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11  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Blown Glass Oil Lamp in Lime Green!!! <<< Now with new pic! >>> on: June 04, 2007 03:22:00 PM
This was my first design that I came up with!

(I know that oil lamps exist all over, but this is the first glass design that went straight from my head into the kiln!)

Again, sorry for the crappy pics... Using my Phone's camera!

I just got the right oil...   (or, as they say around here... oohhhllll)

Here's a semi crappy pic of it lit.  It's beautiful!  I bet with a clear wrap or a transparent color wrap it would shine like mad!  I guess that's what I'll be trying next session!

Here it is lit:

12  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Tiny Perfume bottle and Mini Vase! on: June 04, 2007 03:16:47 PM
So... I made a little perfume vial last week...

It's so small and cute!

And here's a mini vase in purple!

And here's the two of them with a quarter for reference!

Sorry for the crappy pics... Forced into using my phone camera...
13  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Resin Mold Release Subsitute? Please help :) on: June 02, 2007 02:30:03 PM
Okay, I've read all the pages in the main resin board, and did a search, but couldn't really my answer.

I'm just about to go downstairs and try my hand at resin... 'cept, I forgot to order mold release. 

I have two molds just for resin, which, online says I don't meed release, but on the mold itself, it says it needs a release.

And I also have those little artists pallets things, with the 6 or 8 round holes.


My questions are:

1- The molds: ( Here's One of them ) Do they need a release?

2- Is there anything else I can use as a release?  like WD-40, veg oil, Pam?


14  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / New(ish) vase and New Hummingbird Feeder! on: May 27, 2007 09:25:36 AM
~~Sorry about the cell phone pics... my camera is getting fixed.~~

So, I made this a while ago and forgot to post it! 

It's my first larger piece.  I only used a little color because I assumed that it would die like the rest of the bigger pieces... But It lived!  And the color turned out cool anyway!

It diameter is about 7" accross...

And here is my first Hummingbird Feeder!  It's not the biggest or the prettiest... but I finally got one right Smiley

I have a really cool oil lamp that I have to do some coldwork on.. so I'll save that for next time!
15  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Blown Glass pieces.... (pic obease) on: February 04, 2007 07:35:45 PM
Today I went to the toy stores, looking for goodies for my niece...

I had to pass a glassblowing studio.  So, of course I stopped and spent an hour there, watching and chatting.

I'm apprenticing with a glassblower.  But he closes the studio from january to the beginning of march.  i miss it.

glass blowing is one of those things that i love.  that i really feel passion for.  i haven't felt that way since rock climbing (which i had to give up).  anyway....

i haven't been doing it for very long, and i'm not really good at it, but i think i have a knack for it. 

here are a few pics, i'll try to do them in order made (roughly)

I have two more pieces that i haven't taken pics of and my best two pieces are still at the studio, so i won't see them until the end of the month.

i am having a "i miss the studio" day...

thanks for viewing...
16  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / USB Turtle! (pic heavy) on: February 03, 2007 02:57:54 PM
I read about some cool usb drives here, so I thought I'd try my hand at one.
I used a plastic turtle I found at Target... it (was) a toddler's water toy.
I cut a hole in his rear  Cheesy and forced the drive in.  Then pulled it out just a little, so that it edges kinda stuck out.  Then I sealed it with e6000.

Here's my new USB drive.  (I forgot to take a before pic)

Now he just needs a name Smiley
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help a non-knitter??? on: January 30, 2007 07:37:52 PM
I don't knit. 
I don't even pretend that I understand the magic that you guys do!


I've seen the stitch counters people make and would like to make some for a friend who knits. 
I have a problem though...
I have no idea how these work!  (She lives in another state)

So... Do they need to be clasps, like lobster clasps? 
or do they somehow slide over the knitting needle? 
I've seen both clasped and solid jump-ring like stitch counters so I am way confused.

Can someone please help me understand?  lol

How do they work? 
Do they need clasps?
What if they use jump rings?  Can't that snag the yarn?

Thanks so much!!!
18  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / makng mod podge smooth? on: January 26, 2007 12:39:54 PM
So I made some pendants from wood and cutouts.  I mod podged the paper to the wood.  So far I have put 3 or 4 coats on, but want to put 5 or 6 and then seal it with an acrylic sealer. 

so... my question is... my mod podge has brush marks/lines/texture in it.  is there a way to sand it, or polish it, or smooth it somehow before I seal it?

19  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Cheap yarn at Michaels! on: January 20, 2007 03:41:00 PM
This stuff:

and some other fancy, fluffy type yarn is on sale at Michaels (at least in Asheville, NC, for $1, $2, and $3 a skein...

(I don't knit but it was so cheap I bought 10 skeins for my MIL in england Smiley  )

Just thought I'd share with all the knitters here!
20  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Do it yourself Shirt Rack on: January 19, 2007 01:09:50 PM
I get several RSS feeds, and this was on one of them.

I though all of the sirt making craftsters might be interest in this...


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