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« on: April 14, 2010 05:46:33 PM »

Ive been collecting the #6 plastic for awhile now so that I could finally try shrink plastic. I have had one project done for months now but I was to terrified to put it in the oven incase it didnt work..I was going to be devistated if it didnt work out. So I tested two peices that I was equally attached to but those ended up in the garbage. They all came out awful first try in the oven, but I decided to try remelting them but this time with a heat gun. Needless to say that came out much better Smiley I was even able to make the circle that came out a square a somewhat circle again! Anyways that was my rant...onto pictures  Cheesy They took FOREVER to get decent pictures of by the way!

All the charms are based off of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It took me forever to get it to hang the way I wanted it to. It is the Triforce, Spiritual stones and Six medallions that you collect through the game. Top: Triforce, Middle: Kokiri's Emerald, Goron's Ruby, and Zora's Sapphire and Bottom: Light, Forest, Fire, Water, Spirit and Shadow Medallions. I had intended to make it a bracelet but it evolved. Tell me is it too much?

My Mass Effect earrings Smiley Renegade and Paragon. If youve never played: if your character does enough bad actions they are a renegade and if they do good actions they are a paragon. I like a little bit of both. This is the second try at these, the first are the ones that got thrown out. The original renegade one I did was green but I decided to go red for the new one.

On monday I got so excited when Cliffy B showed the Gears of War 3 trailer on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon that a small part of me got very very sad that my COG tags arent done yet (Im waiting for my brothers assistance because theres no way Im doing the last step alone!)...so I decided I needed something Gears of War like right now. Its the gnasher, torque bow, lancer and longshot. The torque bow and lancer really should have done opposite things..the lance became very chubby and the torque bow became very long..

The only one that I made that isnt based on a game..The little fishie and the plant are on one side, the bubbles and water are on the other. I made the necklace awhile ago but I wasnt sure if I liked the pendant so I had an idea for this one and I think it looks alot better. So far this is the best I could get for a detail shot.

I sealed them all with clear nail polish because I read you can do that and its all that I had. I wasnt sure if I was going to seal them but two of them started to smudge..
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2010 05:58:30 PM »

I love the Zelda game pieces, makes me want to break out the 64 and hunt that game down again!

I haven't played the other games.

But, my absolute favorite is the fish!  I am in love with water, fish, bubbles, so that is totally calling my name.  Great job!!

Now I guess I will have to start scrounging for #6 plastic.  I've been meaning to anyway, but you totally inspired me!   Grin

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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2010 06:01:23 PM »

I have never played Zelda, but I appreciate your artistry.  These are amazing pieces.
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2010 07:33:37 PM »

Thanks guys Smiley Its always a good idea to bust out the Zelda  Wink
I had a difficult time finding #6 plastic, alot of the time it would be #5. I ended up getting it from containers with baking in them. Good luck!!
And awww I dont think Ive ever inspired someone before Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2010 07:55:28 PM »

What fun!  I never knew you could use #6 plastic!  I have tried the regular shrinky stuff and I think it is hard enough to get right, so you definitely did a good job!

I am really impressed with the fish as well--what do you expect from a Pisces? Grin

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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2010 01:00:11 PM »

I am really impressed with the fish as well--what do you expect from a Pisces? Grin
I suppose that *might* give you a wee bit more of a love for fishies yup Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2010 05:21:29 PM »

WOW! I love Zelda, and I love recycling into art! Great job!

« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2010 02:00:02 PM »

LOVE the Zelda necklace! Actually, I'm a little jealous.  Smiley I might have to play some OOT soon.
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