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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:15 am UTC
by Isotope_238
Ooh, pretty pictures of jewelry!
I love necklaces, because they're the sort of jewelry that I can put on and forget about. I don't wear rings much, if at all, to protect my flute. Bracelets get in the way when I'm typing (I'm a CS major, and I spend too much time on the computer anyway), but I have some pretty ones that I do like to wear. I would wear bracelets more in the summer, except now it's hot and I hate the feel of sweaty skin under the jewelry.

On the subject of jeans, is it worth my time to shop in the guys' section? I own a pair of cargo shorts from the Target boys' section, but I've never tried full length pants.

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:19 am UTC
by eternal luna
Isotope_238 wrote:On the subject of jeans, is it worth my time to shop in the guys' section?
A resounding 'yes'. They are super comfortable, but I guess it would depend on your body shape.

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:33 am UTC
by DJorgensen
eternal luna wrote:DJ- So pretty... I'm thinking of getting plugs for my ears- I do like how they look, but I'm not sure how to do it: I've had my ears pierced 5 times, and I'm horribly allergic to all metals commonly used in jewellery. I've heard reports that the piercings smell awful after a time; is there any truth to that?

Its nearly impossible to be allergic to glass jewelery because its so inert. Organic stuff is also less likely for someone to have reactions to (Wood, Bone, Amber, Tusk, Horn, Stone, Quartz) but it breaks down with time and is far more prone to breaking and cracking. Implant grade steel (316LVM ASTM F-138 is the alloy and is what you are looking for - its commonly on piercing jewelery) is something people are not supposed to be allergic to as well as gold (but you are looking at very high quality gold 24K, which is rather porous and not good for healing). Other metals is a very different story. So if you have never tried surgical steel that may be the simplest route - starting small and then working larger. The other option is to get your ears punched to a large gauge.
As for the smell, uhm it happens. I just shower often. I found any metal piercings make it worse, glass is not nearly as bad, and organic stuff is supposed to be great for preventing any smell.

TaintedDeity wrote:DJ: I'd just like to say some of your rings are absolutely beautiful.
I especially like the two filligree/celtic patterned ones.

Awwe thx~

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:35 am UTC
by namaize
eternal luna wrote:
Isotope_238 wrote:On the subject of jeans, is it worth my time to shop in the guys' section?
A resounding 'yes'. They are super comfortable, but I guess it would depend on your body shape.
...Or how much you care about jeans conforming to your body shape. Sizing is much easier since guys tend to have stuff measured by waist/inseam... though the waist would probably be a bit larger than your actual measurement so your hips actually fit.

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:42 am UTC
by eternal luna
Mmm, I wear my man-jeans low on the hips.

DJ- I was more nervous about the initial piercing. I've tried gold (24k and 18k), silver, titanium and surgical steel, and had reactions to all of them.

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:45 am UTC
by Virtual_Aardvark
My bone plugs seem to actually make the smell worse for me as well as any organic plugs. Glass and stainless steel are completely fine, especially since I clean the holes and the plugs every other night. But generally I save my fancy bone and wood jewelery for special occasions.

As for other jewelery I wear captive ball hoops in both my second piercings and regularly switch out my industrial bar as well as my naval piercing.
There is also a necklace that I never take off which is a blown glass bead containing a mushroom and threaded on a hemp cord. I don't have a picture but anyone whose spent any time near street vendors or in smoke shops or really anywhere that hippies seem to frequent are sure to know what I mean.

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:13 am UTC
by apricity
Jessica wrote:Finally, my rings, which I almost never wear. Everyone was bought at an event and generally cost less than $20, if not in the $4 range.
I love the third pride ring. That's beautiful.

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:37 am UTC
by Isotope_238
Re guy-jeans: I'm pretty skinny in the waist and legs, with proportionally longish legs, but my butt is pretty curvy. I don't like to wear terribly low-rise jeans, but I don't mind wearing a belt. I guess I'll have to just try on the jeans and see.

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:05 am UTC
by GraphiteGirl
DJ, your earrings are fantastic, especially your black curly ones.
I have one ear pierced, just because when I had them both done one got infected, and I just got used to having one earring most of the time. It makes life much easier when I'm getting dressed in a hurry to only have to find one earring. Usually it's just a plain stud, but occasionally I'll wear something long and dangly in there.
I have thick fingers, so I only have a couple of rings I wear very occasionally, and I only wear them on the left hand so they don't get in the way when writing or drawing.
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Only have a few bracelets, and only wear them rarely, for the same reason as the rings.
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Necklaces and chokers are my favourite kind of jewellery; I go for either really traditional choker-type things:
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Or these sorts of slightly odd necklaces:
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Mum brought this back from Canada; it's a fossil of some sort.
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Oh, and do any of you like pocketwatches?
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:25 am UTC
by Delalyra
*giggles, coughs at pocketwatches, points to blog for explanation*

Do I?!

(no, seriously, it's pretty. As are the chokers, and I love the fork necklace!)

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:27 am UTC
by kellsbells
GraphiteGirl wrote:Or these sorts of slightly odd necklaces:
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Ohmigoodness fork necklace. I want. So very much. And I utterly love your style (as well as everyone else's I've seen, we are all just obscenely chic).

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:39 am UTC
by Gentlelady
GraphiteGirl wrote:Oh, and do any of you like pocketwatches?
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I love pocket watches. I never thought of mine as a piece of jewelry.

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:04 am UTC
by GraphiteGirl
Thanks Kells and Delarya; I found the fork necklace at a market, but you can make one yourself with an old, pretty fork and a pair of pliers.

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:05 am UTC
by kellsbells
GraphiteGirl wrote:Thanks Kells and Delarya; I found the fork necklace at a market, but you can make one yourself with an old, pretty fork and a pair of pliers.
I have a new project. :)

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:09 am UTC
by eternal luna
I'm off to try that :D

But first, woman thread, I'd really like someone's opinion. My trivia team's theme is apparently "suits and sunnies". As the only girl on the team, I've been told that I can either wear a suit, or something feminine and formal. All my friends are larger than me by a lot so I can't borrow their suits, and I mentioned this to a friend of mine who replied that she had the perfect thing; she presented me with this today:
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Is it really as awful as I think?

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:11 am UTC
by Jessica
I LOVE my fish earrings! They're flat plastic that's been painted on. They were bought by my mom at a craft convention in edmonton. they are my favourite, because they have character!

The typewriter key my sister bought in a store, but it might have also been locally made.

Luna: that is a hideous shirt. oh god... SO HORRIBLE

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:25 am UTC
by GraphiteGirl
Luna, do you have a blazer hanging around? You can wear it with tailored pants.

Alternately, you could pin that suit top at the back, so that it has a little shape, and then find some ridiculous over-the-top Jackie O sunglasses, and make it a costume worn ironically.

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:31 am UTC
by parkaboy
What's a sunnie?

I'd also like to say that the skirt suit is atrocious, but it *does* seem to match your hair. I'd maybe keep the skirt and black tights and put a well fitted black button down shirt with it. orrrrrrrr... I'd go to any second-hand shop and put together something more flattering and less HOLYSHITBARBIEDOLLS! for very cheap. Lets see what other pieces you have that we could meld into something suitish?

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:55 am UTC
by semicharmed
Jessica wrote:I LOVE my fish earrings! They're flat plastic that's been painted on. They were bought by my mom at a craft convention in edmonton. they are my favourite, because they have character!


That's what I thought, they are awesome though, and the kind of earrings, I imagine, that make everyone who notices them smile. If not remark on how awesome they are.

And luna, the skirt isn't bad, seems to fit okay, but the top is pretty bad. I think parka got it very right, with the ruffles it kind of screams "BARBIEEEE!"*. You'd definitely be able to wear a black dress shirt with the skirt, though, or maybe a nice blazer.

*I think I had a Barbie outfit, inherited from an older cousin, that featured similar ruffles. However, the ruffles were on a one shouldered, hot pink, shiny spandex tunic. Which went over a one shouldered, neon blue, shiny spandex bodysuit. I had some fabulous 80s hand-me-down Barbie clothes. And real clothes, come to think of it...

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:15 am UTC
by existential_elevator
Man, I kind of love the suit on you, Luna. It's pretty hard to manage to look good in strong colours like that, but somehow you do. I mean, if I put that on I'd look sooo washed out. I would recommend wearing the shirt as a jacket with a plain black top under. It could also be a good occasion for a waisted belt!

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:31 am UTC
by eternal luna
Okay, thank you for the input! With the consensus on the shirt- yeah, I think I will leave that out if I don't just dump the whole thing.

I don't own a blazer, or anything remotely formal (I'm excluding ball gowns here), but, Graphite, I do like your idea. How can I pin it without causing too much damage? I'm fairly certain I could find a black buttoned shirt at the op-shop nearby which would be nice- I do like the skirt part; it's oddly flattering.

Parka- "sunnies" are just sunglasses.

Thanks, e_e :) I'll post my other experiments with it later.

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:17 am UTC
by GraphiteGirl
Luna, how are your sewing skills?
Ideally, if you're ok at sewing, you can take the back of the jacket and... hrm, this is going to require a diagram.
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Sorry about the pathetic drawing quality, this was a two-minute sketch.

Step one: Put on the jacket, and have someone pull together the fabric at the back, pinching it together so that two pieces of the mid-back are pulled towards the centre of the back, roughly equidistant from the centre, and you're happy with the fit at the waist (see picture, because I'm hopeless at explaining this sort of thing verbally). Then have that same someone mark the place that they pinch on either side, either with chalk or with safety pins, and measure the distance between those two points when they're still gathered together. Then let the jacket fall back to the way it sits normally, leaving the markings on. (Alternately, leave it pinned to the waist measurement you like, then you can measure it yourself when you take it off.)

Step two: On the places that you marked, sew buttons, preferably large ones in an unobtrusive colour. Buttons, if you sew them with a minimum of tugging, are pretty easy to remove without causing damage.

Step three: Find some fabric that's a similar colour to the jacket, and cut an oblong piece of it, the same length as the measurement you made earlier plus about five centimetres; cut buttonholes. (Ideally, you'd also sew a hem along the edges of that oblong, and sew proper buttonholes, but let's presume you aren't as likely to waste a heap of time on this as I would be. For this reason, use fabric that's unlikely to fray, like velvet, or alternately cover the entire piece of fabric with a layer of PVA glue, which will definitely stop fraying for as long as you need it. Pick a strong, sturdy fabric, no satiny stuff.)

Step four: Put the oblong of fabric on to the back of the jacket by putting your attached buttons through the buttonholes.
Et voila! Hopefully a suit that fits a little better!
If it's not just the waist that's too loose, but the whole back, you can repeat the process with points along the back, making the row of buttons into a sort of fashion statement.

I'm a bit of a costume nerd.
This was my last and only major costuming project, for a show at student theatre; you'd have to right-click and select "view image to see the whole picture:
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:30 am UTC
by Moo
Wow, how much does GraphiteGirl rock?

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:39 am UTC
by Zohar
This much. *spreads hands wide*

That is an awesome sketch!

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:45 am UTC
by GraphiteGirl
Thanks! :oops:
Graphite is my moniker because usually I do semi-realistic pencil portraits. Sometime I should do a forum portrait gallery. Hmm... the uni holidays have just started...

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:48 am UTC
by eternal luna
Do eeeeet. That was fantastic, thank you!

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:48 am UTC
by Moo
Yes, do it, do it now.

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:55 am UTC
by GraphiteGirl
Ok, I'm going to start with the woman thread.
Everyone pick a photo of you that you love, full-length or just portrait, and I'll do individual portraits, then try and squeeze everyone into the same page. (This could take a few days... Or weeks...)

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:09 am UTC
by Cassi
Oooh, I like the sound of this. And hey, it just made me kill a few minutes looking through photos instead of staring at the clock... (Results in 51 minutes...)

Anyway, two under the spoiler, not sure between them. The second has always been one of my favourite photos of myself, but I like the general feel of the first as well.

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(The second one also goes back to the jewelry theme -- I wear that necklace for every formal event I can.

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:22 am UTC
by eternal luna
Three in the spoiler.
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I couldn't choose, so whichever is easier for you to implement into a group thing. Maybe I like the last one a little more. I don't know.

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:24 am UTC
by Moo
Man, I love that first pic of you. And the last one. So pretty.

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:56 am UTC
by michaelandjimi
Damn, I wish I was a regular contributor in here. You have mad artz skillz, GraphiteGirl. As soon as you decide to do other people, I'm instantly there.

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:11 am UTC
by GraphiteGirl
:D Thanks Michael! I'm excited about this now; keep the pics coming, I'm going to start on the individual portraits tonight.

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:39 am UTC
by blue_eyedspacemonkey
Picture under the spoiler. It's old, and doesn't look much like me, but I like it lots :)

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Graphite girl, you have mad skills! :)

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:55 am UTC
by Sungura
Me for the portrait! Pick whichever :)
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:59 am UTC
by eternal luna
Amy, you have such a fantastic smile and beautiful eyes!

(Thank you, Moo. Also *hugs* I'm glad you're back.)

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:44 pm UTC
by DJorgensen
Virtual_Aardvark wrote:My bone plugs seem to actually make the smell worse for me as well as any organic plugs. Glass and stainless steel are completely fine, especially since I clean the holes and the plugs every other night. But generally I save my fancy bone and wood jewelery for special occasions.

Yeah I really only wear my bone ones for special occasions too. They don't really sit the greatest in there for sleeping and such I find.

GraphiteGirl wrote:DJ, your earrings are fantastic, especially your black curly ones.

Awwe thanks! I really really like glass and if I were to go to art school it would be something that I would love to work with. The black ones are Borneo spirals, I really like gorilla glass' line of jewelery. When my ears had smaller holes I had a smaller pair of those black spirals too :)
I really really really like your jewelery though and am entirely jealous (good stuff around here is ridiculously impossible to find).
The fossil from Canada there is Ammonite - its just an opalized lil critter. Its actually from my part of the country too~ (I'm quite a geek when it comes to rocks and such ^^; )

Oh and yay art! <3

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:51 pm UTC
by Moo
I'll submit a photo for sketching as well if I may, but I can't choose. The last one's a few years old and prettier than I really am (yay professional photographer). Also, woah, pink.
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:53 pm UTC
by Zohar
Both of those are really pretty. You look great in the second one, true, but you have such a natural smile on the first one that I think it's better.

GraphiteGirl, I think it would be cool if you made it a collage of specifically all the women of this thread. Maybe that's what you meant to do anyway, but it seems like a really nice idea, for some reason.

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:00 pm UTC
by suffer-cait
i wanna submit photos! the second one i'm a bit younger, but these are the only two i can find that i like, where you get my full face.
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