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Fran OnTheEdge
Works at Dream's Edge Jewellery
Attended University of Wales, Newport
Lives in Colchester, Essex
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Wow! What a wonderful thing to have sent to you, must have been like opening a box of treasures.  What a great friend to have.
So sorry to hear your Mom was ill too. I saw where you mentioned your grandmother passing but didn't know about your mom too, That must have made things even more difficult for you.  These times are hard to cope with anyway.  Thank goodness for people like Dayna, and thank goodness your mom is feeling better.
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+Fran OnTheEdge You are so right Fran, she is a true sweetheart! Thank you so much, my Mom is doing much better. She's finally getting some rest, after caring for my Grandmother these last months. I don't think we knew how much it was affecting her. Thanks again Fran for you kind condolences, Hon.Lyn
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Such a shame the music is so loud that you can hardly hear what's being said.
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Brilliant, Karolina.  I must try some of those techniques.  Thanks so much for posting this.  I'm sure it will help many other clayers too.
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Thank you Fran! 
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I really liked the blue cane you used on the focal bead in this one.  By the way, I wondered, did you know that there are very, very few spray sealers that are compatible with polymer clay?  In fact the only one I know of sold as compatible with polyclay is PymII, and that is only available in the mainland USA, Canada and Australia, we here in the UK can't get it at all. 
It's not the sealer, it's the propellants used in the manufacture of the sprays that react with polyclay, turning the baked bead soft and sticky over time, sometimes it reacts in a few weeks and sometimes it can take years. 
Some people swear they can use such sprays but you need to spray from a greater distance, and at an angle... not sure exactly what angle or how far away.
I've tried a test of a few sprays on Feb 25th - still waiting for the stickiness.
By the way, I love your snakes!
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Could you use these on Polymer clay?  It would be a way of using up sculpeyIII white.
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Brilliant idea, easy to follow and understand video, very well done indeed! Magnificent! (Will this also work with other liquid clays, like Kato?)
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+Fran OnTheEdge Hi Fran!!
Thank you so much for your nice comment! :D
I can't tell you if it will work with other brands, because I only use Fimo... But you can try it :)
Big Hug!!
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Wow! That's magnificent Lyn!  Hey they all turned out pretty good, didn't they?  I really like the gold one, that looks really great.  The last one with the smokey effect is very intriguing.  I've not come across that paint before.  The middle one really does show how well the liquid clay works, did you bake that before putting the eye into the clay?  I'm guessing that's Fimo liquid clay?  I've got Kato Liquid clay, but not the Fimo. And I've got TLS, but I'm not sure that's as clear as the Kato liquid.
When I did this before I was using the glass pebbles the size of your thumb nail, and I was setting them under clay with holes in it, and over flat clay.  I used that to decorate a wooden chest with 9 tiny drawers, (I can get those chests from 'The Works', a place that sells books, cards and a few craft and art things.) The one I did this on I gave to a friend for her birthday.
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 Thank you.  I've posted the first of the Gecko/DragonEyes videos now. Not sure if I can add a link to it here, but it'll be easy to find as I've only got 3 videos uploaded.  Part 2 following soon.
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Love your dragon's eyes. I really wish we had the craft supplies here in the UK like you have in the US.  I've tried and tried to get hold of large - well almost any size of glass cabochon.  Nothing much in town but I've found one single size only and that's about the size of my thumbnail. I'd like much smaller ones and much bigger ones, the size you are using here. Online I can also only get the same small thumbnail size.  Bigger ones are too regular looking and cost the earth for a single one.
If you ever come across an online supply that'll ship to the UK as well, and doesn't cost tons... I'd be greatful if you'd let the rest of us know.
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 Lol. I saw that just after posting here. I went to look at more of your videos, as I usually do, and there was the new one. Brilliant!
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Nice use of Friendly Plastic, old or new, but what are 'Baking Crystals' I never heard of those before.  Is that a USA only thing? (I'm in the UK)
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Thanks for posting this, I've not yet tried stamping into clay with Versafine ink, (or any ink) I'd like to try that.  Interesting video. That mark you got when you stamped the jester's head?  You can easily get that off with alcohol ink I believe. 

I use Premo and SculpeyIII as well as Pardo clays, and if you bake Premo longer than the packet instructions it makes it stronger, so less brittle, less likely to break small delicate bits off.  In fact I heard of one person (can't remember who) who always bakes for at least an hour, no matter how thin the piece.  And for Pardo, if you want the greatest translucency, then bake hotter than the pack recommends.  At about 160C. 

I have hot hands so I find that SculpeyIII either needs a lot of refridgeration or else I just use it as scrap clay now for bead cores...
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+Fran OnTheEdge great tips, thanks!
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Jewellery Designer
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  • Dream's Edge Jewellery
    Jewellery Designer, present
  • BBC On Sense & Sensibility
  • London Film School on Kreta
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Colchester, Essex
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Reading, Berkshire - Newport, Wales - Colchester - Haverigg, Cumbria - Paignton, Devon
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Working on a Jewellery collection. 3D Modeler, advocate of Wings3D, Animator, Writer, Film-maker.  Love watching Time Team.
Education
  • University of Wales, Newport
    BA (Hons) Animation, 2007 - 2010
  • Queen Elizabeth's Training College
    City & Guilds Media Studies, 2006 - 2007
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