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1  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Frosted glassware on: November 28, 2004 11:49:18 PM
I've got the 12oz bottle - what I do to make it last longer and go a little bit further is recycle the cream. After the creams been on a glass for 5 or so minutes I simply scrape it off and apply it onto the next glass. Works just the same - and plus I've etched about 20 glasses already and the bottle is still full! So yeah, when you think about it the price aint toooo bad.

And they used to have it at spotlight you say?! What! God damn!! I asked and asked and asked and they just looked at me with a blank face "etching cream?Huh". agh!

amc5 - sorry I don't know Auckland too well. Just ring around crafty places, otherwise if you want i'm sure I could help you out somehow  Grin
2  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Frosted glassware on: November 24, 2004 09:38:13 PM
You guys all know the brilliant frosted glassware tutorial thats posted, right?
Well I've been interested in it for agesssss and have been hasseling the guys down at Goldings Handcrafts in Wellington ever since to get some Armour Etch. After 8 months of waiting it's finally in stock now and retails for $40 or so for 3oz and $85 or so for 12oz.

I frosted some martini glasses last night and damn they are hot! hahah!

Anyway just thought it was a cool idea for xmas pressies etc. Expensive hobby but worth it  Cheesy
3  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / NEW ZEALAND / Re: screen printing supplies on: October 18, 2004 08:27:04 AM
Yes! I do know, there are two options basically:

1. Look up 'Screen Printers' in your yellow pages (yup just an actual screen printing business), and make a few calls. I know of several places in Wellington that will sell their products to the public - I buy my squeegees from a screen printing place. I can't tell you the exact cost, but I'm gonna guess about $80 - $100 for a tub of the emulsion. Keep in mind that if you want to use the photo emulsion method, you also need to invest in a special light and a couple other pricey chemicals (such as the emulsion remover).

2. Get it done at an actual screen printers place - I buy a large screen for $35, bring it into Club55 Screen Printers in Wellington with the image that I want on the screen, and they do it for me for $15 in about 2 days. I find this option to be a lot cheaper and hassel-free.

Hope that helps! I love screen printint  Cheesy
4  COOKING / Dessert / Re: really yummy diet popsicles on: July 24, 2004 03:31:13 AM
...what's crystal light? --- like just any diet soda?

Whenever I have soda that's been in the fridge for a week that's a bit flat, I always freeze them in popsicle molds.. not very creative, but saves the soda going to waste. I love doing it with orange juice toooo yum!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Darling PINK dress on: July 05, 2004 05:51:18 AM
Heyyy, I made this dress for my 3 year old cousin, Rosie, it is a TEENY tiny dress!! It's made of lipstick pink cotton drill, with ruffles on the straps and the hem, I LOVE it! The blue daisy is just a patch that I sewed and ironed on, and I don't know if you can tell, but the dots shooting out of the daisy are actually diamantes that look absolutely beautiful!

Oh I wish I was 3 and could wear such things.....

Oh by the way, the piece of paper next to it was just there because my name was on it. (It was on display because I won a competition for Pumpkin Patch  Smiley)

Hope you like it!
6  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Re: Vegan icecream! on: July 03, 2004 07:04:02 AM
Seriously. Us kiwis are actually really similar ay. I'm a vegetarian, and I too lived in the states for awhile. I was in Virginia, outskirts of DC, where were u guys?
7  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Frosted glass -- How to make your own frosted glassware! on: June 14, 2004 11:09:24 PM
pearl3that stuff is for sure not etching cream. it is gallery glass which is used to create a faux stained glass look on windows and such. there are also millions of colours that it comes in to create the other parts of the stained glass look. this product sort of clouds the window so that it looks etched but isn't. not sure if its washable when dried. * i haven never used it but work at a craft store that sells the stuff.

i think it says do not shake so that you do not put air bubbles into it.

PM me if you have any other questions

ok this stuff is total crap!!! NOBODY buy gallery glass!!!! Even if I bought it for the purpose that it is intended for, it doesn't even work (that well... Undecided) It peels off at the edges and just looks SO fake and crappy!! Thanks Sarahfroggy.. man I'm so gutted now. I totally wanted to do some glass etching. I called up a craft store today (Gordon Harris in Wellington) and they are giving me a call back tomorrow if they can get it in for me, otherwise maybe I should try a hardware store? Whats the possibility that they etching cream at a hardware store...
8  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / NEW ZEALAND / Re: trademe! on: June 14, 2004 10:55:39 PM
Tell us all the tricks, then!

Tricks? What tricks?  Wink hahah I dunno.. hmm let me see, to sell something successfully here are a couple important ideas (nothing really too interesting)
  • Add pictures to your auction. We are visual people and like to physically see what your auction is for
  • Add some colour to make it a bit creative and interesting to catch someones eye
  • Put your auction in the 'gallery' etc so that your auction is viewed by more people
  • Get address verified!!!

And of course, don't bother selling your old socks or hair-ties. Electronics sell really big and can get you some great cash.. here are some items you may have around home that you wanna get rid of:
  • Old radios
  • Walkmans
  • Speakers
  • Lamps
  • Printers (and ink cartridges)
  • Designer clothes you no longer wear/are too small(think Abercrombie & Fitch, Paris Texas, Lee, Lonsdale etc) - glassons crap will only get you like fitty cents
  • Vouchers (movies, Mc Donalds, Glassons, pre-paid cards)
  • Car kit sets (cellphone, discmans)
  • Your old mobile phone (I sold my nokia brick (the 5120's) for $55!!!)
  • Old telephones
  • Computer keyboards
  • Costume jewellery
  • Dress ups
  • etc etc etc etc

I think the main thing is to sell something you think people would actually buy, wishful thinking wont work. And promote it, put it in the gallery!

I have never sold anything DIY over trademe, but I don't think thats a bad idea... I just wouldn't include the words "DIY" "Hand-made" - instead, put "one of a kind", "from a new Wellington designer - Pearl3".
Lastly, I hate people who start the auction at $1, when their reserve is $100. Make your reserve = the bid starting price. That way once someone bids, bam! Sold! - plus if they keep bidding you get more money  Grin
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Kiwi swap? on: June 14, 2004 08:30:46 AM
Me too, let me know if you decide to do another swap
10  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / NEW ZEALAND / Re: trademe! on: June 14, 2004 08:25:54 AM
ooooh I LOVE Trade Me!

Seriously, I am on there like everyday too. Not for buying stuff... mainly for selling stuff. It's brilliant. I sold my old crap epilator on there for more than it cost me to buy!

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