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1  Re: Nikki Sixx - Shout at the Devil HELP!!! in Halloween Costumes by MonkeyBrains on: September 14, 2010 03:48:01 AM
In progress

Stage One Finished

Stage Two Finished

All dressed up & ready to rock!

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2  Re: Need Help! Especially from British people please in Recipes and Cooking Tips by MonkeyBrains on: February 27, 2008 04:32:35 PM
Hot Cross Buns are delicious even if you are an atheist..

We get them here in Aus too, although they're meant to be for Easter I think they were in shops about 2 weeks after Christmas & you can normally find them pretty much all year round..  I actually had one for breakfast this morning..  I love them..

And a recipe if you're at all interested..  http://www.abc.net.au/goldcoast/stories/s1331160.htm
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3  Rad Dyed Mother of Pearl.. in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by MonkeyBrains on: March 16, 2006 09:49:51 PM
Hello All,

I got some nice big bags of this beautiful blue dyed MOP & I want to put it together as a very chunk necklace & bracelet set, I'm just not sure about teh best way of going about it..

I've thought about many strands of Tiger Tail, or somehow doing it with beading wire..  I've also got a load of similar coloured glass & seed beads that I can use with them..  So I'm really just looking for some suggestions about how you guys might go about it..  I'm thinking almost a choker style for the necklace & not too sure about the bracelet, so I'm open to any ideas / suggestions / technique recommendations!!  I've made a ton of stuff before & am pretty confident with things & would like to try something new too..

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4  Re: Realistic looking stitches?? in Halloween Costumes by MonkeyBrains on: October 25, 2005 06:11:55 AM
I have no ideas on how to do this, but I just really liked the look of thise guy..  He's awesome..  Hehehe..

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5  Picture Tutorial for Earrings in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by MonkeyBrains on: April 11, 2005 05:50:27 PM
those are very pretty. how did you make the last 2 pairs of earrings?

Very basically you need..

4 lengths of Tiger Tail / wire (I usally make one a bit shorter than the other to give different lengths)
1 pair earring things (sorry my brains working very slowly today)
2 large crimps
4 or more smaller crimps depending on how you want your beads on the wire
Various beads
Pilers & Wire cutters

Stuff you'll need

Take 2 different lengths of tiger tail / wire, thread through the earring piece loop, bend in half, slide large crimp up over four ends of wire & take almost to top of wire (eg. close to earring piece), squish crimp into place.

Threading earring piece onto tigertail

Fold in half, thread all ends of Tiger tail through crimp

Slide crimp up to top & squish into place with pilers

Thread your various beads on into desired design & use small crimps to finish off..

Threading on beads

Using smaller crimp to secure beads in place

That's about it really..  You've got a nice set of earrings!!


I'm making these all the time so if you'd like me to do a picture tut next time let me know..
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6  A few bits & pieces I've made.. **Now with Earring Pic Tut** in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by MonkeyBrains on: April 06, 2005 07:40:49 PM
I'm sure there's more than enough tutorials around here about how to do things like this, so I'm not going to bother..  However if you do want to know just let me know & I'll see what I can come up with..

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7  Re: Pixalator.. in Completed Projects by MonkeyBrains on: December 03, 2004 02:10:51 AM
Ok, hopefully these pics will shed some light on the Pixalator confusion!!

Side on view

Front VIew

From the Back

And a few of the rolls taken out so you can kinda see what I've done

Clear as mud now kids??
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8  Pixalator.. in Completed Projects by MonkeyBrains on: December 01, 2004 09:31:21 AM
Ok so I'm not sure if this is a misc project or if it's more of a house decorating thing..  But I'm going with misc at the moment..
This weird wonderful invention is a pixalator, it might already be here under another name / form, but in my trawling through this site I haven't seen anything like it..  Basically it gives TV watching a whole new dimension..

To start, collect a LOT of toilet rolls, just the cardboard tube bit..  You may need to enlist the help of your friends here, it takes a fair few loo rolls depending on the size of your TV..
Next, find yourself a cardbaord box big enough to cover the screen of your TV..  Cut it so you just have the frame, not top or bottom & it's as long as a loo roll..
Get enough cheap white fabric to cover the box..  Cover one opened side of the box with white fabric, staple, glue, stick it on to keepit there fairly tightly..
Fill up the empty space with loo rolls..
And then stick it over the screen of the telly..
Flick off the lights & switch on the tube..  And watch the light display!!  As the image moves over the screen the colours on the fabric change..  I guess it's kinda like a super cheap Lava lamp!!  For the bext result, don't sit directly in front of the TV, if you sit off to the side it's much cooler..

Hope these instructions make sense..  It's the end of the day & I'm all blocked up thanks tot he cold I've had for a week..

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9  Photo Album.. in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by MonkeyBrains on: February 09, 2004 08:55:53 PM
Hi Gang,

Long timer lurker, first time poster here..  Anyway, this nifty little project isn't from scratch, I cheated a little bit..  I bought this kit called a 'Memory Photo Album' or some crap for my bestfriend 21st.. (He'll be 24 this year, I got a little, shall we say, distracted??)

It was all pretty easy..  The Kit came with with all the bits I needed, I just needed to work out what kind of cover I wanted to put on it & then piece it all together..  So after much thinking (3 years of it in fact) I came up with an idea that was personal & special..  I got together my collection of Concert tickects & picked out all the ones that my Best Buddy & I had been to together & made a bit of a collage thing on the scanner & scanned away, printed them out on the colour photocopier & used them as the covering paper.. I think it's turned out looking pretty darn good..

Now I'm just waiting to get some pics back from the Photoshop to put in it.. I've gathered a collection of photo's of us together..

Hopefully he'll love his belated birthday present!!

Front Cover..  And Sorry about the SUPER size, I was in a hurry when scanning them & didn't resize..

Back Cover..

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