Dec 122012
 

Many of us have a foredom flexshaft in our studio – or a comparable piece of equipment. However, a lot of us don’t use our flexshafts up to their potential. More than that – even more of us don’t take proper care of our flexshafts. Well, here’s a resource that is just chock full of information:

Foredom Video Library

Oh yea, have fun. See you in a week or so. Don’t get lost in there now, ya’ hear?

And now a little detour. Because I think it helps keep us fresh and can spark creativity – here are some fun, NON-jewelry projects – some are ‘how-tos’ and some are ideas that could be homemade or are just good gift ideas.

                     
                     
I’ve always wanted to make my own soap – and I love coconut scented ANYthing – so this is a win-win
Coconut soap
                                          
Another Coconut ‘recipe’ – Lip Balm                     
                     

Not coconut, but equally soothing – a lavender infused healing (heating) bag                     
                     

                     
               
Another thing I have come to love, especially this time of year is peppermint. I always make peppermint cookies and now I just might have to try this:
Candy Cane Popcorn                     
                     
                     
                     
Easiest DIY cake stand evah!!!
                     
                     
I so totally need one of these. I am sure I can riff on this by combining some other items: boot tray
                     
                                          
                     
How to make a stamp for fabric (but why couldn’t you make small ones to use as a stamp for a resist with etching???)
                           
                     
ENJOY!!!
                           
                     

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 Posted by at 12:01 am

  2 Responses to “Day 12 – Flexshaft & a Detour”

  1. Boot trays? Is that a hint about a cold winter in Phoenix, I hope not! Now the the lino block carving was interesting, I haven’t done one of those since 1976 and I was doing a make up class for an art degree, Fundamentals of Design, and we had to make lino blocks to illustrate a children’s story eight pages long and a different block for each page. I wonder where I put them. It’d kinda fun to do a Christmas story for your two grandsons you know.

  2. I have always wanted to take a class to learn how to really benefit from all the things a flex shaft can do. So far I have not found a book so I am going to start praying for someone to come up with something. All those cute little drills, wheels, discs….please someone help me. Thanks, Jeri