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« Reply #80 on: June 17, 2006 04:38:55 AM »

totally off topic, but do you think this would work with old vinyl records too? like making a record bowl only turning it into a lampshade? think the vinyl might get soft when the light is on?

I think it would be okay.  The shade hasn't gotten hot at all.  I guess it depends on what type of fixture ya use it with, but this one doesn't touch the shade at all & it's so wide, it doesn't seem to be catching any of the heat.

If you're concerned about heat, then use a compact fluorescent lightbulb (the spiral fluorescents that screw into a regular lightbult socket).  They cost more--but they last a long time, they don't get hot, and (therefore) they use a lot less energy. 
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« Reply #81 on: June 17, 2006 07:49:07 AM »

... You are awesome at it though, I wish I had just a piddle of your crafty-talent.  Smiley ...


Oh sweetie, if you do quilting you are a goddess. I can't quilt to save my skin!

I have a huge amount of squares cut out for a duvet cover and the mesurements were ALL wrong. Now I'm stuck wondering if I cut a bunch of three inch strips to fill in, applique them all to another bit of fabric and fill the blank spots with wide ribbon, or use an inch seam allowance in some places and only half an inch in others.
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« Reply #82 on: June 20, 2006 07:05:27 PM »

Well, I just finished my first lampshade.  It turned out kinda uneven, but overall I think it looks pretty good.  The pictures really don't do it justice....

Here's a pic of the beads before they were baked
 
 
And here's a pic of it lit up


I'll try to take better pics tomorrow but I couldn't wait!
Let me know what you all think.....

P.S. The stink was horrible
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« Reply #83 on: June 20, 2006 07:38:36 PM »

Great idea with the foil ball in the center! I really like how it turned out. Preeety!
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« Reply #84 on: June 20, 2006 07:40:40 PM »

P.S. The stink was horrible

wow i love that. ike burning plastic i imagine?
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« Reply #85 on: June 21, 2006 04:07:02 AM »

OHhhhh!!!  I love it!!  I *knew* you were going to do awesome things with beads!!  Smiley

Isn't it hard to get pictures of?  I was all over the place with my camera trying to get angles & lighting, lol.  It's so pretty in the picture though, so I know it's gotta be gorgeous in real life then.
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« Reply #86 on: June 21, 2006 04:49:21 AM »

P.S. The stink was horrible

wow i love that. ike burning plastic i imagine?

Ya burning plastic.  I turn on the stove vent and keep the dogs either in the back room far away from the smell or outside. The vent makes a HUGE difference.  Also being strong and NOT opening the oven door 512 times to check on it helps too! ugh I'm not very good at this part. I think I might have to actually clean my oven so I can see through the door better.
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« Reply #87 on: June 21, 2006 05:23:39 AM »

lmao i hear ya pinkyk, i too have to open the stove to see inside because the glass is soooo dirty Tongue
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« Reply #88 on: June 21, 2006 05:32:30 AM »

LOL - that's too funny guys.

When ya open the door, do you find yourself holding your breath?  lol.  Crazy bead melters.

I melted a TON of stuff yesterday.  I have to shrink the pix, so I'll post a bit later.
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« Reply #89 on: June 21, 2006 05:43:15 AM »

LOL - that's too funny guys.

When ya open the door, do you find yourself holding your breath?  lol.  Crazy bead melters.

I melted a TON of stuff yesterday.  I have to shrink the pix, so I'll post a bit later.

Hahahaha...I was walking around the house with my shirt covering my mouth and nose.  My boyfriend had the sourest look on his face too when it was baking.  I decided it was a good time to go for a long walk with my dog.  It's so hard to resist the temptation to peek in the oven!

Now my boyfriend keeps thinking of new ideas for bead baking so I guess my apartment will stink like melted plastic again soon.  I hope the neighbors can't smell it (I live in a duplex so no worries about anyone above me but maybe the people beside me.......)

I'm looking forward to seeing your new masterpieces, Sweets!
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