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Old 07-04-2019, 12:44 PM   #21
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:32 PM   #22
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medtran saw the picture of your Tapestry. Amazing! that's a lot of work, but you must be happy/proud/satisfied with the end product.
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:23 PM   #23
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So the other day I was given some quail eggs that never made it to the incubator...

I've blown about 2 doz. and still have a few to go, like another 3 maybe even 4 doz.

Guess I can't call it blowing as I used a syringe. These shells are very thin. At one point the suction was too great, pulled the egg out of my hand and the needle shot straight thru to the other side. Stopped at my finger.
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:50 PM   #24
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Broke it - vibrations from the Dremel. It only rotate at 35,000 - I know I'm crazy but have ordered one that does 400,000 rpm. Lack of vibrations will help my wrist as well as the egg.

Mended with shaved toothpicks, patience, glue and when the patience flew out the window guess it was replaced with a few choice words.

I'll do another one when the new engraver arrives.
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:52 PM   #25
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Wow, you're getting good at this.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:35 PM   #26
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Whale, I truly thanks ya m'am, I s'apprecitates the compliment.

Just wish I had the talent to design. I'm a very good copy artist but not a creative one. There's those that can and those that teach. LOL I'm a good teacher.
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Old 07-12-2019, 07:28 AM   #27
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Absolutely lovely.
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:14 AM   #28
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thank you!

Anxious for the new engraver - hoping it is all it is touted to be.

I did make a discovery (learning -learning) those white dots are undried.

Wasn't sure if I would like them clear, silver or gold. As it turned out I did not like them when they dried clear I painted them gold. Don't like that effect either - too much. So then silver is my next try- probably even do it on this one. If I don't like that I'll actually do it a white that remains white.

I believe the original one I'm copying from the 'net is using tiny rhinestones which is beautiful. You need to find tiny ones though as too big will look trashy. I haven't found any tiny ones I can work with yet.
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Old 07-13-2019, 03:46 AM   #29
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dragn, those are some intricate pieces of art! Lovely job.

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...and when the patience flew out the window guess it was replaced with a few choice words...
Ya know, sometimes it's a well-spoken "blue" word that makes a job go right.
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Old 07-13-2019, 05:57 AM   #30
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Look for rhinestones for nails. You can get them off ebay fairly cheaply. I bought the last ones from Fire Mountain Gems. They have a huge selection and also have filigrees that can work for stands.
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Old 07-13-2019, 06:06 AM   #31
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thanks medtran. I don't normally check ebay - usually just amazon. It's amazing how many don't give sizes!
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Old 07-15-2019, 02:12 PM   #32
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So cool dragn!
I just don't have that kind of skill.
I wish that I had that sort of eye-hand coordination,
but I didn't inherit that from my Mother.
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Old 08-27-2019, 12:59 PM   #33
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opinions needed

First I thought gold stand, then I thought silver and now I'm back to thinking gold.

The chains are pewter (it's for my daughter and that's her preference). But the lining inside is gold coloured. I also found out she prefers African elephants to Indian... double oops)

I also have to figure out some sort of support for the back on the stand. When opened the top of the egg is too heavy and it tips over. Thinking a blob from the hot glue gun.
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Old 08-27-2019, 01:03 PM   #34
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oops again! forgot the pictures!

There doesn't seem to be any way to turn them but I think you get the idea.
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and the back... but not doing a view from the top as you will see how crooked I got the spacing between the chains! LOL

Ruddy glue either grabs tight the first time or moves when you blink~
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Old 08-27-2019, 09:03 PM   #36
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Nice work, dragn!

I have a suggestion about the sideways photo. Rotate your camera 1/4 turn so that you're taking landscape (long) photos. When I was taking shots with a Samsung phone, that is how I worked around everything getting posted laying down. Now that I have a Moto, I can post landscape or portrait without any issue as to how it's oriented on screen. If that doesn't help, I got nothin'.
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Old 08-28-2019, 07:24 AM   #37
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Thank you Goddess!

I have finally figured that out with the pictures and you're right, I do have a Samsung. Trouble is, I don't have that problem with them in the computer and I don't take them with the idea of posting here. I grab my phone and click away before I forget to take them at all. Usually 'portrait' is the better direction for filling the screen.

LOL, at one point when I realized there was only a certain direction for DC, I would take 2 pictures in either mode but then I would forget which one was the correct direction and have to go thru deleting and re-attach or take another pic, download,etc. Finally gave up and now just grab. Although I do think I've remembered now and try to do the right one in the future.

(landscape, landscape, landscape.... )
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Old 08-28-2019, 08:10 AM   #38
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finding places to dry glue in safety.
Cats only turn up when an egg is just finished.

(Aha! CG... see? I remembered. At least for today)
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Lovely eggs. I need to work on mine again.
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Old 08-28-2019, 12:00 PM   #40
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Dragn, are you posting your pix directly from your phone or are you downloading them to your computer first and posting them from the computer?
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