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« on: July 06, 2006 10:08:09 AM »

After i made one of these, I ended up looking for all kinds of fun bottles to cover. I haven't quite figured out what to do with them yet, but they're so addicting to make!
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2006 10:25:17 AM »

Those are awesome!  I bet they would look cool with a candle in them!
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2006 10:28:17 AM »

Oh! I love the little orange one in the back. They are all oh so very pretty Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2006 10:34:21 AM »

Do you cover the clay with any kind of sealant? They are great!
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2006 02:47:12 PM »

Great job!!!  I think they'd look good with candles in them, or with a candle inside as a votive (the round one anyway). 

If you haven't done the votive thing before, you'll probably be as surprised as I was when I discovered that many of the dark or opaque looking clay colors are actually transclucent and the light shining through them is gorgeous!  I also found out then that almost all white clays are opaque Huh Shocked Huh which isn't what I would have assumed (now I know whites have have titanium in them which is what allows them to be really white).  So the light didn't shine through any of the areas that were white or mixed with much white, and they looked black or dark... weird. 
 
I'm sure you'll still find lots of cool things to cover (unless they run away first! Grin)  There are more suggestions for items to cover on this page, and how to use some of them, if you want to take a look:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/covering.htm




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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2006 08:05:37 AM »

Be careful, because pretty soon you'll need a twelve step program for your clay covered glass objects. They do make nice gifts though, people seem to appreciate them.

How did you make the crackly one look all crackly? I like the wine glass, that's awesome. I think it would look good with a candle in it. You could even fill it with wax yourself and make it a candle if you're into that.

Only problem with it is that if you burn candles for too long and too often in those things, the clay does start to bake more and gets crumbly. Maybe there's a way around that.
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2006 12:29:26 PM »

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I like the wine glass, that's awesome. I think it would look good with a candle in it. You could even fill it with wax yourself and make it a candle if you're into that.
Only problem with it is that if you burn candles for too long and too often in those things, the clay does start to bake more and gets crumbly. Maybe there's a way around that.



polybeadry, are you talking about clay getting crumbly if a votive or wine glass is filled with wax then burned?... or just if a small votive candle is put inside it? 

Either way, I haven't heard of a polymer clay covering getting crumbly over time, but I'm interested in knowing more.   Did it happen to you?... if so, were you burning just a single wick in the center, or did you have some wicks close to the clay?   Could you describe more what you meant by "crumbly?"  And which brand of clay were you using?  TIA.



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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2006 01:05:34 PM »

How did you make the crackly one look all crackly?

I'm not quite sure which one is the crackley one? if it's the big red white and green one in back, then it was actually a failed attempt at making a cane, so i squished it all up and cut it apart to put on it, lol.

Do you cover the clay with any kind of sealant? They are great!

Some of them have sculpey glaze on them.

I did end up putting a candle in the wine glass one, it looks pretty cool.
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