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 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

I should be making lists and packing for my #quiltmarket flight tomorrow. Instead I'm adding necklaces to my shop while waiting for the washer to finish. Of course I waited until today to do my laundry. It's just how I roll. .
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Anyway, I added these three #juxtaposenecklace 's to the shop! For any new followers, these necklaces were the item that jump started Art School Dropout 14 years ago! I have made over 1000 of them and sold them, plus other items, in almost 100 different shops all over the world. I sometimes take breaks from making them, but I know I'll never stop. ❀β™₯οΈπŸ’œπŸ’™ .
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I guess I should go check on my laundry now...
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#artschooldropoutjewelry #jesseeusetomakejewelry #jesseeismakingjewelryagain #necklace #flowernecklace

I was out buying wood varnish, and I accidentally came across holographic glitter sealant! Of course I bought it and tested it out right away. .
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It might be my new favorite thing, even if it's almost impossible to photograph. #artschooldropoutgoods #artschooldropoutjewelry #jesseeusetomakejewelry #hexagon #walnut #lasercut #woodearrings #earrings #holographic #iridescent #glitter #glitterearrings

I haven't shared much of the quilt work I've been doing the past few months, but now it's Quilt Market week and time to share...
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First up is this quilt that I spent a big chunk of February working on. It's called the Peacock Pavilion Quilt and I designed it to mimic the buildings in the new #peacockpavillion fabric from @michaelmillerfabrics ! There are a lot of curves, but they are worth it when you see the final result. .
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It's now available as a free download on their website! It looks great with this fabric, and I bet it would look amazing in their #cottoncouture too. πŸ˜‰#artschooldropoutpatterndesign #jesseemakesquiltsnow #michaelmillerfabric #freequiltpattern #quilt #pattern #quiltpattern

The Iridescent Scattered #Hexies Necklace is now complete and will be in the shop in a bit! I love it so much that I had to share it right away. 🌈❀
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I found some square jump rings and I made some clear mini hexies and now I feel like it's complete! It felt bare before.
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I plan on making a wood version soon, and then a brass one as soon as I'm set up to cut metal. I can't explain how nice it's been working with my hands in a different way again. I needed the break. #artschooldropoutgoods #artschooldropoutjewelry #jesseeusetomakejewelry #Iridescent #holographic #mermaid #hexagon #necklace #hexiquilt #hexiquilting #quilting #hexiequilt .
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Edit: FOUR of these necklaces have been added to the shop!!! I also discounted all of my Fabric + Wood and Fabric + Plastic necklaces since I won't be making anymore and the kits will be available June 1st.

The results of the beginner 3D printing class I took earlier today!
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I have always had my 3D models that I designed myself printed by someone else, so it was a real treat to see it print right in front of me. I was also shown the different settings so I could compare quick printing and detailed printing. The gears are already going in my head, I have so many ideas and now it won't cost s fortune to have them prototyped. .
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I have another class Tuesday afternoon that's more about the software side. Then next week I have a beginner arduino class and at some point a one on one ceramics lesson. I'm so excited! Imagine the weird little ceramic and 3D printed robots I can make that are run by arduino units. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #makersmiths #makerspace
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P.S.: I've been adding a few behind the scenes photos to my stories lately, in case you're interested in that sort of thing...

I'm still playing around with filling in the engraved areas of laser cut acrylic. .
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This time I used a design I've been hoarding for awhile. I made this as an embroidered patch for a swap a year or two ago and always thought it would be fun as a pin. So now I have a handful to give to #epp & #hexie loving friends! ❀❀ .
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It's Mother's Day and my family is treating me to a fun lunch and then a 3D printing class. I hope everyone else's day is just as awesome! #makersmiths #jesseevsthelasercutter

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