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« Reply #5150 on: April 24, 2008 05:54:58 PM »

I didn't want to start a whole new thread for this, but I did want to show it off. My new display hand. I need some ideas on how to make the wrist longer & how to make it sit upright w/o having to hold it. I was thinking of floral foam wrapped in fabric for the wrist but then it would be top heavy. Any ideas from you uber crafty peeps would be appreciated.

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After cleaning but before sanding. She had a little Michael Jackson look going on.

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3 coats of acrylic paint. They sell a color called "flesh" which I was really amused by, because we all have the same skin tone right. Not sure if I like the nail polish color yet but I didn't have any pink

There are pics of the other side on my blog if you are interested.

If anyone needs a torso, butt, or foot I can get them for you and ship to you for a small charge. A plain white female torso & the butts are $50-60, feet were $20. They also sell full torsos online for $69-100 http://stores.ebay.com/Mendelsons-Liquidation-Outlet
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« Reply #5151 on: April 26, 2008 03:45:48 PM »

Great job on the display hand!  Why not try a simple (and cheap) plaster of paris base?  Once it dries, you can paint or wrap it in whatever you want.


OT news -- our baby Owen arrived Wednesday afternoon -- 9 lbs, 1 oz!  A whopper!  Pics on my blog tonight!
Etsy news -- I did sell 2 things while giving birth. Wink
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« Reply #5152 on: April 26, 2008 05:51:28 PM »

Etsy news -- I did sell 2 things while giving birth. Wink

Wow you had a productive day  Cheesy

I wonder if plaster would be heavy enough. SHe is pretty heafty, I think the metal goes all the way through.
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« Reply #5153 on: April 26, 2008 06:28:14 PM »

OT news -- our baby Owen arrived Wednesday afternoon -- 9 lbs, 1 oz!  A whopper!  Pics on my blog tonight!
Etsy news -- I did sell 2 things while giving birth. Wink

Wonderful news!  Congratulations! 
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« Reply #5154 on: April 26, 2008 06:58:17 PM »

CONGRATS barbalot!!!  I was secretly hoping you'd pick Owen, I love that name  Smiley  I also love that you sold two items while giving birth . . .thats awesome!
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« Reply #5155 on: April 27, 2008 11:27:16 AM »

Yay, congrats Barbalot!
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« Reply #5156 on: April 27, 2008 02:01:36 PM »

Etsy news -- I did sell 2 things while giving birth. Wink

Wow you had a productive day  Cheesy
Multi-tasking! Wink

Thank you all for the sweet comments!  It means a lot to me.
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« Reply #5157 on: April 27, 2008 06:55:33 PM »

i'm seriously having an Etsy slump Sad  Haven't sold anything in about a week, despite listing toonnnnssss of new items.  And I just had a front page today (!)  and ended up with 11 new hearts, 634 views on the item, 10 hearts on the item . . . .and 0 sales  Cry   lots of lookers lately but no buyers  Huh
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« Reply #5158 on: April 27, 2008 11:37:20 PM »

I think it's because of tax season. I work for a credit card company & our stores are pretty slow right now too. I was averaging about 1 a week for a while till recently, then nothing. And I've been listing a lot too.
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« Reply #5159 on: April 28, 2008 01:38:39 AM »

Oh Barbalot, congratulations!

Business lady and mom, now that's style!
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