Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pinterest Addictiveness [INFOGRAPHIC]

This is one of the many reasons I loooove Pinterest!

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Quickie DIY: Broken Sterling Silver Earring to Ring Transformation

I was out thrifting one day, and saw what looked like a silver shield shaped pin.
Upon closer inspection, it turned out to be a large pierced "orphaned" .925 silver and turquoise (resin?)earring. It had the post cut off and a pin back glued on to be worn as a pin.

I didn't like that function, so I pried off the pin back and used Amazing E-6000 Clear Adhesive ($3.99) , and a Sterling Silver Adjustable Ring #227850 (was $11.99, on clearance for $7.19) that I bought from Hobby Lobby in Millville, NJ on 04/18/12.

I glued the ring (yes...it's Sterling.... it has the .925 stamped on the inside) to concave side of the shield (where the pin back was). I let it cure overnight.

Ta dah!!!!! All done. I made another sterling silver "statement ring" of and it's a one-of-a-kind. Saint Salvage strikes again!!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

DIY Inspiration from Polyvore: Safety Pin Bracelet

I just stumbled upon another source of DIY ideas and project: Polyvore!
It's not just a mood board! It brings back memories from things I wore in the 80s... very punk and edgy. Polyvore has a DIY project that looks very similar to the safety pin necklaces that I've seen by:

Tom Binns
Jennifer Fischer

Cheap Monday

and CC Skye

So, here's what they had:
DIY: Chain Bracelet

DIY: Chain Bracelet by polyvore-editorial featuring brass jewelry

It was from The Flight of Fancy. Of course, I am inspired to make my own. It will be a fun quicky DIY.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Inspired by Project Runway: A Welcome Addition to Workshop is Coming Soon

I had the pleasure of winning a $100 Amazon gift card from Hearst Magazines back in March 2012, and it's been "burning a hole in my pocket" since. It took a lot of thought.... buy something for fun, buy something to help invest in my business? So.... when I was watching Project Runway (Season 10), I was inspired to make my fun investment purchase:

Brother Sewing Machine Computerized CE8080 Special Project Runway Edition

Here's the official description:
Featuring a wide array of professional features in a lightweight, easy-to-use package, the CE8080PRW is a Project Runway Limited Edition computerized sewing machine featuring 80 unique built-in stitches, including 8 styles of one-step auto-size buttonholes. Sew with style as you take advantage of the LCD display stitch selection screen and the super bright LED-lit work area. Effortlessly thread your machine with the Advanced Needle Threading System and begin sewing almost immediately utilizing the Quick Set™ Drop-in Top Bobbin setting system.
The CE8080PRW is a Consumers Digest Best Buy and will give you many years of quality service whether you are doing basic mending, garment construction or even heirloom sewing. Become the fashionista you always dreamed of!
  • 80 Unique Built-in Sewing Stitches, Including 8 Styles of 1-step Auto-size Buttonholes
  • 120 Stitch Functions
  • Brightly Lit LED Work Area
  • Free Arm for Sewing Cuffs and Sleeves
  • Advanced Easy Needle Threading System
  • LCD Screen with Computerized Stitch Selection
  • Smooth Fabric Feeding Utilizing 7-point Feed Dogs
  • Drop Feed for Free Motion Quilting and Sewing
  • Exceptional Feed System Gives the Flexibility to Sew on Almost any Fabric
  • Quick-set™ Drop-in Top Bobbin for Fast and Easy Bobbin Sewing

Basic Features

  • LED Stitch Selection
  • Automatic Needle Threading System
  • Easy Bobbin Winding
  • Automatic Thread Cutter
  • Quick Set™ Bobbin

Sewing Features

Maximum Sewing Speed is 850 stitches per minute
  • 6 Feed Dogs
  • 8 One-step Buttonhole Styles
  • Stitch Width - 7mm
  • Stitch Length - 5mm
  • Drop Feed/Free Motion
  • Built-in Quilting Stitches
  • Free Arm
Included Accessories
  • Built-in Accessory Storage
  • Included Accessory Feet
    • Buttonhole foot
    • Zipper foot
    • Button sewing foot
    • Overcasting foot
    • Blindstitch foot
    • Monogramming foot
    • Zigzag foot
  • Accessory bag with needle set
  • twin needle
  • ballpoint needle
  • bobbins (4)
  • spool caps (3)
  • extra spool pin
  • seam ripper
  • cleaning brush
  • screwdriver
  • power cord
  • Operation Manual
  • Foot Control
  • Quick Reference Stitch Guides

Ah, my precious will arrive sometime next week. I can't wait!!!!!