Another quick update!

Hello world. I promise I have not forgotten about you. I am finished moving out of my apartment, and am making a pit stop at my parent’s house, to spend Easter with them and to pick up my puppy (and by pit stop, I mean an entirely different direction, but I am here regardless). So for your viewing pleasure, here are a couple of pictures of my pets being cute. I’ll update this for real when I arrive at my new home (hopefully by the beginning of next week)!
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Update!

Just a quick update. I am in the process of moving, so though I’ve still been trying to make things to show you, I am very busy with packing. So if you don’t hear from me for a few days that’s why. I will be officially moved in like 2 weeks, so I’ll try to get an update in there sometime before then, but I make no promises. Check in, though!

Bracelet

So I know that I just posted tonight, but I made this bracelet that I wanted to show you. It’s pretty sweet. I’m still going with pretty simple designs while I play around with different things. Eventually I plan to make my designs a little more intricate, but for now this is what I’m doing. Like the earrings, I made the chain, and I also made the clasp with the same wire.
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Awesome finds!

I just wanted to share my awesome new supplies! I had a lot of fun finding these. I got some super good deals at the antique store, the hardware store and Hobby Lobby. So be jealous, here’s what I found!:
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These keys and little vials were at the antique store:
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Some of my Hobby Lobby findings (look at the sweet crochet hook. It’s wood! I can’t take the texture on the metal ones, so I got this one, which is way more awesome anyway):
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And these were from the hardware store:
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As you saw in the first picture, there were a few more things (even some not in the first picture), but… these were the only things I photographed, so…

I made some earrings.

So, I thought I’d quickly post about what I made tonight. They’re earrings, in case you didn’t see the title. Yeah, so they look super simple, and really they were, but they were slightly more difficult than they look.
I had an idea to do something like this, so I went to the store to buy chain, and they had nothing like what I was looking for, so I decided to make my own chain. They did, however, have these super cool gears and earring hooks, so I bought those, but I did make the chain, and I’ll show you how.
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I used 20 gauge wire, but I would suggest starting with something a little thicker to practice. I just wrapped it around an allen wrench, because you’ll get a precise size, which is nice. Then…

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You just start cutting straight into the coil, until they are all jump rings.
Then…
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Start connecting them. I like to use a pair of nylon pliers like these:  http://www.amazon.com/Pliers-Nylon-Flat-Straightening-44137/dp/B003U2IKWK to close the loops, because it doesn’t leave any nicks or dents.

Then you can make cool stuff like these fun steampunk earrings!:
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Okay, that’s all. Good night.

Scarves!

Hey, so just a quick post. Here are a couple of scarves I made. One of them I made for my fiance, and actually started it about 2 1/2 years ago, but was in school and busy… and maybe perhaps forgot… a little. The point is, it’s done. It is crocheted, and my stitches are very very tight, so it’s actually 30 stitches across (single stitched), but it looks smaller. It ended up being 73″ long, which is awesome. I love long scarves. I didn’t make Tommy model his scarf for you, so it’s on me. It does fit him though, and he loves. it.
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The second scarf I just threw together in like 3 minutes… Maybe 5.  It is an infinity scarf, and I really loved this fabric, so I made something I thought I would wear on a regular basis. I also like that it has the look to be worn everyday or pair with a cute steampunk outfit. I literally just cut it in half and sewed the edges together. I didn’t even hem it, because the edges curled up nicely, and I like the look of the raw edge.
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Hope you like them. 🙂
I have arm warmers in the making, so if I ever decide on a pattern that I like, I may actually finish a pair (I have 2 singles so far… we’ll see!).

Steampunk Skirt 1.0

Okay! I finished my skirt. There are definitely things I will do different next time… (like using different colors, lining it, etc) but it turned out pretty well. Here are a couple of pictures… sorry, they’re not in the best shape. The picture of the back didn’t turn out well, so… I don’t have one. Sorry. I didn’t use the best camera to take these. And yes, in the forth picture you will notice that I did cut up a pair of underwear that were too big (yay for losing inches around the mid section!) and use the elastic.

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