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« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2004 01:52:18 PM »

!!!wow!!!those would make some adorable earings....

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« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2004 01:42:55 PM »

they're wicked wicked cute. i just was wondering whether you put the jump rings in before you baked them or after?

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« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2004 02:31:11 PM »

The loops are actually closer to eyepins than jumprings. I cut off pieces of some (useless) headpins that I have and used pliers to twist a loop into the wire. Then I insert them into the clay and bake. I coat them with Future (floor polish, but it acts as an acrylic glaze) immediately after baking, and I've never had a problem with the wires pulling out. On larger pieces I sometimes use e-6000 to make them stay in.

On a different note, I tried the amoeba earrings. Grin

« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2004 04:45:31 PM »

 Shocked  Oh my god, those crack me up!!  I may have to invest in some polyclay and play around with it for a while...

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« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2004 03:10:14 AM »

the earrings are really nice and funny Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2004 03:23:59 PM »

i made a HWOle big bunch of theese and they can out so friggen cute!, I wish i could post the damn pics, but my upload area doesnt work!    Sad
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« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2004 06:01:54 PM »

i really really really want to make some of these earrings! they are AMAZING. i'm dying here because i have no money and i see all of these fantastic crafts.

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« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2004 04:48:19 PM »

Very original!  I like the colors on the pink one!  How heavy is the polyclay?  Like if I made earrings would they hurt my ears?

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« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2004 12:30:50 PM »

Thank you very much. Smiley I've been working on improving my color choices.

Hi alea,

Love your earrings ... very nice design and well made!!

By the way, I have a page at my polymer clay "encyclopedia" website that deals with color and making color choices (especially as it relates to polymer clay)... if you want to check it out, here's a link:

Someone else asked about polymer earrings hurting her ears from their weight, and I wanted to add that polymer is fairly lightweight by itself compared to metal or glass, for example.  If a pair of earrings were large and solid, they'd probably hurt *my* ears, but then they can always be made over a lightweight armature of scrunched aluminum foil or over cardstock, etc., (or even in some cases be made hollow) whenever that might be a problem.

Re smoothing the clay, there's a bunch of info on all kinds of ways to do that on this page:
(look under "Fingerprints and Smoothing")
and also here:
(look under "Smoothing Before")

And crescentfresh, have you ever tried using superglue (after baking and pulling out the eyepin), or using liquid clay when embedding, on your eyepins?  If you ever do start having problems at any point or have something especially heavy, those things might help.

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« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2004 11:51:46 AM »

How long do you bake beads that size...or any size?
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