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21  Re: Trick or Treat Altoid Tin Gallery in The Swap Gallery by echo_brook on: October 07, 2008 04:17:04 PM
I received from FadingHippie yesterday. She did an awesome job! Check out the loot!
The tin itself:

The cutest mummy every! I love it! I can't stop shaking him and watching his little googly mummy eyes go crazy.

The mummy with his innards. She made me a necklace, 4 pairs of earrings (!!!) from various candies that you might find while trick or treating, a really cool pendant from a beautiful stone, and a piece of amethyst (which found its way immediately to my collection Cheesy).

A close up of some of the earrings. I love these! The gummy bears are justperfect! The b/f and I have a running joke about me a gummy bears so this just made us both crack up. Thanks so much FadingHippie.

Close up of the pendant. I love this!
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22  Re: um...sperm earings... in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by echo_brook on: September 07, 2008 11:27:20 PM
Ok, evilsarah, I completely blame this on you! I had to make some of my own . . . here's what I came up with. (My roommates are now considering having me hospitalized Tongue )

I have a wiggley eye obsession Smiley These are my take on your basic design.

Punk rock sperm! Yep, those are Mohawks!
Aaaand, because I'm doing the Halloween swap, Dracula Sperm!

haha. I loved making these! Thank you so much for the inspiration!
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23  Quilled Owls in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by echo_brook on: September 05, 2008 01:57:36 PM
Goofy little guys Smiley  I <3 wiggley eyeballs! Sorry for the little bit of blurriness.

Comments welcome. Thanks for looking.
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24  My First Tree of Life in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by echo_brook on: September 05, 2008 01:48:11 PM
I'm sorry if you are all sick of seeing these, but I'm so proud that I actually got this to work! Cheesy Here ya go:

Thanks for looking.
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25  Owl Coin Purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by echo_brook on: September 05, 2008 01:45:45 PM
Hello All
This was one of my first forays into zippered pouches. I have no sewing machine, so please forgive uneven stitches. It's made from felt by my own "pattern" (aka: I cut out shapes that I though would be cute and sewed them together Wink ).

Comments welcome. Thank you for looking.
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26  Owls, fish, and tins in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by echo_brook on: September 05, 2008 01:18:35 PM
I just finished my first swap - and altoid tin swap and I'm so darn proud of this tin that it needed to be shown off! But I also have a couple other projects laying around that I finally finished to add on as well. Thanks for looking Smiley
The Tin!

in the edge of the photo you can see the bottom half of the tin which was also covered in fake wood polymer clay. I thought about texturing the branch on the outside, but somehow that just didn't happen. I love the owl though Smiley

I made a couple of these little owl statues to go into the tin. I think I'm slightly addicted to making cute little animals now...
Another one of the owls and a goldfish

Kiss me, I'm a fish. Mwwwwah

Sorry for the fuzzy picture. This was my first experiment with image transfer and polymer clay. I drew the little trees with colored pencil and used liquid sculpey to transfer them to the ring. The one under it was a pine tree scene but for some reason I don't have pictures of it. Blast.
Thank you again for looking. As always, comments and helpful critiques are welcome.
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27  Re: Altoid Tin Themed Swap-Round 11 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by echo_brook on: September 02, 2008 10:55:15 PM
Hi All
I received from tinkrbella2005 today! USPS informed me via internet package stalking that I would have a special something waiting for me when I got home. To bad my day turned into a 12 hours shift of torture. Thank you tinkrbella for ending that so nicely. Your package was awesome! Enough of my ranting, here's the tin!
Top of Tin:

Bottom of Tin:

She also used this really cute ribbon around the edge of the tin, but for the life of me I could not get a halfway decent shot of it.
Inside of tin:

I love those waves on the lid! If you haven't guessed already, one of my themes was "underwater."
Now for the stuff inside. (or tied onto the tin - tinkrbella, you cheated! lol You don't get the extras back though. Tongue I like them too much.)

Jellyfish and Squid magnets! These are adorable Smiley

I actually laughed when I saw this. Copy cat! Wink Just kidding. Tinkrbella and I both had trees as one of our themes.

Jewelry!!! Cheesy:D My boyfriend is cursing you for adding to my collection but he doesn't count. Thank you so much!
These earrings are my favorite! Yay purple! They have not left my ears since they arrived.

And, ladies and gentlemen, I give you . . . snort-o-pus. Cheesy
I'm not sure if tinkrbella found or made this guy but he's awesome!
Now for my favorite part of the tin. Bubble magnets!!!!

FREE HUGS!! hahahah. Love it. Cephalopods were another one of my themes Smiley Thank you again tinkrbella for everything and for helping to coordinate!
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28  Dalmation Statue and Skull Earrings in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by echo_brook on: August 08, 2008 01:13:16 PM
I've decided to try and teach myself how to make things with polymer clay. Hopefully I will be adept enough by the holidays to be sending out little somethings to everyone on my gift list (which has gotten far too long).
Here's the dalmatian I started with:

And the skull earrings were my second project:

I was thinking about antiquing the skulls. Also, theirs teeth kept getting little clay fringies on them. Any recommendations or tips about how to avoid that? I'm not really into the "kitsy" looking things so much, so I would rather my work eventually take on a more artful look and feel (wouldn't we all Wink ). So actually, any helpful critiques, pointers, hints, etc would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for looking!
-echo brook
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29  Re: Help--How to cut a glass bottle? in Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions by echo_brook on: July 28, 2008 11:38:03 PM
My bottle cutter arrived today! So far 2 out of 3 bottles that I have been playing around with seems to have potential. The edges are no where near as smooth as I'd like them to be, but I intend to "barrow" Wink my friends dremel and see what I can do with these. Here is what I have so far:

This is one whole bottle before and after the procedure.

A close up of the still very rough and still very sharp edges! The dark discoloration is soot.

My new tools Smiley. Do do this I used the bottle cutter (metal implement pictured above) to scar a line around the bottle. This took some practice. Ideally a uniform pressure should be applied while you turn the bottle in ONE complete circle over the glass cutting edge. This is difficult to achieve since you have to hold the bottle against the cutting edge and turn simultaneously but it can be done with a little practice. Just be willing to sacrifice some bottles (my roommates were perhaps a bit to happy that I wanted them to drink more wine after my initial experiments). After the line was scarred, I heated the line over a candle flame (hence the soot - which washes off easily) and then dripped cold water from my kitchen sink over the line. This takes several repetitions with some ominous cracking sounds occurring (perhaps I should have been wearing protective eye glasses!) but then *poof* the bottle that was once one is now two Smiley I would highly recommend wearing protective gloves and goggles when doing this. Nothing bad happened to me, and I emerged without any cuts, but those edges are very sharp.
So now I move on to trying to sand down those edges! If anyone has any recommendations, I'm all ears! I will keep you posted on how it goes.
And one more question for you all: I had started this project thinking of making the bottom of my wine bottles into drinking glasses, but after I got the bottle apart, I realized how cool if would be to flip the tops upside down and make those into goblets as well (or very thick stemmed wine glasses!). Any ideas on how to put a base on them?
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30  Granny Panties!? in What the heck can I do with THIS? by echo_brook on: July 13, 2008 12:22:43 AM
Oh so cute fabric, but seriously, why does my granmother insist on buying me her style of panties every birthday! Here's my solution:

I'm thinking about perhaps cutting more of them into squares and making a quilt with them, but I've never quilted before and it's a bit daunting! Any other ideas?
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