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ShellyH
03-13-2007, 10:18 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Mar-2007/64369-TigerCrystal500.jpg

I've been working to perfect my technique with the crystal press. Love the shape, but had some trouble in the beginning.

What have you done with your crystal press? I'd love to see.

limelight
03-13-2007, 01:14 PM
check out Diana's "Redrum"...they're gorgous!

gingery
03-13-2007, 01:34 PM
The tiger & zebra stripes are really cool!:thumbsup: Great crystals!:clap:
ginger

ShellyH
03-13-2007, 01:37 PM
Thanks Ginger. They're fun to wear too.

Joy - where do I see Diana's beads?

ShellyH
03-13-2007, 01:42 PM
Joy - I found the set you mentioned. Wow, they're great.

lizajayne
03-13-2007, 01:45 PM
Really nice beads Shelly! I love the animal prints in this shape.

This is my favorite set that I have done so far. I call them fire crystals:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Mar-2007/72658-Img111672_fire_crystal_jewelry_2.jpg

ShellyH
03-13-2007, 01:50 PM
Lizajayne, those are really great! Thanks for showing them!

Chapter1
03-13-2007, 02:18 PM
Very nice Shelly! love the animal prints. I have yet to perfect that and encasing eludes me still.

My Redrum

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Mar-2007/79854-IMG_2592.JPG

Done with red enamel not baking soda.

Have a great day.

ShellyH
03-13-2007, 07:30 PM
Diana - I like yours better! Nice!

richsantaclaus
03-13-2007, 07:55 PM
Nicely done!!!!!

BeadTowne
03-13-2007, 08:33 PM
All of these gorgeous crystals are just making me want that press! Lovely work!

glasspat
03-13-2007, 08:47 PM
It's one of my favorite presses for sure. You all have done a beautiful job.

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL490/591792/12995788/214415809.jpg
http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL490/591792/12995788/200064488.jpg
http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL490/591792/12995788/200064479.jpg
http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL490/591792/15031792/235845062.jpg
http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL490/591792/15031792/234286892.jpg

It looks great with the new silver glasses.:)

ShellyH
03-13-2007, 10:30 PM
Oooh Pat, I love the second set the most. What glass is that?

rondap
03-14-2007, 12:11 AM
I haven't tried the zebra technique yet. I love it in the crystal press! Nice job :clap: ,I'm going to have to give it a try. The crystal press is what made me finally work until I learned encasing properly. I've always loved the look of encased crystals and I think I've finally got it!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Mar-2007/81659-HPIM1453.JPG
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Mar-2007/81659-HPIM1448.JPG

ShellyH
03-14-2007, 12:25 PM
Ronda, I LOVE those! Especially the blue set.

Thanks for posting!

ArtofGlass
03-14-2007, 01:29 PM
I am press impaired - but I sure love what you guys are doing! :)

Chapter1
03-14-2007, 07:47 PM
Wow those are great beads. Looks like I will have to bite the bullet and try encasing again......I am just so bad at it.....too impatient and always end up melting the core into the clear....

Fantastic work!

Samma
03-14-2007, 11:32 PM
Love this shape. Some excellent examples here. So many lovelies. Nice work by all! Diana...that red enamel one just rocks my world...YUM!