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1  Resin: flowers, sprinkles and shells in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Ja on: July 23, 2009 08:38:00 AM
Some resin casts.  


simple yellow flower in a resin mold. I have been wearing this one a lot working retail and i constantly get comments on it. Most people get stuck on the fact that its a real flower =)

A flower petal

Shells and sprinkles:

sprinkle heavy

it looks like a tear drop when on....

C&C greatly appreciated Smiley
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2  Re: WALL-E and Eve-- Now with patterns! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Ja on: February 17, 2009 10:59:57 AM
i finished Eve, and i figured i would post photos to show you. I have difficulty on both the arms and the face plate when it said to slip-stich to the first stich, however i tried it, it was somehow folding my crochet in half diagonaly.  I just taught myself to crochet a few months ago, so it is probably just lack of knowledge. I loved the pattern and I think Eve turned out really cute!

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3  Re: Lemons to Lemonade Swap GALLERY!!!! in The Swap Gallery by Ja on: January 21, 2009 06:57:55 PM
me and crafty finally sent and received. I have photos of some of things I sent her, I can't find the photos of the rest at the moment, which sucks because i so thought i took some. Crafty please please enter the photos when you get a chance

i also can't find the before photos, from the summer, so just imagine two basic knee length skirts, one in the off-white stripped fabric (which felt like rough cotton) and the blue and tan city scene very strechy fabric.

I decided to make crafty a centerpiece, like I saw on her wists... except i used the strechy fabric to make it, which, in case anyone wants to try it, don't use strechy material to make yo-yo by hand. It took forever.... and ever.. I used a mixture of the strechy fabric with some cotton fleece i had. I don't have the best photos of it tho since the weather was so crappy here when i was sending. Crafty, if you can get a better one, please add it in.

I also made two little owls with this fabric.

With the off-white stripped fabric I made a lined laptop case. Crafty loves strawberries (which i learned from stalker her wists) so i used strawberry fleece as well. I figured it would hold well and it would not scratch the laptop. My laptop is a 17in so i'm figuring it should fit any laptop. In the front is a pocket to hold the charger and plug and it is kept closed by the strap that goes over the top and has two buttons (one to keep the laptop in, the other to keep the pocket closed).



with laptop:

I also made a camera case with the same fabrics



I also sent two shrinky-dink necklaces based on her wists and a clay necklace.

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4  Re: Summer Reading Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Ja on: August 28, 2008 12:58:35 PM
Yay Smiley

I received Britt's package. (her's still somewhere in the US... hopefully it appears somewhere soon (really soon, since I mailed it prob 3 weeks ago))

Anyway, I love the little knitted pouch and book cover, it makes me so jealous that I can't knit.

(and the fabric is amazing, I, a. love dots and b. its good stretchy fabric that I can never ever find.

And the books look good, hopefully I have time to read them with classes (really hoping!)

If anyone wants any closer photos, just let me know

Thanks Britt for the package!
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5  Re: I finally got a yellow flower cane (plus some food items) in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by Ja on: July 02, 2008 02:13:38 PM
I made a second purple flower cane before.... and then made them into a frame necklace. Tell me what you think!

This is actually attempt #3, attempt #1 and 2 got burned in the oven.... sadly the first two was less squished looking, but I'm happy with it!
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6  I finally got a yellow flower cane (plus some food items) in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by Ja on: June 30, 2008 09:01:42 PM
I've been trying to get a workable cane for the last few weeks and every
time no matter how they look before hand, they are all messed up once I reduce.... and I finally got a cane to look how I wanted!!! YAY Grin

I made a yellow flower cane (and the 'messed' up ends of the middle are being made into earrings) so without further ado....

the finished reduced cane

The "messed" up end piece... I think it looks cool 3-d

The cane that I cut so far, The oval white things are going to become earrings, they are the ends of the middle piece cane.

And then some other stuff:

Cane cover thumb-tacks

Sushi tray

An earlier cane, I used a shrinkidink from a lilbiskit as the middle Smiley

Feedback is greatly appreciated!
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7  first dress.... i did something wrong in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by Ja on: June 12, 2008 09:46:43 AM
So I attempted to make my first dress, or more so, my first skirt with matching top .... cept I think I did something wrong, or it just looks wrong or... I need help. Pretty Please.

Its a basic circle skirt with a fitted top.... I made the top piece out of a rectangle and scrunched up the middle, but it wasn't sitting nicely so I added more fabric to the sides and now the fabric is flopping all over the place and I don't know how to get it to be more fitted.

AND does the dress even look okay.. Its reminding me of a bathing suit (And that was not what I was going for :/)

A close up of the top

another close up


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8  Re: RESIN in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by Ja on: June 05, 2008 08:11:30 PM
My first attempt Smiley

But my pieces, while they aren't 'sticky' per say, like when you touch them you get fingerprints on them and I can't get the fingerprints off.

I read somewhere that Clear polyester resin will not work with Silicon molds.... and I got polyester resin with silicon molds. Is that my problem?  And how do I seal the pieces anyway, because I did get them to fully cure, they are just a bit soft.

Now Photos:

group shot

My favorite, a flower:

Theres fingerprints and a smudge mark. Any suggestions?

Anyone know how to clean the mold... The shiny spot is the stuck on resin (that's missing from the resin piece)

Overall I am thrilled with how they came out, but they need a sealant or something to be wearable....
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9  Resin (and resin questions) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Ja on: June 05, 2008 10:51:09 AM
So I decided to start resin, my first attempts came out well, but there are a few issues that I'm confused about.   I did a 2-layer resin with seashells and sprinkles in between the two layers.  I waited until the back was fully dry and tried to pop them out, but some of the resin stayed on the mold and the tops of them were sticky.... so I left them to dry, but on some of them you can tell where the resin got rubbed from being taken from the mold and on the mold is some resin residue that I can't figure out how to fix.  Anyone got any advice?

On to the photos Smiley

Group photo

A flower, My favorite one.

And the back of the flower.

Now these are all smugged on top from the mold. Any ideas?

And this is the mold, and the shiny spots are left over resin. How do I get rid of it?

Thanks.  Any Constructive criticism is greatly appreciated.
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10  Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 9 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Ja on: May 24, 2008 09:31:07 AM
OMG Littlebiskit, you totally spoiled me, and your "odd" medium is so not odd, I actually love it!

Anyway, on to the photographs for the rest of you Tongue

The big box!

anyone know a good use for packing peanuts? lol.

Okay, now I'm getting to the cool stuff, promise!

It is a mirror that I can hang photographs off of... Lilbiskit, I absolutely love it!

A book bag and a camera case... I actually was in a desperate need for a new camera case, the velcro on my old one isn't any good and actually my camera just fell out of the case as i went to grab it to take photos, and then i found.... a camera case!

A bookmark, it says: "You don't take a photograph...You ask quietly to borrow it." it is actually bright yellow with purple stitches, my camera and my room unfortunately washed it out in the photo Sad

Some (read ALOT) of Shrinky Dink charms.

A close up, one even has my name on it!

Some books to read Smiley. Holes is actually one of my favorite children's books. I read it way before the holes craze hit, and was actually really disappointed that the sequel wasn't nearly as good. And the other 2 I haven't read, but the look good (and I promise to pass them forward when I'm done with them)

WOW, that was A LOT, I really hope you like your package nearly as much as I loved yours!

EDITED: b.c. i somehow had a photograph of the box for every single image... oops
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