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11  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / slumping and draping questions on: December 05, 2011 04:59:18 AM
Hello~ I have been doing some basic glass fusing making pendants and small slump bowls but I need some help on using slumping or draping molds. I have looked all over for answers  online but am not finding anything that is helpful.
I understand slumping- putting the glass into the dish and letting it mold to the shape but how do you know how big to cut the glass before putting it in the mold? What if the mold has shaped edges like a half circle pattern (up and down edges)? How do you shape that?
 Draping- I have seen the draping using flat bottomed items like making a vase but how the heck do you use the molds that are circular or pointed? How do you balance the glass on these?
 Can anyone direct me to any websites or a good book to get to help with these questions? I am ready to move onto other things with glass fusing but I am not quite finding answers for my questions and pictures would be helpful too!
Thanks! Grin
12  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Coffee swap? on: October 29, 2011 11:34:52 AM
I have not seen one in a lonnnng time. Is there any interest in one? Ugg I am so not good at hosting a swap but if someone would like to assist I would consider!
Keep it simple is my motto for this  Grin
13  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / totally clueless on how to use a kiln sitter kiln on: January 16, 2011 05:57:15 AM
I bought this kiln off a glass artist a while back. It is an older kiln but is in very good shape. I have been loooking for someone to show me how to use it properly for glass pendants and have had no lock locally. I have looked all over online (and for books) and any instructions do not seem to be specific enough for me to just give it a try. All I envision is burning my house down!! Here are some pictures of the kiln:




She did give me a bunch of shelves with it so I do have those to stack inside. Can anyone give me a start on how to use the buttons on the front of the kiln? I know this is an older kiln but she used this quite frequently for her glass work. I would have asked her for more instructions but she was completely wasted when I went to pick this up! Yeah it was an adventure...I just want to be able to understand the terms for firing and how these buttons work.
Thanks!
14  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / One tiny polymer clay thing gallery on: July 20, 2010 03:33:21 PM
Please post your pics here!! Grin
15  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / How do I move a swap from craft boards to active but closed? on: July 17, 2010 01:48:35 PM
AHHHH Shocked! I cannot find any guide on how to move my swap to active but closed. Am I missing something?? Could someone please shoot me in the right direction?

thanks!

Beth
16  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / CLOSED:One Tiny Polymer Clay Thing:July 3rd-July 17 EXTENDED sent out by Aug14th on: July 03, 2010 06:55:51 PM
GALLERY
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=354383.0



Okay this is my first go at organizing a swap so go easy on me!! I have decided to keep this at a 20 person limit (10 teams) and to USA swappers only. I gotta get my feet wet before I jump into the deep end!!
 Please send the questionnaire directly to me via a private message and please do not post this information on the swap page. Your info will only be shared with your partner.

Swap name: One Tiny Polymer Clay Thing
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: sweetyetevil
Sign-up date range: 7/3/10-7/10/10 7/17/10 extended
Date to send item by:8/14/10

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 20

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES
If so, which country? USA

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now:YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: N/A
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES


Details of swap:
This swap is for one tiny polymer clay item based on your partners likes and interests. Please try to make this as detailed as possible.

   As with all tiny swaps, the items must be 4X4 or smaller.
   Only one partner per person.
   Please post weekly to ensure there are no flakers.
   You are required to send the item out with a (delivery confirmation)DC #. Please package properly.

If you have a history of bad swapping I do reserve the right to deny your request to swap.

Some ideas for craftable items:
Pendants/charms
Picture Frames
Rings
Key chains
Bracelets
Figurines
...
If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
What are your favorite themes/designs, etc(ex angels, skulls, retro, cutsie, etc)?

What are your least favorite themes/designs etc?

Favorite colors?

What would you like to receive? Please list several ideas

What would you not like to receive?

Are you a beginner, intermediate or expert when working with clay?

Do you have a wist or a link to some things you love (Please list it)?

Are you allergic to anything I need to know about?

Do you smoke or have any pets?

Can you take pics and post right after receiving your package (this needs to be done in a timely fashion)?


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:
1) sweetyetevil
2) teag
3) JessySihk
4) blupaisan

5) Ffrogg526
6) sushipanda (Yeah!First time swapper!)
7) Smmarrt
Cool JillHogan (Woohoo! A first time swapper!)
9) szuzu1969
10)suereal
11)craftylittlemonkey
GREEN HAVE SENT AND THE ITEMS WERE POSTED!!!
PARTNERS!!!

suereal and craftylittlemonkey

Smmarrt and JessySihk

JillHogan sends to szuzu1969
szuzu1969 sends to sushipanda
sushipanda sends to JillHogan

teag and Ffrogg526

blupaisan and sweetyetevil
17  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Goonies swap theme on: June 20, 2010 06:05:31 AM
I love this movie!! Some ideas for projects are:

wall art-maps, treasure, etc
screen/embriodered/decorated shirts/tees/sweatshirts
"jem" jewelry
treasure bags/purse
character dolls
just to name a few....
Would anyone be interested in a Goonie swap? If so, this would be my first run at organizing but not until the last part of July!! My swap card is full right now....
18  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / altering pictures with bleach-need some insite on this! on: January 31, 2010 03:57:21 PM
I decided to give this picture bleaching a try for my scrap projects and altered art but had some difficulty with my results. On the first try my picture disappeared within a few seconds. It was like the ink melted off as soon as the solution touched it. About 40% bleach 60%water. For the next two pics I added way more water and dipped and removed quickly. One was a colored photo and one black & white. Both turned orange & yellow but from what I read the colored pic should have turned purple & blues tones. Could this be due to where I had the pics printed? All of these were printed from a popular online photo place.
I decided to take a photo I had printed from a local drug store from one of the print kiosks where you load the pics and pick your choices. This pic was not changing at all. I soaked, rubbed it, changes percentages even poured bleach directly on the pic and nothing Shocked. It was the water proof pic we always wish we have when water or something gets on them when you are trying to keep them clean.
Any suggestions of trials you have had...
19  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / someone is sweet on me... on: October 02, 2009 05:33:20 PM
So this story starts back over 20 some years ago when when I was just a pre teen. I met a boy named John who use to pick on me....we went to school for several years and then he moved away. I got a random email from said boy several months ago...now he is all grown up as am I. He moved back to the state and was looking up people he went to school with and we talked back and forth as the class reunion was coming up. I went back home for reunion and this boy, now a man, who I would have never ever in a million years would have went out with when we were young is so fricken cute and his eyes are as blue as blue can be and I cannot keep my eyes off of him. One of the only ways I would have recognized him were by those eyes....he came to visit me and brought me these frames he made out of recycled eye beams. He mounted a picture frame behind it and if you look closely on the larger one there is a pic of him as I remember he looked like when we were kids. He wants a pic of me to put in the other side and for the center a new one of us which we just took....


He took the cut out from the frame above and used it for this one....I love the barbed wire he used...


All grown up

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20  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / finally busting out da yudu for a spin! on: August 16, 2009 05:26:06 PM
After buying a yudu I let it sit for over a month before I had the courage to try it out. Her are my first couple of shirts and I am loving my new toy! I just got some different colors of speedball to try out so the next shirt will be colored. Not quite sure how to use the computer programs to seperate layers for multi colors but that is my next step!

My first shirt I made was for a swap. Nothing like pressure to get it right!

This was the second shirt for the same swap. haha it was for a pimp your user name swap.

This lil onsie was made for my best pals first baby Violet the week before she was born. She just arrived last week and I will be making her all sorts of stuff!
They are just black inked projects but I am very proud of my first shirts!
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