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1631  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: please help me with my hair on: March 25, 2007 02:24:06 PM
I had a wedding to attend and managed to get my hair to do what you're looking for.  My hair also will not hold a curl, but what I did did last through the evening.  My hair was to my waist, so I doubt you'd need the time I needed with mine.

Washed and dried my hair in the morning and while it was slightly damp, I wrapped my hair around 4 or 5 large sponge curlers.  The way I got curlier ends and more of a flat top was to start the wrapping at the ends, but bring the curlers to the top of my head.  As if I'd done the wrapping starting at the ends, but while I was bend over so my hair was hanging from the top of my head to the floor.

My hair stayed in those curlers for several hours (probably 8 to 10).  I finger combed the curls out and then used hairspray.  (Not a lot though... I absolutely HATE the plastic helmet feeling it can give!)

I did do some trial runs to see what would work best for my head.  What I didn't factor in was needing to run through the mall for the near-hysterical bride-to-be to get fake eyelashes while I had the curlers in my head.  I told her she has to name her daughter after me because of what I went through for her that day.

Good luck and don't forget to take pictures!
Maimun
1632  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Re: Your input needed for the next challenge theme! on: March 25, 2007 02:08:21 PM
thank you much!  I have more paper than God ever intended anyone to have, but I'm also taking a class on Photoshop, so both methods are nipping at my heels.
Maimun
1633  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: new rings and earings on: March 25, 2007 02:05:31 PM
Considering the number of pics I had to take before I got these pics, action shots are probably well beyond my capabilities.  But what really prompted me to try these was the video available at:
http://wire-sculpture.com

You do need to submit your email, but the emails I've gotten are VERY brief and do have useful info, so it's worth it.  Once you're registered, you get to see the videos as often as you want.  I'm very tempted to order the DVDs.

I don't have the kinds of wires used in the video, so just used the crafting wires I had on hand.  I also didn't wind the wire as they did.  (Was too lazy to pull out my drill.)

How they were made:
the earings:
1- insert a head pin through the bead and create a loop at the top
2- put a piece of thin copper wire into the hole of the bead alongside the head pin, then wrapped it around the bead eventually tucking the end into the other end of the bead
3- attached the posts

Silver Swirl ring:
1- wrap long piece of thick silver wire one loop around a ring mandrel at the size I needed. (before the mandrel, I used a mini wood baseball bat where I'd marked the size i needed.  I think it was a quarter at AC Moore.)
2-pull wire gently into a stretched out "S" like shape so ends of wire are perpendicular to the loop
3- tape the bead down over the wire to keep it place a little easier than just trying to hold it in place.
4- bend one end of wire gently into the hole and coil the end
5- loop the other end of the wire over the end of the bead so the coil holds it in place.  Then bring it down and around the other end of the bead and wrap it around the wire going into the bead.

The Sea ring:
1-insert 2 head pins in opposite directions through the bead (2 pins add strength for the wrapping and the flat end holds the wrapped wire in)  (I did another ring with this method, but not the head pins this way.  The thin wire slid right off.)
2- tape the bead onto the mandrel at needed size
3- insert LONG piece thin gold wire into bead alongside the head pins.  Wrap it around the mandrel to the other end of the bead then wrap it around both head pins at that end.
4- go around the mandrel again to the other end of the bead.  Wrap around that head pin
5- continue wrapping (directions of the wrapping will cause different patterns.  Play around to see what happens)  When you've completely covered the head pins, I wrapped the extra wire around the X formed on the underside of the mandrel to add some strength.
If you run short of wire, wrap the end around the head pins and cut very closely.   You can add more by wrapping a new piece around a head pin set and continuing the wrapping.

Hope these made sense.  One of the tips I got from those videos that made things much easier is to let the wire bend itself and not force it unless you want a sharp bend.  Smooth bends/curves were best made by holding the end and the base and gently mold the wire into the direction you want.
Maimun
1634  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Re: Your input needed for the next challenge theme! on: March 24, 2007 08:20:44 PM
I looked for an answer but had no luck.

Are digitally created ATCs allowed in challenges?  I would think we'd need to print out, scan in then post the ATC, but can they be created on the computer?

Or does it vary depending on the challenge?

Sorry if this is posted somewhere already.
Maimun
1635  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / new rings and earings on: March 24, 2007 04:39:17 PM
Craft Night at Mojoz's was redicuously productive this week!  I finished a necklace for which a friend has been waiting patiently since time began.  And I did a matching bracelet.  They're gifts, so I'm not posting pics of them.  Reconstructed a necklace for another friend, but since she was at craft night too, she's got her necklace and matching earings that came from the original necklace.  I didn't think to take a picture, but only had the cell phone camera anyway.

Then I got to play for myself.  I made earings:



Then, today, after getting home from a beeswax collage are class, I made this ring:



And then I made this ring:


It's been a while since I played with beads, but these were worth the wait!
Maimun
1636  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Re: anyone make their own rubber stamps? on: March 20, 2007 08:11:02 PM
I carve my own designs though I have yet to post any of them here yet.  (if only everyone once in a while, a week would get an extra day in it just to do the things I mean to do!)

If you want to give me a better idea of what kinds of images, I can probably help you.
Maimun
1637  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Re: Your input needed for the next challenge theme! on: March 19, 2007 07:48:39 PM
No clowning around, I voted and I better get all 3 cards done in time to post them.  There, if I said it out loud, so to speak, maybe I will get them done.
Maimun
1638  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Glass beaded hair comb.. on: March 03, 2007 06:02:33 AM
BEAUTIFUL!!  I'm trying to remember to look for combs for me so I can make some too.  I like how you used large beads.
Maimun
1639  New York / New York: North / Utica, NY: Coffee & Crafts, March 9th on: February 27, 2007 09:26:03 PM
Coffee & Crafts at Mojozs

All crafters are welcome to bring their project(s) and join with other crafty people for sharing, demonstrating, creativity and fellowship while enjoying the good eats available at Mojozs Coffeehouse

Friday nights, 6:00 to 8:00 starting March 9th

Mojozs Coffeehouse, corner of Culver and Albany Streets, Utica. (315-735-3340)


March 9th will feature a make-n-take (for those interested) in learning to make rubber stamps from your own designs.

All creative people and all crafts welcome!
1640  New York / New York: Central / Coffee & Crafts, Utica on: February 27, 2007 09:06:02 PM
Coffee & Crafts at Mojozs

All crafters are welcome to bring their project(s) and join with other crafty people for sharing, demonstrating, creativity and fellowship while enjoying the good eats available at Mojozs Coffeehouse

Friday nights, 6:00 to 8:00 starting March 9th
Mojozs Coffeehouse, corner of Culver and Albany Streets, Utica. (315-735-3340)

March 9th will feature a make-n-take (for those interested) in learning to make rubber stamps from your own designs.

All creative people and all crafts welcome!
Maimun

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