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« on: July 18, 2008 03:23:39 PM »

I apologize for the blurry picture, my camera was being bitchy.
Anyways, it's made out of polymer. It was hard to get the colors to match real gumballs, hard to make them stay round while I cooked them, and hard to get an even layer of gloss. Putting them on the elastic was easy, though.
I think it's cute and if I can figure out a way to get the gloss less gloppy, I'm going to make another one!

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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2008 03:32:02 PM »

OMG nom nom nom!!!

I really thought those WERE gumballs!

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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2008 03:34:00 PM »

I, too, thought they were real gumballs.. really cute!
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2008 03:40:09 PM »

these look yummy! good job!

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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2008 03:46:48 PM »

LOL I thought they were real gumballs too! I thought perhaps you had sealed them with varnish or resin.

Great job - very fun bracelet.

For an easier time of getting them to stay round while baking, put the lil balls on a light bed of polyester stuffing - that way none of their cute roundness has to touch the pan and get flat.

The only easy way of getting an even coat of gloss that I know of would be to dip them - maybe put them on a toothpick or pin to dip, then poke that stick/pin into a piece of styrofoam while the gloss dries.

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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2008 03:50:14 PM »

thanks guys! I was babysitting the other day and had to put the beads away so the kids wouldn't eat them Cheesy
digital misfit, thank you for the suggestions, the bed of polyester stuffing is such a fantastic idea, I can't wait to try it!

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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2008 04:04:25 PM »

woah! they look just like dubble bubbles!

if i were lucky enough to have that bracelet, i'd probably be chewing on it. lol.
great job =]

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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2008 05:46:44 PM »

Very cute! I thought they were real too  Grin

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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2008 05:57:10 PM »

Those look delicious -- now you've gone and given me a craving for something bubble gum-flavored. Tongue
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