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Bakeneko
« on: October 10, 2009 03:25:30 PM »

I have had to cut my non-wedding crafting back in order to get everything I need to have done done. But I did manage to make some bling for trick or treating. I was worried that the square shape would not be very comfortable to wear but it is. No tangling up, no catching on things, the square shape lays great and looks great. So here's the pics.










I would love some feedback. The only critics I have are the guys I work with. They are great sports about it but I would like a larger sample size.
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kneedeepnsurprise
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2009 03:50:28 PM »

Those are crazy cool! The top two are my favorites.

Good luck with the wedding preparations!
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2009 04:29:30 PM »

It's kind of hard to tell from the pics.  Are they etched?  Stamped?  Is that copper?

I really like the bat one.  It has a lot of detail without being too busy.
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Bakeneko
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2009 04:32:09 PM »

Oh I forgot to say that they are etched copper.
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aethelberga
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2009 05:00:56 PM »

They're really beautiful. When you say etched, is it acid etched? It leaves a really nice texture, doesn't it?
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MissMina
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2009 05:20:32 PM »

OH MY! I love these!! good job!!
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Fusedelegance
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2009 06:36:16 PM »

That bat is completely adorable <3
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queenarmadillo
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2009 06:33:50 PM »

I am completely in love with both the witch ones. Very haloweeney. Do you know of a tutorial that explains the method you used to get the nice textured effect on the background (or useful keywords to search to find the right kind of idea)?

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Bakeneko
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2009 09:05:11 PM »

I learned how to etch from here. It is great.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=21340.0

The ferric chloride leaves a beautiful pattern, all on its own. The hard part for me is getting a good resit on with this method.
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Techitoes
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2009 11:16:32 PM »

That was a good tutorial you linked to.  Your pieces are lovely.  When I do my etchings I laser print the images onto slick paper (think cheap ads you get in the mail, avoid black print if possible) and transfer them with a regular iron.  High setting, no steam.  Press without moving the iron for about 2 min.  Remove iron, burnish (I use the back of a spoon).  Replace iron for another minute, then after lifting iron peel off the paper while it's still warm.  I don't etch with ferric chloride, I use a 50/50 mix of muratic acid and Hydrogen Peroxide.  All this was trial & error.  If you have any questions shoot me a message.
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