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« on: December 29, 2006 03:15:48 PM »

So, last year I knitted EVERYTHING that I gave my family for Christmas. . .this year I thought I would be smart, start early, paint a few things.  You know. . .simple.

It didn't work out that way. . .but everyone loved what I gave them and I  was fairly happy with the results:

A tree topper for my stepmother, who is German.  She collects them.


First set of magnets:


Second set of magnets:



First set of necklaces:



Second set of Necklaces:


Three sets of keychains with matching letter openers:



A pair of traditional ornaments:


A pair of ornaments for my father.  This is me with my grandmother. . .she died this year:



A pendant for my mother-in-law.  This is HER mother. . .who also died this year:



CU of one of the long pendants:



A breast cancer ribbon ornament for my sister-in-law. . .who always runs the S.G. Komen race in Houston every year:



There were a few others that I didn't get shots of. . .next year I'm not sure what I'll do!  (BIG thanks to the gals at Nomadic Notions here in Austin. . .who wrapped and assembled all the necklaces and taught me how to black a silver chain.)

Thanks for looking, kids.

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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2006 03:22:43 PM »

where did you get the ceramic pieces and what kind of gloss/glaze did you use?

i loooooooooove the magnets!
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2006 03:24:38 PM »

i bought all the ceramic from Maryland China online.  i painted everything with Pebeo porcelaine150. . .baked in the oven for 30 minutes on 300.

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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2006 03:28:43 PM »

awesome!  i need to try!
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2006 03:33:48 PM »

WOW.  I don't paint, but now I do!
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2006 04:27:20 PM »

Those all look gorgeous! I especially like the pendants with the pictures. If you don't mind telling I would like to know how you did them? If you would rather not I understand. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2006 04:43:17 PM »

certainly i'll tell you!

i printed the pictures on LaserTran transfer paper. . .it's a waterslide paper that allows the image to slide off of the backing and be affixed to pretty much anything (without fear of flipping the image).

i've used it on ceramic, wood, canvas, even paper.

it is supposed to be used with laser printers, but i've done all mine on inkjet without much difficulty.

it's a tad expensive, though. . .so i use it sparingly.

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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2006 05:16:32 PM »

wow
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2006 05:53:30 PM »

Wow! What wonderfull gifts. I love the necklaces.
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« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2006 08:08:55 PM »

Thank you for shring hercuteness! I aprreciate it so vey much! If I can help you, just give me a shout.  Smiley
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