Crafting


Flying Blind

Flying Blind


Posted on May 16, 2005

I thought this would be a fun item to post.  This was my first attempt at soldering.  I had the brilliant thought that I didn’t need to take a class; I didn’t need to read a book; I get the basic principals of soldering, how hard can it be?  So I jumped into this head first.  There were a few things I didn’t realize that needed to happen for soldering to really work.  First, you need copper...

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Cat Box

Cat Box


Posted on May 12, 2005

Sometimes crafts are born from the most mundane of daily occurrences.  This cabinet stands 8 feet tall.  One day, I put a box on top of it to just get it out of the way.  Well, Trilly decided that the box made for a great bed.  After a couple of days, I just put a towel in the box for his comfort.  Then I got the brilliant idea of lining the box.  I took an old flannel blanket, cut it down and glued in...

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Fused Glass

Fused Glass


Posted on May 11, 2005

A friend and I just took a one day fused glass class at our local paintpot store in Hillsdale.  We were able to make 3 pendants each.  These are my creations.  I kept the one in the middle (I’ve been in a weird pink and brown phase lately.)  and gave the other two away as gifts. Now we have been bitten by the fused glass bug.  We start a 4 week class tonight through our local parks and recs.  We are...

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Stained Glass Pendant

Stained Glass Pendant


Posted on Apr 27, 2005

Here is a variation on the stained glass pendant.  This is much harder to do, although I think I was doing things to make it harder on myself.  I took a soldering class after making these pendants and realized that my glass cutter was a disposable kind and should have been thrown out years earlier.  I just thought I was lousy at cutting glass.  I have since gotten a much better glass cutter (which I haven’t...

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Kansas on My Mind

Kansas on My Mind


Posted on Apr 25, 2005

I leave for Kansas in four days.  I’m very excited that my cousin is getting married, especially since he’s marrying such a great person.  He knows how lucky he is.  His wedding will be the last one for quite some time.  My family is extremely small, so we all tend to show up for any kind of function since they are few and far between. When I was in Kansas for Thanksgiving, I gave my Aunt and Grandma...

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Green Envy

Green Envy


Posted on Apr 20, 2005

This necklace is two pieces of colored glass soldered together.  The dimensions are roughly an inch by an inch and a half.  Again, the soldering at the top is just so tricky.  My goal for the month of May is to practice more soldering.  It will be a happy day when I have mastered the...

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