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Javalita
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2008 12:12:38 PM »

I've never heard of gears of war...I think I must be too old!!! 

Hippie9 - I got those glitter flakes last year, I'm pretty sure at Michaels.  In a big (4-5" tall - .5 oz) standard cheapy glitter shaker can.  By Glitterex Corp - mine was "twilight blue". 

You are definitely right too about resin - super satisfying when it works.  I can see why people get addicted.  I used duct tape on back of the nuts and then pulled it off once I was done.  I'm going to try other types of tape though because duct tape has little lines/texture and that shows on the back of the piece.  Minor, but it would be nicer if it were more smooth.

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« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2008 02:07:06 PM »

I've never heard of gears of war...I think I must be too old!!! 

Hippie9 - I got those glitter flakes last year, I'm pretty sure at Michaels.  In a big (4-5" tall - .5 oz) standard cheapy glitter shaker can.  By Glitterex Corp - mine was "twilight blue". 

You are definitely right too about resin - super satisfying when it works.  I can see why people get addicted.  I used duct tape on back of the nuts and then pulled it off once I was done.  I'm going to try other types of tape though because duct tape has little lines/texture and that shows on the back of the piece.  Minor, but it would be nicer if it were more smooth.



Gears of War ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gears_of_war ) is a shooting game with lots of action. Incredibly addictive! There's a skull within a gear that is basically like a logo of the game:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Gears-soundtrack-cover.jpg

Very similar to the one you created  Wink
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dogwoodbonsai
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2008 04:58:32 PM »

Skulls In Nuts, Skulls In Nuts, Skulls In Nuts   (I'm chanting it)

You must explore, experiment and expound this.

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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2008 07:30:27 PM »

I quickly looked over the responses and didn't see this as a solution to your stuck problem.  I've had stuff stick and what works best for me ( I don't use mold release), is to pop them in the freezer for about 5 min. and they will pop right out.   If the mold is too stiff to bend, right out of the freezer, flip them and give them a tap with a hammer. 

Also, I've never had success with any photos I've printed on an inkjet ever not bleed.  But if you use an actual photo, I don't even coat them.

By the way...love the nut idea.  I'm totally stealing it. 
Oh one more thing...I sew cute has a great thread going at:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=254029.0
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Javalita
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2008 08:07:18 PM »

I got the little ones out!  In the freezer for a while and then I pounded them with a mallet.  Some didn't want to come out, but I wasn't giving up.  They will make great little magnets, but I need to sand down the edges.

Glad everyone likes the Skulls In Nuts (thanks dogwoodbonsai).  I wasn't sure if it was just my weird taste or if anyone else would like them.  I'm definitely going to try selling a few at an event this month.  We'll see...

Isewcute has had a few resin threads going on - I hadn't noticed this new one, so thanks for the link.
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ledleeaf
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2008 08:29:38 PM »

I think the skulls definitely should be worn.  They could be a necklace or make the most awesome belt, or on the end of a wallet chain.  They're not really in style anymore, but wallet chains will always be popular with punk boys; skulls on wallet chains even more so.
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Javalita
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2008 08:44:04 PM »

I think the skulls definitely should be worn.  They could be a necklace or make the most awesome belt, or on the end of a wallet chain.  They're not really in style anymore, but wallet chains will always be popular with punk boys; skulls on wallet chains even more so.

Belt would be cool, but they weigh a lot!!!  Way too heavy for a necklace.  I guess I could find smaller skulls, but then you lose the impact.  Right now they are around 2" in diameter. 
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Cealy
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2008 06:05:44 AM »

Do you have lots of the skulls?

As soon as I saw them I thought, wouldn't they look cool done in rows in a shadow box style frame painted black. It would form a honeycomb shape in the box. Doing this would also make a good weapon if someone broke in to your house. Could you see the headlines "Man injured in break-in, beat with a piece of art work"

I love the sparkle ones, the flower ones are adorable, I love the pearl copper coloured one and I like the beaded one that you don't like, sandwich two together with a hanger thingy inbetween and it would be great for a necklace bobble.
The skulls totally rock!
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Javalita
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2008 06:40:28 AM »

Do you have lots of the skulls?

As soon as I saw them I thought, wouldn't they look cool done in rows in a shadow box style frame painted black. It would form a honeycomb shape in the box. Doing this would also make a good weapon if someone broke in to your house. Could you see the headlines "Man injured in break-in, beat with a piece of art work"

Each one is 2" in diameter and they weigh about 4 oz each!  A collage just like you describe was my original idea for these.  Since they are transparent though, it would be cool if the back was open so that you could light them from behind.  I think I will go that route and maybe a belt buckle or two.  I have plenty of skulls but need to find more!
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chocolatebutton
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2008 06:40:55 AM »

love the skull ones.. and ur avatar! how sweet  Cheesy
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