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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: ring blanks?? on: July 24, 2010 07:05:21 PM
Late reply, but you can get them on Etsy. Tons of people sell supplies. That's where I got mine. I didn't want to wait either, buuuut Michaels sells them in packs of 3 and I bought a whole bunch for only a little bit more than what Michaels wanted.
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: SHRINKY DINKS on: July 24, 2010 06:55:30 PM
Thanks, Eliea. I have an older oven so I decided to stick with the toaster oven for even heating, otherwise I'd throw a cookie sheet full right in there. I wasn't sure if the shrinky dink paper gave off any smells, but so far so good Smiley

I used to use the oven but then I bought a heat tool that you can find in the scrapbooking section of craft stores and it works great. I just hold the piece down with a wooden dowel through the hole to keep it from blowing off the table. It's fun watching it shrink this way and you can make sure it's even better this way too (at least for me). When I did it in the oven I often had a problem of the shrinkys sticking to the cardboard I was cooking them on and so they were ruined.

Oh no! Haha, I almost did that today, but decided to use new paper in case the sealer was toxic. I forgot about the whole flamable part...
Can you use a heat gun on polymer clay? I'm not sure if I should just go out and find a cheap toaster oven to do all my crafting or if I can keep using the same one for food and crafts.
My oven doens't heat evenly either but they can stay in till they are all flattened out. It won't hurt them.
I tend to like the toaster oven though becasue I can watch them. My oven doesn't have a window. Sad  I just worry as I have set the toaster oven on fire before with the shrinkies but that was because I sealed them on the same paper I bake with and then put the paper back in the oven. Sealer is flam-able. lol Luckily the toaster oven survived being put out! The shrink plastic and paper however did not.
I've been paranoid since that I'm going to forget again and am super careful either way.
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: SHRINKY DINKS on: July 24, 2010 04:00:07 AM
Thanks, Eliea. I have an older oven so I decided to stick with the toaster oven for even heating, otherwise I'd throw a cookie sheet full right in there. I wasn't sure if the shrinky dink paper gave off any smells, but so far so good Smiley

I used to use the oven but then I bought a heat tool that you can find in the scrapbooking section of craft stores and it works great. I just hold the piece down with a wooden dowel through the hole to keep it from blowing off the table. It's fun watching it shrink this way and you can make sure it's even better this way too (at least for me). When I did it in the oven I often had a problem of the shrinkys sticking to the cardboard I was cooking them on and so they were ruined.

Can you use a heat gun on polymer clay? I'm not sure if I should just go out and find a cheap toaster oven to do all my crafting or if I can keep using the same one for food and crafts.
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: SHRINKY DINKS on: July 18, 2010 02:32:26 PM
So, I've read through a lot of this thread..but I haven't seen anyone say it's okay to bake in the same oven you cook dinner in. I just got some shrinky dink paper and I'm looking forward to trying it out, but I don't want to ruin my toaster oven or oven.

Is there anything I have to do after I've made something with the shrinky dink paper to prevent contaminating my food? Sorry if this has already been asked!
5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Harry Potter swap round 8 (SIGN-UPS 7/3/10-7/17/10), MAIL BY 8/17/10 on: July 09, 2010 01:19:32 PM
OMG. I work in a cubicle 40+ hours all week and the only thing that keeps me from falling asleep in front of my computer is listening to the HP books on my ipod. I've been HP obsessed since the first book came out. I'll have to join this!

I was just looking all over the internet for some cool HP clothing yesterday, and what I saw in the past HP swap galleries beats any WB shirt I've seen.
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Vintage diamond barbie pendants (Ton of pics) on: May 22, 2010 08:44:22 AM
Very creative! I know a little girl who'd love to wear one of those  Smiley
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Bottlecap Charms on: May 22, 2010 08:42:17 AM
I love that little deer one  Smiley
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Credit Crunch Bracelet - Hot Fresh Tute and Pix 4 Days. on: May 22, 2010 08:41:18 AM
Haha, sooo good
9  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: Advertising your Etsy shop! on: May 22, 2010 08:13:10 AM
Put your business card in books...

Go to Barnes & Noble or Borders and just tuck them between the pages of the new arrivals or best sellers. It might work. I've been meaning to try it out myself.
10  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Hpnotiq Cocktail Cupcakes with Toasted Coconut Buttercream and Pineapple Gel on: May 22, 2010 08:01:52 AM
Mmmm
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