I really really hope this is ok to post, I never know what's ok... but I've been making some freebie digital collage sheets lately, and I'm kind of unsure what theme to do next. I was hoping you lovely crafty people could help guide me and vote for what you'd like to see. I made a poll on the site I'm posting them, that's what I'm not sure about - if it's ok to share the outside-craftster link. If it's not, I'm so sorry... mods, go ahead and delete this if I am doing something wrong. I just wanted to keep all the votes in one place so I don't get confused.
I'm trying to get all the web stuff I like to keep up with on a daily basis in one place, namely Google Reader, by using RSS feeds. I know Craftster uses them, and I seem to be able to add live bookmarks in Firefox just fine but if I try to add specfic feeds like certain boards or Hot New Topics to Google Feeder it doesn't work, I just get the feed for ALL of Craftster, which includes every little comment on every topic, and is impossible to read.
Anyone know how to get it to work right? I'm new to RSS, so I haven't a clue what the problem is. If anyone can explain it, I'd be terribly grateful. Thanks!
I tried doing a search to answer this question, but couldn't find it. If I just missed it, I'm sorry!
I'm trying to change my avatar to a pic of some recent beading projects but when I upload the picture the quality gets kind of blurry and it's hard to see any detail. I'm guessing this has something to do with how big the image file can be. I've resized it to 128x128 but still see significant detail loss when it gets uploaded, so I'm thinking there is a size requirement in terms of how many KB the file can be.
Am I right? If so, what is it? Any other idea why the avatar is getting blurry?
I'm working on finding a really strong glue that will hold metal and plastic together, but not have corrosive effects on the plastic. I've tried like three glues so far and one of them *might* work, I still need to experiment with it. However, it looks like it may not be making a strong enough bond. It's for jewelry, so it need to be able to stand up to a decent amount of wear and tear. Does anyone have a recommendation? Should I be using an epoxy? If so, how toxic are they - the fumes, that is.. I don't plan on eating it.
I'm pretty dense when it comes to graphic design stuff, and I'm finding that I really need a decent ad or three, to use for link exchanges, directories, and hopefully a small amount of advertising. Does anyone have suggestions on some one who can make an ad for a reasonable price (or trade from my website??) or how I could learn some basics that would help me make one myself?
I'm starting to sell jewelry on eBay, and so far my necklaces are based around beaded eyepins chained together. I have some ideas that will work better not as a chain though, and I'm wondering what to use to string the beads onto. I have some Tigertail, but I read in a beading catalogue that Tigertail can kink up, especially with more lightweight stuff. Since I'll be working mostly with plastic and acrylic beads, kinking may be a problem. So, has anyone had any problems with Tigertail kinking? And just in general, what would you recommend for strung beadwork?
Hi all! I haven't posted much on Craftster in AGES partly due to not being as crafty in the past couple years as I'd like. But I'm getting back to it now, finally, and I hope to start posting more often. To start with, here are some projects I've done lately. I can't get over how helpful round-nose pliers are for making good loops in eyepin-chains!
I'm new to "serious" jewelry making... I've always had a thing for beads, but never made anything much more complicated than pretty patterns strung on elastic thread. I've made some pretty sweet stuff that way, but I'm looking to expand my horizons. So I'm trying to make those sort of beaded chains that you can do with eye pins. Along the lines of this: http://www.fredflare.com/customer/product.php?productid=1636&cat=284&page=4#
I picked up a pack of assorted eyepins at Michael's, and I'm running into some problems. Mainly just my loops look really amatuerish. I know this will improve with practice, but does anyone have advice on how to make a nice smooth, round loop? Anything you can suggest to ease or speed the learning process would be super.
Ok, this sort post happens fairly often, and I haven't posted to Craftster in like a million years BUT I really want to get off my lazy bum and do something with my time. I'm the sort of person who gets interested in everything, so if you're in the Quincy area and want a crafty bud of pretty much any kind, let me know. I'm looking for people to help me learn more about knitting, sewing, beading, whatever. I'm hoping to start a business soon, providing craft supplies to us New Wave crafters (or whatever you want to call it).
Gah, I dunno what else to say. Post here or drop me a line at
"bgoutal" AT "comcast" D0T "net"
if you want to learn from each other, work on craftiness together, go shopping, etc. Sorry for the "encrypted" email, can't be to compulsive when it comes to trying to keep new email addresses out of the hands of address harvesters. O_o
I thought I read somewhere that there had been discussion about this at some point, but I searched and couldn't find it. Also, I don't even know if this is the right place for this, but I'm good at coming up with topics that fit many forums that way.
Basically, I want to know if anyone has tried making their ow iron-on patches? See, my sewing machine manual explains how to cut an interesting motif from one fabric and applique it onto "wearing apparel, linens and fabric furnishings" to "add beauty and interest". I was thinking, you could get fusible interfacing and attach the motifs to that.
And before you say "why would you make them into iron-on patches if you can just do that to clothes without the interfacing?"... first, so I could sell/trade/give them as gifts. second, because sometimes it'd be easier to iron on, if we're talking like the knee of jeans or something. And, well, cuz it'd be cool!
Ok, I'm rambling, I think. Sleepy. (insert non-existant - here anyhow - sleepy smiley)