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15481  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Melted beads = stain glass-esque lamp shade on: June 14, 2006 12:52:02 PM
I was out bead "eyeing" yesterday too.  I wasn't sure how many bags to buy though?  I know it probably takes a lot, but does anyone have an estimate?

Ohh... Sad  I knew someone would ask this!  It was hard to keep track 'cause I was just tossing colors around & I used different sizes with the sparkly & dark beads.  I'm supposed to be working (I'm using that term very loosely here, lol) right now... but you are more than welcome to grab this MONDO big image of the pre-baked tray and either count or just do a guesstimate by dividing it into pie sectors.  Smiley  Forewarning.. the image is in it's native size & is 29.833 x 26.819"!  Wink  It's just like bean counting!!

PS the pan I used is a classic, round pizza pan. Wink
15482  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Melted beads = stain glass-esque lamp shade on: June 14, 2006 12:40:51 PM
So......I have been lurking this thread because I think it is way cool but since my mom is a stained glass artist I figured if I made a faux stained glass lampshade upon sight of it, she would freeze dead in her tracks and accuse me of heresay!   Wink

Sooooooooooo today I ran into Joann's at lunch to get googly eyes and froze dead in my tracks in front of the pony beads! There they were soooo many of them in so many colors and I have an unused 40% off coupon about to expire!!

So now I'm thinking this would be a good project for my office lamps or maybe for the guest room. But basically......I'm sucked in.....sucked into another crafting project! But not until I finish a bunch of stuff that I HAVE to get done this weekend!

One question though......does light shine through the opaque aka the less sparkly beads?

Your family is so artistic and crafty... will your mom adopt me?  Maybe some of it will rub off on me & I'll be in crafty heaven!

Considering that your my swap partner right now, it's okay to be sucked in... hehe!  Smiley

The light does shine through, but not nearly as much.  It's also dependant upon how long you let the beads melt.  If you don't let them melt as long as I did, you can actually leave gaps where no beads are at all, thus more light.  Smiley  I liked them super melted though, because I thought it gave the illusion of stained glass more so than if it was lattice-y.  Here's probably the best shot where you can see the comparison of light vs. less light/opaque vs. solid beads.


Also, if you use the smaller pony beads & the piece was thinner, I'm sure it would shine more.  Personally.. I love, love, love the transparent red beads.  I'll definitely being buying more of those for the next projects (which have compiled a freaking LIST now, eek!).  Smiley
15483  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / Re: view user posts easier on: June 14, 2006 09:01:50 AM
Sounds like a good idea!  Smiley

Not sure if it's possible, but Leah will.  Cheesy
15484  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: How's Your etsy Shop Doing? on: June 14, 2006 08:54:02 AM
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oh thats the hand model i have, i absolutely love it. the frosted look is great to show off bright colours.  you can see it used in my pictures for bracelets and rings in my shop.

Woah... why haven't I shopped in your store before?  What's the big idea!

LOL... off to browse.  Smiley
15485  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: How's Your etsy Shop Doing? on: June 14, 2006 08:52:42 AM
sweets4ever *gasp*! How can you NOT open one!? *faints*

Eek!  *hides*

'Cause I just like lurking here & buying everything?  Smiley  Hehe.
15486  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: How's Your etsy Shop Doing? on: June 14, 2006 08:42:19 AM
samonetolove- I say go for it! You're not out as much money as if you couldn't sell anything on eBay, and I see a lot of craftsters supporting other craftsters, so the word will definitely get out there. I opened mine a short time ago, and have sold two items, but I love it already!

LOL... you're gonna make me open one with all that happy talk!
15487  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: How's Your etsy Shop Doing? on: June 14, 2006 08:40:19 AM
am thinking of opening one...wat u think? Undecided

Think of what?  Smiley

Ya didn't give us anything to swoon over or any details, silly.  Smiley
15488  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: How's Your etsy Shop Doing? on: June 13, 2006 03:38:46 PM
OHhHHHh...
I likie this one... http://cgi.ebay.com/BEAUTIFUL-RING-JEWELRY-HAND-DISPLAY-MANNEQUIN-SHOWCASE_W0QQitemZ8945251902QQihZ004QQcategoryZ67701QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

This is only 1.59 or you could make it with a tapered dowel & velvet.  Smiley
http://cgi.ebay.com/ELEGANT-BLACK-VELVET-ONE-DIGIT-RING-DISPLAY_W0QQitemZ8945280781QQihZ004QQcategoryZ494QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Anyone need a foot?  LOL.
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-WHITE-JEWELRY-FOOT-DISPLAY-ANKLET-TOE-RING-SANDALS_W0QQitemZ8945378234QQihZ004QQcategoryZ15128QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I need a life...  Undecided
15489  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: How's Your etsy Shop Doing? on: June 13, 2006 03:33:54 PM
I think it is a little distracting, I just keep looking at the hand not the ring.  You might want to get one like the one sweets uses.  I model mine on a tapered wooden dowel.

I like yours... it reminds me of the ones they show the rings on at jewelry stores... it has clean lines.  Nifty.
15490  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: How's Your etsy Shop Doing? on: June 13, 2006 03:21:17 PM
Haha...in the first pic I really thought it was a hand!!! Cheesy I think it's cool!!!

Me too!!  How creepy!!  lol... creepy in a good way, in this case.

Here's my hand... with lusterbunny's ring:  Hand model
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