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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / ruler bracelet on: June 19, 2004 12:41:26 PM
i was inspired by the bracelet here:
http://www.uncommongoods.com/item/item.jhtml?catId=3&itemId=11332&nextItemIndex=14&style=&pageId=126&templateId=1&famName=bracelets&subCatId=10001.

so, theirs is out of metal, but i thought, why couldn't you do it with a real ruler?

materials:
tin foil
little ruler from a geometry set, or a big one cut in half
oven
cookie tray
round object such as a can to mold your bracelet on

1. preheat your oven to 350 F
2. put the tin foil onto the cookie tray
3. place the ruler on the cookie tray
3. put the tray in the oven
4. you must check the ruler constantly, because depending on the type, the ruler will melt differently. once you see it start to shrink, and possibly curl, remove it from the oven.
5. quickly take the ruler off the sheet and place it on your round object, i used an empty juice can. once you have it molded in a generally round shape, put it back on the tray, this time standing on its edge.
6. pop it back in the oven for a but again, until it's soft.
7. take it out, and with oven mittened hands smush the ends in a bit to make it more of a bracelet shape, like the metal one i linked to.
8. let cool, and voila.


sorry i don't have any pictures guys, my digital camera is MIA..or..just wounded maybe...any way you look at it it's not working.

>>warning<< this may not work for all rulers, i did three, and one of them went ruffly and i had to throw it in the garbage.
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / decoupaged desk on: June 12, 2004 09:13:33 PM
so, i want to decoupage a desk of mine..probably with encyclopedia pages or something like that. but i have a couple of questions: what type of paper would be best for this - glossy, or the other type..like in a paperback. also, should i use modge podge? it kind of seems like a waste of the stuff, to me, since i want to cover pretty much the entire desk. and what about varnish, should i just use a regular type stuff you find at a place like home depot? mm..that's pretty much it, if you have any warnings, those would be appreciated too. thanx heaps.
3  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Buttons on: March 01, 2004 05:22:50 PM
i have a ginormous collection of buttons from my grandma, all colors, shapes, and sizes..and i can't quite figure out what to do with them, any ideas??
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