New Jersey Hoops

I've been making a real effort lately to master the use of my 3D printer. Even though PLA is a pretty easy material for home users, there's a lot to learn about slicing software, platform leveling, nozzle temperatures and filament. But I'm excited to announce the first 3d printed jewelry produced entirely at home by... Continue Reading →

T-Shirt Project Update

It's been a while since I posted my tutorial on refinishing t-shirts with crocheted edges, but the shirt I photographed for directions has become a favorite, so I thought I'd share! Here is the finished product: I cut this one a bit shorter than I usually prefer, but since it had an unusually wide, boxy... Continue Reading →

3D Printed English Bobbins

My first 3D printed bobbins came out so well that I knew I'd need to design some more!   I decided to give another popular bobbin type a go, the English style lace bobbin.   English bobbins have a long thin shape and a hole in one end to recieve "spangles," usually glass beads on... Continue Reading →

3D Printer Madness

There was a new addition to my household a couple of weeks ago that I am really enjoying.  It’s a secondhand Replicator 2 3D printer by Makerbot. The Replicator 2 prints polylactic acid, a hard, shiny, biodegradable plastic that’s pretty easy for the home user.  The printer is also fairly user friendly, as the seller... Continue Reading →

Crochet T-shirt Re-Styling

Today I want to share a project that is solving three problems for me:  1) Too many odd balls of string around the house, 2) nothing to do with one's hands during long commutes or short vacations,  and 3) too many ill-fitting but otherwise beloved souvenir t-shirts cluttering up the dresser. I've never felt able... Continue Reading →

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