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Is there paint to use on pre-baked Sculpy?

I want to paint my Sculpy before baking it. That's because I want to paint designs on a rolled-out strip, let it dry, then roll it into beads, and then bake it. If I bake the beads first, it will be hell to paint the kind of itiny designs on the beads that I want to be there. (And I don't want to make the designs out of different colors of Sculpy - that's too difficult for me and not the look I'm going for.) I haven't, in my research, found any way to do this. Help?! (alternatively there is a product that is not exactly Sculpy that I can paint and then roll into beads and then either bake or get it to harden in some way other than baking?)
posted by DMelanogaster on Dec 30, 2013 - 15 answers

How to make a ring with a certain image

I've been googling and googling different ways to make rings, but I can't find precisely what I'm looking for. I have an image that I'd like to use to make a ring with a simple band. I want to know how to treat/preserve/protect the image so I can wear it frequently and also how to turn it into a ring. A plain wire-type band is fine with me. Adjustable size is ideal, but a fixed one would work too. Does anybody either know how to do this or know of a resource that would be helpful? I think this is enough information, but feel free to ask if you have other questions. Thank you!
posted by mermaidcafe on Nov 17, 2013 - 8 answers

Looking for bracelets with a lot of cool, funky beads

Someone recently sent me a bracelet from MiaLena. Who else makes stuff like this? [more inside]
posted by BibiRose on Oct 7, 2013 - 7 answers

What do I make with these postage stamps?

I have inherited hundreds (possibly thousands) of unsorted postage stamps. I'm not interested in selling them as I very much doubt they have any monetary value. What crafts can I make? I've made a few Scrabble tile pendants but would like to hear other ideas. Jewelry suggestions are especially welcome, but I'm open to pretty much anything.
posted by Wordwoman on Sep 3, 2013 - 26 answers

Help me push my buttons.

I have 20 lbs of beautiful antique and vintage buttons of every size, shape, material and form. I recuperating from surgery for the next 4 weeks. Can you suggest projects to utilize my time and materials? [more inside]
posted by kimdog on Sep 16, 2010 - 22 answers

I'm a dude. I have an opal. Now what?

So I'm a manly man, sort of, and many years ago I was given a small opal (1cm top to bottom) - I don't think it has any real monetary value, but it's pretty, and I'm tired of it living in my drawer. Any ideas for what I can do with it? My first thought was tie pin, but that seems pedestrian. Suggestions that include sources for necessary supplies or services would be especially helpful.
posted by symbebekos on Jul 19, 2010 - 9 answers

What can I do with half-drilled gems?

What do I do with these amethysts? [more inside]
posted by orrnyereg on Jan 5, 2010 - 2 answers

What to do with my teeth?

I would like to have my extracted wisdom teeth made into...something. [more inside]
posted by Morrigan on Feb 23, 2009 - 25 answers

My artisan jewelry display looks drab!

Crafty girl needs advice on improving her jewelry business [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Feb 13, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me become a more effective beader

Beading question- I am making a simple seed bead necklace, a few bracelets, and earrings. The beads are too small for any needle I have, but it is excessively tedious stringing the teensy beads one by one (especially since I am working toward a thick, ropy and twisted necklace). I know nothing about beading, so I am wondering if anyone here can give me tips, shortcuts, or just tell me that there is no other way to do it.
posted by oflinkey on Jul 2, 2004 - 5 answers

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