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Stacy
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« on: January 06, 2008, 11:10:57 AM »

I completed this project with my OH, Peter.

He has taken up woodturning and is proving to be quite dab hand.
We have met some new friends through this and they have asked me to see if we could do some colaboration work.

This is a prototype of a lidded bowl. Peter made the bowl and I have made the lid (funny that!  Grin)
I need to get my finishing done properly on the glass, but have had some great advice from Becky (Cameleon) which has proved invaluable. Still haven't got around to doing this though as I need to purchase some bits and bobs.

They went down really well the woodturners and it looks like I might get some orders for this and some other projects we are working on.

Sorry aboout the naff photos, I'm knackered today and couldn't be bothered to set the lighting up properly.







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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2008, 11:12:54 AM »

I was a little bored today so decided to make a display for all my beads and this is what I came up with.

Its not great and by no means worthy of a carpenter but I made it all by myself! I did have to ask for a little help from Peter but only because I didn't know where the router was. Obviously there are a lot of things that could be better, i.e its a shame that the dimples in the end of the wood show up so much but hey it was made from floor boards!!!

Anyway, Peter is well on the way to coming up with a 'perfect version' of this one (at my request) but I thought it wasn't to bad for someone who only really looks at woodwork!



Oh yes - Please don't look to closely at the beads as they are from my fugly jar!!! I didn't have enough nice ones to fill it up!!  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2008, 02:05:44 PM »

Does anyone else paint? I haven't done so since I first turned on my hothead in May, but I am thinking of picking up a brush again.. here's on of an ancient lane near us..
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2008, 07:52:39 AM »

Sheep being daft sounds great Smiley Smiley I used to paint and draw, nowadays I just about carry a tiny watercolour set with me on holiday to do pen and wash stuff. I found a couple of old ones:





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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2008, 11:01:44 AM »

I've been doing some more Felting this week:

Here are a couple of panels I made to hang on my wall.





I have put them in clippy frames which I bought from the cheap shop but unfortuantly the glass that came with them is slightly tinged blue so the colours are not as vibrant in the frames..  I'm going to have to get some new ones I think!!!

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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2008, 08:26:30 AM »

A friend's wife makes the most gorgeous Green Man clay plaques which he then moulds and casts in a Jesmonite acrylic resin. I bought a plain one for my husband's birthday earlier this year and he has just finished painting him. Here he is

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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2008, 08:47:36 AM »

Oh my!!!  Does she have a website?  That's absolutely fantastic.  I'd love something like that  Shocked

She does indeed have a website http://www.antaresdesign.com/

Lots of lovely things to tempt you on there!  Wink

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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2008, 03:36:29 AM »

Just ressurecting this thread here..... those are well lush Stacy.... have you made any more since then ??

I'm learning to felt at the moment... with the aid of a fab book and some wonderful advice from fellow Bead Buddy felters.... I made this yesterday.... I want to make a bigger version for a wall hanging once I have redecorated / carpeted my lounge Smiley



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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2008, 02:14:28 PM »

Hi ya guys, I have made my first ever baby rattle for my new nephew George (please check out the 'Looking for' section for my rattle packaging dilema).
I have to say I am pretty chuffed to bits with it! Grin
 

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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2008, 03:26:09 AM »

wow, that is stunning, having a silversmithing background I know that wasn't easy to make, I'm also guessing why the explosion happened, is the handle screwed in or hollow?, (just wondereing how you got round it?)....that is a real treasure that's going to be loved for a very long time  Smiley
I drilled a hole in the head to let the expanding air escape while I soldered it and the neutralised pickle solution to drain out after and then used the hollow handle to cover the hole once it was soldered on. While I was soldering the handle on of the silver balls I put in the head bit to make the rattle sound must have got wedged in the hole, then the solder must have run up the handle seem and sealed the ball in the hole, then.......KABOOOOOOOM!! LOL what are the chances! Shocked
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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2008, 02:47:31 AM »

A little while ago I asked for ideas for something to make for a newborn baby and had loads of suggestions including one from RedHotSal which was to make a small patchwork quilt. I thought this would be a great idea and then worked out that I have never made a quilt or done any patchwork and basically know how to sew a straight stitch if I'm lucky.
After doing some research I worked out that the patchwork thing was not going to be in my timelimit if I wanted to do it justice so came up with this 'cheat's version'.
I'm pretty pleased with how it came out as I have never made anything like this before and it was a bit of a learning curve working out how to get the trim in and also how to close the opening in which I put the stuffing.

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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2008, 07:18:48 AM »


The bottle was cut, had the top smoothed with diapads and was covered in beeswax. A pattern was taped on the inside of the bottle and the image traced into the wax using a stencil pen. The bottle half was weighted and then covered in contact plastic so the acid wouldn't get inside. The whole thing was immersed in a solution of hydrofluric acid to etch away the glass and leave the pattern.
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« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2008, 11:14:37 AM »

I wanted to share my scarecrows with you....yes I know there not beads but they do have a hole running top to bottom and a stick of wood running through to hold it all together. It seems I just can't get away from the beadie theme that is my life :-D
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« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2008, 06:22:50 AM »

Its nothing special. Any sticky backed plastic would do whether its patterned or not. Its the sort people use to stick on shelves, but a bit out of fashion these days. You just have to make sure edges are sealed tight. You can also use the plastic as a mask when sandblasting but would need to buy heavy duty plastic for deep sandblasting. This sort of plastic would do
http://www.stickybackplastic.co.uk/?gclid=CLyZ25C3tZUCFRSO1QodOGEUQw
The kitchen shelf stuff was called Fablon I think.
I've never tried etch all on large pieces of bottle glass so don't know if it would work. I have used it on a bottle glass bead and it worked OK. Acid gives a transparent finish while etch all gives a matte one.
This is an etch on window glass. Its 75mm wide by 90mm high.

The pattern was printed onto white sticky backed plastic with a dot matrix printer. The ink dries without smudging like it does with an inkjet one. The plastic was stuck to the glass both sides and the edges sealed. The pattern was cut out using either a scalpel blade or a hot stencil cutter pen and then etched.
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« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2008, 09:30:28 AM »

You can buy kits for bottle cutting but I just use a cutter I used to use for stained glass. Rather than tap the glass for the score on the bottle to run, the best thing I've found is to put the empty bottle standing up in cold water and then fill it with hot but not boiling water. The disparity in the temperatures inside and outside the glass will cause the score to fracture. A flat lap grinder is one of my wants but you can use Diapads which are sanding squares for glass to smooth off the rims. It takes a lot of elbow grease but the better the score the neater the break and less sanding required. PM me if you need more info.
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