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1  Origami Owl Purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by PixieDust721 on: December 19, 2011 05:51:19 PM
Hi!  It's been a while since I posted on craftster.  But here is my latest purse- complete with origami owl decoration.  I created the owl in true origami fashion- from a single square- but of course I had to stitch it together, because it is fabric!  Let me know what you think!

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2  Organic Knit cuff, Pirate's Cove, Sticks and Stones, and Blue Balls in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by PixieDust721 on: November 28, 2008 04:33:10 PM
I've been a busy bee lately.  Some of these are knit and felted, but they are still jewelry so I put them here.
This one is a knit cuff from organic cotton yarn.  The toggle is real horn, but the supplier assured me that it was shed naturally.  I came up with the pattern myself and did it in seed stitch so it would lie flat.   

I've been in cuff mode lately because I have a tattoo on my wrist and would like a fashionable way to cover it up for work  Wink

This one I call Pirate's cove.  I originally made it long with everything on it but the kitchen sink.  I later editted it down and like it much better this way.  Booty and Rum still not included.  te he he.

This bracelet I call sticks and stones because I think that the fresh water pearl beads are stick like and I used some semiprecious stones like rose quartz and tiger's eye. 

Finally, I present you with blue balls.  This necklace isn't painful though, I felted some blue pom poms and linked them together with antique brass chain as I did in the pirate's cove necklace.

Let me know what you think!

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3  Tiki Tote in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by PixieDust721 on: November 28, 2008 04:09:10 PM

So a while ago my fiance did some business at an upholstery store that was going out of business.  Seeing that he is always looking out for me, he told the owner that I sewed and she said that she would give me a deal.  After meeting her, she gave me the best deal ever, about a garbage bags worth of material for $50 bucks.  Included in this lot were these two gems: 

The outside fabric is this awesome abstract leaf pattern that is now out of print (I researched it) and the inside was this neat denim that has a built in adhesive side.  So instead of interfacing (the denim is thick), you just iron.  And it has the smoothest results.  (No bumpiness like most interfacing that I've tried).  She also gave me lots of strap material for free.  She was a very nice old lady Shocked)

I made the pattern my self.  The detail on the straps are these two skeleton leaves sewed on very carefully.

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4  Pirate, feathers and keys, and klimt in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by PixieDust721 on: August 18, 2008 01:22:09 PM

This is my fiance (as seen in my crafter ID) wearing a pirate hat.  I am trying to work on portraiture and this is one of my first few that I think looks (mostly) like the person I am attempting to draw.  Charcol percil and conte crayon on coloured paper.

This is a Master copy on Gustav Klimt's "Hope I"  Oil on canvas.

  My final still like for painting class.  My own set up (Finally!)  Oil on canvas.  3'x3'
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5  Alice in Wonderland, Rapunzel, bubble machine and Japanese Print- IMG Heavy in Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects by PixieDust721 on: December 27, 2007 02:46:48 PM
I just finished my first semester of ceramics and here are some of my favourite projects:

Alice in Wonderland Tea party Box:

From the Top with the mushroom handle:

From the sides:

Some close ups of the sides that the glaze didn't run:

My Rapunzel Tower (a bit large to be functional):

(The handles are supposed to be her hair)

(The prince kinda resembles my fiance)

Bubble Machine sculpture:

Vase and wishing well/planter/zen garden area:
This is my fav and it is based off of a japanese print (ukiyo-e) of 2 kabuki actors.  The actor in the background forms the vase and the one in the forground is the other area...

The back:  I decided that he needed a pheniox on his kimono...

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6  tattoo style swallow scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by PixieDust721 on: December 18, 2007 11:43:17 AM
I made this a while ago but have yet to put it up.  It is just a garter stitch scarf in this pretty lilac wool.  However, I put a spin on it by making my own embroidery design and patches and sewing on some lace.

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7  leaves and vines bracelet, brass lotus blossom ring and sea nautilus pendant in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by PixieDust721 on: December 18, 2007 10:39:42 AM
I just finished my first metals class and here are my projects:

This bracelet was my first project.  It is made from copper and silver, but the copper has green patina on it.  I had a lot of trouble soldering the vine on.  There was originally supposed to be two vines, but I gave up on the second one (it make a nice candle wreath  Wink)

This is a brass ring that is supposed to resemble a lotus.  I think it does from the side  Smiley  I used liver of sulfur on the top to kind of give it that oil in a puddle rainbow effect, however it didn't work so well.  i like the colour none the less.

Finally, this was a pendant that I made for my fiance for Christmas.  I used a simple frame bezel because stones and such that are irregular in the back are hard to set.  The metal is copper with a quick dip in a blackening solution.  i think that the beauty of the fossil itself is what makes this piece.  I plan on hanging it on some rawhide to keep with the earthy feel of the piece.
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8  Impact in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by PixieDust721 on: December 15, 2007 10:13:03 AM

This was my final project in drawing class it was sopposed to be a collage- however everything had to be drawn, painted, cut-out or a hand made stencil by you. 

So my original idea was to create something that represented our impact on the environment...but it kinda morphed into it's own entity.  The bottom stenciled area is supposed to be a meadow with a large tree that I made out of recycle paper.  The area with the jelly fish is underwater.  I don't know how visable it is in the picture, but the curvy cut out is textured with netting.  I soaked the paper and then put the paper and the netting between two pieces of plywood and ran it over with my car.  The "bubbles" in the ocean were made using wax as a resistance and then running the ink over the background.  Finally the top or sky area is an ode to VanGough with the circles representing stars.  Some stars are covered by tracing paper to represent air pollution. 

Comments welcome ;o)
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9  modification question about berets in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by PixieDust721 on: November 13, 2007 04:20:44 AM
So I really like the slouchy beret style that is in the free people catelogs:

I've never actually worn a beret, but the beret patterns i've found look like the typical flat, off to the side style beret. 

So my question is:  Will a beret look like the ones in the pictures if you don't block it flat and slouch it to the back or is there mods that you must do to it?  I was thinking maybe less increases in the middle or something...Let me know what you guys think....
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10  my first sweater- pin up queen in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by PixieDust721 on: August 23, 2007 05:20:10 AM
You may remember me from posting about a zillion questions about it...hehe...
-the front-

-the back-

It didn't come out perfect or anything, but I'm pleased with it.  One sleeve was knit a bit too loosely in the middle and the bust pooches a bit at the sides.  The was an extra 1/2 inch written for the front of the pattern and I wasn't sure where to put it.  So, when I sewed it up I kind of gathered the piece by the short rows.

I tried to fix the problems during the blocking process that SnB suggests in the front of the book.  But it may have been to humid, because after 2 days, it still wasn't completely dry.  And by then it had kind of an old basement smell :op so fabreezed it and put it in the dryer for 7 minutes set between air fluff and low.  I know the dryer is a big no no, but it worked ;o)  before i did that it looked like this:
-front before-

-back before-

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