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ZI's Crafts

Updated on April 14, 2015
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I'm into a variety of crafts, mostly making jewelry. My creativity comes from my father's side. Me I'm into too much! I go through phases.

Conflicting Creativty

As you will see from this picture or when you read through, I have a many varied interestes and creative outlets. In my point of view a few too many! I do wish sometimes that I could just be into only 1 or 2 things at least as far as crafting goes but being creative with my hands isn't my only hobby. I have many other interestes as well, if you look at my other lenses you will see. However i'm not much of a food person but something I love or come across something I want to try and then I will most definately try my best to make a lens on it.

My latest project aside from those Poptop flowers which I've taken a break from (until I find the proper yellow i'd like) Was I little poppet I made last night (May 3rd) I found it in some of my craft stuff, someone had sent me these felt shapes of a body an when I saw it, I thought hey I'll make a poppet! (plus as I joke I can carry it with me, as a portable voodoo doll. Scare my friends if they start to annoy me! ::winks:: )

Scrapbook page made for me by my Friend Susan in Nova Scotia Canada

Painting - my first

Painting

I'm not able to draw well and really I don't know painting lingo etc, i just know acrylic paints make things look more realistic like you can grab them or as if they may be moving.

I've only done 2 paintings so far this one is my first. I started doing so when I found an 8x10 canvas for I think 2-$3 and a set of paints for $5! As soon as I saw the canvas the picture was in my head.

I think I have a 2nd set of the paints I don't always like to use one form sometimes its nice if you use a few different types like water paints with maybe a bit of acrylic or oil for a certain effect (i still have yet to try) for water. I just like playing around & experimenting myself. to me I always find if you self teach yourself you learn more and remember faster. Sometimes I check things out a certain type of brush for an effect I need & so on. I'm the same way if I color in a coloring page, I use crayons, Oil pastels, pencil & maybe even marker.

Royal and Langnickel Acrylic Painting Artist Set for Beginners
Royal and Langnickel Acrylic Painting Artist Set for Beginners

So far I pref. Acryic paints but I have tried the oil paints I have which after using as a paint ot get out of your brushes. (plus I am not getting the effect I want from that type so I'm not sure what I'm doing wron but then again I just mess around) water color I don't think i've used those yet so I will see.

 

Drawing

However on the occassion, I do come up with something really cool maybe even perfect.

I have also made a heart broken but stiches in it.

This I originally doodled small and looked really cool and I had shaded the smaller version in before I could xerox it. So I pretty much had to try and get the same effect. This one looks cool as if its standing off the page becasue of the shadow (smudge?) near the point.

Drawing - I pretty much suck at it

Photography - actual 'craft'?

Photography

I don't know if anyone actually considers photography as a 'craft' but being its a hobby I just play around with it, I consider it as such especially when I take some silly pictures or masterpieces like this one. When I see clouds & sun burst like this I think of it as the spirits of the dead going to Valhalla, heaven whatever their version is.

artist's Gallery

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Bird says Feed mebroken heart fence showdow on crackPosing Black squirrelButterflyCreepy 'UFO in disguise' clouddouble cresent moon (no idea how i did that but I love it)Blood Cloudsfloating dew leafPrismic CloudDevils Night
Bird says Feed me
Bird says Feed me
broken heart fence showdow on crack
broken heart fence showdow on crack
Posing Black squirrel
Posing Black squirrel
Butterfly
Butterfly
Creepy 'UFO in disguise' cloud
Creepy 'UFO in disguise' cloud
double cresent moon (no idea how i did that but I love it)
double cresent moon (no idea how i did that but I love it)
Blood Clouds
Blood Clouds
floating dew leaf
floating dew leaf
Prismic Cloud
Prismic Cloud
Devils Night
Devils Night

Craft*er*math

the mess left after your crafting

best used with Sewing (esp. Patchwork) Scrapbooking, sculpting, painting, and other messier crafts

Beading & Jewlery

Beading/Jewelry Making

I went through a depressive time and found a little therapy in beading. Though it can sometimes be frustating when a bead is not fuly drilled through or whatever other case.

These are my Mardi Gras & what I call my Superman Kyrptonite bracelet.

I have made them for family & friends as gifts some have even asked me f I could make soemthing for them for a friend as a gift as well. All my designs are custom even if there are 2 the 'same' they onlyu look that way. There is always something 'original' or unique with each bracelet even if they are 'identical' friendship bracelets.

My Jewlery Creations - well some

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My cousin is a Champion Bowler & has gone to quite a few different coutries as well.  USA All Star team many medals & awards.These are earrings I madeThi sis a bracelete I made (i thin it was) for my Nanaa bunch of braceletes i sold & donated the money to a charitymy WInter Solstice BraceletAngel bracelet I made for someone,A ring I made for 'dreaNEWEST (nov)  holiday bracelet with a piece of 'hard candy' as the decoration. making another but my designs are 1 of a kind so  it will be different
My cousin is a Champion Bowler & has gone to quite a few different coutries as well.  USA All Star team many medals & awards.
My cousin is a Champion Bowler & has gone to quite a few different coutries as well. USA All Star team many medals & awards.
These are earrings I made
These are earrings I made
Thi sis a bracelete I made (i thin it was) for my Nana
Thi sis a bracelete I made (i thin it was) for my Nana
a bunch of braceletes i sold & donated the money to a charity
a bunch of braceletes i sold & donated the money to a charity
my WInter Solstice Bracelet
my WInter Solstice Bracelet
Angel bracelet I made for someone,
Angel bracelet I made for someone,
A ring I made for 'drea
A ring I made for 'drea
NEWEST (nov)  holiday bracelet with a piece of 'hard candy' as the decoration. making another but my designs are 1 of a kind so  it will be different
NEWEST (nov) holiday bracelet with a piece of 'hard candy' as the decoration. making another but my designs are 1 of a kind so it will be different

This lens received a PURLE STAR

Sewing

Sewing

I made this by HAND! I did not have a sewing machine yet (but I don't even have space to use the portable one or the regular one)

I had made a patchwork pillowcase in home ec. in Junior High school, well one side anyway. in Summer of 2009 I think it was I made a FULL Patchwork body pillowcase. I've also made 2 other pillowcases previously to the body pillow & this one pictured.


When it comes to my sewing I may never have to buy thread in my life. My friend Andrea had found an old sewing box and gave it to me to see if there was anything I could use, & well now most of it is in a wine gift box that i use for my sewing box!

as for my sewing machine.. the one I have is noted on one of my other craftlenses.

Singer 1512 Beginners Sewing Kit, 130 pieces
Singer 1512 Beginners Sewing Kit, 130 pieces

Want to start sewing tomend your clothes or make pillow cases, quilts & more? here's a starter kit

 
Crafty Cuts 2-Yards Cotton Fabric, White Solid
Crafty Cuts 2-Yards Cotton Fabric, White Solid

Here's some basic white fabic + an idea.. any of those shirts you love the decoration on front? on't give or throw them away, make a quilt out of them, mix in other fabric you find from stores and you will have your own 1 of a kind original (not to mention heirloom piece) when you are done with the sizze your want be it a throw, twin or larger you can use this as the backing to it (& in case you want it to be a blaket for the cool days)

 
Mountain Mist Pillowloft Pillowforms, 14-inch-by-14-inch
Mountain Mist Pillowloft Pillowforms, 14-inch-by-14-inch

this here is great if you make the pre determined size

 
Sax Polyester Fiber Filling and Batting - 5 Pounds - White
Sax Polyester Fiber Filling and Batting - 5 Pounds - White

if not then get this one you can make a few pillows with it depending on how much stuff you use.

 

A Poppet! - or Worry Doll

My Newest Creation a poppet!
My Newest Creation a poppet!

Scrapbook - I don't do this often

I do have a bunch of stuff I can use but I don't find reason to make pages etc often. I don't ahve all the tools and things like that I just have the 'scraps' so to speak.

This one is for One halloween somewhere between 2006 & 2008 if I remember right.

Hopefully I will be able to creat a nice 'acordion' memory book & will post here once i can scan if I remember it. I am going to bring it with me.

Poetry - Illustrated

ok I think I have this acrostic poem of mine on anther of my lenses but once I'm finished writing a poem, if I think it would look great with an illustration, (being I can't draw well enough to do a lot of what I would like) I try to find other ways, different Fonts, Colors and so on for a visual effect as well. I just hope that they will be able to do that when I get my book published

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Lovely! I like your variety of crafts. I find crafting really relaxing too, but the mess I make, not so much!

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      kathysart 4 years ago

      I write poetry as well and love the idea of putting them in my journal with illustrations. I don't know why I had not thought of that before. Thank you! Nice lens, I see why it got a purple star.. yay.

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      Kim 4 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      @kathysart: Aww thanks.. Yeah for me reading poetry books or even just one... esp when the poem is somewhat mediocre at least to me, or just seems like it has no poit (which isn't a bad thing but that way you can't tell the inspiration to it) so I thought instead of all the poems in my book just being text, I'd liven it up a bit to be not only a written work of art, but hopfully visually as well.

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      Kim 4 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      @Scarlettohairy: OK Thank you for reminding me.. I forgot to include a word on there CRAFTERMATH & you mentioning the Mess just reminded me!! :-)

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      Sherry Venegas 3 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Remember drawing is not the only artistic medium. Writing is. I think putting together a lens is artistic.

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      Kim 3 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      @paperfacets: I write as wel, but where I actually see a vivid picture I wish I could draw it instead of jsut write it (as sometiems not able to do so fast enough & I would jsut pref. it as a picture. Also I do alot of crafts (as you saw) and sometimes I need to draw something so that I can make it at a later time (esp. if I don't ahve all the supplies)

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