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« on: December 12, 2011 10:13:33 AM »

I made these from embossing powder melted in a Ranger Melting Pot. This is one side:



And this is the other:



I used both Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) and regular powder (plain and with glitter, of course Smiley ) because I didn't have a lot of colors of the UTEE and I wanted a bit more variety. After it was melted I poured it into either a silicon mold or a small cookie cutter shape.

I don't know if you can tell from the pictures but some are shiny on both sides while others are shiny on only one side. The un-shiny side was usually the one facing down. You can make the surface shiny with a heat gun and I tried that with some of them but if you overdo it they bubble and re-melt so after ruining a bunch I decided to just leave them the way they were. I actually kind of like the un-shiny side, it looks more - I don't know, natural maybe. (And I even kind of like the indentations made from the bubbles Smiley )

I did make a bunch more of these, but I put holes in those so I think they'd be called "pendants." The holes were kind of a pain to do so I decided to experiment with a few that didn't have them. That's this group. I think they'd be called cabochons.

I have individual pictures of these so if you want to see any *really* close up let me know.
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011 10:28:05 AM »

Ooo those are pretty!  I never knew you could do that with embossing powders!  Too cool!  What are you gonna do with these little beauties?
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011 06:01:53 PM »

Thank you for the compliment, jillybeans. They were a lot of fun to make; I never knew how they would turn out but since I really like randomness in my creations that was a good thing.

Actually I'm going to try to sell them; I posted a question in the "Craft Business" forum here about that. Hopefully someone who likes working with things that have no holes Smiley will be able to use them.
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2011 03:55:29 PM »

They look really cool Wink
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2011 05:08:28 AM »

These are really cool! they seem like a lot of fun to make.
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