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Very cute adorable hand made whipped cream jewellry!! [01 Dec 2008|08:06pm]


Hey everyone!

I have a new hobby and it got a bit out of hand.
I have ALLOT of whipped cream jewellry. I love them all and they are so cute!! but they have to go. I have to many of them.

If you are interested please check out my journal or check out the pictuers.
IF you have any questions feel free to contact me !

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Questions for hemp knotters [17 Jun 2007|05:41pm]

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Hi everyone,

I'm a big macrame buff. Particularly when it comes to making my own hemp jewelry. I have a few questions for those who know. I was wondering if any of you made your own beads, and if so, how? What tools do you need? What materials do you use? Any resources you'd recommend?

Secondly, how do you guys keep your hemp strong and looking like the "high quality" fashionable jewelry that they sell at, let's say, american eagle? I've heard that bees wax works, can anyone testify to that? [How would you apply the wax to the hemp anyway?]

Lastly, what books, if any, can you suggest that will teach various knots and stlyes of knotting hemp? I have Max Lunger's "Hemp Masters: Ancient Hippie Secrets for Knotting..." I heard that his second edition is good, but are there any books like Lunger's that are worth while?

Thanks so much to anyone who answers!

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All these items MUST GO! [20 May 2007|06:44pm]

Hey, I'm back after a long break and I want to have a fresh new start,(new and different items)so that's why I need to sell these soon!:)

  • Bags

  • Bracelets

  • Necklaces

  • Pouches

  • Scarfs

  • Shawls

  • For more information
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    [01 May 2007|07:32am]

    Hi, it's me and i'm here to advertise my new community Sell_handmade it's where you can post/sell or talk about your handmade pieces:)
    Please feel free to post or to comment
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    [30 Apr 2007|08:08pm]


    More stuff here!
    I've got bracelets, shawls, bag and more:)
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    Tea Blending [07 Feb 2006|09:24pm]

    One of my most favorite things to do, is tea blending.
    i love pulling out all my herbs and experimenting with new combinations to make some beautiful medicinal and pleasure teas.
    it's easy and fun, and if you like herbal tea then you MUST try making your own blends.
    go to your local herbal dispensary(if you don't have one you'll have to order online :P), and pick out some herbs that apeal to you... maybe ones you've tried in teas before. if you like you can start simple; peppermint, chamomile... sometimes even the most simple teas taste better when we've made them our selves, instead of purchasing pre-sealed bagged teas.
    i recommend getting a group of friends together for a tea blending party. Everyone who comes can be responsible for bringing two herbs.
    the best way to start, as i said before, is to start 'simple'. (susan weed calls the use of only a single herb a 'simple'.) get everyone who comes to the party to bring a tea pot or two. place a different herb in each tea pot with boiling water. let everyone sample a bit of each tea. you'll often find that herbs taste different from how they smell. not everyone will like the same herbs. Next, based on the tastes of the herbs you found appealing, take a small bowl and combine a few herbs (sometimes it's best to only start 3herbs). let everyone make their own blends, then try eachothers out. modify the tea blends as you like, and let everyone leave the party with lots of different combinations to share with their family!

    a few blends that i like:

    an after dinner tea: peppermint, ginger, fennel, anise

    steamy bedroom blend: damiana, rose, ginger, rose hips, hibiscus

    vivid dreams: mugwort, damiana, chamomile, lavender

    berries: hibiscus, rose hips, raspberry leaves, blackberry leaves, blueberry leaves *you could add dried berries to this blend

    golden flowers: chamomile, calendula, chrysanthemum, peppermint.
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    Moo [17 Oct 2005|01:42am]

    Well it doesnt look like you have much started yet, but I'm hoping theres more to come. It sounds really interesting. I'd like to hear some things about glass-blowing also, if possible. By anyone in particular (not many people are joined).

    My name is Ashton, and I'm 18. I decided a while ago that glass blowing seems really neat, and something I might be interested in but I have no idea how to start that kind of (hobby?).

    I don't know if this is the right community for that kind of thing, and if not, that's completely cool. Whatever you have going on now seems just as cool.

    Keep up the good work ^_^
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    Salve recipe [26 Jul 2005|10:07pm]

    Sore Muscle Salve
    150ml Arnica oil(oil infused with Arnica- i use olive oil)
    150ml St.johns wort oil (for this infusion, it's important that you use fresh st.johns wort flowers, this will give the oil a bright red colour and will hold more medicinal qualities)
    30ml grated beeswax(more or less depending on your preference)
    5 drops birch essential oil
    10 drops rosemary essential oil
    5-10 drops marjoram essential oil
    5 drops ginger essential oil

    break down of the properties:
    Arnica- mild pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial
    st.johns wort- anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral
    birch EO- analgesic
    marjoram EO- warming, analgesic, sedative
    rosemary EO- analgesic
    ginger EO- warming, good for muscular pain

    more recipes to come....

    if you're interested in making your own healing salves it would be a good investment to buy a good aromatherapy and herbal medicine book.
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    how to make a salve [25 Jul 2005|10:05pm]

    a salve is a healing ointment or balm, and it's extremely easy to make.
    you'll need: oil-your choice(olive, grapeseed, almond, apricot kernel, coconut,...)
    grated beeswax, herbs(your choice), essential oils(your choice), glass jars, cheesecloth, funnel, glass/enamel pot.
    you'll want to plan ahead and think what you're going to be using the salve for. what healing properties do you need from the salve? think about what herbs and essential oils would be beneficial.
    once you've figured out what herbs and oils you want to use, you'll have to infuse them together. this is usually done by losely filling a clear jar with your herbs(not all the way to the top), cover the herbs with oil. sit the jar in a sunny spot for at least a couple weeks, shaking the jar everyday. *if you're too impatient to infuse your oils, and want your salve NOW, then put your herbs and oil in a crock pot on the lowest setting overnight, or for a couple days instead.
    When your oil is done infusing then strain out the herbs with a cheesecloth. place your oils in a pot on the stove and turn the heat on low. (it's best to not use metal pots- glass or enamel are best). add some grated beeswax to your oils. the more beeswax you add, the harder your salve will be. i'll usually do a test by putting a bit of the salve in a spoon or small container in the fridge to cool... you can then tell if it's at the consistancy you would like. when you've found the right amout of wax for your preferance then now is the time to add essential oils if you wish to do so.
    after stirring the oil up well, pour into jars.
    there you go, easier than pie.
    this is also the same way you make lip balms... but with lip balms you would add more wax.
    you can experiment with diferent blends of oils and adding cocoa butter, jojoba wax, or shea butter.
    i'll add on some recipes to try soon...
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