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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2009 10:13:14 AM »

Hey I have another question: to make the polymer clay figure did you use TLS (Translucent Liquid Sculpey) to join the pieces together or can you just blend with your fingers (like you would with other clay)?
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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2009 11:07:55 AM »

Hey I have another question: to make the polymer clay figure did you use TLS (Translucent Liquid Sculpey) to join the pieces together or can you just blend with your fingers (like you would with other clay)?

I'm really ghetto when it comes to clay.  I pushed the pieces together the best I could without distorting the shape of the rectangle, and then, since I didn't care what the back looked like, I used some more clay to secure the 'joints', like this:


It looks ugly, but for its purpose, it didn't matter Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2009 02:23:52 PM »

I LOVE it.  I have a fondness for inukshuks, and I think yours looks fantastic.  I thought it was glass at first, and love that it looks like it is made from chunks of ice.
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« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2009 05:05:54 PM »

Amazing job. It's really well done with no weird air bubbles or anything. It does look like glass. I love inukshuks, I have a pewter one that I wear all the time (by the way, I'm also Canadian)
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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2009 11:07:03 AM »

Neat.  I like the texture.
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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2009 11:29:23 AM »

I think it could look really nice wire-wrapped (somehow, would have to play with it a bit to see how to best wrap it) preferably with silver wire to keep the icy look of it. I really love how it looks like an igloo Inukshuk, especially with the bit of texture on the surface - nice work!
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« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2009 12:26:11 PM »

I was thinking about this yesterday! I know I already commented but what if you put the little screw in or glue on bails on the "arms" ? It would almost look like its hugging as a necklace!
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« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2009 06:36:16 PM »

I really like the idea of wire-wrapping or gluing bails to the arms!  It's a bit more original than just gluing something to the top.

I think I'll make a couple more of these little guys soon!  I really like the outcome of this one, and I think they'd make great gifts. (I'm going back to University in a week after taking a 3 1/2 year break.. so my gifts will have to handmade for the next few years!!)
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« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2009 06:52:05 PM »

Very nice!  I'd go with one of those tiny eye hooks screwed into the top or some other type of bail on the top...something that would preserve the Inukshuk look.

Btw, I'm not Canadian, but my husband had a 6 month project in Thunder Bay, Ontario and that's where I learned about Inukshuks.  Thunder Bay has an amethyst mine, so there were little amethyst inukshuk statues all over the place. I've always regretted not buying one!
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« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2009 08:02:21 PM »

I remember all the amethyst mines in Northern Ontario! We drove past signs for them when we drove through the province.

Thank you for showing the pic of the back of the polymer clay model, it makes it a lot easier to understand!

Oh, and someone above said they have a pewter version. I have one too, it's a pendant! Probably the best birthday present my parents ever gave me!!
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