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Monday, January 28, 2013

Learned something new.. thought I would share!

Hello and thank you for stopping in! 

I hope y'all had a great weekend?! 
Before we get started, I thought I would share with y'all the fact that not only was there no winner to the Cute Valentine Teddy Bear giveaway, but no one even signed up! OUCH, did that hurt my pride a bit. 
But I'm not one to complain, I just wanted to let y'all know what happened and why there was nothing more said on the subject. I thought I would try doing giveaways on my craft blog, since they had been so successful on my personal blog in the past. Guess I was wrong. Oh well.. :-(

Recently, I made some miniature Polymer clay St. Patrick's Day Green Beer mug charms for necklaces, earrings, doll house or just to collect. Here's the Green beer mugs. 

St. Patrick's Day Green Beer mug miniatures, necklace charms, earrings or doll house miniatures- 100% handmade

I also made October Fest Beer mugs and Root Beer float mugs
October fest Beer mug miniatures, necklace charms, earrings or doll house miniatures- 100% handmade                 Root Beer float mug miniatures, necklace charms, earrings or doll house miniatures- 100% handmade

And once they were all made,  I got to thinking.. "Wouldn't it be awesome if I could some how scent the Root Beer float?" 

Went on Google and found several links of course. The first link I came to, I recognized the name. This particular artist I've been a fan of her work for a few years, but I have never seen this tutorial of hers.  She's amazing, accomplished and has been published many times. This artist that posted a tutorial on Deviant art, Her shop name is "Monster Kookies". She's posted this "The Secret Scent; How to Scent Polymer clay"

I also found an artist by the name of Toni Ellison, who gave a tutorial on Youtube. It's called "How to make scented oil for Polymer clay, candles and soaps"  Found another artist shop of "Tiny Hands online" who does nothing but Scented Polymer clay jewelry. And last but certainly not least there's "Cute-N-Sweet Cafe" on Etsy. 

Now, just as Kookie of Monster Kookies stated at the end of her tutorial, (The first listed above) she's not sure where this originated and obviously, either do I, since I have just stumbled on it. But nonetheless, I wanted to give credit where credit is due! All these ladies do such amazing work! 

WOOHOO!!! I couldn't wait to get back into the studio and start on making more Root Beer floats! I settled on the technique by Toni Ellison, using flavored extract and odorless oils. 

The photo of the Root Beer float above is scented with Root Beer extract and smells so yummy! Of course, the video tells how to make "Birthday cake" but the process is the same with any flavor. I was so thrilled! 

Next, I think I'm going to try the "Birthday cake" tutorial Toni gives and see how awesome that turns out! 

Special thanks to Kimberly Hart (Monster Kookies), Toni Ellison, Mei Pak (Tiny Hands online) and Nikki Buchicchino (Cute-N-Sweet Cafe) for being so generous and sharing their tutorials with us! 


Hey, thanks for stopping in and I hope y'all have a great day!
 Please be sure to stop in and say hello to the talented artists listed above, if you get a minute.


16 comments:

  1. Hi Cindy! Thanks for stopping by! Looks like we're already following each other...lol! Have a great day!

    Michell @Prowess and Pearls

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  2. Following from the GFC hop. You are so very talented. I wonder do you make any cheer themed charms would make great goody bay items. cheermamadrama.blogspot.com

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  3. Those are so cute!
    I'm your newest follower (found you through the blog hop).
    TaLou @ http://www.talesofacanadiancoffeeholic.ca/

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  4. Hola Cindy!
    How adorable are those mugs! Love them! Thanks for stopping by via the hop and following, I reciprocated the love and support and am now your newest reader #34. I also followed via NetworkedBlogs. Looking forward to getting to know more about you and yours!

    ~SimplyyMayra
    www.simplyymayra.com

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  5. your blog is LOVELY (:

    cute mugs!!

    -alynne
    designedtoloveblog.com

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  6. I never would have even thought to scent the clay - how fun! (I'm glad you went for the rootbeer scent, and not the beer scent, lol.)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I'm so happy to see all of your clay creations!

    julee @ diylouisville.blogspot.com

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  7. These earrings are so adorable. The details are amazing!

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  8. So cute! Thank you for joining the blog hop & for your lovely comments! I have followed back:)
    Brittney

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  9. I love those mugs! So cute!

    New follower from the blog hop. Hope you can stop by my blog and follow back!

    Phylicia
    http://heartsncraftsboutique.blogspot.com/

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  10. Those mugs are so cute!
    I'm also stopping by to let you know that you have been nominated for the "Liebster Award"! Congratulations! Stop by at http://thegreekhousewife.blogspot.gr/2013/02/and-award-goes-to.html#.URaRnmd40f8 to find out more about it!

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  11. these are totally adorable. So damn cute! Love them.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment. Following :)

    http://shoppingobsessionblog.blogspot.com

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  12. Aww how cute are those mugs? Very, very cute lol I came via the GFC blog hop and now follow you on GFC. Hope you can come visit me too.
    Angela x

    http://british-bargains-and-beauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Your blog is really lovely, Thanks for following me, and i have also started following you. Have a nice day.

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  14. Thank you for following me!
    Your jewelery is gorgeous! I am looking forward to looking through you blog some more :)

    Jay xo

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  15. Hello, I nominated you for the Liebster Award! You can check it out on my blog if you'd like to answer the questions I've asked! :)

    eyeshadoweyeliner.blogspot.com

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  16. Aww, I think the bear is very cute, and if I had found your blog before, I would have joined the giveaway! Oh well!

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