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1  Oregon / Oregon: Northwest / Portland Christian Royals Holiday Bazaar on: October 21, 2013 01:48:47 PM
 We're back for another year of crafty holiday goodness! We're in a new spiffy location this year and we have approximately 30 vendors selling all kinds of wares, including fused glass jewelry, paper goods, and home decor! Something for everyone!

The show will take place at Portland Christian Jr./Sr. High School in the cafeteria from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

12425 NE San Rafael Street
Portland, OR 97230

2  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Fun With Fused Glass Decals on: October 29, 2012 11:56:02 AM
Well, I've discovered the joy of fused glass decals. 

They start off printed in a laser printer in black and end up fusing to a sepia brown tone.  Some people don't like this, but I don't mind.  I tend to like using French Vanilla as my base for the decal because I think it looks nice in the finished product. 

3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Memories of tiny feet. on: September 19, 2012 02:30:02 PM
Wonderful craftsmanship!!  A gift that will last a lifetime!
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: PMC Love... on: September 18, 2012 09:23:26 PM
What is PMC and what are the sizes?

PMC is Precious Metal Clay.  It starts out as clay and is fired and then after firing is 99.9% silver also known as fine silver.  It's a great, but expensive medium.

What kind of kiln did you use?

Did you finish the charms with Liver of Sulphur, or did you burnish or something? They look really cool!!!!!

 I'm getting very close to breaking down and getting a small kiln so I can use PMC!

Also, did you take a class in PMC bnefore you tried it out on your own?

I used a Paragon kiln.  It is a small kiln with only a 6X6 firing area that can run on household electricity.  I finished the charms by putting them in a tupperware with a newly hardboiled egg!  I had considered Liver of Sulfer but didn't want the hassle. 

You can fire PMC with a torch, but I think if you can swing it, a small kiln is so much easier.  I definitely recommend taking a class in PMC before trying it out.  If anything, it just gives you the methods that you need to make sure you don't waste any.  It requires that you use olive oil or some sort of lubricant on all your tools and your hands to prevent sticking, etc.  Things like that are things that you can pick up in the class.  Plus, I was able to make five pendants in the class which was well worth my time!  Haha!!

Hope that helps!!
5  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: These Flowers Won't Make You Sneeze... on: September 18, 2012 09:17:40 PM
Thank you so much for your comments! 
6  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Amigurumi beads on: September 18, 2012 10:40:00 AM
These are just amazing and your craftsmanship is spectacular!
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / PMC Love... on: September 18, 2012 09:28:59 AM

I recently got a kiln for my birthday and the first thing I tried prior to fused glass was PMC.  I love this medium and the easy road to fun projects that it provides!!

This is one of my first batches of pendants that I made last year for my craft shows.  I used various rubber stamps and metal stamps that I found from my rubber stamping days, etc.  I particularly like the XO pendant which I made for a friend that has children named Xander and Owen.  However, I liked the hugs and kisses concept so much, I made one for myself and wear it as a double-charm necklace with the S pendant that is in the back row.  Wink

8  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Strip fused glass tray on: September 18, 2012 09:18:38 AM
This is a fun idea and I like the thought of using it as a wall-hanging!
9  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / These Flowers Won't Make You Sneeze... on: September 18, 2012 09:16:05 AM
Had an idea to use my new high-temp wire for stems for flowers.  I fired up some cabochons and put them on a little piece of clear with one cabochon in the middle to hold everything together.  I'm not exactly sure of the use for these, but I like them a lot.  Haha!!  I think, if the wire doesn't rust too much, they'd be cute in a flower pot for extra decoration.
10  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: First Two Firings in Kiln on: September 17, 2012 08:36:14 PM
Joby, thank you so much!!! 
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