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« on: January 19, 2009 02:01:17 PM »


Some cane talk first:

6 colors: light green, light purple, light yellow, medium turquoise, black, and white
I wrapped each cane differently with all 6 colors, with thin black layer around each one.  I stacked the logs side by side trying to keep the colors spread out evenly. As I stacked, I kept each log in its circular shape.  The distortion occured as I reduced using my roller to square off the entire cane.

Reduced, cut and stacked once.  I flipped before "connection" was made to keep my colors spread out.

Reduced, cut and stacked one more time.  Cane is done.

Bail time.  I use my smallest crochet and knitting needles to wrap my 20 gauge wire around. 

I wrap and cut 3 pieces, and curl the ends around so they are not stacked on top of each other.  Take another longer piece of wire, fold in half (keeping the fold in a loop for your finger)  Hold ends in plyer jaws and start twisting that loop with other hand.  I have seen this done with a drill by loading the two cut ends into the drill but my drill battery is dead so I used my plyers and hands instead. 

thread on 3 curled pieces onto the twisted piece

bend the twisted piece up on each side and curl (leave enough play for hinge movement)

thickest setting of pasta machine, I wrapped black clay around a large circle cookie cutter for a form.  I suggest using mold release on the cutter for easy removal after baking. I place onto another sheet (thickest setting) and cut around for bottom.  I put hinge on the lid first.  Place another circle over the hinge and bake (lid only)

Allow lid to cool then place on box side like shown.

Place another black piece on top of the tails.

Use an index card under the lid before placing in oven.  Bake index card and all.

Liquid sculpey all over the box before placing cane slices on it.  I cut out  black felt circle for inside bottom and a strip for the inside sides and used more liquid sculpey to adhere the felt.  I put a loop for the the bead sandwiched between cane layer and baked top.  I rolled snake for trim for the box cirumference grew after all the layers were added.



I just had to add feet:

IT WORKS GREAT!!!!!  I am very proud of my little hinge, and planning other shaped boxes using it in the future.  There was not one hinge tutorial to be found on the web, well, now there is one.   Grin
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2009 02:13:32 PM »

WOW
This is soo cute !!
I cant believe you made the pattern on it !! It looks out of this world!
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2009 03:00:31 PM »

OMg. this rocks.  (so I clicked it)  Makes me want to try PC....almost...
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2009 03:57:04 PM »

lol, that's what I was thinking! I've never seen a hinge tutorial, and I never thought about making my own, you are super!
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2009 04:00:29 PM »

Wow - this is absolutely incredible. I can't believe what you come up with! You can't even see the hinge after you get the other clay on it. It's beautiful! The cane is really cool - it's look psychadelic Smiley And the feet are adorable!
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2009 04:01:33 PM »

You even went as far as to have the pattern on the little stubs on the bottom So cute!!!
Id be proud too!
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2009 04:14:24 PM »

So cute! You should be proud of it. Smiley Great work on the hinge and I love the color combination.
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2009 05:35:49 PM »

Very cool hinge solution, this def., 'rocks'!
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2009 06:21:24 PM »

Wonderful!  I love how easy the pattern is to create, but how complicated it looks!  Thanks for sharing how to make the hinge - I am so tempted to make a box like this now.
*bookmarking for future inspiration!
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2009 07:36:33 PM »

So pwetty! So clean too, I like that. Well made!!   <--trying out the "GLOW" thing! Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2009 09:31:56 PM »

OH!  Shocked That is AMAZING! I've never been into those clay-things, but right now I'm dying to try.
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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2009 10:44:04 PM »

I just LOVE that you made the hinges yourself - talk about D.I.Y! The whole box is awesome!
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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2009 10:55:35 PM »

Thanks so much craftsters!!  Grin

OMg. this rocks.  (so I clicked it)  Makes me want to try PC....almost...

Yay!! thanks for rockin me baby, baby baby baby  (jeeze, now singing it)
The first time I saw tutorials like this done on HGTV and DIY I bought my pasta machine and it really is this easy!!! 

Wonderful!  I love how easy the pattern is to create, but how complicated it looks!  Thanks for sharing how to make the hinge - I am so tempted to make a box like this now.
*bookmarking for future inspiration!
Cool!!   Cool

So pwetty! So clean too, I like that. Well made!!   <--trying out the "GLOW" thing! Cheesy
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OH!  Shocked That is AMAZING! I've never been into those clay-things, but right now I'm dying to try.
YAY!!!!

Thanks again everyone!!!!  Cool

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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2009 06:23:58 AM »

This is really cool!  I love the colors you used and I'd imagine with so many layers of clay, that it's actually quite sturdy.  Very very pretty.  Smiley  Thanks for the tutorial!
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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2009 01:27:34 PM »

This was an easy to read and probably easier to attempt tute. This "TOTALLY ROCKS!"
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« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2009 02:56:20 PM »

I love it! Your hinge has a very clean look!
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« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2009 05:01:19 PM »

This is amazing! I will definitely have to try this. Thanks for the hinge tutorial too, I would never have thought of making my own!
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« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2009 06:38:04 PM »

Neato!  I made a hinged locket a few years ago for a class.  It was all polymer, though.  Maybe someday I will write a tute and there can be two! Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2009 07:38:45 PM »

Wow I am so glad you all like my hinge as much as I do.   Grin

Jenicat--it is very sturdy, I even dropped it a few times and all is still intact (only one way to find out how secure it is)   and you are very welcome!!

Yay something-wierd, that would be awesome!!  Grin  My hinge is quite bulky for a locket, trying to iron one out in my mind.  I would love to see what you come up with!!  I would love to make a cameo locket with a hinge.

Thanks a million you wonderful crafty peeps!!!
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« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2009 07:42:34 PM »

oops, forgot to mention, DianeB planted the hinge seed in my head and it grew to this.  Thank a million Diane!!   Grin   
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« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2009 08:59:39 AM »

Awesome Tut! Thank you so much for sharing this!!
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« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2009 12:33:29 PM »

Your welcome ShammyCrafty!
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« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2009 01:56:51 PM »

The hinge is awesome! Great job and thanks for the tute! I like the locket idea and Ive been practicing my canes lately
ps. the feet are adorable  Cheesy
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I love the colour combination. This is beautiful.
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« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2009 07:26:15 PM »

I'm amazed. When I read the word "hinge" in the title I immediately imagined one of those you buy at the hardware store and wondered  how you'd get it onto PC....I've never seen a handmade hinge before, nor did I think it was possible to make one!

Yours is soooo clever! And the box looks perfect!!!
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« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2009 08:46:55 PM »

amazing!! so pretty you have great skill and imagination!
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« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2009 10:03:11 PM »

wow!! this is great!!!
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« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2009 02:37:40 PM »

Thanks and your welcome!!!!

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« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2009 09:17:13 AM »

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« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2009 11:07:32 AM »

i rocked you baby, yeah! thank you for your genius!
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« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2009 06:18:40 PM »

Thanks!!
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« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2009 11:50:26 PM »

This is wonderful.  The pattern is so pretty, reminds me of sweets/candy.
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« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2009 06:04:45 PM »

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« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2010 05:51:42 PM »

Yay!!!!  Thanks so much for choosing my lil hinged box for one the best of 09!!!
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« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2010 12:30:56 AM »

Great project and great tutorial, thanks so much for sharing!
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