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11  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: ** Your Favorite Beer Soaps ** on: July 13, 2005 10:49:57 AM
ooh good idea, I love resin and finding new ways to use it.  I also love bottlecaps because I get a crap load of them almost daily, because my dad has a "bar" out in the garage that he and his friends use almost every night.  They gladley donate to my bottlecap reserve. 

This would be fun with beads, like the letter beads so your soap can say stuff.  I like to make resin pendants with beads in them.  the possibilities are endless!!!  dried flowers!  legos!  HOLY CRAP! the world!  ok I'm done. 

I would of never thought of making soaps around resin!  you rule!!

-Liquid

Thanks so much... Smiley  Oh, you just wait...we have an upcoming project that is going to rock your socks off.  Just keep an eye out... *snickers secretively*
12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: ** Bottlecap Poker Chips ** on: July 13, 2005 10:47:32 AM
Those are scrumdiddlyumptious! But I always have problem finding decent bottlecaps.

The best thing to do is hit up a bar or a mexican restaurant.  They have these little boxes hooked onto bottlecap openers and the bottlecaps drop off into the container.  They're usually more than happy to give them all to you - just bring a plastic bag!
13  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: my imitation of an american eagle necklace on: July 07, 2005 08:34:38 AM
heyyy, good job.  Almost identical.
14  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / ** Your Favorite Beer Soaps ** on: July 03, 2005 09:07:40 PM
Tongue More stuff from reClaim life Tongue



http://pics.livejournal.com/tragicmouse/pic/00008qr1/s320x240

http://pics.livejournal.com/tragicmouse/pic/00009rts/s320x240

These are batch #1.  Batch #2 will have them encased in resin so they don't scratch your arm when you use up a certain amount of soap...and in the end, you'll have a fun little uhm...paperweight.

**Our other posts (yes, we like bottlecaps.  a lot.  no, you shutup.) **
Bottlecap Poker Chips: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=41811.0
Bottlecap Brooches: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=6557.0
Cassingle Journals: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=6883.0
15  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: ** Bottlecap Poker Chips ** on: July 03, 2005 08:44:55 PM
I too LOVE these! What a great way to recycle!  And I too am wondering how you made their shape exactly - if you have time could you explane it a little?
Thanks


I'm not entirely sure how this reply thing works, so forgive me if this just keeps posting a bunch of crap at the bottom of my thread...but just in case it actually sends stuff to people, as I said above:

We used the head of a balpeen hammer and stuck it in the cap...and tapped it out a little with another hammer.  Next, we shaped them with the hammer some then put them between two pieces of 2x4 wood and hammered it three times facing up, then once or twice facing down.  It's kinda tricky because if you hammer it too hard or tap it at an angle, the cap can either give too much, start to split, curl, crinkle, or implode all-together. It was an awful lot of trial-and-error, but totally worth it.  Glad you like them!
16  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: ** Bottlecap Poker Chips ** on: July 03, 2005 08:43:32 PM
Im not much of a card player but that is so freakin awesome Cheesy  Cool

thanks so much! Smiley
17  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: ** Bottlecap Poker Chips ** on: July 03, 2005 08:43:16 PM
Ah those are awsome. I need an excuse to play poker...now.

come on over!   Cheesy
18  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: ** Bottlecap Poker Chips ** on: July 03, 2005 08:42:34 PM
those are amazing! did you just.... bang them flat or is there a method to their shape?

Well, it was moreso a "banging method".  We used the head of a balpeen hammer and stuck it in the cap...and tapped it out a little with another hammer.  Next, we shaped them with the hammer some then put them between two pieces of 2x4 wood and hammered it three times facing up, then once or twice facing down.  It's kinda tricky because if you hammer it too hard or tap it at an angle, the cap can either give too much, start to split, curl, crinkle, or implode all-together. It was an awful lot of trial-and-error, but totally worth it.  Glad you like them!
19  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: ** Bottlecap Poker Chips ** on: July 03, 2005 08:39:06 PM
That is so clever.  Are they sharp at all?

Recycling feels so good!

Not *sharp*, but rather milled, almost like the edge of a quarter.  I'm toying with the idea of coating them in Envirotex epoxy/resin stuff...but without they make such a nice ringing nose when you shuffle them!
20  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: stenciled jacket heart and heart in hands on: July 02, 2005 06:26:59 PM
I'm really diggin' that image on the back.  Nice work.  Smiley
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