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“woulda coulda shoulda”

Description from Julie Shane: These are some of the pieces that I woulda coulda shoulda bought for BIG BALL... if he hadn't been so obnoxiously big and bright!
All arranged in this pick, they look so light and lacy and lovely. Not at all like BIG BALL.

Can you tell that he is frustrating me??? We aren't getting along well at all this week.


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  1. Asia
    Asia says:

    Don’t give up Julie, It will grow on you I still have two more to finish too :D

  2. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Julie, I sympathize! I hated that thing too! But, these pieces are fab! To be used another time…

  3. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Well your frustration has yielded a beautiful pick!

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    franny says:

    Julie, this filigree collection has such finesse, & is so artfully arranged that i’m sure BB’s finer qualities will not continue to elude you or, alternatively, allow his/her? brashness to shine on!

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    foxhill designs vt says:

    Fun collection of pieces! When you are finished with the big ball, you could come up with creative ways to torture it the way it has tortured you. Hammers can be therapeutic. :)

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    Deb Harding says:

    Hammers can be therapeutic….I almost spit out Coke Zero…thanks.
    I have faith in you Julie. Don’t let that ball get the best of you.

  7. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Franny: It’s most definitely a “he” because no she would ever torture another she so badly!

    Jolene and Deb: Hammers. Is that plural? Can I attack with several hammers at one time??? ;)

  8. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    I just finished the focal part of my first piece. It’s okay. “He” cooperated nicely.

    I actually have 3 pieces in mind. I’m going to create… photograph… deconstruct… re-create… photograph again… tear it apart again… then create and photo the 3rd design.

  9. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I don’t have the energy to tackle the “big ball” project… but I sure am enjoying what ya’ll are going thru here and will love seeing the results.

  10. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Are you NUTS??? 3 times??? I want to smash mine right now!!! I wasted my whole day on it yesterday. It looks like crap. Today I am going to “borrow” a little acetone from the lab and see if that helps the situation. I basically need to remove the attachments and attempt to remove and redo the color. If the stupid thing had started out the color of this lovely collection, we might be done by now!

  11. Frida
    Frida says:

    :D Sorry for laughing over your troubels with the big ball, but you puts it down so funny :P

    Awesome selection for the ball here, Julie! I think you need to paint it. I have tried that hellmuth claudine multimedia, to seal mine and it worked great. I have a lot of acrylc color that I paint paintings with, and they worked on the ball as well ;)

  12. Asia
    Asia says:

    Becky, just read you comment, you need a torch. Julie hammers can be therapeutic, I used it on one of mine.

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