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Aug. 25th, 2010

How to Make a Princess Necklace

 Assemble your materials.
You will need:
1 package of "fine" gold ($3.99 - seriously. Go in with a friend - this package has made 4 necklaces so far and I still have left over.)
1 package bicone crystals. I only used 6.
1 package gold colored eye pins
1 package small gold jump rings
1 clasp
1 center gem. I got mine for omg cheap at Williams Costumes. It's a "vintage" point back gem in a dish setting - two gems and settings cost me under $2. You might want the nice sparklier versions.

You will also need the following tools. No need to buy the most expensive.
You will need:
A ruler
Small wire cutters or flush cutters
Round nose or rosary pliers
Needle nose or long nose pliers or chain nose (preferably without teeth - mine have teeth and they leave little marks sometime.)

Now cut 3 inches of chain and attach the big charm to the center with a jump ring. If you have never done this, please watch this video.

Now slip a bicone crystal  on to one of the eye pins. Using your round nose pliers, make a loop on the other end. If you have never done this, watch is video. This make take some practice to get it right. You will probably not get it right the first time. If you do make a mistake on your loop, cut your crystal off of the pin and try again on a fresh pin. If your loops are close, but not prefect, it's fine, no one will notice. If anyone is close enough to comment on the unevenness, feel free to punch them.

You will need to make 6 crystal pins.
Now cut 4 - 1.5 inch lengths of chain and set them aside. 

Gently open the eyes on your crystal pins and attach one to each side of the 3 - inch chain. Alternate 1.5 inch chain and crystals until your chain end in crystals, 3 crystals and 2 lengths of chain on each side. Now cut two lengths of chain to make the necklace fit. Mine where a little bit longer than 1.5 inches. Attach clasp with jump rings and you're done!

By the way, I'm almost done with my dress. It needs some fitting adjustments and a hem.

I also made a cake.

May. 23rd, 2009

Labyrinth on the big screen!

What: Labyrinth (David Bowie crotch on the big screen)
When: Wed 27th @ 7:30
Where: Regency Tropicana Cinemas
3330 East Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121
How Much: $8

Costume is optional, but encouraged!

Dec. 28th, 2008

Evil Fairy Plans

I figured that my cutting list wouldn't get lost if I posted it here.  BWahahaha!!

Part 1, undergarments:

Chemise/smock 3.5 yrds fine cotton. I would go something fancy, but this goes under the corset, so I don't want to risk sweat rash with unnatural fabric

Corset 2 3/4 yrds coutile or twill cotton, of course, boning

Farthingale 4.5 yrds broadcloth - woo hoo. Also 15 yrds plastic tubing and 5 connector. Hurray for shortcuts.

Part 2, the dress:

Bodice .75 yrds fancy fabric. I have this already!! woot!, .75 lining,  Trim etc. Will need remants for tabs/shoulder treatment.

Overskirt - whatever is left over from bodice. Will be flounced, so length is not an issue. Lining too.

Underskirt - 4.75 yrds something a bit thick and green - then arse loads of flake greenery. glue - lots of glue.

Part 3, accessories:

Sleeves: who knows...

Kicky hat to go on big hair.


Aug. 1st, 2008

I'm in a cheating mood

I've actually gotten a lot done on my loli dress:

Howdy Strangers

It's Anime Vegas time again and I'm working on this year's costume!

Mar. 20th, 2008

What I Have Been Working On This Week

This is what I’ve been working on over Spring Break. All of these are projects that have been sitting around unfinished. Whew.

Vintage Wrap Dress
Food PJs
2 Aprons

I finished this a few weeks ago. Cute.
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Jan. 3rd, 2008

larry and her new baby! - now with update!

Larry had her baby and it's a GIRL!

Welcome Aralia Sherri Diane Courtwright to the world! She is pink and healthy. Larry is doing well too.

Update - Both Larry and baby are both well and are being sent home tonight at 6. I'm sure that she will be happy to have visitors after she has had some sleep.

If you're sick or even feeling under the weather, please wait until you are feeling 100% better, so you don't make her little baby sick.

Dec. 19th, 2007

A Santa Lucia Doll (Img Heavy!!)

I know that Santa Lucia day was December 13, but I made this as a Yule present for a friend of mine.

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Dec. 16th, 2007

X-mas Lights

The decorations on this house consist of little Christmas lights strung between two metal poles, which are attached to the front of the garage. They do something like this every year, but this is the first year it looks like something. Last year was lights attached to a large wooden "X" propped up somehow in the front yard.

Next I will be posting pictures of the Triceratops.

Welcome to my neighborhood.

Dec. 10th, 2007

Teh Kitteh

Say hello to Fuzzbutt..

She likes to help me crochet.

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