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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / my Ears see Ye! on: September 13, 2012 07:21:43 AM

Its so simple that I think its not worthy to explain what I did. Its obvious for you all, experts!!!!

I would like to ask you what other nice round things you can think of, because when I had to paint them I could only think of eyes. I dont like sport balls!

Thanks for seeing!!!
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Crixus Necklace on: September 13, 2012 07:11:12 AM

I was trying to make polymer clay beads and thinking what to do with them once finished. Then an idea crossed my head: Crixus!!! I remembered my boyfriend always mentions how nice his necklace looks when watching Spartacus and so I made it on the spur of the moment without planning.

It was a true mess. Problems followed one another and its quite weak finally. Though it looks ok, doesnt it?

The fastener of the original necklace is really cool (Theres a sort of stick that passes through a small ring and thats all!) but I wasnt able to sculp such tiny stuff and make sure it would be resistent enough.

Thanks for seeing and any tip/criticism is welcome!
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / polymer clay and printed paper pendants on: April 08, 2012 01:45:53 PM


Hey ye!

These are a kind of experiment.
I made some polymer clay pendants and then I felt too lazy to hand-paint them. I decided to print some nice patterns from my photoshop collection and the fairy is an illustration by Rebecca Daumier (that one will be a present for my aunt!)

The point is that... the process and my material are both so so so shabby...

I used vinyl-latex to stick the paper to the clay but the paper on the round edges (the heart ones mainly) tends to break...

Im happy enough for not to feel embarrassed of my anti-professional and tasteful work.

Have you ever tried to stick paper to polymer clay? what have you used for it?

any tip is more than welcome!!!

4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Wax crayon art on: March 28, 2012 01:57:08 PM
Hey, I wanted to make a fake glazed window with melted wax crayon but I must had picked wrong the sort of paper for it. I used the waste of transparent cover for books (the one which has some glue itself). It didnt work as hoped, but I wanted to keep the amazing "stuff" that came out anyway . I tried to fix it in a usual drawing paper ironing it a little bit, but the paper sheet curls up so if I try to make it flat the wax stuff brokens -of course.

I decided to scratch the broken piece and by chance I liked the wax stains Smiley. I think I could draw something nice and keep it as a nice background. I think that if you want to keep the wax it has to be thin, and if you like the abstract backgraund it generates youd better need a thick one to scratch it easily. In any case you can reuse the wax!!!!!!!

Have you ever used this technique?
What sorts of paper keep the wax? Any idea?

Thanks for seeing and helping!!! ^^
5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / fire-resistant fabrics - OVEN MITTEN??? on: February 29, 2012 02:21:47 AM
Hey everyone!
I had a very old tracksuit made of polar fleece and I wonder if it would be suitable for making oven mittens. My father told me that he doesnt think so because that fabric has loads of plastic compounds and they would melt...
But do you think its ok if I cover it with another fabric (cotton, I guess) to keep the fleece isolated? What kind of fabrics do you usually use for handling with the kitchen?

Thank you for your help in advance!!!!
6  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Undead Butterfly of Adventure Time on: February 05, 2012 04:05:32 PM
Here is it! One of those cute -as well as spooky- undead butterflies from the Tree Trunks episode in Adventure Time!!!  (So so so cool cartoons... I cant stop watching them!!!!)

(original cartoon)

I find problems managing with the eye-holes - they never end up being round...
Anddd I decided to place a kind of basement and some wire to make it "fly" hihihihi!!!! I hope my boyfriend likes it! Its a present!!!!

Thank you for seeing and tips for round eyes are verey welcome!!!!!
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / ALOHA!!! on: February 05, 2012 03:53:15 PM

I am not sure if this is the correct forum. Image reproduction techniques does not really suit it... its just paint on a t-shirt, but the monkey is so funny that I needed to share it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thanks for seeing!!!
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Record Bag - First attempt!!! on: September 09, 2011 07:11:58 AM

I loved all the ones youd done before (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=311625.0 , https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=367417.msg4317705#msg4317705, https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=357873.0 and some others), and I started to think about how to make one for me near 2 years ago. Firstly, I found a container, (a RUBISH CONTAINER!!!) full to bursting with records in Netherlands. I couldnt help wondering why people had thrown them away!!! (Are they mad?!?!?!) I picked 10 or 12 (and some of them worked, so I listened and gave them as gifts to some friends.), but I kept half of them for trying how to make the bag, thinking that I would break some of them when trying to make the first one. So...on March, I decided to start it seriously, but I havent finished it until today!!!

Its been a reeeallyyy slowww proccess, mixing all your tips and experiences, selecting carefully the fabrics, the tools, asking my friends what they thought about this and that, asking my father for some experienced help...
And thats completely new for me, as a challenge, since I am so so so impatient that I pretend to finish everything within a cuple of hours and all by myself!

I think you neednt again the tutorial explained so I will put all pics in order and you can ask whatever Smiley.
Maybe its highlights are that I used tablecloth inside to make the bag waterproof, and I joined the records to it with studs though the holes. I also added a hard cupboard to make the base more resistant. Apart from that.... just loads and loads of glue!!

Thank you for seeing!!!

(Im kind of proud of it Smiley)
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / living in a shoe box on: August 24, 2011 09:57:57 AM
Well, I do not really know how to name this. I made is as a part of my sculpture training but... it just looks like something weird and crazy I think.

I made kind of holes on the ceiling hoping that some light could come through, but that doesnt really work...

I hope it gives you ideas at least!!

10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Easy-peasy back bag on: August 24, 2011 04:45:46 AM

I needed to think a little before starting and, at the end, its not so nice and useful as I believed. Look out with strings length!!

I sewed a small section for my wallet and keys because pickpokets usually cut this kind of bags with knives and everything falls through the hole! Just to avoid such a nasty situation.

Thank you for seeing!
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