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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Where to find glass trinket boxes? on: July 19, 2013 01:27:15 PM
Anyone know where on the web I could source a handful of glass jewelry/trinket boxes?
Making wedding party gifts for a friend's wedding so it would be great if they matched.
Something like the photo sans unicorn etching.... basically brass and glass, all clear, maybe a little smaller than a tissue box, rectangular.... not too demanding this bride Smiley
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: What else can you use resin molds for? on: September 01, 2010 08:25:59 AM
basically, if your molds are the semi-transparent plastic most resin molds are made out of- they will have flex. Which means you need something that cures to a rigid shape- if the piece flexes too, it will be harder (or impossible) to pop out. Plaster, casting plastics... or resin! And I am sure there are materials out there I don't even know about that cure to a rigid state. If you want to imbed, I would recommend epoxy resin.
3  UNITED STATES / Minnesota / JOHNSTOCK this weekend in NE Minneapolis on: May 13, 2009 01:49:37 PM
Just a heads up! Crafty Planet has organized Johnstock again, coinciding with Art-a-Whirl, and it is this weekend.
Craft/Art Fair is Sat 10-6, Sun 12-3, events and music all day long!
From Crafty Planet's Blog:
We are thrilled to help out with the organization of this fun, family-friendly event for the second year running! The craft sale will take place Saturday May 16th and Sunday May 17th in the parking lot across the street from Crafty Planet.

We are looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and hope to have some fresh new ones, too!

THIS IS JOHNSTOCK! 7th Annual! May 15, 16 and 17.

FRIDAY, MAY 15: Approx. 8:30pm

Movie in the Merchant Parking Lot at dusk. This year's feature is The Muppet Movie!!!

SATURDAY, MAY 16: 10am - 8pm.

40+ craft and art vendors in the lot and surrounding businesses.
11am Pirate Pete Kids Show!!
Live, local music all day. (band list to come)
Down the street, at Shannon Aleczander Salon: Free Face Painting and Crazy Hair + Goodies and Gift Basket Drawing!

SUNDAY, MAY 17: 11am - 5pm.

More live music.

Vendors are back!

Come check it out!
2833 Johnson Street NE MPLS, 55418
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: crochet skirt, first non scarf/hat I ever crocheted.... on: January 08, 2009 08:57:52 AM
I am sorry, I don't remember.
5  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Mosaic tree table of happiness...*IMAGE HEAVY( fairly wordy as well)* on: October 22, 2008 12:01:37 PM
This is absolutely amaaaaaazing! Dear Lord! you are a marvel, your table is fantastic!
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: graduated, faceted rondelles, maybe quartz. chalcedony? on: September 19, 2008 11:56:30 AM
thanks guys. I did try FMG, not really anything like what I need. I will go and check out the other two- thanks much!
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / graduated, faceted rondelles, maybe quartz. chalcedony? on: September 03, 2008 09:49:53 AM
I need help. My friend has a very specific necklace design that I would like to make for her wedding-- and I have been looking everywhere for a strand of graduated, faceted chunky colorful gemstone beads to make it for her. I have looked on etsy, ebay, googled, etc. It can be quartz, chalcedony, anything with a color that really pops. The only other place I have found this sort of thing is at a trade show. Does anyone know of a secret supplier? I know they exist, there are necklaces on etsy with the exact sort of thing I am looking for.....
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Using bead caps/filigree pieces with non-round beads? on: July 27, 2008 07:59:05 PM
Hi- so I have some beads that are rough cut carnelian. They are kind of rounded discs, and the holes are really jagged and ugly where they are drilled. So I thought i would spruce them up and got some "filigree" bead caps-- meaning pieces that are flower or leaf shaped that are flat that I thought I could bend down so that they sit pretty flush to the bead. I was wondering if anyone has any words of advice-- I know people use filigree pieces to wrap stones and cabs, and I am not having much luck with mine. They either look crappy and not bent right or I don't get them to bend flush to the bead. I was just wondering if there is a technique or tactic for more successful.. filigree.. bending.
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Do you feel lucky, punk? Resin pistol necklace on: July 01, 2008 11:53:56 AM
thanks guys--
I have done quite a lot of wire wrapping in my day, thank you for the nice compliment.
It is made with a mold.
and thank you for letting me know it's a revolver!
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Do you feel lucky, punk? Resin pistol necklace on: June 30, 2008 01:33:13 PM
OKay, so I don't really know if this is a pistol, a revolver or what. But it is a shabang necklace. I made the first one at a craft sale and traded it away immediately with Snew- another lovely resin artist. Hers was pink with a teeny white pearl. I am going to be making more of these.....

comments and suggestions welcome!
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