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Messages - Lori Sue

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Jewelry / Re: My Second Steampunk
« on: June 29, 2009, 11:10:03 PM »
Love the pendant!  She does look a bit like a pirate dragonfly.  ARRRG!

Creative Creations / Re: A few of my beads
« on: June 25, 2009, 06:53:15 PM »
*Wham*  (That was me being floored.)  Those beads are absolutely gorgeous.!! :D

Creative Creations / Re: new color of monster
« on: June 24, 2009, 12:28:26 AM »
One of the kids saw that today and all 4 of the girls have now decided they have to have them to say 'RAWR' to dirt.  How funny!!  Now I gotta make some money...

Creative Creations / Re: First attempt at working with seed beads...
« on: June 24, 2009, 12:01:10 AM »
OK, I might just bead the world!!  This one I did tonight.  I just finished beading and have not cut it off or anything.  I like this one. BTW it is a rose, but lack of bead colors made it pink and purple.  What do you think?

Creative Creations / Re: First attempt at working with seed beads...
« on: June 23, 2009, 06:46:56 PM »
It's a backstitch, and it's done really well. Good job! How do you want to finish it? It's glued to paper right?

A note about markers though, Pick up some micron pens, they're archival (or acid free)and come in different sizes and colors.
The acid  in Sharpies will eventually eat away the felt. I don't mean like next week, more like twenty years or so.
I glued it onto paper as a card.  I love Hobby Lobby's selection of scrapbooking paper.  I will pick up some of those pens.  Now hubby wants me to do stuff for him... :o

Creative Creations / Re: First attempt at working with seed beads...
« on: June 23, 2009, 05:46:31 PM »
Thanks guys.  My mom loved it.  (She would love a petrified piece of poo as long as I put a bead or something on it ;D :o)  I am going to work on another one tonight.  I think I am getting the idea.  When you are doing an independent piece, do you outline first, work with one color first, or just start somewhere???

Creative Creations / Re: First attempt at working with seed beads...
« on: June 23, 2009, 11:58:03 AM »
Uh..Stitch?  LOL  I am not sure what it is called but you take 1,2, 3, or 5 beads in a row, pass through the last couple and string more. (That is a really bad explaination...)  I ran off a graphic I liked, pinned it on felt (ACK white paper, black graphic, black felt.  I totally used a sharpie in some places) and started stitching.  I glued the back then cut it out and whip stitched around the outside and through some places where the beads looked loose.  There were places I could not cut and I could not find my Exacto so I worked around them.  This is a card for my Mom and Step Dad.  Yep got happy on glue for a little bit  ;D.

Creative Creations / First attempt at working with seed beads...
« on: June 23, 2009, 10:49:38 AM »
I know it ain't pretty, but I need some advice on finishing and stuff.  This was an experimental piece, so the beads go all different ways...
 :-X :-X

I voted for you  :)

Jewelry / Re: The Moon in Pink Steampunk Necklace
« on: June 22, 2009, 10:49:37 PM »
That is really neat!   :)

Jewelry / Re: My first successful attempt at posting-(hopefully!)
« on: June 22, 2009, 10:48:31 PM »
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

Just Life / Re: What do you look like?
« on: June 22, 2009, 07:48:14 PM »
OK.  I have the one on my profile (Mardi Gras 2009) but here is one of me and my littlest inspiration  ;)

And the rest of my inspirations  :o

Alex, Austin, Kathy, Kylie, Isabella, Kaylynn  (missing Hillary)

Creative Creations / Re: Daily Steampunk
« on: June 16, 2009, 08:20:12 PM »
Simply AWESOME!!

General Discussion / Re: New Chat box
« on: June 15, 2009, 06:06:11 PM »
Worked for me too ;-)

General Discussion / Re: ETSY vs. SHOPIT vs EBAY
« on: June 15, 2009, 02:30:44 PM »
Thanks everyone for all the input.  I believe I am going to start with ETSY and go from there.  I would love to go to craft shows, but wrangling children makes that difficult.  I am moving 250 miles in about 2 weeks and coordinating that with kids (we will have 5 of them with us when we move) plus my "artsy-fartsy" stuff, dad's motorcycle stuff, AAACK!!  I am looking forward to opening a shop online after I move and get settled.  I would also love to meet artisans from the Topeka/KC/Wichita/Manhattan area as I will be fairly close to all of them. 
You all have been wonderful, thank you.
Lori Sue

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