jessee_artschooldropout jessee_artschooldropout

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Jessee M  A crafter, A momma and A nerd living in MD. You can find my shop & blog links here...

http://www.artschooldropout.net/

I bought around two dozen sheets of acrylic from different suppliers and brands to test out . This was the view after I was halfway through the pile and ready for lunch. πŸ‘
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I found I do not like cutting or dealing with mirrored acrylic, but I do love mixing and matching all the vibrant solid acrylics. It's all so 80's! I also tried out some frosted sea foam acrylic and pearlescent white acrylic that will be showing up in the shop soon. .
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It is a weird change going from mixing my own pigments and plastics to cutting out all the same things over and over. Way less photo editing involved πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I did order some new speciality casting pigments for an upcoming project I'm excited about, it's been hard keeping it quiet, but I promise it's super cool. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰
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If you could have any color combo for these Scattered Hexie Necklaces, what would it be? #artschooldropoutgoods #artschooldropoutjewelry #jesseeismakingjewelryagain

My dear friend @fabrichick asked what the neon pink Scattered Hexies Necklace would look like assembled. So I made her a video. 😘
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I also took a short video of the Trio of Hexies Necklace that's coming to the shop soon. I seemed to have lost my laptops power cord at the makerspace, so no shop updates until I figure that all out. πŸ˜‚ Keep an eye out for the newsletter or a mention here when they will be available. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ
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P.S.: It's hard to video tape the smaller Necklace because it swings all over the place. Im not shaking it, its wild all on its own. #artschooldropoutjewelry #jesseeismakingjewelryagain #hexienecklace #neonpink

Like I said earlier this week, I did not have many of my own designs at market. I actually think it was the least amount since I started this journey. That has a lot to do with my new schedule and the fact that I just wasn't ready to put new designs out in to the world. .
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Instead, this Market I helped other people make their designs a reality. It's just as fulfilling in my book. The quilt on the wall here was a digital mockup @robertkaufman sent me that I deconstructed, then pieced and quilted. It uses licensed Claude Monet designs that are absolutely stunning on fabric. I won't lie, It felt super surreal sewing a Monet quilt. .
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I got to keep all the extra fabric, which means you'll be seeing more of it pretty soon. Think pastels mixed with my normal motif. πŸ˜‰ #monet #robertkaufmanfabrics #robertkaufman #monetfabric #quiltmarket #quiltmarket2017 #quiltmarketstlouis

I cut out a lot of necklace and earring pieces at the #makersmiths today. This is just a small sampling. I have plans to assemble the rest of the pre-order necklaces tomorrow and maybe get photos of the new pieces as well. .
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I also took my second Fusion 360 class and we designed a 1/12 scale chair meant for a dollhouse. I loved it! I kind of want to make an entire house worth. πŸ€”
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There was also a video chat "meeting"/brainstorming and then a real life meeting stuck in there as well. It all makes me feel oddly accomplished! πŸ‘β˜ΊοΈ#artschooldropoutgoods #artschooldropoutjewelry #jesseeismakingjewelryagain .
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P.S.: you can see more in my IG stories!

I didn't have many original pieces at market this year, it just wasn't in the cards. I did have this mini quilt I designed and made for @the_tattooed_quilter 'a booth using @rileyblakedesigns solids that coordinate with his new line Blue Carolina. I made it doing what I call improv paper piecing (I imagine there's already a different name for it). My new favorite thing to do. .
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It's as if I forgot how to add binding, I'm a little embarrassed by how it came out, so I'm only sharing the top itself. I also regret the dark thread for quilting the middle piece. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚ #jesseemakesquiltsnow

I had to order more supplies to finish up all of the extra necklace orders that came in, which means I also had to wait to test out the wooden pieces. .
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This is a the Scattered Hexies necklace in walnut that hasn't been sanded and sealed yet. I was that eager to see it all put together. .
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These supplies came in while I was away along with several new fancy acrylics, so keep an eye out for some sharing in the IG stories this week. πŸ˜‰#artschooldropoutgoods #artschooldropoutjewelry ##jesseeusetomakejewelry #jesseeismakingjewelryagain #hexienecklace #hexagon #hexagonnecklace #walnutnecklace #woodnecklace #makersmiths

I held off buying enameled pins because I figured my collector genes would kick in, and I would have another expensive habit to deal with. .
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Then my friends started making awesome pins and now I'm headed down this dark path...
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I came home from #quiltmarket with three new pins from my hotel roomie @iamlunasol , one of @violetcraft 's peacocks and a handful of sewing related ones from the @pin_peddlers (and two sewing charms for Coraline not shown here) also not shown were some amazing patches from @aprilarhodes and @lysaflower (I'm just trying to find the best place for them) and s fierce quilter pin I meant to buy from @eyecandyquilts But instead just ordered.
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My flair game is getting stronger. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜‚ I tagged all the pins shown that I could! #enamelpin #quiltpin #iamlunasolpin #iamlunasol #violetcraft #pinpeddlers

I would like to thank the ladies at the @cloverusa booth for teaching me how to make these folded #bowtiequiltblock 's with ease using the #wonderclips . .
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It was the perfect project on the plane because all you need is some fabric squares, thread, needle and four wonderclips. I just happened to have a mini and regular sized charm pack of @bryanhousequilts 's new #panache line with @robertkaufman, so of course I made some #panachefabric bow ties. ❀ #cloverwonderclips #bryanhousequilts

I had a pretty good time at #quiltmarket in St. Louis. I took care of business, learned about new tools/thread/machines/fabric, had fantastic meals with friends, got to know my roommate better and much more. It was overall good.
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I took a bunch of pictures, but I'll wait to share them. Everyone else is doing a way better job of sharing anyway. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚
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I'm already at the airport, waiting for my plane. I came across the best vending machine I've ever seen in an airport. A frozen custard vending machine that lists off all the allergens (aka: I can actually eat it). I walked around 20k steps a day, I EARNED this custard. .
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Also, how amazing is the promo photo on the side? I love it.

I have. Even a busy bee walking around #quiltmarket2017 with @modernhandcraft today! I took some pictures, but truthfully it wasn't enough. I'll take way more tomorrow during my solo trip through. .
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I DID get photos of my absolute favorite line this season... @kmelkight 's @cottonandsteel Snap to Grid line. It's pure 80's amazingness. .
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The first photo show @kidgiddy 's awesome roller skate quilt AND @lysaflower 's 3D boombox with tape deck that opens!!! There's even a mix tape pouch inside. .
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The second photo is the booth! .
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The third photo is the 3D #icosahedron I decided to baste and piece on the plane ride here. I was ridiculously lucky to get some advance fat quarters and I've been trying to figure out the perfect first project. This was totally it. However, it won't fit in my suitcase home. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ .
❀️❀️❀️ #snaptogridfabric #quiltmarket #cottonandsteel

The arch is way cooler than I expected, but man is it hot here!

I've already had a rough time at the airport today (TSA was VERY handsy this time and took forever searching me and my bags) but otherwise all is good so far! I'm headed to Atlanta and then St. Louis. Yaaaahhh!!! #quiltmarket2017

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