everything!
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