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4121  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Cupcake Stands! Five (5) Images Strong! on: January 17, 2009 09:02:34 AM
I thought I commented yesterday, these are awesome!
 and I LOVE the theoretical Ronald Reagan one, I would want it!!

Thanks!  I keep seeing Elvis Presley plates!  Also kitschy tourist plates of the states.

4122  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Camera makeover! on: January 16, 2009 07:39:19 PM
It's so much sexier and glamorous with the brown on black.  Nice choice!
4123  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Cupcake Stands! Five (5) Images Strong! on: January 16, 2009 04:49:36 PM
I've actually seen a temporary version for parties, that the intact wine goblet is upside down and the plate is tickytacked to the base of the upside down goblet.

It makes a wonderful temporary display for a party or reception, and the parts can be separated and used as they were originally intended later. .. not everybody has a caterer's access to many cakestands at one time, but this gives you that versatility (makes a clever centerpiece, too!), and it's nice to get your glasses back after lending them for decorative purposes.

You just have to carry the loaded cakestand with both hands (one holding the base glass) or the impermanent stickystuff may let go.

That's so clever!  That would be a great way to get more space on the table- by having plates on glasses with varying lengths of stems, too.  Be super cute with stemed dessert cups!  You could even do certain types of tea cups with their saucers!  Ooooo!
4124  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Cupcake Stands! Five (5) Images Strong! on: January 16, 2009 09:15:25 AM
Wow I love these! I've bookmarked this for when I'm allowed access to the glass lab at my art school (sadly not for another year or so). I'm sure they have the right tools, I just hope I don't lose any fingers haha. These would be really awesome with commemorative kitschy plates! I wish I hadn't given away that Ronald Reagan one I got at my thrift store as a Pollyanna.

Gosh, thanks!  My glazier jokes "Let me be the one that bleeds [holds up hands scarred from 20-some years of workign with glass] not you."   You are on to something with kitchy plates!  I can totally see several Franklin Mint series being appropriate! 

Beautiful! I'd like to know: is E6000 laden with lots of warnings? Epoxy kinda scares me - the labels freak me out. I'd love to try this but...scary epoxy...

I am a decorative painter dealing with lots and lots of products 99% of which are water-based and E6000 isn't any scarier based on reading the label than any other stuff.  Even zero-VOC paint has paragraphs of warnings.  E6000 stinks and you should use it in a well-ventilated area, but I mostly use small amounts and it's winter, so I'm using it indoors and just shut it in the bathroom with the vent fan on to cure.  I've used some epoxies and the scariest thing about those for me is the speed with which I have to work. Wink

Very pretty. I wouldn't have thought to cut down the wine glasses. That was a good idea. Also I think the dried leaves on the table on the second picture add to the photo, not detract from it.
Since the E-6000 would not be in contact with food, it should be okay to use.

Thanks, craftewoman!  I can't take credit for the idea of using wine glasses.  I saw it somewhere on the internet and decided to try myself.  And that's a good point about the E6000 and food.  I'd imagine that most cupcakes are in papers, too which would be an added protection if you was concerned. 
4125  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Tiny House Swap: Sign-ups 1/2-1/16, Sendouts 2/6/09 on: January 16, 2009 08:52:33 AM
Oh my gosh, T, I'm worried you're building me a mansion.  Not sure how I'm going to stack up...  (But the good news is I just made my second-to-last Valentine for the Valentine swap, so at least I can START soon!)

Well, I'm figuring it out as I go and working in a medium I'm new to and doing so while watching DVDs so it's kind of slow going.  Never fear!  It is tiny and has a high degree of detail, but is not a mansion... more of a juke joint.  Wink
4126  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Tiny House Swap: Sign-ups 1/2-1/16, Sendouts 2/6/09 on: January 15, 2009 07:06:00 PM
I think I'm just one step away from being done with the part that isn't the part I haven't started!
4127  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Cupcake Stands! Five (5) Images Strong! on: January 15, 2009 04:40:33 PM
No problem.  You've got me thinking now, so I'll definitely let you know how it turns out.

Cool!  I was just looking in some old HSG posts hoping to find the info and saw that she said E6000 is great for glass on glass (close to ceramic on glass), but would get expensive for larger mosaics (what she does - brilliantly).  But I didn't find the name of the glue.  I'll look in my PMs and if I find it, I'll post it here.
4128  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: New Law HR 4040 on: January 15, 2009 04:38:14 PM
I can totally understand the fervor after all the recalls in 2007, but it's just stupid the way it's written.  It's not like kids under 12 don't have access to a  household full of things not specifically made for them... like dining room furniture and bath towels and knives and....   I'm a painter by trade and it's so odd that you really can't get lead paint in the US w/o going out of your way (and I don't know how, but I know there's a way to do most things so there must be a way to do that) but things painting in a country with strict lead paint laws are suspect all of a sudden?  Sigh.

Best of luck with your solutions! Hopefully this will get straightened out sooner than later.
4129  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Tiny House Swap: Sign-ups 1/2-1/16, Sendouts 2/6/09 on: January 15, 2009 04:14:56 PM
I really hope there will be more rounds!  I am really liking the idea of filling my (currently) ugly little display unit with wee houses from craftsters!  It's tough times for the self-employed provider of "luxury" goods and services, but this both a really fun and easily inexpensive swap!  So long as one's wee house isn't made of lead or something else extremely heavy and expensive to ship anyway.

I made some pleasing progress on my house last night!  Tee hee!
4130  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Cupcake Stands! Five (5) Images Strong! on: January 15, 2009 04:10:38 PM
Thanks,  I'll try both, just to see which one I like best.

Happy crafting.

Your welcome!  When you make them, I'd love a link to a post here so I can be sure to see them and hear what you think about the process, etc.
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