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1  Re: Dreadlocks in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by Syringe_Tide on: November 19, 2007 09:35:54 PM
I'm thinking about dreading my hair, but I usually keep it so short that I don't know if I have the patience to let it grow enough to start.  You guys think that my hair's about long enough that it won't look horrible right now? These are pretty recent pictures:

It's about 3 inches long at the shortest part.

You should really wait till your hair is longer to dread it! If you do it at the length it is now you'll end up looking like this...

...and I don't think any girl would want that.

If you absolutely can't wait to have them I'de go to a salon and ask them to "wrap and lengthen" your hair or get a dreadlock weave. With the "wrap and lengthen" they wrap your existing hair with human (really expensive, lasts longer) or polyester (really cheap, have to redo every 3 months) and if you want long dreads they just keep twisting it past the point of your normal hair till you are at the length you want. It's sealed with beeswax like normal dreads only you can wash your hair with them. A dreadlock weave is almost the same but they sew the hair into your existing hair and then dread it. It's more expensive and you can't wash it that often. (It sucks either way because if you don't wash it, your hair smells like shit, and if you do, you end up with cramps in your neck because the hair is 3 times as heavy when it's wet.) I used to have dreads and I cut them when they hit the middle of my back because it was a struggle to care for them. Plus, if you try to comb them out when you don't want them anymore it hurts like hell and you end up with bald spots and fried-looking hair. You eventually end up having to cut all of your hair off after hours of combing because it just isn't worth the pain. They look awesome but they're alot to put up with. Now when I want my hair like that I just go to a salon or have a friend do them. They aren't permanent and still look badass.

If you still want the real thing, wait until your hair has at least grown out 5 more inches. This way you'll looks wicked and won't have to worry about people calling you sideshow bob. Smiley

Hope I was of some help...
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2  Re: Show off your cake decorating skills! in Dessert by Syringe_Tide on: November 13, 2007 08:53:11 PM
Here is a cake I made for my sons first birthday...
(He just turned two. Goes to show how outta the loop I am.)

And here is a cake I made for last easter...
(My husband just had to stick his damn finger in it...Uhg!)

The lighting is kinda crappy but I thought they turned out pretty nice. Smiley What do ya think?
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3  Muh Punkins... in Halloween Decor and Parties by Syringe_Tide on: October 31, 2007 12:11:48 AM
These are my Pumpkins. There were three but I punched one of them for shriveling up and killed it! (It was Rob Zombie's Living Dead Girl. Now it's face-less thing with dreadlocks.) Here are the survivors...

Jack Skelington-O'Lantern Smiley

(His teeth are messed up but I only had one carving tool that was dull as hell so I think it's pretty damn good!!!)

El Diablo

(His mouth is crooked and his horn cracked when I was carrying it but it came out the way I wanted it to, overall.)

My creations soaking in WD-40 for preservation.

What do you guys think???
There all from stencils I got from www.zombiepumpkins.com
Who says I'm too old for Halloween?Huh
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4  Drop 89 cents at a thrift store and what do you get??? in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Syringe_Tide on: October 27, 2007 10:19:49 PM
Record Bowls! Smiley

I made a ton of them, even some colored ones from some wierd 70s square dancing records. LOL

Here's the one I didn't get at the thrift but it was taking up space so I decided I'd get better use out of it as a bowl...

What do ya think??? (Yes, I know... it's not original, but if was fun!)
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5  Vintage "The King" Decopauged Stash Box in Completed Projects by Syringe_Tide on: October 27, 2007 10:13:01 PM
I keep buying these wierd little cardboard boxes from Walmart. (I'm one of those crazy impulse shoppers so if i see something that says 99 cents, it ends up in my cart.)

I bought a bunch of crappy records from the local thrift department store and came across an original Elvis Presley Advert. Sleeve. The whole thing was covered in his albums with tons of pics so I figured...

Crappy Cardboard Boxes + Crappy Vinyl/Awesome Advert. Sleeve =


The only thing I added after the mod podge and sealer was some tack back felt for a liner and...


What do ya think???
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6  Some more etchy goodness for ya! in Glass Crafts: Completed Projects by Syringe_Tide on: October 27, 2007 10:04:33 PM
I have a couple new things I wanted to post. Tell me what ya think!

(Marilyn Monroe Vase, Crappy Picture. Needs some contrast to see it correctly.)

I told you I have no life...LOL
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7  Etched "Fatty" Shot Glasses And Mirror Coasters (IMG Heavy) in Glass Crafts: Completed Projects by Syringe_Tide on: October 24, 2007 11:18:13 PM
I have alot of time on my hands! LOL

(No Stencil, Free Hand)

What do you guys think???
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8  Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a pirates life for me! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Syringe_Tide on: October 24, 2007 10:30:49 PM
Red Spiral Bugal Beads, Black Crystals, and some awesome Skull Charms =

What do you think???

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9  Boredom and Halloween go hand in hand! in Crochet: Completed Projects by Syringe_Tide on: October 24, 2007 10:27:18 PM
I made a orange and black scarve for a friend's son and a birthday present and had alot of yarn left, and was bored out of my mind, so I just whipped this up.

It's a jackolantern mat. Smiley

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10  Decopauged Wooden Book Stash Box in Completed Projects by Syringe_Tide on: October 24, 2007 10:16:58 PM
I bought this stash box from Hobby Lobby for 2 dollars and couldn't figure out what to do with it. I didn't know if I wanted to decopauge it, paint it, or Antique it. Finally, I decided on the easiest thing...Decopauge! I got some scrapbooking paper, tack-back felt, and a couple of magazines and "Voila!"

What do ya think???
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