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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / gluing on glass on: August 23, 2005 05:22:27 PM
Hey there,
So I've been making fabulous beads by gluing images and words to clear floral pebbles, then soldering the backs.  The only trouble is that sometimes my glue (when faced with lots of abrasive contact, like a dangling bead on a bracelet) lets go.  The trick is that the glue, while supremely adhering the paper (must be porous) to the glass pebble, must ALSO dry clear and not alter the image in any way.  I'm currently using Aleene's Glass and Bead glue.  Is there a better/stronger brand?

2  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Grinding glass with a Dremel on: December 02, 2004 05:23:09 PM
I've got the dremel, the glass project, and the bit.  Any tips, pointers, etc. on the best ways to work this?  Essentially I've got 1" X 1" squares that I've cut and I'm just trying to make them less sharp, so if worn as jewelry they won't impale me.  Is this even possible?  I really like the clear edge of the glass.

3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Beaded Necklaces: Venetian glass charm, hematite, seed beads, glass beads, etc. on: November 10, 2004 04:47:02 PM
I was asked to create some necklaces for Venetian glass pendants purchased by friends on a trip to Italy. The green necklace/earring combo has green seed beads, silver bali beads, glass beads.  The purple necklace has black seed beads, hematite, rose quartz, garnet beads and glass beads.  Here's what I've come up with:

Purple necklace:

Green necklace/earring combo:
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / baby belts for the sewing impaired on: November 10, 2004 04:38:12 PM
I have no sewing machine (which you can tell if you look closely at the stitching) but I think this belt I made for my baby daughter came out quite well.  It is trimming that I bought at a fabric store in NYC and 2 D rings.  Unfortunately I crafted without thinking, and should have bought more yards and doubled the belt in two.  It still works, but I have to twist the end over and loop back through to hide the messy underside.  But I think it might fit her well into her toddler years. 

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Saving a hooded sweatshirt from myself on: November 10, 2004 04:33:50 PM
I cannot eat anything without it leaving a "culinary footprint" (aka. stain) on my clothes. Here is a sweatshirt that fell victim to salad dressing, paired with a t-shirt that fell victim to chapstick in the dryer...

6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Virgin Mary stickers and pendants on: October 26, 2004 12:17:36 PM
I swear, once all my questions are answered, I can make stuff to show you all...

So, does anyone have a good source for religious stickers and pendants -- particularly of the Virgin Mary.  I was able to purchase some really great gold pendants that are about 1 1/2" long and have colored pictures on them at the Vatican, but I have no idea where to get any more of anything like these.

7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / working with rocks on: October 22, 2004 01:15:52 PM
I have a bunch of smooth beach rocks and pebbles that I would love to do something spectacular with, however I can't figure out how to adhere them to anything.  I know that to drill them I would use a diamond tip bit and water, but some are just so small.  I tried a liquid welding material, but that doesn't seem all that great.

Any suggestions?  I would most likely use them for jewelry.
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