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31  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: chains that won't tarnish? on: February 20, 2010 09:42:01 AM
The only metals used for jewelry that won't tarnish over time are gold and platinum.

Yes, wearing the chains would accelerate tarnishing because they'll be subject to more moisture from sweat.

But, usually, even if they tarnish, they won't turn your skin green... or black or whatever. (Oxidized copper is green.) They'll just look less shiny. And, there's a plenty of people (and stores) selling base metal jewelry out there since most customers aren't willing to pay more for precious metals...
32  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: cotton coated memory wire on: February 20, 2010 09:27:29 AM
You can't really bend memory wire, so it's probably some other type of wire. Are you, perhaps, thinking of Artistic Wire?
33  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: screwback posts on: February 10, 2010 02:41:09 PM
Metalliferous has them. The cheapest screwbacks are $3.25/dozen. The PDFs work fine for me, so maybe you need a newer version of Acrobat?
34  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Old School Tattoo Inspired 3D Pendants on: December 29, 2009 12:50:20 PM
Ooo that's nice! What air-dry clay do you use? Is it white/etc and then you paint over it when it's dry? If so, it must've taken forever to make each one! Did you photoshop the name on and they're currently blank, or do you print a piece of paper and seal it in? I'm just wondering because almost no-one on here uses air-dry clay. I use Lumina, btw, which is also air-dry Smiley
35  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Record Earring Holders on: November 21, 2009 07:23:00 PM
And unless you are emotionally attached to the red label, you could cover it with something really cool.  I did one once and put a CD over the hole with the shiny side out.  It was sparkly.

There are some blank CDs that are black rather than shiny. I think it would look less conspicuous than a shiny CD, but I'm not sure if that's something they sell in chain stores or if it's something you have to order online. I remember reading, though, that black CDs have better sound quality than regular blank CDs, but I'm no audiophile so I can't tell the difference.

Another option would be to cut out the label circle and stretch some black lace over the hole. It might be time consuming to do that, though, since you'd be cutting from the inside out (with a hacksaw or something of the sort) - unless you can easily melt out the hole with the nail. I'm working on cutting a hole out of something much thicker than vinyl right now, so melting is not an option (I tried), and I've spent many hours now sawing, because it's hard, so it takes a long time to saw through it - but since vinyl is much thinner, it might not be so difficult.
36  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Cardboard cuff bracelet on: November 21, 2009 07:10:40 PM
This IS cute! I actually like the inside paper better, though. I haven't seen it at the craft stores, so do you mind sharing where it's from? Thanks!

You can also cut up poster tubes to do this, if you have a source of free poster tubes. At my school, trash from the chem department (that's not chemical waste) always sits out in one of the halls for a long time before it's picked up, and I like to rummage through it for craft supplies. There's old/broken equipment, super-dated supplies, ancient furniture, and lots of mysterious stuff they keep discovering as they're getting ready to renovate the building. Would be a great site for a photoshoot, really, cause that place has this interesting, stuck-in-time atmosphere. I mention this because they tend to have poster tubes there from time to time... Yesterday, I was really stressed out before taking a midterm, and rummaging and finding some nice foam there calmed my nerves Smiley
37  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Mermaid crown on: November 17, 2009 09:20:33 AM
I like it - looks like a fun costume! I'm a big fan of putting things on my head Smiley How is it staying on - is it a headband?
38  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Don't Buy DIY: Sex and the City Half-Scoop Gloves - TUTE & Photos on: November 10, 2009 03:37:52 PM
These were also on the last Gossip Girl... which I watched today, after seeing this tute, and I was like, !!! Cheesy
39  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Amethyst chips Transformation on: November 02, 2009 11:27:30 PM
It's really cute as a tie! ^ ^
40  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: What I've been up to- warning image heavy on: October 29, 2009 06:52:20 PM
The crazy bracelet is cute. Where did you get those beads?
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