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2041  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Resin-a-licious, PIC-NORMOUS first post, FINALLY on: March 28, 2008 07:43:40 PM
It's all very nifty! I especially like the stars with the mesh paper. If we ever get nice weather-and nice weather that happens on a day off, to boot-I'm going to make resin stuff. Tiny house, no good venilation,need to work outdoors. I've been saving plastic packaging that has interesting shapes, just to experiment with. But I need to get some real molds still. The more I see here, the more I want to play too! I didn't know there were molds to make light switch plates. Yours look so cool I think that gets added to my long list of things to try.
2042  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Science IS Art Swap! (Sign-ups 3/24 - 4/7, Sendouts by 5/7) on: March 28, 2008 07:31:28 PM
I keep getting ideas of stuff to make, but I'm holding off. Ever since for one swap I jumped the gun and made a pendant I knew my partner would love-then had to convert it from jewelry into a magnet because she had metal allergies Embarrassed.
I've always wanted to go see the parthanon, ever since studying it in 5th grade. Maybe that's when I first thought how cool it'd be to dig up old ruins. One of my friends was studying archaeology, and she has to take latin.I guess it would be helpful to be able to read what's on the shards one digs up-obvious when you think about it, but it honestly never occured to me before!
Trivia for you-the new Indiana Jones movie? Harrison Ford is older now than Sean Connery was, when S.C. played indy's dad!
2043  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Western Swap (kitchy yet fun!) on: March 27, 2008 07:49:51 PM
sounds fun, but perhaps a question on the questionnaire relating to who wants serious/classic western stuff and who wants cutsey/kitchy stuff?

Good idea!
Me, I'd be happy with either. The more retro the better! I love detailed questionaires-well,not filling them out so much, but I like to know as much as possible about what my partner (pardner?) likes and dislikes. I remember a toy ranch phone we had when we were little-wonder if mom still has it in the basement, or if it's been snagged by an older sibling.Hmmm...
2044  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Steampunk swap goodies on: March 26, 2008 03:59:25 PM
The lace trim is a nice touch. All the goodies look lovely!
2045  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: William Shakespeare Swap Gallery on: March 25, 2008 05:32:38 PM
I spent a lot of time on it, and loved every minute. I couldn't quite bring myself to use a real book, but the blank one worked okay. I put bronze paint over the black cover, and used crumpled plastic wrap to daub all over. And I cut a ton of pages out to make room for the added thickness, and I should have cut out more.
I'm going to make another one sometime. I've accumulated enough paper scraps to fill a couple of small zippered plastic blanket bags! I hope you try one yourself-it's addictive!

"However, I must cringe at the West Side Story/R+J book!  That's the same one we had to read in 9th grade!  Sad"
I know what you mean-it was 10th grade Macbeth for me-that class ruined shakespeare for me for years! But I found the double book at Half Price Books, and it was quirky enough I had to pick it up. Did the teacher make you compare the two?
2046  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: William Shakespeare Swap Gallery on: March 25, 2008 04:21:00 PM
Ah,thanks! I kept finding words to use for the magnets, and couldn't stop! I think it's funny we each sent the other a book and bookmark. Cheesy And I want everybody to know I didn't paint the little wooden box-someone had already painted it-I found it at the thrift store and had to rescue it. I just decorated the top.I wanted to recipe box to look like something one of the wyrd sisters would have herself. The "recipe" is copied from my Shakespeare shirt.
That was the first time I've done an altered book.The first page with the heart has a fortune about how" the time is right for a friendly chat to lead to romance."
I'm glad you like your stuff. It was fun making things for you. You were an awesome swapper!
2047  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Science IS Art Swap! (Sign-ups 3/24 - 4/7, Sendouts by 5/7) on: March 25, 2008 12:40:12 PM
Props right back at you, sxyskeksis, for the Anne Taintor icon!

I've been a tad nervous after seeing how many real scientists we have here, but I'm not letting that stop me!
(Me-I'm not a real scientist, but I play one on Craftster). I grew up when we played with plastic dinosaurs from the Sunoco station, and still had brontosaurus's. Not to mention the Moon landings. It totally blows that we aren't on Mars yet, or have lunar colonies at the very least. I'm a very enthusiastic armchair enthusiast. And I pick up rocks Grin. I wish I still had the fossil coral I had when I was a kid.
So,has anyone read Driving Mr.Albert? It's about the guy who helped do the autopsy on Einstein, and kept his brain,sliced up and in tupperware. He and the writer drive across country with the brain to visit Einstein's granddaughter. You can't make stuff like this up!
2048  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: What to use to make a laptop-desk? on: March 25, 2008 06:41:31 AM
Someone here on Craftster used the lid to a plastic tote, and old blue jeans.She uses it to craft on when on the couch; the raised edge keep supplies from rolling away. Maybe buy a cheap serving tray, and make and glue on a pillow underneath it? Hot glue, or e6000,probably,and you could glue a row of trim/cord/ribbon over the glue if it was visible.
I'm also picturing something like a big book, or 3 ring binder,made as a box. Cut a square out of a foam pillow to insert it. Flat surface to write on,pillow under to be comfy to use,and it'd hold pens,paper,ect.Never made one like that-or seen one-but I can picture it. It'd need a rim-maybe glue braided cord around the edge-to keep pens and beads from rolling away.
2049  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Science IS Art Swap! (Sign-ups 3/24 - 4/7, Sendouts by 5/7) on: March 25, 2008 06:29:33 AM
Oops, didn't realize mix cds were banned! Thanks! It was just theorectical-thought we might get fun ideas.
So, to change the subject-does anyone else love circuit board? I' wont pay the prices at thinkgeek, but I love to see anything made from it!
2050  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Custom printed mugs (12) on: March 25, 2008 06:24:50 AM
You could always paint over them. The art supply store near me sells small bottles of glass paint for about a dollar fifty. You let air dry for 24 hours, them bake it for 30 minutes at 350 or so, this supposedly makes them dishwasher safe.I just painted my first mug,but gave it to someone,so I can't swear it holds up-but it's supposed to.And I have no artistic talent! But it was fun to do.
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