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1  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: What do i do wit these on: December 04, 2011 05:41:35 PM
I use thing s like this to organize my crafting things. Mostly the assortment of glass, buttons, tile, broken dishes, ect.. tat I use for mosaic. I should paint them or paper them like suggested here I could color code them as to what color they hold. good idea yay.
2  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Uses for Cigar Boxes...For a Man? on: December 04, 2011 05:34:24 PM
What if you stick with the cigar theme?  You could create compartments in the box to hold things like a cigar cutter, lighter, and a few special cigars.

I agree with this. I have a collection of cigar boxes that I use to make all sorts of decretive storage boxes. I do this by papering them with hand made paper. This of course is not that manly. You could get a guy color like grey or hunter green. Paper the whole thing with it and mod podge. Then paper the top with a contrasting color (manly) making the top layer smaller to leave an 1/2 inch frame around the surface. Then in side the inner rectangle you can mod podge news paper clippings from the sports page. Using teams or sports that you know he likes. For my son I would do vikings football articles and horse racing. The you can accent this by mod podging cigar belts (the little brand name belt that is usually wrapped around new cigars) in between or even over lapping the news paper clippings. You can do this on all 4 sides of the out side and all for sides of the inside. Then when it is all dry you can build the compartments like mentioned by vibrant notions. Good luck i would love to hear about what you did.
3  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Tea cup and plates on: December 04, 2011 04:54:33 PM
This probably won't be helpful to you but I am in the process of gathering a large collection of dishes and cups for my first picassiette furniture project. That means I would break them lol.
4  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Somebody PLEASE tell me what I can do with these! on: December 04, 2011 04:46:29 PM
You said they melted when you used the glue gun. How did they melt? Did the paint come right off exposing the styrofoam? Or did they just get sticky and loose shape. If they melted properly I was thinking about putting them in a mold and slightly heating them until they settled in the form. Then cooling it and taking them out. It could be a seasonal mold like a santa. What came to my mind first was one of those donutish shaped pans for making like an angle food cake you know the ones with the hole in the middle. Ah yes bunt pan I remember. If you have enough of them to fill one of those half way you could melt them down and make a very nifty pokadotish wreath. Thats what I would try. Although I may burn the house down. You could always test a few of them to see how they melt and stick to the pan.
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bamboo Tile Bracelets - Superheroes and Alice in Wonderland - Picture heavy on: December 04, 2011 04:32:59 PM
WOW! these bracelets are really something! You are a skilled crafter! The suer hero one screams girl power lol. The santas are darling. I would love for you to share these in my blog. Either by way of link party or you can submit a guest post. Keep up the good work.
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: My Owl Brooch on: December 04, 2011 04:23:51 PM
Adorable little owl. Your daughter must love it!!! I saw your blog and I know what it is like to try to figure it out myself. Instead of reading online tutorials you just have to write them for us lol.
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: A semester of jewelry (lots of pics) on: December 04, 2011 04:19:45 PM
This stuff is beautiful! I can see why you are hooked on metal working. Thanks for so many quality pics too!. Very simulating. I want to know more about metal work. Is the class expensive?
8  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: New fused glass pendants - image overload on: November 27, 2011 12:54:25 AM
These are absolutely gorgeous! My mosaic art teacher Christine Shea makes similar glass pieces for mosaic art. I have been dreaming of buying a kiln to make my own. This is cool, although they represent Christine's, I can see your unique style in the artistic design.
9  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Broken glass bangles? on: November 26, 2011 10:46:54 PM
I agree with Onyxnox, don't give up on the mosaic direction. I have been thinking about experimenting with coating one of my mosaics in a clear epoxy, that may help. What I love so much about mosaic is that you can simply put what ever you want in it. I'm thinking coating a pice of clear glass in epoxy then embed the bangles in it. You could hang it on a window to let sun light come through. Your picture of them is broken so I am not sure what yours look like.
10  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Mosaic? on: November 24, 2011 02:43:44 PM
Hello everyone I am new here. I know mosaic isn't always with glass but right now that is what I am working with. I wasn't sure if this glass area was the right place to post. I am doing mosaics with glass tile for outside. I had it in my mind that mastic was right but it doesn't appear to be so. Is thin-set the answer? I have it and it seems right from the packaging and some stuff I have head. But it seems more like concrete mix than an adhesive.

I would love to hear if anyone else has some good mosaic ideas to share
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