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1  Re: Melting beads in silicone bakeware? in Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions by Nicole Randome on: July 14, 2006 07:26:33 PM
Ok, so I was forced to just go ahead and try it myself. It seems to work. Nobody in the house keeled over and nothing caught on fire.

It did take much longer than using metal, but the fumes seemed not as bad. Or maybe I'm just immune to them now.  Cheesy

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2  Re: the melted bead bowl in Beads: Completed Projects by Nicole Randome on: June 18, 2006 09:02:18 AM
Thank you, thank you. My kids love picking out beads to melt. I have so many ideas for this my head is spinning.  Tongue

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3  Re: felted knitted balls in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Nicole Randome on: August 10, 2005 07:29:30 AM
Here's a picture of the ones I made, before felting. They are a great scrap project!

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4  Re: Star Shaped Baby Blanket in Crochet: Completed Projects by Nicole Randome on: March 29, 2005 10:01:17 AM
After reading this thread I was possessed and simply had to make one of these. So easy and cute! I love seeing all the color combinations and striping patterns you guys used.
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5  Re: Glass Marble Magnets in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Nicole Randome on: June 08, 2004 05:50:40 PM
I use colored marbles, the only ones so far that don't work are the really dark blue.

I punch sheet music since I'm focusing my crafts on music related things in an effort to keep myself under control.  Roll Eyes

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6  Re: Packaging for bracelets? in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by Nicole Randome on: June 07, 2004 03:14:20 PM
Obviously there are all different colors and styles, here is the only one I seem to have on my computer at the moment. This one is a chunkier style.

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7  What paint to use on metal? in Discussion and Questions by Nicole Randome on: June 01, 2004 02:22:43 PM
I mod poged and felt lined this old holiday tin over the weekend, but I would have preferred to paint it and just podge on a few random images. What paint would stick to the bare metal and/or cover the original design? You can see some of the ugly old yellow around the edges still, and I want perfection.  Tongue



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8  DIY circular needles from dowels w/pics and tutorial in Knitting: Completed Projects by Nicole Randome on: May 27, 2004 05:16:05 PM
I hope it was ok to start a new thread for this. Feel free to flog me if needed. And yes, my pictures are not so good.

There has to be at least one other person here who is cheap enough and hardcore enough to try this.  Grin Most of the finishing and shaping techniques are the same as regular dowel/chopstick needles http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=2611.0

The magic ingredient is: Weed eater line. I got this package for about $2.50 at walmart. At 150 feet I won't be running out any time soon. Be sure to get the round line, not the ridged.

These are going to be size 8 needles. I cut these pieces 4" to make a 32" set. For shorter circs, I would cut them as short as 3 or 3.5" - sharpen the tips and sand the ends so they slightly taper.

I used a Dremel to drill holes about 1/2" deep in the ends. This part takes a steady hand, but the Dremel makes it easy.

Squeeze a little super glue into the holes, and insert the cord ends.

When the glue is dry, sand and finish the needles, tapering as much as you can toward the cable for an unbroken surface. On these smaller diameter needles, I then put a dab of regular Elmer's glue at the juncture, which dries nice and smooth. On a bigger needle, cone shaped beads or other creative measures may need to be taken.
A few hours later, a pair of circs that didn't cost me a trip to the yarn store or much $$ at all.  Wink


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9  How can I save this case? in What the heck can I do with THIS? by Nicole Randome on: May 16, 2004 02:12:54 PM
I got this for free (my favorite price) at a yard sale today. It's really in good shape, but it is locked and I don't have the combination.

Any ideas how to get it open without destroying it? Can I remove the locks and put new latches on it?

Sorry about the fuzzy picture. Photography is so not one of my skills.

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