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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: UPDATED: stretched earlobe jewelry (IMG HEAVY) on: September 29, 2008 12:28:22 AM
i made myself some silver-on-silver (well, actually on steel, heh) and they're part of my personal collection now:


lately i've been leaning toward iridescent stuff:
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: stretched ear jewelry--beware piercings (IMG HEAVY) on: April 18, 2007 06:17:31 PM
thanks Nikki Smiley

resin is definitely fun to work with.  as for making moulds, i use plugs i already have or ones i make out of polymer clay and a dremel
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: stretched ear jewelry--beware piercings (IMG HEAVY) on: April 02, 2007 01:52:03 PM
yeah bmezine.com is a great resource

you could also read the memories in my LiveJournal community
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=stretched&keyword=Downsizing&filter=all

http://community.livejournal.com/stretched/263459.html
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: stretched ear jewelry--beware piercings (IMG HEAVY) on: March 27, 2007 04:42:27 PM
elephantcrazy, i bought those off of BodyArtForms.com
they are plain steel captive bead rings, tiny at 1/4" diameter Smiley really cute!
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: stretched ear jewelry--beware piercings (IMG HEAVY) on: March 27, 2007 03:26:21 PM
thanks again everybody Smiley
magnum, in regards to filling tunnels, it's pretty self-explanatory.  i do it in layers; the first layer has to be filled on top of something that the resin won't stick to, like wax paper or rubber.  that way you have a solid layer that will prevent the rest of the resin from spilling out the bottom of the tunnel
QueerPenguins, working with resin can be difficult at times.  it's messy, and you have to be precise with measuring the amounts to mix together, otherwise your pieces will come out tacky or soft.  it's also difficult to mix without getting air bubbles into the resin.  different resin types are more viscous than others, and if you get a particularly viscous type, the air bubbles might never escape once they get trapped under the resin.  this is why industries use vacuum degassers--i don't have one yet but i'd like to get one (they are expensive, though).  they remove the bubbles out by sucking out all the air to create a vacuum chamber.
there are tons of ways to go about making these.  i'd suggest checking out the Smooth-On company website, since they make the products (that i think are) best fitting for this kind of work.  the rubbers and plastics they make are AMAZING.

Lindsay
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: stretched ear jewelry--beware piercings (IMG HEAVY) on: March 22, 2007 08:21:18 PM
wow!  thanks everyone!  i haven't checked this thread since i edited the original post.  guess i should hang around more often!!  Cheesy
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Animal friendly fake taxidermy *tutorial* on: March 14, 2007 04:25:07 PM
i recognized your rug!
http://www.godsgirls.com/images/header/main61_08.jpg

on GG
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / from pickle jars to... on: March 02, 2007 11:41:30 PM
so i scarf down pickles like there's no tomorrow.  yeah, probably gross to a lot of you.  anyway, i had some jars left over and decided to try out some techniques in decorating them
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/155/408497733_0ab5bda38a_o.jpg

first, i took pearlescent white Premo polymer clay and moulded it around the neck of the jar, where the lid would screw on.  i made little indents in the clay and baked the jars then glued fake pearls into them after the clay had cooled and hardened.  then i spray painted the body of the jar with a light beige pearlescent spray paint.  i decoupaged silver skeleton leaves onto the bodies of the jars with sparkley mod podge.  if you can't tell, i like glittery and shiny things.

here's another image that's larger
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/166/408497732_a96bfe3b27_o.jpg

i don't know what i'll do with them, but they are pretty.  i was most interested in trying the clay technique because i wanted to see how i could turn jars and bottles with screw on lids into something resembling vases rather than food containers.  i think the clay is a good way to disguise the past life of glass containers.
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: 1950s Housewife Woodcut Kitchen Utensils (a bit image laden) on: March 02, 2007 11:32:23 PM
the spatula is kind of morbid, in an awesome way
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: I made something! I made something! on: March 02, 2007 11:27:17 PM
really beautiful.  i love the subtle fleur de lis pattern
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