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41  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tattoo Inspired Heart Necklace- on: February 21, 2010 03:29:46 PM
Thank you!
 I felt so stupid, I wanted to make one that said mom, but I'd made the banner too big, so my mind went blank and I decided to make this larger one, then of course I realized what I wanted mine to say at this size, a day too late! Anxious to see how much faster it goes when I know what I'm doing in regard to size etc!
42  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: The Potions Master - Loaded Charm Bracelet - Pic & Info Heavy! on: February 21, 2010 03:12:46 PM
I love the bracelet, as in I-would-want-one-exactly-the-same really love it!
43  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Tattoo Inspired Heart Necklace on: February 21, 2010 03:08:40 PM
tada! A copper heart I hand cut from copper sheet, sterling silver banner soldered to the heart, and handmade sterling chain and clasp. I'm totally starting one for me tonight!

=http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4017/4376231895_e14a2d7daf.jpg <broken image>

44  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Sweet Blue Altered House on: February 17, 2010 03:39:39 PM
This is beautiful, I'm in love with it! I've never made time for ATC's, and think all you guys who make them are magical!
45  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Women's Silver Hammered Ring on: February 01, 2010 08:37:08 AM
Pretty! Pretty picture too!
46  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: handspun hats! on: January 27, 2010 02:50:40 PM
The yarn and the hat are both beautiful!!
47  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Ceramic Christmas Ornaments! Stars! on: January 17, 2010 11:02:43 PM
lol, plaster of paris and my toddler don't mix!
48  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: five purses! on: January 17, 2010 12:17:02 PM
These are adorable! Grin
49  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Mardi Gras Pendants! on: January 17, 2010 12:15:40 PM
Those are beautiful!!

How did the fleur-de-lys become black if you hand etched them? Did you use a pigment or something?

I want to drill holes in glass but I have a question that I can't seem to get a straight answer to:

I know electricity and water don't mix but is battery power safer? I specifically bought a battery-powered Dremel so I could drill glass in water (I have a diamond tipped bit, too). Am I going to be safe?

By the way, I had previously bought a Flex-Shaft but it says right on the package that you can't use it with the battery-powered Dremel.

I thought it would save me time and frustration if I just asked an expert like yourself....someone who actually *does* this!


 Lets see, dichroic glass is sold clear or bonded to a black background layer, so these have a coating of dichro over black. When you etch the dichroic coating off, the black shows through, voila! Then it's well scrubbed and capped with clear glass and fused.

 I use a battery powered Dremel, in a small dish of water with a sponge that keeps me from drilling through the bottom of the container, heck, I'll go take a picture!

 ta-da! bad picture, but you get the gist! Small container, just enough water to cover the glass, and the tiny drill bit doesn't splash much! Don't put much pressure, it's a slow process,  when I started I got about six to eight pieces done by the time I ruined a bit, now I can use the same one for dozens, I can't explain what exactly to do, but you get a feel for it?!

And yes! Anyone can come play at my house! Need a bring your own glass [or whatever] party!

50  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Mardi Gras Pendants! on: January 17, 2010 09:59:46 AM
Annnndddd.... wisted.

Awesome,  I usually get the photo links wrong and no-one can see things for 5 minutes till I notice it! Yea, I did it right!
 Thank you!
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