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51  Re: Etched Bottle Vase in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by skankamaggot on: June 29, 2008 09:04:01 AM
I loved this vase so much you inspired me to make a similar design! 
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52  More etched glass beer mugs in Glass Crafts: Completed Projects by skankamaggot on: June 29, 2008 08:55:23 AM
You may remember my first post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=224160.0 with my etched glass beer mugs.  Well, I made a couple more!  These two are for my co-worked and her husband as a thank you for watching in on our kitties and turtles and tarantula while we are on vacation.  Just their names, "Emily" and "Brent"  What do you think?









Thanks for looking Smiley
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53  Glass etching - beer mugs, candle holders, vase in Glass Crafts: Completed Projects by skankamaggot on: January 30, 2008 03:08:23 PM
Hi all,

I am addicted to glass etching!!  I made etched glass beer mugs and glasses and candle holders for all my friends/family for christmas this year.  Unfortunatly I ran out of time and coudn't photograph them before I had to give them away Sad  I made a set of "The crow" glasses, a Trent Rezner beer mug, personalized candle holders, and glasses with snowflakes for the ladies my boyfriend works with.  They all loved them!

I do have some from my personal collection to share though.  It is SO HARD to take pictures of glasses, nevermind the DESIGN on the glasses, so please excuse the fuzziness! 

My method for glass etching is easy.. for some of them I use stickers, like the sugar and tea jars, then tape off the frame for the words with painters tape.  Some of them I freehand a stencil, again with painters tape, like the hitman logo and the umbrella logo.  The girl and boy kissing and the ivy were stencils I found online (I believe stencilry.org, I can check if you'd like them), I resize them and print them out.  I then tape up the glass with painters tape and scotch tape the paper with the design over it, and carve through both with an exacto knife.  Time consuming, but I love them!


Fairy candle holder


Boy kissing girl with heart candle holder (about the size of shot glass)


Girl holding boys hand with heart candle holder (about the size of shot glass)


"Sugar" jar


"Tea" jar


"Hitman" logo, from movie and video game, my boyfriend is so obsessed he has it tattoo'd on his chest  Roll Eyes (however, I do think it's a cool logo) This one I freehanded with an exacto knife.


"Cold Spider" from the band cold.  This one is my obsession   Grin (and one of my tattoos)


Boyfriends other obsession.. "Umbrella Corporation" logo from Resident Evil.  This one was the hardest!!!  I made a stencil for the letters on the computer and carving this one was THE WORST.  I swore and swore and swore but I love the end result.  I wouldn't do it again though  Angry


Ivy vase.. my personal favorite.  Our kitchen is "ivy" themed  Grin
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54  Splenda box into a tea caddy in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by skankamaggot on: November 06, 2007 09:43:50 PM
Soo..

I had this empty Splenda box and too many boxes of tea.  So what did I do?  I cut a side off the box, taped it up, painted and painted until it didn't say Splenda, stenciled it to match my kitchen, and stacked some tea in it.  For the simplicity, I love it.   Grin

You can see the tape in a few spots, but I still love it.  The letters are just plain 'ol stickers that I painted green.  Waay too easy. 



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55  First post! Melted bead ornaments! in Winter Holidays by skankamaggot on: October 14, 2007 04:07:33 AM
Hello lovelies!  This is my first post, inspired by something I saw posted on here  Cheesy  I fell in love with bead melting before I even knew what it was.  I saw all the bowls and lamps and such posted on here, and I LOVED them.  I tried making a bowl of my own which didn't come out right at ALL (it does make a good hotplate though..) but it gave me an idea! 

This Christmas is the first with my boy and I in our apartment, so it's pretty special Smiley  However, we have NO ornaments, so I wanted to do mostly handmade ones for our tree (I know, it's early, but you gotta start early!!)  And I thought this was a PERFECT way to use up this huge stash of pony beads I had (I had a phase of kandi bracelets a few years ago..)  So what I did was I got some metal cookie cutters on eBay (you can get huge lots of them cheap!) and a few at walmart, placed them on a pizza pan lined with foil, and filled 'em up with beads.  The smell was terrible, so I got my cats out of the kitchen, opened all the windows, put on all the fans, etc, baked them at about 450 for about 20 minuets, and here they are!  Before and after!  I hope you like them! 

I did them pretty thick, a few layers of beads, which melted down a lot, but there's no space in between to string wire.  I'm going to try hotglue-ing ribbon to the bags to hang them with.  The mini-Halloween ones I'm going to put magnet backing on for the fridge!  The mini ones were a LOT harder to poke out of the cookie cutters because they were in tight, but I used a screw driver to sort of hammer them out.   Grin  The larger cookie cutters could be bent a little around the edges to work them out, which was nice.  I can't wait to make more!

Before baking:


After!


Closeup:
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56  Re: Pumpkins! Please share your Jack O Lanterns in Halloween Decor and Parties by skankamaggot on: October 14, 2007 03:30:46 AM
Here's ours!  I finally talked my boyfriend into carving with me this year... mine is the spider and his is the hitman symbol from the video game.. I think they came out good!  Grin





And lit up!



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