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1  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Problems with drilling a hole into glass (breaks after a couple of days) on: April 22, 2015 03:44:56 AM
Hey there,
I am hoping that there is someone here that can tell me more about how to solve the following problem.

I have been drilling holes into my glass pendants (microwave kiln) with my new small rotary tool and diamond bits.
I put it in some water and drill very gently and take a long time to do it right.
It works very well and holes look clean and I think it looks lovely and natural when I finish the piece with cord.
But, even though it looks good at first, after a few days suddenly a big crack appears and  the pieces break in two.

So right after drilling everything seems fine and whole, and after a couple of days it suddenly breaks. It has happened to 3 of the 6 pieces I have drilled so far Sad which is a lot.
This dolphin one for example broke without a clear reason (it was just sitting on the table) after 4 days:

 
Before, there was no crack visible in any way, and it just looked sturdy and whole. I was very happy with it.

I would be so happy if anyone can tell me what it is that I am doing wrong, I just love to use cord instead of a stick on bail. So can I drill holes without having the pieces break? If yes, how can I improve my ways? Smiley (a big thank you in advance Smiley)
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / painted pendant (wood and oils) on: April 15, 2015 11:23:58 PM
Recently I made this new pendant with oil paints. I thought it would be fun to start making tiny garden/spring scenes.
This time I added a slightly bigger bail then I usually do, because I wanted a thick cotton cord in it. I do not want to use leather or silk, so I had to search a bit for something nice, but cotton cord proves to be very pretty Smiley so thats great! I was thinking about searching for a green cord, to make it remind even more of spring and nature.




Next one might be one with spring flowers. Smiley

I am doing all of these tiny oil painting pieces because I want to push myself to start painting again, I got nervous about it and stopped. So I am hoping that making it small and showing it to people will help to have the guts again to make bigger paintings. (also doing ATC's lol Smiley)
3  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Fused glass and painted tree on: April 01, 2015 02:23:44 AM


Hey there everyone ^_^
I just finished a new pendant yesterday. I still make trees a lot, so again a tree (sorry, just have this fascination for them Smiley)
Its size is 5 cm x 2.5 cm and I was wondering if that is too big? What do you guys think?
I myself wear smaller jewelry usually, but I do know people that like it bigger. So I am hoping that its just right Smiley
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Recycled wine box on: February 16, 2015 04:34:04 AM


Hey there!
A while ago I came to the conclusion that we had a lot of old wine boxes in the garage, and that the wood looked kind of interesting. So I took one, destroyed it Sad, but then sanded all the wood smooth and silky ^_^, coated it with linseed oil (because it is a non-toxic way of sealing wood). I had the thought of painting a tree on the old wood, because  Cheesy, then at least people will remember what it used to be. I used oil paints and more linseed oil.

"The memory of wood" Smiley
What do you think? I did not paint a bark structure because I wanted the natural wood lines to stay visible.
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Tree pendant on: November 20, 2014 01:50:27 AM
Hey there,
I just finished a new pendant. I painted a tree on wood with gold and black paint (and white for snow). I used to do big paintings in this way, but stopped for some reason. Now I decided to start small, so that maybe I get the motivation to make a big one again. Sometimes making something small helps to get back into that creative flow Smiley
What do you think?
I am going to make another one today I think, maybe more branches as if it was seen from a bit further away.
I like the snow, so somehow I want to try to incorporate more snow in the air, without it starting to look too full.



Btw, I added my name on the picture, because I recently found out that there are a lot of things that I made on pinterest. But with someone elses name on it! I was a bit shocked. Often things are pinned from here as well, which is totally ok to me, but someone elses name on it goes to far for me.
So I started adding my name on pictures that I put on the internet.
Its not a link, just my real name. So I hope it is ok. But if it is not, please let me know!
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / ATC cats ^_^ on: November 05, 2014 02:16:33 AM
Hey there,
I recently started out making ACEO/ATC miniatures. I very much enjoy that right now.
I am considering making more.
What kind of subjects do you guys think would be nice? So far I have been doing kitties and trees ^_^ which are usually my favorite subjects in general.  (I adore cats)

These two are the ones that I made recently. I like how they have turned out, especially the green one.




What kind of subjects do you like for ATC cards? (I am curious)
Feel free to share yours if you like Smiley
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Finally! A Christmas card illustration and Christmas cards! on: November 26, 2013 02:55:45 AM
A couple of weeks ago I made an illustration for a Christmas card.
Now its printed on pretty luxory paper ^_^ and I am so happy with it! Just wanted to share it Smiley

This is the normal illustration (watercolors)


And this is the end result, packages of 5
8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Is artwork less 'art' when it is made with Copic markers? on: November 21, 2013 12:08:22 AM
Hey there!
I was wondering about something.
I often make drawings and paintings. Sometimes with oil paints, watercolors and acrylics.
But these days also with Copic Markers, and noticed that people sometimes feel that it is less 'art' because of the material I used.

I myself feel that art is not defined by the material it is made off, but I wondered about this. In the end the image is made by me, comes from my brain. And it does not matter so much what I used to put it out there. But maybe others differ. I am curious about this Smiley

Do you feel artworks feel less as 'art' when they are made of Copic Markers or other modern materials, instead of for example watercolors, oil paint, acrylics etc?

Copic marker drawings, with sometimes details of white paint:

9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / New glass tree pendants on: November 20, 2013 11:54:54 PM




I made some fused glass pendants again, with handpainted trees on top. Just wanted to show them as it has been a while since I made anything! Smiley
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / A new type of wooden pendants on: September 25, 2013 08:05:05 AM
I started making some new pendants with wood, in a different way then before. First I made dragonflies, but now I like to burn small drawings by hand into wooden disks.
Just wanted to show it and see if people like it! Smiley I really enjoy making these.
 




Any ideas about what else you would like to see on wood?

 
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