TLCG – Tristesse Lee Creative Group

Writing and Crafts

Painted Greeting Cards

Posted by tristesse133 on March 1, 2011

I’ve been playing around with acrylic paints lately, and made some greeting cards out of my painting experiments.

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Trendy Ribbon Necklace

Posted by tristesse133 on February 18, 2011

Necklaces with ribbon seem to be a bit trendy these days. For this one I used burgundy grosgrain ribbon and some light polyester chain in black color. I think it came out looking a little “Twilight” heh – like a little darkly romantic and vampiric. This necklace is not actually complete – I just tied the ribbon together, and so it’s not very secure. Should be fine to wear gently, but I may sew it together later.

I learned that grosgrain ribbon can be heat-sealed to prevent the ends fraying: that is how I finished the ribbons in this necklace, heat-sealed them over an open candle flame. Have to just pass the ribbon end through the flame very quickly, or the ribbon will scorch. I used to use clear nail polish to seal ribbon and cord ends, but heat sealing looks much nicer. I should learn more about how heat sealing works and what ribbons/cords that method can be used on.

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Braided Ribbon Bracelet

Posted by tristesse133 on February 7, 2011

Easy bracelet, just some braided burgundy-colored grosgrain ribbon. I used ribbons ends to finish it; they’re easy to use. Put a magnetic clasp on it and that makes it a perfect fit – it just snaps on. I added a little dangling mini-pendant / charm to the center, but it’s pretty without it too. The only problem is that the jump rings I used are a little delicate and weak – they’re prone to coming unfastened or warping. I might pick up some split rings or just stronger jump rings for it.

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Mother’s “Birthstone” Necklace

Posted by tristesse133 on February 7, 2011

I’ve been having fun with rhinestone-gluing projects recently, and made this necklace for my mom. It features Swarovski crystal rhinestones and bicones in colors that correspond to her kids’ birthstones: sapphire, blue zircon, amethyst, and crystal (diamond).

I put the pendant on a velvet ribbon which looks pretty modern, I think.

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Mixed Metal wrap jewelry

Posted by tristesse133 on February 1, 2011

Simple beaded jewelry. Mixed metal colors and assorted bead shapes. Extra long necklace can be wrapped like in the picture, or worn as a long (36 inch) double strand. Bracelet is three strands braided, on elastic with a clasp. Wrap twice for a bracelet, or it can be worn as a choker. I just put lobster clasps on both of these, but I kinda wish now that I’d used barrel or magnetic for the necklace.

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Rhinestone Ring

Posted by tristesse133 on January 29, 2011

Shopping list–

  • glue / adhesive

It’s a cheap and cute birthstone-style ring. I didn’t do that well with the gluing, but from far away (or in this blurry photo!) it looks all right.

Stainless Steel 5 mm (3/16 in.) High Polish Comfort Fit Flat Wedding Band / Thumb Ring (Available in Sizes 5 to 12), size 5

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Metrocard Charm Necklace

Posted by tristesse133 on January 25, 2011

I made this choker necklace out of my old NYC subway metrocards. I punched the charms out of the cards using a 13/16 circle punch (available at Fusion Beads) and used a regular office hole punch for the holes. I was able to get 5 or 6 circles from each metrocard. The necklace is simple braided suede cord, with the charms attached by oval jump rings.

Metrocard Necklace

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Monsters

Posted by tristesse133 on November 20, 2010

When I’m with you
I become a vampire
I can see myself turn
I suck the joy and the life from you
And I will never be full, I will always be starving

When you’re with me
You’re like the walking dead
I can see you turn
You lose your will of your own
And just follow, follow, follow me blindly

When I’m with you
I become a vampire
When you’re with me
You become a ghost

When I’m with you
I become a werewolf
I can see myself turn
Into a beast mad and raving
I rend and I tear
And I will never be sated, I will always be hunting

When you’re with me
You’re like a zombie minion
I can see you turn
Watch your eyes
Glaze
As you shuffle, shamble, stumble behind me
You give me control
You say it’s your choice, babe, but where is your soul?

When I’m with you
I become a vampire
When you’re with me
You become a ghost

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Let’s Make It Easy

Posted by tristesse133 on August 10, 2010

These lyrics are rolling around my head but I can’t quite finalize it; so I’m posting as an idea.

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maybe we can see what’s comin’
but let’s shut our eyes
let’s make it easy
let’s tell each other lies

it isn’t really true if you don’t speak it
it isn’t really there if you don’t look
hold me and i swear i will believe it
pretend pretend

maybe it’s gonna hurt
but there’s no need for fear
let’s make it worth it
because we’re already here

just ’cause we can see the future
doesn’t mean we have to look
hold me and i swear i will believe it
pretend pretend

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Lyrics: “Love Song”

Posted by tristesse133 on June 18, 2010

I wrote this song three years ago. I still believe it… is one of my best, and my most honest.

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“Love Song”

i found someone who knows my heart
who loves me always and forgives me
my strength my shield my light
to whom i would surrender all my soul devoted
for whom i feel a longing and an unadulterated joy
and this i swear that this is where
rightly i place my faith

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