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I will be posting what I'm working on, tutorials I have used and ones I have created.
Also expect to see the finished products and how to get them.
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I was poking around Etsy when I saw this really beautiful 70's Maxi dress. (here)
But all I could think about was that dress Carrie Bradshaw wears at some point during Sex and the City movie. Thank god for google because 'sex and the city Carrie Bradshaw big flower' gave me the exact picture i was looking for.
The first ring available from The Emerald Apotcalypse!
Even though this ring stretches across your knuckles it is a one finger ring. The peach sandstone that sits on top is pointed on one side and curved on the other. It is resting on top of a piece of sanded down beach wood. The whole ring is fitted on a refurbished skateboard bearing.
This ring is made for 100% found materials!
Fits a ring size 8
Rainbow Mountain Ring
Another ring made from all found materials!
The best part of this ring is the pretty piece of sandstone that has layers of white, grey and peach. It sits on a piece of wood that has been colored with colored pencil and sanded down to be nice n' smooth. The 'rainbow mountain' sits on a refurbished skateboard bearing.
Ring size 8
And The Sticks & Stones Ring
This ring was made from a piece of stone, beach wood and a refurbished skate bearing. The beach wood is blue and pink, I colored it with colored pencils.
This is the smallest of the 3 rings set. It is a dainty ring, that still is pretty bold.
I sanded down the stone everywhere except one corner that has more jagged crystals.
Ring size 8
If you have any other questions feel free to contact me.
The Tribal Flower Felt Necklace was created from a deconstructed children's belt, a doily and beads. Long necklace that lands at the top of the stomach. The felt u shape has ruffles on it with flowers made from doilies.
This is a very colorful necklace that is for a bold person :)
I find that supplies that get left over from one project usually inspire another one for me, sadly I throw so little away. My room is a tower of supplies and scraps that thankfully are getting used but its hoarders worthy at times. How I made this necklace:
I found the leftover fabric belt piece from my shorts project and trimmed it down to a necklace length.
Put that aside. Next you want to cut out 2 pieces of felt in the shape you desire. I chose a subtle half circle but triangles and circles would be cool choices too. Put the two felt pieces aside.
Get the fabric you want to make your flowers out of. Cut out circles of fabric in diffrent sizes. Fold the circle 3 or 4 times in half and sew the flower together. There are UNLIMITED ways to sew the little flowers. Go nuts.
Sew your flowers onto one piece of the felt.
Add beads to the middle of the flower buds. (You can let your thread job be a little messy on the back side of the felt since you won 't be able to see it in the end)
Place the two ends of the fabric belt on each side of your shape and pin.
Hand or machine stitch (depending on your comfort level and your beading) around your shape.
This button up tank top was made using a deconstructed women's blouse. On each shoulder are a set of for pleats. The fabric is dark blue with golden stripes.
One of my earlier projects, this vest came out pretty good. It began as a short sleeve blouse that was very middle aged lady like. I started by cutting off the sleeves and doing a hem stitch around the arm. I wanted the shoulders to have a thinner strap so I folded the fabric over into pleats and did a straight stitch through each layer. This is a very simple project, but the fabric really caught my eye and I think it has a mexican tribal vibe to it.
Check it out here.
Sneak preview! These shorts are not even listed on etsy yet!
This is really really easy to do and can really change a pair of pants or shorts. I just found a fabric belt at a thrift store that had this pattern on it. After turning these jeans into shorts I pined on the strip of belt and cut it at the length of the outer seam. After you have the strips where you want them just sew them down!
Denim shorts with mustard & black lace pockets by The Emerald Apotcalypse
These denim shorts are made from up-cycled jeans. The pockets peek out of the cuffed bottom. Both front pockets have mustard felt sewn in with black lace overlaying the felt.
Size: 33 W
These short are so easy to make. Just find fabric that you like and match the shorts or pants you are using. Try looking for sheer fabric like lace to overlay and make it more interesting. Take a piece of paper and do a loose trace of the size of the opening above the pocket. Cut out the pattern from your fabric and sew into the shorts.
“The more items in your shop, the more items that you have to be found on Etsy — that’s my little theory!”
"Tag colors in the languages of the countries I sell to, as well as list the type of item (necklace, earrings, etc.) in the languages of the countries I sell to.” "Set your location. In your profile, make sure your location is set to City, State, Country. That way buyers who are using Geolocator or Shop Local are going to be able to find you. “I’ve gotten art shows and several invitations to craft fairs just by listing my location. People (myself included) love searching for local talent!” Ahem, this one I am working on...
"Be seen off Etsy. The more content you create on the web, the more people are going to bump into you. If the content is interesting (or funny, smart, weird) people will want to know more about you and will find your Etsy shop in the process. The best part? Creating this content is free!"
"Adding new items always gets my shop more views than renewals, so my tip is add more product.” I agree: listing new items on a regular basis is a much more effective approach."
It gets uneasy when things are too symmetrical. Let loose with this felt necklace that crosses lines and shapes.
The bottom of the necklace has a line of rhinestone beads made from an up-cycled bracelet. The beaded chain is an up-cycled necklace.
$12 Get it here on my Etsy!
If you are a math wizard, or love scrabble you know that this tetradecogon necklace has 14 sides.
This statement necklace was made using a upcycled beaded chain, wine colored felt, bamboo, and a vintage pendant. The inside of the necklace has 2 cutouts and the necklace rests at mid chest.
You shouldn't play favorites but this one is definitely mine.
Almost named, I <3 Pizza (I would have added pepperoni if I went that down that path), this necklace was realized to just be an over sized bolo tie!! I feel in love with it even more at that moment.
The Big Ol' Bolo Tie Necklace was made from a upcycled necklace and multi colored felt. The red triangle has a golden bottom sew on with blue stitching. The chain goes comes out at the bottom of the triangle in two separate pieces.