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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Countertop oven w convection for clay baking? on: February 17, 2015 01:27:51 PM
I will first state that I do not have any experience with polymer clay myself, but I would like to buy an oven for my daughter who is taking more than a passing interest in working with super sculpy to make small figurines. Most are around 4 in. tall and less.

After some reading I have concerns about cooking food in the same oven as the clay is baked and that table top ovens might be a good option, especially one that has the convection feature. The oven I'm considering is a Hamilton Beach model:

Has anyone used this model or ovens that are similar? If you have any techniques/critiques I would be glad to hear them.
Yes, I did look in the tutorial list, but I don't know how long this particular oven has been in production or what may have changed in sculpy formulas since then.
Thanks for any help you can offer so this will be a useful gift.
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: Ah, the wonders of insomnia...for stamp carving! (Mini Tutorial Included) on: April 15, 2010 02:06:39 AM
This is totally fascinating..but can it work with inkjets or it is restricted to lazer printers only?
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: exposed serger stitches help! on: April 12, 2010 02:37:35 AM
Yep..tis the reverse side of coverstitching. I have a Brother coverstitch machine, which wasn't terribly expensive, but does a great job on knit hems. The only issue with it is it likes a strong light thread like Gutturmans ( sp?) in the needles, although serger thread like Maxilock is fine in the looper. Decorative thread would probably work too..tho I haven't tried it myself.


The Janome machines are very nice too, but I was cheap and went with this one..it does the job. <Smiley
4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: funky faux fur, places to buy this type of fabric online? on: April 12, 2010 02:19:54 AM
Sy Fabrics is a good one, plus they send swatches too.
I also have bought from and like
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to get my halo on: March 28, 2010 08:29:07 PM
Thanks! I'm glad there's some confirmation for the wire idea..it's what I was leaning towards. I'm thinking I'll make a sprial at the end where it goes into the body cavity to anchor it in the fiberfill too.
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / How to get my halo on: March 27, 2010 02:01:00 AM
Greetings, this is a question for anyone who's made plushies with props before. Smiley
I'm making an 11in. UFO style angel plushie and want her halo to stick up about an inch or so over the top of her head. My question is...what should I use as a support to attach the halo- heavy wire, a plastic rod of some sort? I've ruled out wood because it's probably be too easily broken. Also, does it make sense to have the support be long enough to go down through the entire head, neck and partly into the body of the plush or would that be overkill? I just don't want the halo to be all wobbly. This plush will have to survive being dragged around at an anime convention so any advice is appreciated.
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