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strangey
« on: October 18, 2004 02:39:49 PM »

Did anyone else watch "Crafters Coast to Coast" this morning on HGTV? It's a new show, and it's really much more hip and interesting than their usual craft shows.

This morning, a woman was making small handbags, which she said she makes for bridesmaids, for the most part. They were basically a Jordy Bag! She also made cute fabric flowers and pinned them to each purse.

Okay, the BEST thing about her purses (I thought) was that she gave me a new idea -- to make her handles really sturdy, she sews the handles like usual, then inserts a piece of boning (like is used in corsets, some wedding gowns, etc) into the strap! I'm not sure if I will do this from now on or anything, but it's sure an idea worth trying. Her handles just stood right up. very cool.
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clayfaery
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2004 03:14:59 PM »

I love crafters coast to coast! Did you see the bath mat wallet ? {looked like a clutch to me}..Now I just need to find a cool color bath mat.
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PinkSatin
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2004 03:34:28 PM »

Snif. Do we get HGTV in Toronto? I WANT TO WATCH!
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2004 03:44:10 PM »

i saw one where a woman was making little shoes out of polymer clay and nail polish. They were kinda cute. Cool
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MarieVA
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2004 05:25:36 PM »

aww, shucks i missed the show!  what time does it air? 
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ilovepaper
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2004 03:03:08 AM »

i just set my tivo to record it at 11 a.m. [eastern time]
have i missed a lot of these shows, i had no idea that it was even on.
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Bertha79
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2004 08:20:46 AM »

I too had no idea of this show until yesterday when I stayed home sick from work! I too am going to have to start recording it! I *loved* that woman's purses!
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strangey
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2004 12:50:08 PM »

Today, a woman made duct tape purses. They were really cute! I may have to try those.


For those of you who don't get the show or missed it or whatever, HGTV does offer the instructions at HGTV.com, under "Crafters Coast to Coast." Here's a link to the duct tape purse.
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_accessories_purses/article/0,1789,HGTV_3227_3264655,00.html
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2004 09:56:41 AM »

If anyone's interested in the little shoes the woman made on the show, here is some info from my website:

Lucy Arnold's 2-4" fancifully shaped shoes
http://www.lucyarnold.com/miniature_shoes.htm
...she makes hers with white polymer clay... bakes...paints with gesso ... paints w/ sev.layers of acrylic ink, pearlescent ink, or nail polish (applied last, for sparkle)...sometimes glittered nail polish? (....be careful to use only *acrylic* nail polishes or use something better)
.....she could also have used metallic acrylic paints instead of the inks & nail polish, and doesn't really need gesso if using several layers of acrylics
.... she could save herself many steps by just using one of the Premo pearl clays for the basic color of her shoe... after baking, she could mix Jones Tones or Art Institute glitters into either gloss Varathane or Future then paint those onto areas if she wants the sparkle.. Patty B.

I have loads of other small shoes, as well as purses, that can be made with polymer clay (or mixed media) on this page at my website, if anyone's interested:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/sculpting_body_and_tools.htm

Here are some purses, for example:
http://www.store.yahoo.com/beadranch/pursecharms.html

Of course, large purses can be made as well... the ones above are minis.

Diane B.
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POLYMER CLAY "ENCYCLOPEDIA" 
http://glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm
few of my photos
http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/DianeBB
(had to move them from YahooPhotos, so many now without captions)
strangey
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2004 12:51:39 PM »

Diane, Your purses beads are adorable! I will have to buy one once I sell a couple more of my purses.
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