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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: FIERCEEEEEE shiny black lame stirrup leggings!!!!!!!!!!! on: December 30, 2008 05:18:24 PM
can you give a two-minute tute? I just don't want to screw up my yard of fabric if I try this. Do I just cut out two small pants-shaped pieces and sew them together? Won't it bunch and such? Did you line it?

Sorry.......I really want to make this!
2  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 27 ENTRIES / Classy Sassy Gold Chandelier on: May 02, 2008 06:29:05 PM

So this is my first post...I've stalked craftster for 5 years but never posted anything. But aha! I was so proud of this I had to take action. Behold my chandelier worthy of Oprah's house!

 i only have a couple of bulbs that light (the rest are all old and grimy) but it does work!

My landlord had this 1966 grimy, rusty chandelier on his lawn from probably years and years, so I took it off his hands for $5.

A lot of the wiring was exposed and most of the sockets had the bottoms of broken bulbs in them. The lady at Home Depot told me before I tried to hook it up, thank god otherwise they might have exploded and burned off my face. Mystically, all of the sockets worked--probably because they were stuffed with broken bulb, and thus protected from the elements.

 I got some rust-oleum gold spray paint (around $5) and painted it gold, and I bought new plastic coverings for the wires and painted them too.

On the top part you can see what looks like a really shiny string draped around the chandelier...I didn't have enough skrilla to cut another chain for the top, so I bought cheap plastic shiny beads and put them on a clear string with the occasional larger bead, and it looked like a diamond chain.

Online, chandelier crystals were pretty expensive,  about $1-2 apiece. So I bought some at Home Depot, and a lot of beads at Michael's and the local bead store. These truly catch the light but were only 15-40 cents!

The crystal chains were also like $15 each so I got a really shiny 5' long chrome-ish chain at the bead store for about $9 or so. Then I hung the $1 crystals from Home Depot on it.

So...that's about it!

I hope you like it! I love it and my landlord was proud. All in all it probably cost around $35. Pretty good for a super pimp, classy chandelier with a LOT of bling. So posh. So couture. 
3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Star Wars Amigurumi! pic heavy on: April 07, 2008 03:36:49 PM
YES. Admiral Ackbar is the best. Mon Calamari must be the hardest to amigurimi! The detail!
4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 25 ENTRIES / Re: Surf City Purse on: March 03, 2008 06:12:54 PM
i live in santa cruz too! the giant dipper is my favorite. yay for crafty santa cruz kids.
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Little Red Boat in the Big Black Sea (FO #2! Plus 2 bonus quilts!) on: February 22, 2008 09:10:20 AM
 Cheesy Ahhhhhhhhhhh! THe boat is the most beautifully postmodern existential art piece I've ever seen! Love love love it!!!!!!!!!!! PERFECT
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitted Gas Mask Hat on: February 20, 2008 03:06:08 PM
unfortunately in some of the pictures it turns out being kind of pink and grey...but when I saw it was white and grey I was like, Ok, that's a little more hardcore. I think that if it was green it would look pretty badass though, and then the black seams and velcros would blend in a little bit more. But overall this is a really cool idea. And practical! I hit this rocks.
7  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Polymer Clay & resin foods on: February 10, 2008 10:34:39 AM
cool, how did you color the resin? doyou mix in foodcoloring/acrylic before it sets?
8  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 24 ENTRIES / Re: My "Get Your Butt In Shape and Exercise" Calendar... on: February 02, 2008 07:48:20 AM
THat's so cute!

...For real though, BUST has wayyyy better quotes than Seventeen. They have this section called "From the mouths of babes" that always makes my jaw drop, and I"m like, "I have to remember that."
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Big City Apron Dress on: January 31, 2008 10:00:42 PM
tres chic. sooo parisien..
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Slightly creepy but kinda cute owl with mouse in claw. on: January 31, 2008 09:59:26 PM
I would never have thought to use Batik in a way to actually make shapes...it's usually so abstract and I'm like, how do I use this except to hang on a wall or to make some beach wrap? but that is amaaazinnggg
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