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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2006 05:37:51 PM »

I love the organicness of these pendents.  I'm not big on gold but I must admit that it compliments the colours of the stones wonderfully.  Well done, dearie!

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« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2006 05:53:22 PM »

Lovely! Looks great and really professional!

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« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2006 06:12:20 PM »

those are gorgeous!! they have this Egyptian feel to it that i love!

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« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2006 06:31:11 PM »

these are awesome ! I really like the green one (your shocked right Huh), and i also like the blue one alot.  Definely send me your etsy when you get one !

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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2006 07:34:05 AM »

great Idea! rather convincingly "wire wraped" without all the hastle and too marks..... I hope they stay together for you.
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« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2006 08:36:55 AM »

since I sincerely doubt I'm the first person to wrap Sculpey around stuff...

No, but actually, I don't think I've ever seen any polymer clay rope wrapping exactly like that (and I've seen a lot).  They are really nice!!!  And the paper models are quite attractive too.

I had some white Sculpey... I'm not gonna cry or anything if they break, but I'll definitely be annoyed.  This may mean I have to actually get some good clay . . .

LOL... you definitely will!  Sculpey III (and even more so, the original white Sculpey) are weak after baking in thin places, and most of those places are thin. 
I'd be careful about selling them till you buy stronger clay though (Premo, FimoClassic, Kato, or Cernit) because they almost certainly will break with much stress (though the acrylic paint offers some support), or you might try strengthening the ones you have with a coat of liquid clay, or a number of coats of clear acrylic finish (if you use liquid clay, choose one of the brands that bakes up clearer than Translucent Liquid Sculpey, which would be Fimo's Liquid Decorating Gel or Kato's Bakable Clear Medium, apply it thinly then rebake as hot as possible for a short time like 5-10 min).

Have you thought of using mica powders (like Pearl Ex) or real-metal powders (Eberhard Faber/Fimo Pulvers or Mona Lisa brand) for your clay ropes instead of paint?  The powders won't stick to the glass stones, so you could brush-pounce it on after the piece is formed.

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« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2006 09:01:56 AM »

Wow, quite a few replies have piled up on me!  Um, what to address first...other than saying Thank You! again.

I've been waiting for the infamous Diane B. to show up  Wink, so I'll start there.  I definitely plan on keeping a hold of this first batch - that green one is staying with me, sorry peoples - and making some stronger ones to sell, since I'm aware of the weakness of the clay I used.  I figure they have a better chance of staying intact with me since I know how fragile they are, and I would feel crappy making people pay for something that would more than likely fall apart.  I'm looking at this set as a sort of test run to figure out style and construction method more than anything else.

I'll do my best to recreate the look of the beloved green pendant, I promise, but it may take awhile for me to get a shop.  At the moment I don't even have a bank account so I don't yet have access to PayPal, but I'm working on it (and no snark from you about that, nihiliststar!).

Pearl Ex I've got, so I'll have to try that out.  Acrylic paint, generally, is easier and safer for me to use around the familial menagerie of little children and pets so it's usually my first choice, but I'll have to experiment with the powders now, definitely.

And until it was said here I hadn't much thought about them looking wire-wrapped!  Though my younger brother thanks roxybadoxy for the Egyptian comment...that's the first thing he said when he saw them and figured he was the only one who thought that.  My own thoughts ran more along the lines of organic and serpentine...

Does that cover the specific stuff?  I surely hope so...and again, thanks everybody for saying such wonderful things!  Grin

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« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2006 08:26:27 PM »

these are simply gorgeous! I like your idea, it's not something I would've ever thought of...I might have to try something like this in the future!

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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2006 07:12:02 PM »

Wow I really like those. I think its really cool how you have a bunch of different designs and different ways for them to hang.


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« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2006 09:43:34 PM »

Oh, I love them! So pretty. I might have to borrow this idea. Smiley (Not an exact copy though, because I'm not a stalker, and I like silver better than gold anyway.)

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