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21  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: New take on the Initial necklace-- ASL on: April 10, 2008 07:36:20 PM
Did you use vellum paper to print them on?  I'm just trying to figure out how you got the images to be transparent like that.
22  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Super Easy Bag with Tutorial---*Revised* New Tute and Post IMG HEAVY!!! on: April 10, 2008 07:09:49 AM
 Wink  Good!!  I'm ready to make a few more myself.  I've thought about changing the closure a bit.  The pattern orginally called for making a button hole and sewing a button inside so that you can close it by putting the button through the hole on the other side.  Well I thought why not just use the button as a decorative touch and as a sort of pull, and just use some velcro on the inside or a magnetic button.  To me it saves a lot more time and besides I'm not good with button holes LOL. Embarrassed
23  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: shrinky braclets. sorry i took so long with clearer pictures on: April 09, 2008 08:38:27 AM
yeah you have to punch holes in them prior to shrinking, they become too brittle once they have shrunk to drill. and i used red wire to hold them together although ribbon would be very pretty and i might try it next time, the wire was cheap. i wont be selling any on the net, i have tryed to sell at a craft show and that went alright but i wont be doing it again i prefer to make things for the joy of making not to sell.


I've never had a problem with drilling holes in dinks after they have been shrunk.  I use a Drimel with the smallest bit you can get and it works just fine.  But prior to drilling I spray them down with some high gloss sealant and that might have a bit to do with it.  I just found that punching holes in the film was #1 a waste of space because the hole is so large, #2 when it shrinks its still a pretty big hole and well I don't like having huge holes in my work.  But I've been working with shrinky dinks for about a year now and have been drilling away and never had a problem.
24  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: ~*~whoo-hoo for resin~*~ on: April 08, 2008 08:50:28 AM
I absolutely love these!!!  If you do them again I would add like maybe a hint of like a blue/green tint.  Nothing that is super noticeable.  It would make it look like the water was from a pond or lake.  I may do something like this my self soon.  Great job!!
25  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Super Easy Bag with Tutorial---*Revised* New Tute and Post IMG HEAVY!!! on: April 07, 2008 11:16:34 AM
Hi, newly registered ex-lurker here!

I have a question, cause either I am completely blind or just too much of a beginner still, but: do you ever sew the side seams together in this bag, or do you just tie them off with the ribbons that go through the buttonholes? I'm guessing this is the same issue you were talking about in this post:

--- It would be a good idea to sew that side up to prevent things from falling out.  Now if you do the scruch part really tight and tie it good there shouldn't be a problem there.  But at the top I do see an issue waiting to happen if those sides aren't sewn.

...but I wasn't completely sure. I have a real hard time imagining this bag in my head, but I also don't want to start making it and then realise I've completely trashed it  Grin



No you aren't blind.  ^^  Here is what I did.  When you scruch up the sides when you tie it off with the ribbon or whatever you use, just make sure its all squished really tight and you tie it off really good and that part is ok.  BUT, there is a space above that where the handles are and it leaves a bit of a gap and I just sewed it up so #1 nothing falls out and #2 so that the handles actually stay in place and the seam where you sewed the handles together to make the complete loop don't slip out and show.  Does that make sense??

If not I plan on making another one in a few days and I can take some pics to show you exactly what I mean.
26  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 25 ENTRIES / Re: Radioactive cheerleader from Oak Ridge on: March 09, 2008 06:53:57 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!  You ate the fish didn't you off of Edgemoore and near the Technological Park!  And people wonder why we are so weird here, come on we are loaded with nuclear waste. 

BTW, I work in OR at RSCC and live in Clinton.
27  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Paint Happy Wallet Clutch [Image Chunky] on: March 05, 2008 05:43:00 AM
Your stitches might not be that great looking but with the type of fabric you chose it sorta fits you know.  It looks like it should be that way to begin with.  So I think you did a great job and I really dig the fabric! Cheesy
28  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: More Resin!!!!! on: March 05, 2008 05:31:32 AM
these are all straight out of the mold, but the ring is super shiny because the paint pallet mold is super shiny. no other paint pallet makes them shiny like that one... lol, they may look shinier because of the lighting. none are super glossy shiny but the daisy. i have used plastic polshing compound and wax, but most things don't need it. and the smoother the mold the shinier the surface. the recycled plastic packaging i use for molds is super smooth and leaves them super shiny too.

Oh ok that's good to know because the molds I have are really smooth.  I'm just glad spring is starting to get here and its warming up so I can finally use the resin.   Cheesy
29  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: More Resin!!!!! on: March 04, 2008 08:00:31 PM
What do you use to buff them out with to make them all shiny?
30  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Super Easy Bag with Tutorial---*Revised* New Tute and Post IMG HEAVY!!! on: March 04, 2008 05:34:01 AM
very nice....I will try this out.

Thank you for taking time to make tutorial.

I'm so glad every one is enjoying this.  I had fun making it and its so simple.  That's the best part.  Once you fumble your way through the first time at it from there it just gets easier.
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