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« Reply #150 on: August 08, 2006 06:19:32 AM »

I can't wait to get out and buy some marbles to start making some fabulous things.  I especially love the idea of giving magnets in an Altoids container.  I'm sure the presentation is just fabulous and my friends would *love* them.  Plus, there are similar magnets that are sold at little trendy shops (at least where I live) that cost a small fortune (in my cheap opinion) and personalize DIY is always so much better.  yay!
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« Reply #151 on: August 11, 2006 04:36:28 PM »

THese are SO MUCH FUN!!

Here's my version of a "caged" ladybug. I plan to make some other caged "beings", as well (some fairies, for example).

Loving these little marbles!

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« Reply #152 on: August 11, 2006 09:33:53 PM »

I have a likely lame question, but am going to ask it anyway.

I need some advice for getting the glue residue OFF the marbles after I've done all this gluing. There seems to be a lot of it, and I'm not having a lot of luck with just picking it off. Maybe soap/water? I fear using the water, as I don't want it seeping into/between the two marbles causing them to split apart.


Eeeek!

Help?

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p.s. I think my hands are hopelessly gluey now, too
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« Reply #153 on: August 12, 2006 08:20:13 AM »

I have a likely lame question, but am going to ask it anyway.

I need some advice for getting the glue residue OFF the marbles after I've done all this gluing. There seems to be a lot of it, and I'm not having a lot of luck with just picking it off. Maybe soap/water? I fear using the water, as I don't want it seeping into/between the two marbles causing them to split apart.


This is probably a lame answer so I guess we will go hand in hand. Haha. What about trying to use the corner of a blade to scrape it off. Obviously you don't want to push too hard so it doesn't scratch the marble, but it could work. Also, what kind of glue are you using? I use decoupage on the base of the stones and then stick them to the paper and let them dry for awhile. After that, I decoupage a piece of vellum before I glue any sort of magnet, pin, etc. on it. I think 2 part epoxy (the syringe type) works best. I tried the E6000 that everyone talks about and I must say within 5 minutes, I was starting to get sick from the smell even with all the windows open. Yuck! Sorry I rambled on, but I hope this helps you out a little bit.

Here's a photo of a barette I recently made. I forget who suggested it, but putting a piece of fabric first really does make a difference!


I've also been a magnet whore lately. These aren't even all of the ones I have made, but they are all that fit on the back of our white trash light up beer sign. Haha.


Any comments are always welcome!! Thanks  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #154 on: August 12, 2006 10:12:51 AM »

Thing 1 and Thing 2!! I LOVE IT!!

I'm using this stuff called "Aleen's Jewel=It" for the glue. I've also been experimenting with GS hypo-cement. I have some other stuff called "Aleen's 7800 (no clue if this is siimilar to that e-6000 stuff or not, but it it a pain in the tail to spread out). I've been just picking away at it with my fingernails, and it's sortof coming off. I hope to reclaim my hands soon, as well. LOL!

I made some barettes (the clippy type) with seahorses in them, but the seahorses look kindof blurry (printer issue).

I have a little monkey now, a caged ladybug, some nifty snowflakes (these have beads around them) all made from these fun marbles. I'm loving this!

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« Reply #155 on: August 12, 2006 10:34:01 AM »

Crazydoc, those are awesome!! I'm jealous! Haha. I tried to make a few with images I printed from the computer, but they just tend to smear or be blurry like you had said. I've found the best thing to use to be scrapbooking paper. You can get almost any image or pattern you want and you can make a ton from just one page. That is actually where the Dr. Seuss images came from(thanks Mom!). I just picked up a few more pages of deisgns and patterns so I'm going to make some push pins today. I went to about 5 stores to try to find those blank bracelet templates, but no one seems to have them. Ohwell, I'd love to try something like you made. They look great. I'd love if you could share some tips!! Thanks!
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« Reply #156 on: August 12, 2006 10:52:34 AM »

Hi, TC

Your stuff is so neat!

I think the thing that helped me most with the little pendants, was to flatten the wire first. My hubby flattened the first one by just hammering it, but I also found that you can just give it a hearty squeeze with some good pliers to get the same effect. It seems to sick SO much better this way (more surface area for sticking, I'm guessing, and it doesn't roll (which is a pain).

I'd love to see some more of your work!

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« Reply #157 on: August 12, 2006 10:59:09 AM »

Here's my version of a "caged" ladybug. I plan to make some other caged "beings", as well (some fairies, for example).
~CD~

Loving your marbles - especially this ladybug - it looks 3D almost. Smiley
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« Reply #158 on: August 12, 2006 11:17:28 AM »

Loving your marbles - especially this ladybug - it looks 3D almost. Smiley

Thanks! 

The ladybug is the same on both sides, so he does look a bit 3-D (I glued the marbles back to back, and did the same image on both sides Smiley When I find a pic of a fairy I like, I'll do the rear view on the back side (e.g., show the back of her hair, her dress, etc). "Fire and Ice" is coming next

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« Reply #159 on: August 12, 2006 04:46:52 PM »

Hey CD! I just went and took special pictures just for you! Haha. I am not so good at getting away from the glare, but these are the only other barettes I have made. I also made a set of 5 push pins from the "extras". Hope you like!!




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