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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Katamari key chain /w tutorial on: July 14, 2007 05:15:45 PM
Thanks for all the kind words!

you could bake the large ball first

I thought about that, but didn't know if it would break when reheated. So, thanks for the tips on how to work it out! I think I'll try cooling it down next time. And I'll definately try the bullsey cane method! Thank you so much for the walkthrough!

I'll make a new one soon, and see if I'll get it more "even".

I'll keep you all posted!
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Katamari key chain /w tutorial on: July 14, 2007 12:02:28 PM
As you all know, everybody loves Katamari Damacy. So, since I broke my Bobomb keychain, I figured a katamari would be the bestest object to attach my only key to.


I used regular modelling clay. Cernit. I guess you could pretty much use which ever colors you like the best to match up your own favorite katamari but I used white, blue, yellow, orange (was going to use red but couldn't find my red lump of clay..) and green. And one of those metal hook thingamajiggies (english is not my mother tongue..).

[1] So, what I did was I rolled tiny little balls in each color. Each matching color set of balls tinier than the other set. I made sure to wipe my hands off every time I handled a different color, so that I was not going to stain or mix the different colors together..


[2] I flattened the little balls on top of each other to make one of the katamari's little "knobs". Then I gently tried to push the metal hook thingamajiggy down into the "knob", trying to keep the "knobish" shape. This proved time consuming, but I did OK.

[3] Then, makeing the rest of the knobs was easy.. Big, smaller, smaller, smallest..


I actually wasn't sure how many or how big "knobs" I wanted on my katamari, but I wanted it to fit in my pocket and figured that 6 little knobs should do it.  And so I rolled a much bigger ball to which I would attach the "knobs"..

[4] And attached the first.

..and the rest. This was the worst part of it all. Trying to keep the main ball's ball shape intact and also keeping the "knobs'" lines straight. In the end I'm pretty happy with the result, as the jiggly lines gives my katamari a nice handmade feeling..

[5] And then, into the oven. low heat for thirty minutes.

3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: I read banned books. on: July 14, 2007 10:52:51 AM
Holy crap! This is too great!
The line is awesome, and the rest of the jewelry matches it!
4  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: BOBOMB on: July 14, 2007 10:39:53 AM
ooh! very nice one!
I made a bobomb key chain a while ago. not as handsom a bobomb as yours thou..  Undecided
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Lemon Jelly Cross Stitch Album Cover Challenge! on: July 09, 2007 02:00:33 PM
That is so incredibly fantastic! I accept your challenge!
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: GameBoy DS Lite case on: July 06, 2007 06:48:10 AM
excellent job - beginner or no!  And thanks for the link to the original - my 11 year old son (the one in my av) just purchased a DS lite and in his words "That is awesome! Can you buy one?"  To which I replied, "No, but I can make one" 

I think I even have most of the materials on hand - sweet. 

Thank you!

Heehee.. I'm imagining the dialogue as something from a Schwarzenegger movie, you being Arnold and replying - after removing the cigar from his mouth - with a thoughtful and comforting oneliner: "No, but I can make one.."

Good luck with the work! And let us know when you're done. I'm excited to see it!
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: GameBoy DS Lite case on: July 06, 2007 05:56:09 AM
Thank you!
I'm getting more happy with my case now that I hear all your kind words  Grin

I had promised my friend a case for their DS ages ago. I just might have to do this for him now. Simply amazing!
Just do it /Nike
Even though it takes a while, it is well worth it! It's fun and rewarding!
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Embellished Trench (Elle Driver's Trench from Kill Bill) on: July 06, 2007 05:51:39 AM
Fantastic! I want to do the same! With a more boyish coat..

I'm thinking of maybe copying Gael Garcia Bernal's coat from Science of Sleep.
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Embroidered Plush Nintendo System on: July 05, 2007 01:47:58 AM
This is so insanly great!
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Big Scary, Hairy Hideous Beastie!!! on: July 05, 2007 01:46:51 AM
I love the frantic smile!
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