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/

Our neighborhood pool opened today, which means you'll be seeing a lot more poolside sewing soon. 😍
I need to start prepping projects!!

Are you guys tired of seeing this design yet? I'm not, and I'm the one continually assembling them. πŸ˜‰
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I just added this design and the neon pink one to the shop! I will be added the subtle/smaller version over the weekend. It's been crazy behind the scenes here with life, girls scouts and everything, so I'm a teeny tiny bit behind. #artschooldropoutjewelry #jesseeismakingjewelryagain

My awesome #fiercequilterpin arrived from @eyecandyquilts and I absolutely adore it! How awesome does it look pinned on the new @carolynfriedlander Blake jersey knit?!? I guess that's where it will live once I whip together a nice #rumitank. ❀❀❀ #eyecandyquilts #quiltpin #enamelpin #carolynfriedlander #blakefabric

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.

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