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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Handmade Clock help on: June 02, 2013 07:12:06 PM
Hubby's birthday is approaching and I need some help.  I had bought a album months back with the ideas of starting up hubbys collection, but that fizzled.  So now I have an album (with its cover) and want to make it into a clock....

I know i need a clock thingy, but I am looking ideas for the numbers.  Do they come on a template or something?  Could I possibly find a clear circle insert with the numbers on them?  I don't want to destroy the album (aside for putting a hold in the middle of it.....).

Any ideas?
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: A few 3d beading related questions. on: April 08, 2013 05:21:42 PM
If you do a search for beaded rope.  You'll find out what I am talking about.  Not sure if I can post etsy links or not...


Is that done in a tubular peyote right? What is the difference between an even and odd peyote stitch?  Other than the # of beads lol!
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: A few 3d beading related questions. on: April 06, 2013 09:05:35 AM
HA!  Thank you.  I gave up after multiple tries.  I came close to getting it done at one put but wasn't paying attention and slipped a green bead inside of a blue one.  My OCD kicked in and I scrapped the entire project.

On a lighter note.  I saw this question, came to it and realize it was about most of the questions I had in mind today.  I looked at author and realized it was me.  duh!

Well I'll add to this post instead of posting a new one when it's 3d related.

I found a piece on etsy, a tube bracelet.  It's a leopard print so there splotches on it.  I just want to know what type of stitch that is used?  It's literally a tube with crimped edges, claps, etc.
4  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Quick tip for coloring clay. on: February 14, 2013 05:44:41 PM
Not sure if this tip has been posted before, but I'll share it.  It works best on small amounts of clay (white in particular).  And small means small, unless you have a lot of makeup that you won't use.

So I am not a make up girl, but growing up I was given it.  I've saved some of it on the rare chance I use it, but other than that it takes up dresser space.  So pull out your eye shadow.  Any color like that will compliment your project.

Anyway take a small amount of white clay and flatten it out.  Then sweep the brush thing that comes with it, or a mini paint brush, over the shadow and paint the surface (as many times as you like).  You'll get a light coating of color as well as glitter.

I've taken very very small pieces (like a small pinch) and have tinted it with the shadow.

You'll want to use gloves because it is messy, or wash and dry your hands between uses.

Enjoy!
5  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Polymer Clay Cat Family on: February 14, 2013 05:02:15 PM
super cute!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Paper clothing.... on: January 29, 2013 12:39:12 PM
Thought I'd put a suggestive content warning.



Not sure if this should go here or into an origami board *g* but I am looking for some advice/suggestions on wrapping paper clothing...I wasn't able to hubby an xmas gift, so wanted to have something special for his bday.  I was looking for a suggestion on how to make a wrapping paper skirt maybe a tube top.  I want it durable for a bit, but it's gonna be a 1 time use thing.  I tried just wrapping paper around and that doesn't work well.  It's tears very easily.

Suggestions or other ideas are welcomed.
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Fancy Beaded Sea Crown on: January 15, 2013 06:17:43 PM
Super cute idea!
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / A few 3d beading related questions. on: January 14, 2013 07:39:24 PM
Hi,

I was looking around online and found a tut for a cute little 3d beaded canary.  I have tried the project 4 time already and have had to take it apart 4 times.  My first question is on this tut, it says nothing about using needles...which is weird with it being a 3d beading...  But I do need to ask, am I supposed to use needles?

Also what type of graph paper do I need to use to make my own 3d beaded figures?  And finally, what type of stitch am I using when making a 3d figure?

Not sure if I can post the tut but here it is http://www.beadjewelrymaking.com/Kid_Art_Project/Kid_art_bead_project/september2007_bead_project.html

Thank you so much!
Layna
9  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 81 ENTRIES / Re: Thread Mache Mask: Using Only Thread and Glue! JUST THREAD IT, with TUTE! on: January 12, 2013 09:41:20 AM
I adore that!  That inspired me to make one of my own.  Of course I didn't have a mask, so went to the $ store and got an eye mask (they have their mardi gras decorations, so it was a cheapy plastic thing), and I don't have crochet thread, so I use yarn.  BTW yarn sucks up liquid....so it's 'drying' which may take awhile.  I can't wait to see how it turns out!  I'll post a pic once it's done.  Like you said the hardest part is trying not to touch it!   Grin
10  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / added colored pieces to a white sculpture. on: November 07, 2012 05:42:20 PM
hi,

I am making a dragon and she is white, which is the only color clay I have.  I want to add purple accents to her, but am unsure how to...any ideas?  I am not sure how gluing would be.  When baking the clay it doesn't come exactly white, more of an off-white, so if I were to just stick the purple accents directly on the clay, I'd need to paint around them.  And they are small.  Not really detailed, they're just little raised poka-dots.  Any suggestions? Thanks!
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