Friday, June 28, 2013

Changing the bulb in a Lisa Pavelka uv lamp

Lisa Pavelka's uv lamp is one of my favorite tools and I use it quite often. I bought it on her website a while back and also ordered replacement bulbs. Today I needed to change the bulb for the first time. There are no directions anywhere to do this unless it came with the lamp. But I bought it so long ago it is possible they got thrown away. I wish I had taken step-by-step photos in case anyone needs them. I may do that later if requested.

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After trying to pull out the bulb and fearing breaking it, I am a free bleeder and live miles from a hospital so have to be careful of such things, I searched google. Found no directions. Almost went to facebook to ask artist friends but before I did I noticed that the little black feet on the bottom had tiny tabs. I pulled one out of its hole and discovered a screw underneath. Aha! Remove the 4 feet and screws. Next carefully pull off the bottom. There are 4 screws inside to remove. Then it comes apart so that you can safely remove the bulb and insert a new one. It is simple to do but decided to put it here in case anyone else needed the information.

Friday, June 21, 2013

miniature rose bush

I am still working on custom snails but decided not to show them until they are shipped. This is because the last 3 I showed have had requested changes made to them. During the day I work on my snails. At night I work on miniatures. This is a work in progress that is not quite completed. I am making this rose bush display to give to my mother in law. Her father was a gardener and he specialized in grafting roses.

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I decided tonight that I am going to stop using flickr. It is too hard to for me find where anything is there anymore. There is a link to my ipernity photo account at the top of the page under my banner. It looks more like flickr used to look. I started uploading to ipernity last month when one of my customers told me flickr loaded too slow for her and she was trying to look at some of my past works.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Miniature flowers

I am making miniature flowers to go with snails, my dollhouse, gifts, etc. This 1:6 playscale cactus is for my mom. She has hundreds of the real life version in both red and pink....

1 6 play scale cactus

1:12 dollhouse scale geraniums...
1 12 dollhouse scale geraniums

The white dots you see will be completely unnoticeable once the glue dries. It is Crafter's Pick The Ultimate glue and dries clear.