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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tattoo style awareness ribbon necklace for mom on: March 16, 2008 12:54:17 PM
Very well done!
I can't wait to try my hand at this!

I'm loving the tattoo style Shrink Dink stuff!  Cheesy
12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Shrinky Rings - my new favorite (more pictures added!) on: March 15, 2008 09:40:01 PM
Your colors are so amazing!  Who would think it was just Pencil crayon??  It looks like paint, for sure!!!  (Must be the stuff you use to seal them with, it really does a good job making them shiny!)

side note... When I read the ending of your post, you wrote "Wahla", and I couldn't help but laugh!  Must be an American thing. Wink 
(In Canada we use the the French word "Voila!" which means "Tada!")
13  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Shrinky Dink & Deli Container #6 Plastic on: March 15, 2008 09:28:19 PM
yay! i love the flowery fairy! so pretty! i've got to look into this number 6 plastic! its PET6 isn't it?
PET stands for Polyethylene Terephthalate, but that type of plastic is coded with a #1 for recycing.
6 plastics are PS (polystyrene).  (Wikipedia may help clarify this issue: Recycling codes for Plastics)

Your designs are very cute!  With or without the streaks, good job!!!

My mom was just telling me about this.  So you just have to sand the 6 plastic before coloring it?  Then it just goes into the oven, like normal shrink-dink plastics?  I'd really like to try my hand at this craft!

Thanks.
14  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Beaded 3-D Chihuahua's on: March 15, 2008 09:03:59 PM
Can you make other kinds of dogs?

Of course you can!  Here's a book that gives you patterns for MANY different breeds of dogs:
Lovely DOG MOTIFS Book

or try this one: OTHER CUTE ANIMAL MOTIFS

***The books are written in Japanese, but the pictures made the instructions so easy to understand!***
15  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: creative choices on: March 15, 2008 07:51:04 PM
You could always scan them and then print them out, that way you're saving your stickers.

And if you scan the stickers, you can take them into PS and clean up their imperfections, or create an 80's sticker montage!  Yeahhhh!
16  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: casting coins in resin on: March 15, 2008 07:46:46 PM
You may want to coat the coin in resin before embedding it.  It helps keep air bubbles out.  If you don't, you could end up with a nasty bubble right on the top of your coin.

Ya, that is ever so annoying!!!  I think I need to coat my embedded objects better, because I get the *big bubble* problem a lot Sad

You could also have the coin poking out of the resin... that might look very cool!
17  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: what do you do with your 'wronged' resin pieces?? on: March 15, 2008 07:42:36 PM
I was thinking I would try to glue things (rhinstones, glitter, stones, beads, etc...) to the outside and cover up any imperfections!  I mean, it's much easier to work with already hardened resin, right... but I just haven't found the time to try this yet!  Aghh... time!!! Tongue
18  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Chain Maile - - - Looking for Tutorials on: March 15, 2008 07:37:21 PM
There are MANY different chainemaille weaves... here's a very nice one:
http://www.mailleartisans.org/articles/articledisplay.cgi?key=8891

Good Luck!
19  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: I finally hit the wall with resin on: March 15, 2008 07:32:58 PM
Yeah, I found that issue with resin the hard way myself!  (that it's very sensitive when curing!)

Another thing to watch for, is that when you buy your resin supplies, make sure you are getting fresh supplies, and not stuff that has been on the shelf for too long.  You'll usually be able to see a yellowish tint to the older resin/hardener... that was my experience anyways!

I hope things have started to look up for you!

Cheers!
20  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Dumbass resin question, but please help! on: March 15, 2008 07:29:46 PM
It's also possible that this is just a batch that won't cure completely no matter how long you wait!! (old resin tends to have less consistency in hardening, I found out the hard way!)  I've had this happen a few times Sad
I know, it sucks, but what can you do?

Are you using epoxy resin? If so, next time buying new supplies, make sure both the resin and hardener anre both clear, and not a yellowish tint!  (Yellow = older supply!)
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