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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Beaded Bookmarks on: September 19, 2010 03:21:13 PM
I joined the awesome Bookmark Swap and was able to use some of my stash seed beads then justify buying new focal pendants (hooray!). Here they are:


What do you think?
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Painted Purple Owl...and blue and green on: May 22, 2010 05:36:37 PM
I returned to painting ceramics today at this amazing shop in Tampa Bay: General Mold Inc. They had 1000s (no joke) of objects to choose from but I found this one for my owl loving friend:

The piece had already been fired so it just had to be glazed then I tried translucent paints for the first time, which do not require to be fired and are a pretty fun medium to work with:

To hang, I used four different yarns and embellished a bit further with a couple of vintage owl beads.

Sorry the pictures are not the best.
I'd love any feedback, thanks for looking!
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / More Red Hearts! - additional Valentine's Day Cards on: February 15, 2009 05:54:00 PM
Here are a few cards I made for the Valentine's Cards Swap and friends:

These were some of my favorites, I loved the contrast of the clear red with the sassy quotes:

I used some of my handmade paper for these...and my word-a-day calendar, of course! Each had their definition inside:

A bit of stamping action:

And one only Floridians could love...or hate...either way:

What do you think?
Happy Valentine's Day (late) all!!!
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Mental Institution Cards on: November 24, 2008 07:43:44 PM
Ok, not really but that's what I told my swap partner when I sent these. I thought they were just a taddd....off. Grin They are darn amusing to me though. I took each photo in different parts of the world: Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.



What do you think?  Grin
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Changing Seasons Tree on: November 24, 2008 07:13:31 PM
My first stuffie!
I made this tree with my sewing machine for the Tree Swap with different colored felts then stuffed it. I like the patchwork look of the autumn side.

What do you think?
Thanks for looking!
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Maple Leaf Scarf on: November 24, 2008 06:35:00 PM
I made this scarf for the Tree Swap. It was done with Homespun Lion Brand yarn with a simple single crochet, so as to make waves. I then sewed the maple leaves to the end. I used this pattern with some modifications for the leaves, so there were five points instead.: http://crochet-mania.blogspot.com/2008/10/crochet-maple-leaf.html

I know the pictures are mildly crappy but hopefully you get the idea...

Thanks for looking!
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Autumn Inspired Journal - (Chain stitch question!!!) on: October 21, 2008 08:24:42 PM
I made this journal for a personal swap and I was very pleased with it. I used a piece of marbleized paper from Thailand for the outside [then my end papers were a "Mango Birch" paper but I forgot to get a picture]. I decided to spruce up how the threading would look by also incorporating a thin yarn, called Matrix, with my waxed thread. This proved challenging, but I liked the end result:

What do you think?

But can someone give me a hint what I am missing with the chain stitch? I am overall pleased with my book but it looks like the signatures on either end are not "sitting right" for lack of better words. They push further out then the inner signatures:

And the top stitch looks inconsistent (as did the bottom):

Am I dropping a step or something?

Thanks for looking and any tips!!
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / The FORCE jewelry - (lots of pics) on: October 05, 2008 02:16:36 PM
I found these Star Wars beads and thought they'd be great for my guy friends but then decided they would be even better for my gal pals.

I asked my friend her favorite quote from Star Wars and then presented her this necklace for her birthday. Tongue

Love this one the most with the pink (shell???) beads -

The one I made for myself (I love Silent Bob Tongue) -

My first two:
This one has swarovski crystals:

First and only guy necklace made - I loved the "Dark side" beads - they were plastic spikes -

(Sorry for the inconsistent images and how some of the Star Wars logo isn't coming out in them.)
What do you think?

Thanks for looking!
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / A lot of resin bottlecap magnets... on: October 05, 2008 01:53:44 PM
I signed up with a pal to do a craft show and came up with magnets as one thing to bring (that I hoped would be different than most things there...and I didn't see any others there - woot!)
Here's what I came up with:
Some Halloween ones, images from a fabric catalog -

These were craft paper that had clear words (from a scrapbook sheet of paper) on top -

Some familiar faces -

And then some glitter ones - shapes from my resin mold -

In total, I made 82 (yup, I counted) all unique but I don't want to overwhelm with pictures.

Quick steps for this easy project, just:
1) Acquire bottle caps - friends in bands are awesome for such contributions Tongue - mine donated a fantastic variety of colors.
2) Cut out images - I bought a 1" (round) hole punch and made quick work of this.
3) Seal images - I used decoupage glue - critical step or resin bleeds through - see poor Hale's face. Sad
4) *In a well ventilated area* - mix resin and pour a bit into each cap - I use a plastic bottle for more control.
5) Make sure images are properly covered with resin, arrange image and glitter as desired, and address any bubbles.
6) After resin has cured - hot glue the magnets onto the back (I used 3/4" from Michael's.)

What do you think of mine?
They got a lot of great feedback at the show and now friends want to commission me to do sets with desired images. Smiley
Thanks for looking!
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / STASH BUSTER! - quite a few pics on: October 04, 2008 08:38:31 PM
Ok, in truth, not much of a stash buster because I have quite a few beads...and keep obsessively buying more...but here's some of the ones I created for a local craft show:

Dangling leaves- I strung the leaves separately with Fireline so they would swing more freely (chip jasper):

Choker - no clue what theses beads are anymore but liked the contrast of the brown and color beads:

Blue bracelet - reminded me of a computer. Tongue

Semi-precious chips and flower bead bracelets:


What do you think?
Thanks for looking!
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