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21  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: memoirs of a geisha... on: June 16, 2010 12:42:13 PM
Wow this is amazing.
I love the colours and the image you have created!

Well done!
22  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Stud polymer clay earrings and a pretty purple necklace on: June 15, 2010 11:28:04 AM
Thank you all for your lovely comments!
I will be putting these up on my website as soon as I get it all up and running  Cheesy ironing out a few kinks atm...
The citrus slices seem to be clear winners with everyone I've asked as well as you all on here (I have some lemon, lime and blood orange ones also) I will upload more photos soon!

Sorry Diane B. I hope I didn't confuse you too much!!

You are correct as there is one large necklace (big, round and purple) and then a dozen stud earrings in the background within one box.  Hopefully this photo is a bit clearer which I just found on my other camera  Smiley it even shows the purple a little better...

And yes by sticks I do mean canes (I knew there had to be a better word for it!)
Thank you for all of your help, and when I finally get around to making more I will make sure I browse through all of your advice once again  Grin Grin
I was previously cutting and cooking or as you said cooking and cutting, just to find out which way worked best!

I have been making a few canes every now and then (a good way to sit and watch films I find!) and as a result have a fair collection of small usable canes! I have found a few uses (earrings, insets in pendants, nail art, beads and heads on pins) but am always trying to think of new thinks to do with them!
An example is https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=350653.0

Thanks again for all of the great links to your website also!

23  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Remelted Shrinky Dink Jewellery on: June 15, 2010 11:08:24 AM
Thanks everyone for your comments  Grin

As I was adding another post for the remelted SD today I thought I could answer some of your questions! (you can see the post here- https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=350837.0)

The plastic I used in this post was 'crystal clear' Shrink plastic, the latest post shows you what the frosted plastic looks like once its remelted!
This is a photo of another fish pendant I've been commissioned to make showing the stacking of the pieces before remelting.

You can see here the edges are much sharper then they appear after the remelting

And ..... Just for crazydoc I've managed to find a picture of the little seahorse I used for the pendant I sadly sold before photographing  Grin

24  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Remelted Shrinky Dink Jewellery - Dotty Necklace and Ring on: June 15, 2010 11:05:19 AM
After my previous post I've had another go at remelting SD plastic

To remelt the SD you just cook it up as normal first, then stack them on top of each other creating the affect you want and reheat again. I find that to adhere the bits together a normal oven works well.... but to get the rounded edges that gives it the glassy look a blow torch works best! being careful not to burn the plastic!!!

In my last post (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=350654.msg4091627#msg4091627) I used crystal clear shrink plastic, as someone asked (Diane B.) what type of plastic I used as they seemed so clear I thought I would give the frosted plastic a go today!

as you can see in this picture the backing piece looses some of its frosting during the remelting (looks almost like its just oily now Shocked)

In the previous pieces I have used very fine sand paper and polishing paper to get the high gloss look as they can sometimes be slightly spotty (looks like air bubbles?)

I made a matching beaded ring as I want to wear these out tonight Smiley

To add a little bit more colour I've ran some bright pink along the edges, I love you it sounds out at some angles but is barely visible at others  Grin

Thanks for looking!
C and C as always are welcomed
25  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Remelted Shrinky Dink Jewellery on: June 13, 2010 04:58:11 PM
Yay! I'm glad I have inspired you (so hope you don't mind loosing sleep!  Wink )

I will add another to my collection tomorrow in a distinctive sea-horse shape Smiley
and will add more photos as I bake more up!

Hope you post your photos up too!  Grin
26  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Fused plastic Jewellery on: June 13, 2010 04:43:37 PM
Thanks Melazdee and the bead idea is perfect!  Grin

(Infact my lovely bf brought me some yesterday... I should have thought of that  Cheesy)

I will see what happens ...thanks!
27  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Remelted Shrinky Dink Jewellery on: June 13, 2010 04:41:22 PM
Thank you!  Grin

Its all SD plastic. All you do is shrink them separately first, then stack them to form overall project and reheat until they fuse. For the roundness of the grassy one which I love I melted it a little longer then the fish one.
I also made a seahorse one but sold it before I managed to photograph it!

I have about another 10 ready for melting, I just need the time!  Grin
28  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Fused plastic Jewellery NEW photos added! on: June 13, 2010 04:22:15 PM
I decided to have a go at fusing plastic but didn't really know what to with the 'flowers' once I had made them!

So this is what I came up with  Cheesy

I made a matching choker and bracelet  Grin

Please let me know what you think as I am in two minds Smiley

Thanks for looking!

Thanks for the inspiration...
That do you think?

29  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Remelted Shrinky Dink Jewellery on: June 13, 2010 04:16:29 PM
After seeing the idea here on craftster I decided to give remelting SD plastic a go to use up some scraps!

This is the grass one

And this is the underwater scene. Sadly I didn't know which way up to place the pieces with this one so the fish got slightly cindered but I now know for next time!

Thanks for looking
C and C's always welcome
30  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Polymer Clay Jewellery on: June 13, 2010 04:08:13 PM
I came up with these to use up some more of the polymer clay sticks I have  Grin

Sorry this is blurry my camera didn't feel like playing ball it would seem!

Thanks for looking!
C and C's are welcome
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