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lizziegirl3
« on: February 08, 2014 05:53:20 AM »

My sister's roommate asked me to make him a comic book bracelet of his favorite comic 'Dead Pool' (which was a tiny bit gross because blood skeeves me out) and I fully embraced the challenge.  I had some small pre-drilled dominoes I got on clearance!(yay!) At Hobby Lobby. He gave me some of his comic books to cut up and I had a hole punch that cut rectangles just a bit smaller than the Dominoes so I tried to find images that werent too gross and looked cool on their own. Then I used Mod Podge Dimensional Magic (my lover) to give them a nice coating and dimension !   After that I tried a bunch of different ways to put them together but everything looked pretty feminine so I settled on hemp crossed through nuts?  I can never remember what they are called... but I think its nuts.  And i ended with jump rings and a big claw clasp that wasnt on yet in the picture. 

Plus side: he loved it and has had a bunch of people ask where he got it. 

Down side: he does a lot of dishes at work and he doesnt take it off so it gets water logged.  Ive had to redo it a few times as the hemp just turns to mush after a while.

Plus side again:  the dimensional magic holds up fairly well to water. It got a bit dull and kind of misshapen but I only reapplied it once in the past six months and it looks like it has a lot of character.

Whew! Hope you like it !

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stillatthetop
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014 06:56:38 AM »

OK...for the skeeves...only if it is pouring out of someone.  Grin A picture does not kill the soul.
For the nuts. I think you are talking eye screws. Little roundy things like a cup hook, only closed?

Hemp is a material that deteriorates. I use it in my gardens often, as it can just mulch in. When season is over.
Another option for the next restringing...sinew. Also called cat gut. Waxed and sturdy. It is generally goat and not actually cat. Or sometimes cow. But it is made from the intestines of various farm animals. It will not break down in water. And is easy to work with. I use it on my dream catchers. Easy to thread, a bit sticky, but that goes away after you have pulled it and worked with it.

Whoops...they also make it from deer, and I am incorrect. It is also from the leg tendons and not the guts. Here.
www.paleotechnics.com/Articles/PDFs/usesofdeer.PDF‎ A google will get you more answers.

But the artificial kinds are way harder to work with. You are best off with the real animal parts. Hope I have helped to find your answers.

I really like your bracelet...and obviously your buddy does, too.

~T
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