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31  Re: tea cup candles- help! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Purelectricity on: December 06, 2007 10:13:32 AM
How did you melt the wax in the first place?   That might be a clue.  My friend uses her electric skillet filled with water, and puts in a metal containter with the wax in it (it looks like a tall metal pot), and waits for the wax to melt.  The wax gets very hot and pourable, melts at a good speed, and because she puts the container back in the water while setting up the next holder, it remains at the same temp.  Maybe your wax cooled a little bit while you were setting up the next teacup. 

That first one looks FANTASTIC btw! 

Awesome tip about freezing the wax out!

I used this:

I've heard of a lot of people using a double boiler method before and I know thats what I use for chocolate so I might have to break that out.


Is there a board about candles?? I have no many more questions and I'm not sure if this is the board to do that on.
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32  tea cup candles- help! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Purelectricity on: December 06, 2007 07:44:18 AM
I need help!

This is my first time making candles.  I got the idea from MarthaStewart.com.  So I went to the thrift store and bought these beautiful porcelain tea cups.  Next I went to Michaels and bought coffee scents and dye for candles.  I melted it using a candle maker someone gave me.  Anyways, only one turned out ok:



Then the other 2 I made turned out like this:



What am I doing wrong? Also, how do I get the candles out of the cups now?
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33  Re: THE OFFICE SWAP R3: gallery in The Swap Gallery by Purelectricity on: November 12, 2007 01:34:09 PM
My package finally arrived! ChildrenoftheFall you spoiled me!!!  Thanks you so much for everything.  And now on to the picture overload

My note from Renea (who has really pretty handwriting)
and a cup of noodles Kevins dont touch!!:


Altoid tin with Jim! :


Inside the tin magnets and an amazing keychain:


A close up of the keychain.  How did you get your polymer clay to look like that?:


Coasters!  I took this pic inside because last night was
dinner and a movie with my friends and they fought
over which coaster they could use:


Drawings!  These are so awesome. 
I cant get over how much that one of just Pam really looks like her. 
Id come to Reneas art show if she invited me Smiley  :


One from (I believe) her cousin.  Sorry I forget what the note said:


My message holder:  Im debating as to how to display it. 
I want to make it so you can see both sides:




Here are some bought items.  Thank you so much for these! 
When these came out at my target they were gone
within just a few days so I only got one sticky note pad Sad


Action shot!!

I had so much fun with this swap.  I was kind of nervous at first but Im glad I did it.  Thanks Renea!  Thanks Krista!
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34  Chihuahua pillow for dog bed in Sublime Stitching Embroidery by Purelectricity on: November 09, 2007 11:24:03 AM
My friends birthday is today and I made her a pillow for her new dogs bed.



Woo for Sublime Stitchin



The bone and the paw print were drawn on by hand.



Thanks for looking Smiley
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35  SC state painting in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Purelectricity on: November 08, 2007 08:16:26 AM
This is a simple painting I did for a friend that recently moved from South Carolina to Utah.  It is of our state flag in pink and white instead of the traditional navy and white. 



And here it is hanging:



She loves all things pink and green so I really hope she like this.

Thanks for looking Smiley
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36  Russia Bag in Needlework: Completed Projects by Purelectricity on: November 06, 2007 10:31:05 AM
This bag is for a friend that was a Russian missionary for a while and is now back in the states.  She still loves everything Russian so I made her this bag to send along in a care package.



Here is the whole bag:


A close up of the doll before I freehanded the lettering below:
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37  Ribbon Bulletin Board for a friend in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Purelectricity on: November 05, 2007 09:02:13 AM
My friend just moved back in to her parent's house and keeps complaining about how bare the walls are.  For her birthday I made her ribbon bulletin board that matches her bed spread.  I know it's been done a million times but I just really like how everything turned out.   Cheesy



Sorry about the huge crappy cell phone pic.
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38  Re: THE OFFICE SWAP R3: CLOSED; send outs 11/5 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Purelectricity on: November 05, 2007 08:50:37 AM
I'm sending today!

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39  Sublime coverup in Sublime Stitching Embroidery by Purelectricity on: October 30, 2007 09:42:44 AM

Instead of throwing away stain shirts Ive decided to cover them up with embroidery.  All of my shirts apparently come with food magnets in them so lets just say that youll be seeing a lot more of cover ups.

I really wish that I had the before picture to this one.  I dropped a wonton into the grease and it splattered all over the top of my favorite shirt.  So TADAH!  Sublime patterns to the rescue!

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