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11  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re:Paypal and Other Shopping Carts on: February 26, 2004 09:20:10 PM
Well, I checked out your site, and thought your stuff was cool...we all have those days. Keep on doing what you love!
12  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re:from coat to messanger bag on: February 26, 2004 01:15:59 PM
Wow!!!!!
What a slick job you did chainreaction, and you too, rox...Totally inspiring!
13  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re:zippered pouches with embroidered icons (get organized!) on: February 26, 2004 01:12:12 PM
These are so cute!!!
What a great gift idea for someone who has everything, (and needs somewhere to put it!)
14  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re:call me paranoid on: February 17, 2004 06:03:55 PM
Well, we can all be proud of our wonderful ability to be creative!!! It must be that the ideas on this board are soo great that even creepy internet guys can see how wonderful they are....hedgehog pillow excepted Wink.
15  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re:a very particular chotchke on: February 17, 2004 05:41:57 PM
There are two great button stores that I know of and they sell every button known to crafterkind. One is is San Francisco, a great fabric store called "Britex" it's on Geary off Union Square. I don't know if they buy from individual button designers but you could give them a call and send some pics.
The other great button mecca is Tender Buttons in NYC. They may also buy "one of a kind" buttons.
Good luck, they are great.
16  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re:polmer clay tips? on: February 13, 2004 06:52:39 PM
Ah! the fun of polymer.
http://www.nfobase.com/html/laura_liska.html
My friend Laura makes great polymer beads (well, used to...)and was known for her terrific use of color. She mixed her colors just using the color wheel and the three primary colors in Fimo. You may want check out this link i found on her, it might inspire you.

As far as texture goes, I have crumbled up Fimo and put it into a mini food processer and whirred it around for a few moments. The clay is still crumbly, but it is much easier to begin to kneed and soften. Really well conditioned clay gives better results. (maybe you can find a mini chopper second hand. Use it only for clay. But you knew that already) Smiley.

After the clay comes out of the oven, you can sand the clay UNDER RUNNING WATER, with very fine grit wet/dry sandpaper, starting at 400 grit and working up to 1200. You can find it at the hardware store or automotive supply. The more patient you are, you can get quite a nice polish. Don't scrub the fimo with the sandpaper, just lightly sand under running water. If you have a Dremel tool you can buff your fimo with a muslin buff after you have sanded. I also know people who rub their beads and pendants on their jeans to shine them.

Some people even go so far as to wear latex gloves when working with the fimo...but that's no fun!
17  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re:attaching earring findings on: February 13, 2004 06:39:51 PM
If you use metal earring backs on Fimo pieces that you have made attach the backs before you bake them by placing the earing pad with post on the back side of the piece, covering the pad with a thin layer of Fimo and smoothing it over so that it seals the pad in place. The metal will not be harmed by baking the clay, AND you won't have to worry about glue...good luck!
18  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Re: 10,000 Members! on: January 31, 2004 05:55:07 PM
Oh, geez...MissRoo.  Kiss Those are very kind words...You come from a long line of crafting divas (and divos if you count your bro.) When our two branches of crafty families crossed, we were bound to be super-creative. We had many good times making up interesting stuff. Now that we live farther apart we can still share ideas on this forum and we get to craft with a whole bunch of other people, too. I tell all of my students in my classes to check out the creative community on craftster.
19  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re:girly silloette cards on: January 31, 2004 03:12:52 PM
Thanks for the link! what a great clipart site!
20  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re:Glue advice needed on: January 31, 2004 02:21:46 PM
There was a product that I remember that was used to hang posters on walls that came off cleanly. It had the consistancy of chewing gum and I think it was blue...Try checking the adhesive aisle. 3m might produce it. Good luck!
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