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1  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: First try at etching glass... on: December 28, 2011 07:32:15 AM
Nice work on the jar.  Crooked?  It's handmade - it's not stamped out on a machine?!
A  tip on the etching cream...  You can scrape it off and re-use it! I used to do that before graduating to a blasting cabinet and my gun...
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Candle Holders on: September 19, 2011 06:13:28 AM
Nice work Krista!  I too have a Cricut, but I also have the dreaded MTC which make my Cricut the bomb!  Are you using a transfer tape to transfer your images to the glassware?  also I know how difficult it is to place the vinyl on a curved area...
3  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: etching on ceramic plates on: August 21, 2011 07:30:59 AM
I was thinking of the solid colored coffee mugs - etching on the outside - Mom's Sippy Cup - I talked to a fell at Home Depot yesterday and he suggested penetrating grout sealer (two coats) which will keep it from absorbing too much water... I'm just playin' while I a have a few days off...
4  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / etching on ceramic plates on: August 19, 2011 07:37:34 AM
I have a sand blaster and love the look on my wine glasses (redneck wine glasses) Nothing fancy just words, but it is turning out pretty profitable for me. I want to etch on eramic plate - - not to eat from, but to protect it.  Any ideas?
5  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Stencils for Etching on: June 24, 2011 08:21:11 PM
I have ben etching on glass for a few months now and use my Cricut to make the stencils on contact paper (the old fashioned kind that has adhesive on the back) I then etch with my sand blaster... I starte out using armour etching crem, but the redneck wine glases that I etch are starting to fly soI opted for the sand blaster... So much fun... Here's  few pics of my glasses and other things... 
To learn about the Cricut and making stencils with it, check out  this you tube. I use my sandblaster and contct paper works just great...
6  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: My kiln goddess on: June 06, 2011 06:19:41 AM
...and her name is...  <g>
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Help!! I HATE our Christmas tree!- UPDATED on: December 19, 2008 09:01:03 AM
I use a small santa hat as a topper to my tree - the splash of red might be fun and I am all about fun with my two grands living with us...
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Re: Is it possible to make white transfers on: December 12, 2008 07:33:16 PM
There is no such thing as white ink (only the absence of ink/color on a white shirt. ) HTH
9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: brother sewing machine on: August 28, 2008 08:30:55 PM
My Janome went on the fritz AGAIN so I just bought myself a Brother machine for $139 at Wal-Mart.  It has the drop in bobbin - a MUST for me... There are 50 buiilt in statches.  It is the CE-5000PRW computerized.  I really abuse my machines so I did a lot of checking and this one has a 25 yr warranty.  Sew nice and looks liek ti will work fine - I sew at least two hours a day and tons more when I need to make a bunh of things for upcoming craft shows...  I also have a Juki serger which gets a workout daily.  I treat my machine with tender loving care weekly and change needles monthly unless I notice skipping.  Hope this helps. 
10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: SEXY STOCKING STUFFERS (& non sexy, too) on: September 23, 2006 04:35:22 PM
Ok - ya'll have to remember my name is Grandma Bonnie and I earned it...  I make Wienie Washers, Willy Warmers, Exotic Rubber Plants, Redneck Viagra.  I would be happy to give anyone the directions and poems I use to embelish them.  I sell items at the Farmer's Market and people won't let me stop making the gag gifts.  I love to make people laugh and it works! Oh I also have poems to attach for toilet paper - Cowby TP, You've Been Bad TP etc. etc...
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