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Issue #703 January 8th 2020
Wine Glass Charms  
Guest tutorial author Kelly Acheson uses shrink plastic to create quick and easy wine charms.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Shrink plastic
  • Stamps
  • Shaped die or punch
  • Heat tool
  • Jewelry hardware
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Rebecca asks: "What is the best eraser to use for erasing pencil marks? Mine always smudges, or does nothing."
    A: I'm a really big fan of battery erasers! They can provide more friction in a tiny area than using a block eraser by hand. The eraser can be cut to a fine line with a craft knife or ground to a point with sandpaper for more detailed use. I started with the Derwent battery eraser, and it is good and sturdy. You can see it in use HERE. There is another longer style that is branded by several different companies (I've gotten one at Hobby Lobby and one on Amazon), and those seem comparable to each other and are also good tools. The erasers are a little softer, but they have the option of a smaller diameter eraser, and the motor spins faster than the Derwent model.
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    vgpeterson has an idea for the Get Well Kit tutorial: "So cute! Could also be used for hot chocolate and marshmallows or candy."

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