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181  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Copper Tubing Sculpture on: February 09, 2007 09:47:16 PM
Truly cool. I LOVE it!

I think pricing is hard (hate to do it myself)! Copper's pretty expensive these days, so I would definitely add materials cost + hourly wage (maybe between 10 & 25 dollars an hour if you're just starting out). Or you could check out metal wall sculptures on-line  and set your pricing close to that depending on degree of difficulty, size, technique, etc.

182  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Window Painting on: February 02, 2007 06:52:25 AM
Not sure if this is what you had in mind, but when I was in high school we did "faux stained glass windows". First, we had sheets of clear acetate (not sure where you'd find those, but our teacher said she bought it on a roll and it was used on gym flooring?). Cut them to the size of your window, then mix tempera paint powders with elmers school glue. Draw your outlines and then let dry - this will be your leading. Mix future floor wax with tempera powders for colors and brush them into your design. After it's all dry, use spray mount to mount them to your window's surface. I imagine you could do something similar on the glass itself, BUT it would run unless you removed your window first.

183  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: help please: a source of cheap bails, even if not great quality. on: February 02, 2007 06:34:17 AM
I like to buy from firemountain gems. Here's a link:http://www.firemountaingems.com/search.asp?skw=bails
184  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / Re: Help Enchanted Evening Banquet on: January 20, 2007 11:29:22 AM
Expanding on Bailliesbagsbaubles's idea, what about a topiary, paint some terracotta pots, add foam and a dowel, top with foam ball and poke in flowers. Use some spanish moss and lots of purple/silver sparkly ribbons. You might be able to catch some battery operated xmas lights on clearance somewhere to wrap around the topiaries too.

Here is a cheap place for battery operated lights:http://www.save-on-crafts.com/chrisligandl.html

I noticed on that site, they also have battery operated tealight "candles" - you could get a set of cylindrical glasses (or hurricane lamps) and cover them with mulberry paper and use them as "candle" holders.  Then surround them with flowers at the base and sprinkle some confetti, or flat glass marbles on the tables.
185  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / Re: What kind of plant is this? on: January 12, 2007 08:16:43 PM
Maybe hyacinth? mmmm... I love them!

186  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fairy Wings - What type of paint to use?? on: January 10, 2007 04:45:35 PM
I used acrylic on mine, but it didn't look great. What about some fabric paint? Like the puffy or glittery kind?

BTW, I burned my holes with an incense stick, and i did them before I painted.

Good luck! Whew - 14 pairs of wings!?! What an ambitious project! I hope you post pics, I'd love to see them!
187  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: my newest book purse! with MONSTEROUS tutorial! (hugely image obese) on: December 21, 2006 08:09:17 PM
tres cool! Thanks for posting the instructions. I look forward to trying this!
188  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: sock patterns...suggestions? on: December 21, 2006 08:05:57 PM
If you've knitted in the round, you can really do any pattern you want. Look for a sock pattern that becomes basic stockinet after you finish the cuff like this one: http://www.knitlist.com/96gift/giftbellsocks.htm

189  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Wire Jewelry Help Please! on: December 12, 2006 11:01:50 AM
I'd go with 16 guage wire. Thicker the better in situations where the wire is going to be the star.

Personally, I think you can get away with just using a pair of round nosed pliers (the ones that are rounded all the way around, not half round!) and skip the jig. I have no luck with those darned things!
190  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: Rubber Cement varieties? on: December 11, 2006 01:26:20 PM
Hmmm, give the rubber cement one more try. Thinly coat both your paper and what you're going to stick it to, let dry to a matte finish and it'll stick FOREVER. I always have the same problem you do with the gluesticks.
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