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Lately I've been thinking about getting back into sculpting.  Not that I'm a professional, but I remember Ceramics & Sculpture being my favorite class in high school.  I did really well in it.  I want to use Sculpey or another type of polymer clay and make realistic looking sculptures.  I don't really care for the fake looking cartoonish stuff I've seen on etsy, but there are some pretty awesome realistic things that I wouldn't mind making.    I have a lot of questions, though:  Is there a specific brand that works best?  If I made jewelry, would I be at a significant risk of melting the metal pieces that are involved with making those loops for pendants?  What if I wanted to mount something on wood?  I just really want to do SOMETHING that involves me selling stuff on etsy.  I'd love to do handmade soap, but there are SO many people that have already jumped on the handmade soap bandwagon, and why would MY soap be better than someone else's?  You have to have money to make money.  I'm definitely starting to believe that statement.  I bought Sewing For Dummies, so I should really just get my sewing machine out and start learning something useful.  I agree with what a friend told me before:  make something that people can use and they'll totally buy it.  Instead of making something that sits on a shelf, in other words.  I'm also starting to get a keen eye for what looks good and what doesn't.  So, this girl I know is now making frames and has her own etsy shop.  Well, her photos of the frames absolutely SUCK!  They're kind of out of focus and far away.  I also think she could have done a better job with the set up of the photo. Instead of placing the frame in a tree, she should have put it on a nice table with a random photo inside of it.  She needs to do some clear close-ups.  Anyway, I've been pimping some of my friends' etsy listings on my Facebook wall, but hers didn't make the cut.  Not like my opinion matters, but I'd really rather only pimp something I believe in.  

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smashblocked
Oct. 30th, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC)
Hahaha...
...I know exactly who you are talking about and they are seriously some of the ugliest, stupidest looking frames I've ever seen and I'm into stamps!
thriftsquirrel
Nov. 3rd, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Hahaha...
She could have at LEAST taken a close-up photo of them! Here, let's put this frame up in a tree, because that's where frames go! She should have set up a nice end table scene. Damn.
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