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651  Re: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: MEET THE CRAFTSTER MODS in Illinois: North by sweets4ever on: October 16, 2006 10:03:52 AM
Yeah... we are just THIS cool  Wink

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652  Re: Melted Bead Jellyfish! (several pictures) in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by sweets4ever on: October 05, 2006 06:15:11 AM
Pony beads are just the plain old sort... Smiley
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653  Re: I got tired of coveting...Nestlace ^^ in Beads: Completed Projects by sweets4ever on: October 01, 2006 10:36:58 AM
I also did a version...
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=123257.0

I made it for someone from her Wists, the link to the one that inspired it is in my thread.

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654  Fiery Sunset in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by sweets4ever on: September 30, 2006 07:10:04 PM
Original...

And just because it's fun to edit...

 Kiss
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655  The Lights of Daytona in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by sweets4ever on: September 30, 2006 04:16:00 PM
The title pretty much explains all there is to explain.  Smiley
Canon 20D with the stock lens, amazingly enough! Wink

A bigger image is here (much better!) http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l156/sweets4ever48/photography/IMG_3273-1.jpg


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656  Re: Melted Beads & Sequins Trinket Tin in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by sweets4ever on: September 30, 2006 10:42:06 AM
And if I did, I wouldn't let them live in my craft room closet!!  Not because it's inhumane, because I wouldn't want them escaping & spilling/eating all my beads!  lol.   Cheesy
lol!!!!!

*faints* oh my! Those are all melted plastic beads??? Who knew! The second Starry Nights is awesome! Did you ever make the other lampshades?HuhHuh I am so in awe of your stuff....

Hehe.. thanks!  *blush*  Yep... lots & lots of beads!

The second Starry Night is by far my favorite.  Who knew you could improve techniques for arranging & melting beads?!

I did make some other lampshades!  I never started a thread for 'em, but here is one & probably my favorite so far because of the purple hues it projects on the walls.



I bought strands of Valentine-looking mardi gras beads (they had big hearts strung on them) and used those and multi facet beads.  This one is significantly bigger (taller) than the one I did previously & I love that because you can't see the bulb at all.
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657  Re: Melted Beads & Sequins Trinket Tin in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by sweets4ever on: September 30, 2006 10:24:08 AM
sweets this is so beautiful!!  i really love it!  i have two questions:

you said you used sequins.  i thought sequins were round and had a little tiny hole in them?  they make sequins shaped like other things now?  i'm sorry if this is a stupid question, maybe ui've just been living under a rock since the eighties, but i don't know what these are.  are they flat or round on the back?

also, the second is more of a comment than question, please do let us know if stifflersmom tells you where she got the tins - i'd love to try this (when i'm not busy with shrinky dinks!!)

did you ever try the hokusai wave in beads?

*gasp*  Why didn't anyone tell me that I'm a doofus by now?   They aren't sequins, they are rhinestones!  Eek!  I'll edit the Subject line right now!  So many shiny objects!!  My mind thought one thing & my fingers typed another.

Anywho... they are rhinestones.  The ones that I used weren't flat on the back.  I bought a bunch of them a while ago & thought I should start using them... Smiley

Stifflersmom can't remember for sure where she got those specific tins (it was quuiiite a while ago), but she thinks it may have been Oriental Trading Company.  So I looked and found these... tins.  They look EXACTLY the same, so I'm hoping they have the same thick lids.  Smiley  If not, I'm sure I can use them as gift boxes and for other crafty endeavors.

YES!  I did the wave!  The first one I gave away to a friend, like, 30 minutes after it came out of the oven.  I didn't like it that much, but she was going crazy over it, so I gave it to her (no pictures, I was sad about it).  But I started another one using more transparent beads that I think I'll like a lot more.
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658  Re: Melted Beads & Sequins Trinket Tin in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by sweets4ever on: September 29, 2006 03:41:18 PM
Heh, you could always put a regular size (or dorm size?) oven in your workspace Wink

Well, lol... boy, you guys are going to learn a lot about me on this thread.  I can't do that because I'm afraid the fumes would hurt one of our kids.  My art/craft room shares the space with our son, Clinton.  This isn't him, this is Sobe, but this is where Clinton lives now - the closet of my craft room.  Wink




You do big pieces though? Show 'n tell??

Sure!  Smiley
Lampshade http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=100703.0
Starry Night http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=101446.0
Starry Night...part deux! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=117155.0

Smaller stuff...
Bowl http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=100619.0
Misc. Stuff http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=103694.0

I have more stuff, but I haven't posted pix of the new stuff lately.. Smiley
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659  Lemony Goodness Earrings in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by sweets4ever on: September 28, 2006 07:42:20 PM
I made these for a friend, completely and entirely from a picture on her Wists (http://www.etsy.com/view_item_sold_anon.php?listing_id=317499&transaction_id=111051).
I take no credit, nor will I ever, for the lemon design.  Smiley

It was my first time working with clay, but I was on a mission!  I was really happy that they turned out okay & she says she likes them!  Smiley

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660  Re: Melted Beads & Sequins Trinket Tin in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by sweets4ever on: September 28, 2006 07:27:44 PM
I picked up so of these tins awhile back and was wondering if the lids would melt if I did melted beads. Now I will definitely have to try this. Thanks for sharing, I love all your creativity.

They make great little molds or palettes.. just fill them full of goodness & melt!

Here's a purple one I did a little while ago...
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