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« on: March 01, 2006 11:29:26 AM »

Hello all!

I just learned to crochet, so here is my first crocheted set.




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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2006 09:24:03 AM »

those are soo cute!  Smiley
you know, i was actually thinking about making jewelry with plastic/glass cameos, too. but i haven't found any in the craft supply stores i know  Sad
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2006 12:40:00 PM »

those are soo cute!  Smiley
you know, i was actually thinking about making jewelry with plastic/glass cameos, too. but i haven't found any in the craft supply stores i know  Sad

I live in a postwar country called Kosovo, and there are no craft supply stores at all! So most of the things I have to make myself. Now I will tell you a secret: a friend of mine brought me a set of necklace and earrings with cameo  and I fell in love with it.Because I can't find cameos here I decided to make my own.
I took that set that I have and put it into terracota clay, so I made form out of it.Now I use that form to make my own cameos.(sorry for my crapy explanation, I can't speak english very well  Roll Eyes

In pic you can see original set, terracota form and one reproducted cameo.




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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2006 05:36:09 PM »

that is wonderful! Your cameos look great! I would never have thought of doing that. What do you  use? Is it a plaster or resin that you pour into your molds? Great job!!
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2006 11:31:11 AM »

well, that's pretty crafty then  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2006 02:28:29 PM »

that is wonderful! Your cameos look great! I would never have thought of doing that. What do you  use? Is it a plaster or resin that you pour into your molds? Great job!!


I use terracota clay, I think that is correct name in english too.But then I paint cameos with acrylic color, or like in this case, with milky nail polish
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2006 06:28:28 PM »

Wow, that was really smart of you to make a mold so you can make your own cameos! They look really nice.
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2006 06:31:10 PM »

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I use terracota clay, I think that is correct name in english too.But then I paint cameos with acrylic color, or like in this case, with milky nail polish


Hi... love your cameos!

Your English is fine! 

Is the "clay" you're using is something that air dries? ...or is it baked in an oven at a fairly low temperature? ... or is it cured in a high-temperature kiln?? 
I was wondering because we do the same kind of thing with polymer clay, and one of the polymer clays which comes in bulk is terracotta-colored "Sculpey" made by Polyform.  There is at least one other terracotta colored clay here too... called "Mexican clay," I think... but if it's baked (and I don't remember if it is), it's not nearly as strong as most brands of polymer clay.

(If you want to take a look at some of the cameos that polymer clayers have made, look on this page at my website:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/molds.htm
...click on "Other Ways to Make Molds" at the top of that page, then scroll down to the Cameos subcategory)

P.S.  I haven't been to your city, but I've been fairly close I'll bet! (former Yugoslavia).... long ago though.



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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2006 12:42:12 PM »



Is the "clay" you're using is something that air dries? ...or is it baked in an oven at a fairly low temperature? ... or is it cured in a high-temperature kiln?? 
I was wondering because we do the same kind of thing with polymer clay, and one of the polymer clays which comes in bulk is terracotta-colored "Sculpey" made by Polyform.  There is at least one other terracotta colored clay here too... called "Mexican clay," I think... but if it's baked (and I don't remember if it is), it's not nearly as strong as most brands of polymer clay.

P.S.  I haven't been to your city, but I've been fairly close I'll bet! (former Yugoslavia).... long ago though.




Clay I use doesn't need to be baked, it dries in the air.It is produced in Romania and I guess the word ''terracota'' referst to type of material more than the color, because it comes only in white color.I'm not sure if it is durable or not, this was the first time i used it.The only problem is it dries very quickly so I needed to have a bowl of water all the time near me so I could wet it and my hands during the process.
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