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« on: August 19, 2011 02:48:32 PM »

I was working on some magnets for a swap, and while I was getting my hands dirty I decided to make some fun things for me too. I used paper clay, and I know from before that it's hard to store it properly for longer periods of time. So better use up as much as possible!

I was just fooling around with bits of clay when I came up with this idea. Some of our friends got a ring holder as a wedding gift, and it's a neat idea. Just a bit boring... And in some cases ugly... I remember owning a ring holder in the form of a cat where you were supposed to hang the rings on its tail. Hideous! I decided that since everything gets better with tentacles I should try to make a tentacle ring holder. It makes it more interesting even without the rings on it too.

And here's how we use it. There's a dish for other bits and bobs on the shelf below, so hopefully I won't have to deal with watches, rings and spare change all over the place. Oh, who am I kidding... But at least hubby uses the ring holder!

I used some old water paint to make it pretty, but I was too lazy to find a varnish that worked so it remains untreated for now. If it doesn't wear well I'll have to do something about it.
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2011 03:23:47 PM »

Thats such a good idea! I wonder if you could do a spray paint clear coat seal on it to give it some shine?
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2011 04:01:27 PM »

Hmm... That's a good idea.
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2011 05:19:10 PM »

Hmm... That's a good idea.

Its just a thought. I use it as my lazy quick fix for finishes lol. Maybe do a test run with some extra material just to see how it dries. Whats the worst that could happen?
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2011 07:36:02 AM »

Ah thats awesome, love how fun it is - reminds me of that video game 'day of the tentacle'
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