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Title: Christmas trees.
Post by: Welshtotty on November 16, 2012, 07:50:53 PM
Not sure if this is the best place for this to be (mods please feel free to move or tell me where best its placed) Ive been getting festive and today after a bit of thought made a tealight holder in the shape of a christmas tree, the baubles have translucent mixed in so they glow with the candlelight behind. I hope you like it!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8347/8190645895_507005033d.jpg)
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: Sylvia on November 16, 2012, 08:23:09 PM
And the star is translucent too!  I don't care what the mods think, I think it's lovely!
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: ejralph on November 16, 2012, 08:25:50 PM
I think its lovely too - although I have moved it to the sculpture and modelling section so everyone gets to see it!

I bet it looks lovely with a candle behind it.

Emma
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: Welshtotty on November 16, 2012, 08:34:20 PM
Thanks for moving it Emma I wasn't sure exactly where was best! Lol

The star has gold dust on it Sylvia, it's just extra shiny!
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: Carrie on November 16, 2012, 09:11:25 PM
Wonderful! I love it!!
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: Welshtotty on November 16, 2012, 10:37:24 PM
Aw thanks Carrie! I'm amazed how well they've been received, I've had orders for 7 of them so far! I was only experimenting and it seems I've hit on something people are liking a lot lol
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: Bonipie on November 17, 2012, 03:46:08 AM
Abbie,
That's really pretty.  Does the candle stay lit inside the tree?  You know how flames starve for oxygen.

Hugs, Boni  8) in Sunny Yuma, Az
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: Welshtotty on November 17, 2012, 08:51:49 AM
Hi Boni, the tree is only at the front as a facade. It's open at the back where the space is for the candle to sit, so no problems with it staying lit. x
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: Carrie on November 17, 2012, 10:15:00 AM
You've definitely hit on a winner - 7 orders will be the tip of the iceberg!
How tall is it, btw?
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: Welshtotty on November 17, 2012, 11:03:53 AM
It's just abut 6.5 inches tall, so not too overbearing! I have a mini production line on the go here at the moment in my craft room......was worried at one point I didn't have enough green clay lol
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: MelMcG on November 17, 2012, 11:08:39 AM
Abbie, I love it!!!

Mel  :)
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: ejralph on November 17, 2012, 11:32:46 AM
Abbie,
That's really pretty.  Does the candle stay lit inside the tree?  You know how flames starve for oxygen.

Hugs, Boni  8) in Sunny Yuma, Az

Aside from that, it would be dangerous to completely cover a candle with polymer clay - the clay could burn and release toxic fumes. SO candle holders need to be open at the top so heat can escape and the flame must never be allowed to have contact with the clay.

Emma
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: Carrie on November 17, 2012, 03:19:39 PM
It's bigger than I imagined  :)  Do you bake them flat?
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: Welshtotty on November 17, 2012, 06:22:51 PM
It's bigger than I imagined  :)  Do you bake them flat?
No they're baked on a curve (on latte mugs!) they stand better that way and don't topple forwards.
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: Carrie on November 17, 2012, 06:36:37 PM
Brilliant idea!
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Post by: Fiona on November 17, 2012, 07:35:07 PM
It's lovely Abbie no wonder it's been popular.  :)
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: Welshtotty on November 17, 2012, 08:43:26 PM
I suddenly have a mini forest on my hands!......

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8483/8194200836_ea048cc800.jpg)
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: Carrie on November 17, 2012, 09:55:41 PM
I might just come and burgle your house.....  ;D
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Post by: Nica on November 17, 2012, 10:24:16 PM
They are wonderful.
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Post by: Bev on November 17, 2012, 10:28:49 PM
They're great  :)
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: Welshtotty on November 18, 2012, 12:03:35 AM
Thank you for your kind comments folks, I've rather enjoyed making them! xxx
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: MelMcG on November 18, 2012, 08:53:35 PM
Brilliant Abbie!!

Mel  :)
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: inkyfingers on November 20, 2012, 08:58:01 AM
Ooh - they're lovely! What a great idea for the festive season.

( I will have to get my camera batteries charged and show you the PC 'gingerbread man' decorations I have made for our local PC group swap next month..... )  :D
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: Welshtotty on November 20, 2012, 10:13:16 AM
Ooh - they're lovely! What a great idea for the festive season.

( I will have to get my camera batteries charged and show you the PC 'gingerbread man' decorations I have made for our local PC group swap next month..... )  :D
Get those batteries sorted! Id love to see the gingerbread men!
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: Ginagal on November 20, 2012, 12:02:47 PM
Hi Abbie, love your tea light candle Xmas trees.
I mad a tree trunk
 Didn't like, now think Good if I put a tree light inside, won't be so bad after all.
 No one will know the dif at Xmas time.
 thanks LOL
Really  love your trees.
 XXXX
 
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: kahyne on December 03, 2012, 04:48:11 AM
That's really pretty and a great idea!
I hope you make lots of them! :)
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Post by: White Feather on December 03, 2012, 08:00:53 AM
I love these trees
Marion
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: Welshtotty on December 03, 2012, 02:08:42 PM
Thanks folks, they've proved to be popular and I've sold quite a few of them!
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: Nica on December 06, 2012, 09:44:38 PM
You have inspired me to make this one.
I have filled the holes with liquid clay and painted them with alcohol markers after baking.
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8485/8250031827_ebb2f24c52_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicad/8250031827/)
Candle Light Christmas Tree (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicad/8250031827/) von nicaD. (http://www.flickr.com/people/nicad/) auf Flickr

Thank you for the wonderful idea.
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: MelMcG on December 07, 2012, 08:26:23 AM
Great tree Nica!!

Mel  :)
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: ShawnGCreations on December 19, 2012, 05:37:15 PM
That's awesome.
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Post by: ejralph on December 19, 2012, 07:30:57 PM
Loving all these christmas trees - one looks really good, but the forest looks even gooder!

Emma
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: PedsArt on January 02, 2013, 05:03:07 AM
Hope everyone had a delightful Christmas and Happy New Years Day!  Here is my attempt at Christmas trees on my salt and pepper shakers.
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: Welshtotty on January 02, 2013, 06:16:36 PM
Hope everyone had a delightful Christmas and Happy New Years Day!  Here is my attempt at Christmas trees on my salt and pepper shakers.
Oh what a lovely set! theyre delightful!
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: Welshtotty on January 02, 2013, 06:18:13 PM
You have inspired me to make this one.
I have filled the holes with liquid clay and painted them with alcohol markers after baking.
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8485/8250031827_ebb2f24c52_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicad/8250031827/)
Candle Light Christmas Tree (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicad/8250031827/) von nicaD. (http://www.flickr.com/people/nicad/) auf Flickr

Thank you for the wonderful idea.

Oooh! only just spotted this, its bloomin great! Im glad I inspired you and youve made yours in a different way too!
Title: Re: Christmas trees.
Post by: Carrie on January 03, 2013, 10:43:16 PM
Hope everyone had a delightful Christmas and Happy New Years Day!  Here is my attempt at Christmas trees on my salt and pepper shakers.
Oh what a lovely set! theyre delightful!
Yes - they're lovely!  The coloured dots look like Smarties  :P