PCC Chats With
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May 4, 2002:
SUNNI: Ok, folks - let's begin!!! I would like to
opportunity to thank Tamila for taking time out to join us here and let
us know about her
TAMILA: You're more than welcome.
SUNNI: Tamila - how did you ever come up with the idea
for the disks?
TAMILA: As with most people who get ideas, I was just
playing around. I
desperately wanted shapes and one day, it him me like a ton of bricks. I
some on hand stuff and low and behold....IT WORKED. I was so excited
that I called Kathy
TAMMY: They were awesome. :)
KATHY: Yes, she did! And said, "Are you sitting
TAMILA: I sent her some pics as well as Anita and
Cindy. They all thought
I was onto something.
ANITA: We "knew."
TAMILA: So it was kind of a brainstorm session that
took years to finally
TAMILA: Anita and I had discussed ways to do it before,
but until I did
what I did, nothing worked. Anita and I talked about this for a long
time being able to
have shaped disks.
SUNNI: Waiting for the modern technology?
TAMILA: No, waiting for Kemper or someone else to do it
for me. No one
did and I got tired of waiting. So, while cleaning and playing in the
studio, I tried a
few things and it just happened to work.
SUNNI: So tell us how you went about making these disks
happen as a
TAMILA: Call it luck, good fortune or a fluke....all I
knew was that it
was great. Well...... after showing these to Anita, Kathy & Cindy, I
spoke to Marie
& Howard Segal and Shelley Comiskey. I told them what I had
discovered and sent them
TANTAN: What I really like from the little I have seen
at your site is
that you are an "adaptable" sorta gal. Like you understand
that there is more
than one way to skin a cat....mataphorically speaking.
CINDY: Very adaptable!
TAMILA: Shelly said that people would easily pay for
these without even
thinking twice about it. I didn't really want to manufacture, but then
again, I wanted to
be able to share what I had develooped.
SCADVENTURER: Is the thickness of these disks the same
as the ones
already available commercially?
TAMILA: They are thick, however, they are not metal.
They are plastic.
KATHY: We have paid up to $18 for a mini cutter to do
holly leaf! and
thought this was fantastic and more reasonably priced.
SCADVENTURER: Does the thickness help them last a
TAMILA: That does help, however, the most important
part of the disk are
- You must extrude slowly and not push yards of clay through it as
fast as you can.
- You must CLEAN the disk immediately after use. Unfortunately the
plastic material is not
PC compatible, but with cleaning immediately afterwards there is no
adverse effect on the
I've been using the same ones for over a year and they work as good
now as they did
when they were brand new.
KATHY: I have extruded lots of leaves with Premo.
TAMILA: I do not recommend stiffer brands unless they
are extremely well
conditioned. I have tested the following brands with the
disks....Sculpey III, Premo!,
Cernit, Fimo Soft & Kato Polyclay.
SCADVENTURER: What do you clean them with?
TAMILA: We recommend a rubbing alcohol with a
toothbrush, then a follow
up with dish soap. It only takes a minute and extends the life.
TAMMY: I have used mine a lot with no problems. I have
containers filled with extruded shapes.
KIMBA: Tamila - I have had great successs with a
wetwipe soaked with
rubbing alcohol for cleaning them.
SUNNI: Does the alcohol have an adverse effect on the
plastic if left
without the soap wash?
TAMILA: It possilby could because of the drying effect
that alcohol has
on plastic, that is why we recommend the followup in the dish soap.
DONNABECK: How soon after extruding must they be
cleaned? I mean, do you
have to stop what you are doing to clean the disk?
TAMILA: You should try to do it right away. I've left
clay on mine for an
hour without much damage, but it is not recommended. Once you get used
to using them and
the results you get with the shapes, any small time it takes to clean is
well worth the
effort. it is also not recommended that you put the disks into a dish of
alcohol and let
them sit for extended periods of time. This tends to dry the plastic.
However, if you drop
them into a small dish of rubbing alcohol and within an our or so go
through and clean
them good, there should be no problems.
DAVE: Would there be a possibility of using some kind
of sealer on the
disks to help them withstand the effects of clay?
TAMILA: That is a possibility and one that I've not
researched a whole
KATHY: I have also used them with the new eraser clay.
Kids would love
TAMILA: Yes, they work great with eraser clay. Thanks
for bringing that
up. Little shaped erasers for the kids.
ANITA: And Linda Geer used them with PMC.
SCADVENTURER: Tamila, is there a different screw on cap
that needs to be
used with these disks?
TAMILA: The disks were originally designed for the
Kemper type guns.
However, due to the manufacturing process, because they are individually
made, not all of
them come out exactly the same. Soooo - you can sand the edges to fit
the kemper type guns
if they are too big...OR - you can use an adapter ring I developed for
the Sugarcraft gun
and then all the disks will work in this gun without any sanding at all,
if they are too
big for the kemper types.
SCADVENTURER: Oh, are you talking about diameter?
TAMILA: Yeah, the diameter. You meant thickness, didn't
SCADVENTURER: I was wondering if the extra thickness
would keep it from
TAMILA: No, it shouldn't. I've used the disks in ALL
the clay guns I
could get my hands on: Kemper, Sculpey, Darice and some off the wall
Taiwanese one. Then,
after testing all these I started working with the Sugarcraft gun. Then
I realized they
were a little bigger than the kemper ones so in comes the adapter
SCADVENTURER: Do you have a gun preference?
TAMILA: Yes, I do. And it's my preference along with
several of my beta
testers. The Sugarcraft gun.
KIMBA: I agree.
SCADVENTURER: What is the biggest difference?
TAMILA: In my opinion, it's the easiest to use, the
quickest results and
extrudes more clay than the kemper type ones. The Sugarcraft has a built
in trigger action
unlike the Kemper type, which have the plunger thing. With the
sugarcraft, you don't need
an extra piece of equipment to help you extrude, like a caulking gun or
clay pusher. I
would have paid twice the money for the one I have, If i would have had
KIMBA: And it is easier to add more clay to the
Sugarcraft gun and it's
easier to clean.
SCADVENTURER: That would be nice!
SUNNI: Do you sell the Sugarcraft guns, Tamila?
TAMILA: Yes...in fact, they arrived Wednesday!!! I was
in claygun heaven!
KATHY: The Sugarcraft guns are the best!!!
SCADVENTURER: Sunni, she has a pic of one on her
DAVE: Are the Sugarcraft guns durable/heavy duty?
TAMILA: Yes, they are actually more durable then the
Especially if any of you have ever bent the plunger part.
KATHY: I have bent plenty of them!
DAVE: Me, too. :)
TAMILA: I also feel they are easier to clean and also
extrude more out of
them. When I do extruding, I have to clean the Kemper types or get the
KATHY: And it seems like you have more control with
TAMILA: With the Sugarcraft, it seems to actually get
almost all of the
clay off the sides of the gun when you use it. Any excess can be removed
with a rub of
your finger, especially if the clay has cooled a little. You don't have
to haul around a
pusher or caulking gun with you to clay day or classes. The SG also
comes with its own set
of disks, too. They are metal.
ANITA: And for someone with little hands and not a
Sugarcraft gun is wonderful.
KATHY: I know that I extrude a lot more now that I have
the SG to use.
Easier and more convenient.
SCADVENTURER: Do you know, off hand, how many disks
come with the SG?
TAMILA: Funny you should ask, I was just opening a
package to double
check it. Sixteen. There are some that are NOT the same as the disks in
the kemper types.
KIMBA: They are nice ones, too.
TAMILA: My price for this gun is $22.50. Most places
online sell them for
$25 plus shipping. These are the same as the Jane Asher Sugarcraft gun.
I ordered them
direct from the manufacturing company of the gun.
DAVE: I've seen them go for even more that $25
KIMBA: Tamila - do the SGs you sell have the disks in a
TAMILA: Yes, in a small plastic container.
KIMBA: The plastic container is handy and doesn't
interact with the clay
- a very nice plus!
JENNYPAT: And what is the price on the disks?
TAMILA: My disks are priced at $1.00 each and are sold
in kit form.
SUNNI: When you sell our SGs, do you include the
adapter disk with it or
does that go with the Darlin Disks?
TAMILA: The adapter ring is sold seperately. These are
ground down from a special washer I found that would make it work with
the gun and the
disks. The adapter ring is $1.50 - It's sold seperately because some
people already have
the gun and just want the ring and some already have the ring, before I
got the guns and
now will only want the gun.
SCADVENTURER: Tamila, do YOUR disks have some of the
same ones in
different kits or all the disks different?
SUNNI: I see. Tell us - each of your kits, are there
any designs in more
than one kit?
TAMILA: No. Each kit is completely different. No
designs are duplicated
from one kit to the other. So, if you buy Kit A, that is the only kit
that will have those
disks in it.
SUNNI: Do you mix kits on special request since the
disks are $1 each?
TAMILA: Currently, I'm not doing any custom orders. I
am looking into
that for the future. It will probably be at least six months before I
start looking in
that direction. If I know that you purchased the kit and haveit on
record, then an
individual replacement could possibly be made. Of course, you would have
to pay for the
disk and shipping charge, which would be at cost. I am not selling the
disks on an
individual basis though.
SUNNI: Ok - so down the line you're looking at stocking
up and being able
to sell individual disks?
TAMILA: Maybe. But we are talking a
waaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyysssss down the
road. I would be changing my inventory from some 25 items to over 225
items. That would be
very cumbersome for me to pull individual orders that way.
SUNNI: Or more...if you make more kits.
KATHY: I can understand how complicated that would
KIMBA: Are you planning on adding more kits to the
TAMILA: In a year's time I've done 200 and you all
still want more! LOL
Of course, I would, too. :-) I am looking at possibly adding some
special kits just for
the SG gun with larger shapes. it's on the drawing board, but will be
before being a reality and even up to a year. So it's just the larger
sizes right now. I
am also looking at some special kits for some who are working on
FTOFCLAY: I just used the tiny snowflake and snoman
disks tonight -
unbelievable how tiny they are!!! And so detailed!
TAMMY: Aren't they great? They come out so cute. :)
FTOFCLAY: They are amazing!
DAVE: Do you get much time to clay now that you are
TAMILA: NO. LOL. That's ok, though. For now I'm
enjoying the disks. I
have cut my show schedule to compensate for disks from five to two plus
I do work full
time, too - like a 9-5 job. I'm not sad, I'm really excited about this.
And with the help
of Anita, cindy, Tammy, Kathy, Ginny - all in the chat - who helped test
and kept me
motivated to continue the endeavor.
FTOFCLAY: Sounds cool Kathy!
SUNNI: I'm sure glad to hear that!! These disks are
TAMILA: I also must take the time to mention, as well,
some others who
helped me in this whole operation: Kris Richards, Marie & Howard
Segal, Leigh Ross,
Shelly Comiskey and Linda Geer. Did I forget anyone?
SUNNI: Your dad and grandpa?
TAMILA: Oh, my dad and husband, too! Oh, and
ANITA: Michael for all those late nite chats - going to
bed without a
TAMILA: LOL Anita.
FTOFCLAY: Ma Bell for all those phone calls. LOL
KATHY: I am doing something really fun with the flower
shapes... When I
make canes, i take the Skinner blend ends and put them in the gun and
make shapes to match
my canes... I am so glad Tamila has found this for all of us!
TAMMY: Me to Kathy - it is changing my life!!!
CINDY: She is awesome! And has worked extremely hard to
TAMILA: Yeah, without all these people testing and
helping me to figure
out whether this was even a doable thing, I would never have gotten
SUNNI: Tamila - how did hubby, dad & g'pa help?
TAMILA: Well, the manufacturing involves several steps.
A couple of the
preliminary steps I do are very time consuming. Between my husband, dad
and grandpa, they
came up with some machinery to help make the process move along a lot
faster. From that
point, I do the design insertion portion myself and finish all the
SUNNI: Wow, that's a lot of work.
TAMMY: She is one hard working lady!
TAMILA: It is a lengthy process, however, it's like
making a cane. Once
you've done it a few times, you get good and then you can whip 'em out
SUNNISAN: Have they started to sell well, yet?
TAMILA: Yeah, sales are going very well! I actually did
a pre-launch in
January to my local guild in Ohio. Every member present placed an order
for at least one
set and several were for more than one. I did a demo onsite.
SUNNI: Sounds like the prelaunch was a resounding
TAMILA: Then I went to the Michigan retreat and a lot
of people ordered
them there, too.
KIMBA: LOL!!! Yes, we did!
TAMILA: It took a couple hours to just fill the
TAMMY: We were lucky to have her demo in Michigan,
TAMILA: Then I started online sales on April 20 and
things are moving
right along at a nice pace. I'm keeping up. I did stockpile a lot of
kits before going
live, so people would not have to wait for orders.
SUNNI: Smart move there!
TAMMY: That was smart.
TAMILA: Before the MI retreat, I had over 50 kits and
some kits 100 of
each set ready to go. So, for the most part, I don't plan on running out
However, if I get a HUGE SURGE of the same kit there could be a wait
ANITA: She's given "disko-mania" a new
FTOFCLAY: LOL Anita! Have you put any on eBay yet, Tam,
or are you busy
enough with orders?
TAMILA: Right now I'm doing good with orders so I'm not
gonna be eBaying
for a little while, if at all.
KIMBA: How many were left after the retreat? You seemed
to be doing a
very brisk business at the retreat.
TAMILA: Some kits I sold over 20 of each, others were
10 or 5...but with
20 kits they were scattered throughout. I already can tell you the
Geometrics, Leaves, Stars & Hearts.
TAMMY: I love my geo metrics. I can put the shapes
together and make
great canes. :)
ANITA: The applications are endless.
SUNNI: So you haven't had any trouble determining
rather quickly the more
TAMILA: Not really, the orders pretty much tell the
tale. I do have a
survey on my site also, though, for people to vote for their 5 favorite
ones. This helped
me out somewhat, but the real indicator is what people actually buy.
SUNNISAN: Will you be going to the CT retreat and
TAMILA: Nope, sorry. I'm not going to CT. I WISH! Ok.
Let me give you the
"low-down" on Disk-O-Mania. It is a term...coined by Cindy. We
decided that when
I had a special runing I would have a page
with what that special was for the day, week, month or what have you.
So - would you like
to know what I've decided the first Disk-O-Mania Special will be?
KATHY: yes yes yes
KIMBA: PLEASE!!! :-)
DAVE: Yes, please...
SCADVENTURER: Me, too.
TAMILA: OK, after all this talk we had over the
Sugarcraft Gun....for a
limited time, I will GIVE YOU the Adapter Ring at No-Charge with the
order of a Sugarcraft
DAVE: Yeah, what they said... ;)
TAMILA: I will post this on the Disk-O-Mania
page later tonight or in the AM.
KIMBA: And when will this special start? As in, if I
ordered a claygun
TAMILA: Awww...poor Kimba. I already sealed your
KIMBA: I ordered it too soon?
TAMILA: The way you will get this is to put a note in
the COMMENT section
of the order form online and say DISK-O-MANIA. Just click on the
Disk-O-Mania button and
you will see the Disk-O-Ball. I will post the information on how you get
the special and
you can place your order.
KIMBA: How long will this special run?
KATHY: Hey, I know I'm buying another one this
TAMMY: Can I tell folks at National about the special?
Is this for
TAMILA: I think a week is good. When are you going to
TAMMY: A week from tomorrow
ANITA: I'd say two weeks. That way Tam can offer it to
TAMILA: You trying to make me work too hard here or
CINDY: Sounds good to me!!!
CORGI: Tamila, I just ordered, to I get the
TAMILA: Email me, Corgi...I'll make sure you do.
and mention the
special so I remember.
TAMILA: I aim to please.
TAMMY: Tamila, if you do not mind, I planon doing some
informal demos at
National with mine.
SCADVENTURER: cha ching
KIMBA: And it will cover Mother's Day, too.
TAMILA: OK....Twist my arm!! TWO WEEKS IT IS...that's
IT THOUGH! LOL Oh,
speaking of Mother's Day....
TAMILA: Here is one other thing I'm planning on adding
to the store....
SCADVENTURER: Speak of it...
TAMILA: GIFT CERTIFICATES.
CORGI: Oh cool.... hey, Mom!!
DAVE: Good idea ...!!
KIMBA: GREAT IDEA!!!!!!!!
TAMILA: Gift Certificates can be sent via Online or,
for $1 extra, via
snail mail. All printed out with a nice little card/note with what you
want to say and
mailed off to your loved one...or favorite clay friend.
TAMMY: I love that - gift certificates!!
SUNNI: I LIKE that idea Tamila! What a neat gift
FTOFCLAY: That is a great idea, Tamila!
TAMILA: That idea was given to me in another chat a few
weeks ago, so I
can't take full credit. But it is a good idea, isn't it!
ANITA: Yes, it is.
TAMMY: Will you mail to the person for us? And put in
TAMILA: Yep. That's the extra $1 - to cover the
envelope, postage and
TAMMY: Oh cool!!! Love it.
TAMILA: Whatever you want it to say, as long as it's
SUNNI: So, how will you be sending one online?
TAMILA: It will just be an email to the person that you
request it to go
to. I'll set up a special email address: email@example.com Then the
person will get an email telling them that they are entitled to whatever
dollar amount is
purchased with whatever not you want to provide for me to send. That way
I know who has a
VALID outstanding give certificate.
SCADVENTURER: Tamila, just out of curiousity, how do
you mail the disks
out? Are they small enough to mail in a padded envelope?
TAMILA: Yes, most disks are mailed in a small/medium
envelope. Actually, they are double padded.
FTOFCLAY: The packaging is very professional.
TAMMY: I know. She is amazing. I feel lucky to know
TAMILA: ===blush=== stop it! LOL Most orders of disks
can ship for $2.
Sugarcraft Guns weigh more so they cost a little bit more. Once the
weight gets to the
point that Priority is cheaper, I automatically ship that way. So - my
tired...I want my testers to tell you what they have done with their
FTOFCLAY: Me, too!
SUNNI: Yes - tell us, plz, testers!!! Before you do, I
would like to
thank Tamila for coming tonite!!!
TAMILA: I'm not LEAVING...just need a two minute time
SUNNI: * grin * I hope you're not leaving, but thank
TAMILA: I'm glad you enjoyed it.
SCADVENTURER: Yes, I'm glad you could schedule her for
ANITA clapping wildly
TAMMY: Applause, applause!
TAMILA: You're most welcome. Thanks for having me. This
has been a blast!
Talk away you testers...tell them what you do with them.
ANITA: I make little characters and us the shapes as
FTOFCLAY: I make little characters, too - and ornaments
and such and they
are wonderful for the embellishments.
TAMMY: Kathy, take the floor, I have to check on the
KATHY: Well, I am mostly into making jewelry. I find
amazing things to do
with the extrusions.
SUNNI: Such as, Kathy?
KATHY: I make a lot of memory wire bracelets and make
shapes to match my
canes.... They look so cute!
FTOFCLAY: Yep - bears, bunnies and the like.
SUNNI: Do you bake the extrusions and cut or cut them
FTOFCLAY: Both. But it works better baked first -
cleaner slices. I just
did a polar bear tonight using tiny snowflakes and snowmen.
ANITA: The geometric shapes are great to use for
SCADVENTURER: Hey testers...do you have pics of your
work from the disks
anywhere for us to view?
ANITA: There are some pictures on Tamila's site.
TAMILA: I have an online Artist
Gallery using the disks on my disk page.
FTOFCLAY: Tam, I will be sending you pics this
TAMILA: My personal Gallery
is mostly my personal caned work Before Disks.
ANITA: Look under the "disk" site and hit
TAMILA: Tammy used them on her snowfolk.
STARGAZER: heehee My egg is there! :)
TAMILA: Yeah...and it's great!
ANITA: That's your's, Jean? How neat!!!
STARGAZER: Thanks. :)
TAMMY: I do production for restaurants, so I make
jewelry out of mine.
TAMILA: I invite ANYONE who wants to contribue pics to
the Artist Gallery
to send me pics. I give FULL CREDIT TO YOU for your work. Marie Segal,
Kris Richards &
Kathy Weaver all have items there.
SCADVENTURER: Okay, I found them! Fantastic.
ANITA: For any of those that work in making
dolls...these shapes are
great for buttons.
TAMILA: Also, 13 year old Megan Wakar used them in
Michigan and did some
great stuff, too. Cindy likes to use them as embellishments on her
dolls, little earrings,
mini necklaces, buttons, etc
KATHY: And they make great little spacer beads... for
Memory wire bracelets.
ANITA: Necklaces, hair snaps...
KATHY: Purses? LOL
SCADVENTURERS: Yeah...I'm into miniatures and figures
both, so I can see
lots of applications.
TAMILA: That's what I do, too. I just didn't want to
keep buying and
waiting for custom cutters to come, that's why I kept working to find a
way to do the
TAMMY: The Xmas sets are wonderful additions to detail
TAMILA: Kathy had an article in Jewelry Crafts on the
purses last year.
Which issue, Kathy? The purses are to DIE FOR!
KATHY: Thank you, Tam. June? I have used a lot of the
disk extrusions fro
TAMMY: They are, if anyone ever gets a chance to get
one -- get one!!
SCADVENTURER: Wow! This has been a great chat! Tamila,
it was nice to
meet you and learn about your disks! I'll be spreading the word. I'll
also be by sometime
this week to order!!! Bye all!
TAMILA: It was nice to meet you, too! Email me if you have any
else have any questions they want to ask?
TAMMY: I would like to know about the containers for
TAMILA: Oh! I forgot about that!
KATHY: Yes, please tell us about them.
TAMILA: I offer two small containers to store your
disks in. One is a
small 9 compartment, the other is an 18 compartment. The 18 one is
adjustable. They are
great to store your disks and other tiny stuff, too - like jewelry
STARGAZER: Will you have a picture of the containers on
TAMMY: Are those on the disk page? I am looking for
those right now.
SUNNI: Are these all up on your site, too? I don't see
TAMILA: Yeah...you have to actually enter the
to see the containers. They are under the Miscellaneous Tab. To enter
the store, click on
Order Disks from the Disk Page, scroll to the bottom and hit ENTER THE
Everything is there. I'll be adding the Gift Certificates tomorrow.
TAMILA: On the Ordering Information page, it outlines
everything you need
to know BEFORE you order instead of afterwards.
SUNNI: That's such a great idea to inform before!!
TAMMY: Oh, I see. You just go into the
TAMILA: The store itself has to be seperate because of
the secure server.
TAMMY: Those nail files are great if you have a regular
TAMILA: I tried to put all the ordering info before the
store as it's
always a disappointment to find out you are getting charged $10 for
shipping and handling
after you place the order.
TANTAN: Yairs....tell me about it!
SUNNI: Where on earth did you find the single edge
razors? There are NONE
to be found in our town or where my folks live!!!
KATHY: I think you did a great job on the web site!
FTOFCLAY: I do, too. The whole thing is very well
TAMILA: You can usually find them at a hardware store.
I just offer them
for people that don't want to go on the hunt. The single edge razors
make it easier for
slicing the baked canes because you have more control. I use them to cut
all my baked
canes, including actual caned canes and not just my shapes. Now I wanna
ask a question.
SUNNI: Go for it, Tamila!
TAMILA: Who is here that already has the disks and have
STARGAZER: Me! Me!
DONNABECK: Sorry! *gulp*
FTOFCLAY: Me, too! I love my disks!
SUNNI: I have the disks but haven't figured out what to
do with them!
CORGI: Mine got lost in the mail.....
TAMILA: Well, I'm writing down your names and will be
CORGI: I'll send you once I get to play ....
SUNNI: I better get bizzy with all the ideas these
folks have dropped....
TAMMY: I think it is awesome how you send a PayPal
invoice. That saves
the customer time. I just found out a really cool thing... I went to
order and lost my
page. LOL My fault. And when I went back into the site, my order was
still there. YAY!
TAMILA: That's good to know.
SUNNI: That's interesting!
CORGI: Same happened to me, but because of a popup I
lost my screen
TAMMY: Well, I am excited because I am always doing
stuff like that. LOL
STARGAZER: I have a question. When you extrude the
clay, I've heard that
some folks bake it before slicing... I've also heard something about
the outside by using a heat gun to make slicing easier... has anyone
done this with the
KATHY: I haven't tried that! I'mve been meaning to!
TAMILA: Yeah. It works! Leigh Ross told me about this
(I think it was
her, anyway.) Now I do know that Marie Segal did all of her extrusion
cuts with RAW clay.
CORGI: Yeah, Leigh mentioned that in a post awhile
STARGAZER: If you're building a cane, can you do that
to the different
components then put them together?
TAMILA: Gee, I don't know, Star. Might be hard for the
cane to stay
together since you are placing partially cured portions next to each
STARGAZER: Ahhhh.. I'll have to 'speriment...
SUNNI: Seems to me, Star, the clay would crackle some
if you prebake the
outside with a heatgun. But try it on a little cane - it might yield
STARGAZER: Oh, ok... Thanks! :)
TAMILA: You wouldn't be able to reduce, I wouldn't
think. But if you
wanted it the size you made it to begin with, it might work. Sounds like
an experiment for
you to try and then write an article on! LOL
STARGAZER's gears are a-twirlin' ...
CORGI: I can hear them here.
TAMILA: Good, because I don't have as much time to play
as you do.
STARGAZER: I have to say that building the
with the comma disk was one of the easiest canes I ever made!
TAMILA: It looks so good, too! You know, when I saw
I was thinking in the back of my head...hmmmm looks like a disk
SUNNI: Howdja get the dot in the center, Star?
STARGAZER: Ah.... The secret of the dot.... heehee
After i sliced the
cane and put it on the egg I used my handy-dandy needle tool to make a
hole. Then I baked
TAMILA: GREAT IDEA!
SUNNI: ohHO! You are so smart!
STARGAZER: Nah.... just trying to find the easy way
TAMILA: You wanna do a tutorial on that for my site,
TAMILA: oh GOODIE!!!!
SUNNI: Yeah, Jean! Great idea! Do a tute!
TAMILA: I'm sure you noticed there is a page called
Projects and Links.
It's empty. I want to fill it with projects from my users.
STARGAZER: Someone remind me... I have CRS...
TAMILA: I'll email you and remind you, Star! LOL Oh...
here is another
thing I remembered.
SUNNI: * perk *
TAMILA: It just doesn't stop! UGH
TAMILA: The geometric shapes will also work well for
SUNNI: For mosaics... and quilt designs!!
TAMILA. Oh yeah, quilt designs...see what I mean...it
goes on and on and
STARGAZER: I want to try some Escher style canes... So,
going to need some "special" shapes.
TAMILA: Yeah, I know where you are headed already.
KIMBA: OH???? What shapes, Star?
TAMILA: Eventually I hope I will be able to take custom
again, that will be down the road a little bit.
STARGAZER: Neato! Just let me know when... They are
geometric but complex
TAMILA: Geometric shouldn't be too difficult. Complex
is another story
and depending on how complex, they may not be possible.
STARGAZER: Cool! Think two diamond shapes stuck
together at the point and
along one side...
SALLY: I am dying here. My set of disks is staill at
Leigh's house and i
won't be back int the States 'til August. Leigh said I HAVE to pick them
up in person.
Sort of an incentive.
SUNNI: She is a hard bargainer!! * grin *
STARGAZER: Ah, holding them ransom, eh?
KIMBA: Which ones did you order, Sally?
SALLY: All of them.
KIMBA: ALL????? And I thought I was bad! LOL
TAMILA: Since I knew she could save a lot of money by
getting them here
in the States instead of me shipping internationally, we worked out a
SALLY: One of the pluses of living over here is that
you can afford more
toys. I have so many ideas.
STARGAZER: Tamila, where do you get the ideas for the
various shapes you
decided to include in your theme sets?
TAMILA: The ideas came from a few places but mostly
things that I've
SALLY: Those are always the best ideas.
TAMILA: I've probably got another 50 or so sitting
here, but they either
won't work or they are just a "pain" to do. I might offer a
few of the
"pain" ones later on at a premium since they are harder and
take longer. Those
ones would be offered individually.
KIMBA: Can you give us a hint as to what some of them
TAMILA: Snowflakes, Bigger puzzle pieces. That's all
I'm saying! LOL
SUNNI: * Grin *
----Salutations and thanks given at this point and chat ends----
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