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« on: July 02, 2006 07:10:43 PM »

hi!  i only recently joined craftster, so this is my first try at making a new thread.  i hope i'm doing everything right... *crosses fingers*

anyway...  Wink i pulled out my sculpey that had been sitting in my closet for awhile (since all the amazingness here was inspiring me) and i made these little stitch markers for when i start knitting again.  i think the gloss made it hard to see any detail, but hope you like 'em!

apples!


berries!


no theme 'cause i got bored!


oh, and they are on a size 3 needle...
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2006 07:19:23 PM »

Those are really great! Especially the apples! What did you use to glaze them?
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2006 11:41:15 PM »

hey thanks!   Smiley

i used the sculpey brand 'gloss' glaze.  i remember they also had a 'satin' glaze too, although i don't know what the difference is.  i tried to water it down a little, because it can go on really thick.
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2006 11:45:59 PM »

I really like the look of the glaze, it goes super well with the apples
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2006 03:38:37 AM »

ooo...pretty...may i ask what is the use of the stitch markers and how to use them?
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2006 12:57:55 PM »

stitch markers mark a place in your knitting (like a pattern change) or can help you to remember to count rows when knitting in a circle.  they go on the knitting needle and you can just move them over to the new needle when you get to it (the stitch marker that is).
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2006 01:00:23 PM »

hey thanks!   Smiley

i used the sculpey brand 'gloss' glaze.  i remember they also had a 'satin' glaze too, although i don't know what the difference is.  i tried to water it down a little, because it can go on really thick.

I think the gloss you chose was a great choice! The satin one would not have been as shiny. That sculpey glaze really is thick isn't it?
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2006 01:02:56 PM »

Wow they are very cute I think I like the ones without a theme the best!
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2006 02:28:26 PM »

Those are all so cute  Smiley I especially like the cupcake.
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2006 03:09:49 PM »

You did such a great job! These are so inspiring, I may have to go out and pick up some, although I haven't played around with sculpey in a long time! LOL  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2006 11:23:59 AM »

Way cooler than the commercial plastic ring markers I use!   Grin
Great job.
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« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2006 11:04:23 PM »

I'm always impressed by people who can actually do something with polymer clay. I'm horrible with it!

They look terrific!
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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2006 06:36:48 AM »

Those look really really nice!

Just a hint - iit may be a good idea to switch over to a stronger clay - Fimo or Premo or KatoClay - because Sculpey III has a tendency to be brittle and break.  These just look so, so lovely, it would be a shame for them to not last a long, long time.  Smiley

Most people dislike the Sculpey glaze, because it's sooo thick, and has a tendency to peel off - but if you put it back in the oven at 200 for about ten minutes, it helps to "set" it and alleviate that problem.  (I don't know this from experience - I use Rustoleum Varathane to finish my clay, but I've heard this from other clay artists - the few who put up with the difficulty of using the Sculpey glaze.)
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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2006 11:30:53 PM »

ooo, dancinjules, thank you!  i didn't know the clay wasn't very strong and some of my pieces have thin little projections n' stuff that could crack off.  and i'll have to try that 're-heating after glazing' trick...

and thanks everyone else too!  glad you like them   Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2006 04:26:30 PM »

Great job!!  They're adorable!

I love food related crafts Smiley
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