Melting Pot Pendants, and a Give-away!

I am the proud owner of …  a Ranger Melt Pot.  Ohh I love this toy so very much, but I hadn’t played with it for ages, until last week, when the urge suddenly hit me and I got all the equipment out and played around until I decided what to make.  You saw the card I made with the pretty leaf of all seasons on it, which I posted about on Monday of this week, and I promised to post about the other things I’d been busy as a bee making, and here I am, sharing as promised.

The photograph at the head of this post doesn’t show all the pendants I made, so I’ve taken a selection of photos, some grouped, and some single ones, so that you can get an idea of colours and sizes, and also how you can hang these pendants.

I really love the Ranger Melt Pot, however, I found out on Monday (From Beverly of More Ink Please blog) that Ranger no longer make the Melt Pot.  Something to do with the amount of quantity they require their customers to order – and it’s made the tool too expensive for lots of stores to carry.  So rather than relax the rules,  (and lower the price a little) Ranger, it appears, decided that they would no longer make it.  So I’m sorry if I get your creative juices flowing for a Melt Pot, when they’re no longer available.  However … you might be able to still buy one if you have a search around.

Right … now the bad news is over, let’s have a bit of fun shall we?  I realised the other day that we haven’t done a GIVE-AWAY in ages!  So how about we make this post a Give-away, and the winner can choose whichever pendant they would like to have, and I’ll package and post it out to who-ever wins.

All you have to do is ... in the comment section of this post, if you wish to be entered for the Give-Away, just say the word GIVE-AWAY at either the start or the end of your comment.  (Putting it at the start or end of the comment makes it easy for me to find when I’m searching and adding up how many people would like to be entered – so that I can enter that number into the Random Number Selector so that it can choose the winner).   You can, if you want, simply say just ‘GIVE-AWAY’.

I’ll leave the Give-away open until Sunday at 6pm UK time (if you need to work out what time that is where you live,  Mr.Google is very obliging – lol).

Right … enough of me blathering on.  Let’s get cracking with these pendants.  I made them all with the help of my trusty Melt Pot, and I haven’t given them names here, but just kind of labelled them so that you can tell me (if you’re the winner) which pendant you’d like!  (Oh .. and I should say that this is open to all followers – you don’t have to only live in the UK.  I’m happy to post these over-seas).

15th March 2017 A - named pieces

They’re all different shapes and sizes, and I’ve tried to put them next to each other so that you can gauge the difference in sizes. However, I have remembered to include a rule so that you can actually see the size.

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slightly closer up so that you can see the deepness of the blue and some of the patterns which happen as the liquid is poured.

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This heart has SO much depth to it.  I added some mica gold dust to the pot and it is this which I managed to catch as if ‘floating’ on the top.  The golden swirls which you see below the surface in this shot, come from some Pearl crystals which I very gently ‘dragged’ through the liquid.

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A different shot of this same large heart, so that you can get a view of how the light can change the look of the colours.

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This has the colours of Emerald, Gold, Russian diopside and … a whole load of other greens which are winding through the focal ‘gem’

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Against a dark background so that you can see how they look against darker colours of clothes.

Now onto the little pendants.  They may be smaller, but they pack their own punch!

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The ‘Little Golden Green Triangle’ – at the bottom right of this photo (above), has what looks like gold dust sprinkles over the top of it.  Sadly the photographs just don’t show it properly, but it’s really quite beautiful to the naked eye.

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I forgot to include this little green oval (above) in the photo of all the little pendants, so here it is alone.  It looks like it has golden strands threading through it.  It hasn’t.  But it really does have a lot of depth to it.

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The little ovals, have two hoops – one at the top and one at the bottom.  You can use these either as a bracelet – or as a pendant, as I’ve made.  The top hoop is for hanging the pendant.  The bottom hoop can have things hung from it, such as a bead, or a little bunch of beads;  a tassel;  a pearl; or, as I’ve done here as an idea – you can hang something else from it.  On the photo above,  I placed an Angel with her own hanging hoop in line with the hoop on the pendant, so that you can see how it might look to have something there.

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You don’t even have to have a chain to hang your pendant on.  How about some baby ribbon, as in the photo above?  Soft on the neck too!  The choice is yours.  I’ll supply the chain, or the ribbon (in your choice of colour), so that when you receive your pendant, it’s ready to wear straight away!

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The Little Golden Green Triangle.

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A slightly lighter blue Little Triangle.

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Please note that all the measurements on the rule are in CM (and MM) as that’s what we work in here in the UK (much to my disdain. I grew up with inches and I still can only visualise in inches – but then, I’m practically older than dirt so it figures.  😀 ) … but again, if you ask Google it will give you the conversion.

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Some of the pendants (particularly the blues) look, in the photographs, as if they have an oily finish, or like they’re wet with something.  It’s just a trick of the light.  The way the flash has hit the surface and bounced back.  None of the pendants are oily, wet, greasy or have anything on them.  It’s just the lighting hitting them in the ‘wrong’ way.  (And I’m a rubbish photographer!).

We’ll end where we began, with a small selection.  But remember that not all the pendants are shown in this photo.  But if you look down the post, you’ll see photo’s of ones which aren’t included in the photo above.

Remember … don’t forget to include the words  ‘GIVE-AWAY’  either at the start or end of your comment so that I know to include you.

If you’re reading this on the main front page of my blog and can’t see where to post a comment, then please scroll all the way up to the title of this post, and next to it, just over a little way to the right of the words, you’ll see a pale grey flag.  Click on that flag and the post will re-load on its own page, where you’ll find the comments section at the bottom of the page, below where the post ends.  😀   Late date/time for entering is this Sunday -19th March 2017, at 6pm UK time.

Thank you so much for coming to share a coffee with me.  Want a fill up of that cup Biscuits?

Have a truly blessed rest of your day, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing.  Be good to each other.

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54 thoughts on “Melting Pot Pendants, and a Give-away!

  1. Giveaway. Wow, you have been busy! These are all so gorgeous. My favourite is the Little Blue Triangle on a chain as blue is my favourite colour. It’s such a shame Ranger has discontinued to make them rather than just lower the price. Best lock yours in the safe on an evening now :D. Thanks for the chance to win :). Debra x

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    • Hello Debra, fabulous to meet you. 😀

      I agree, it really is a terrible shame that they took this route, because there are so many crafters who are going to miss out on these incredible machines (toys) now. I only found out about them via another crafter, and I was hooked. That lady crafter helped me to find a Melt Pot at a super amazing price, as a store had a promotion and I managed to bag myself one. Thrilled was the understatment of the year!

      I so wish that they were still for sale.

      Lovely to finally ‘meet’ you Debra. I know you’ve been a follower for a little while, so it’s brilliant that we got to have a chat.
      Thanks so much for coming. Your name will be included in the mix for the Random Number Generator.
      Have a lovely day ~ Cobs. x

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  2. ‘GIVE-AWAY’
    What beautiful necklaces you have created. My favourite is the Deep Blue Triangle. Such a shame that Ranger are discontinuing the Melting pot. It could offer some great potential for jewellery making. Maybe if they see the response to your lovely necklaces and people’s interest in the product, they’ll have a change of heart! Keep up the good work. I always look forward to seeing what creative masterpiece you’ll come up with next.

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    • Hello Lil.
      Aw it’s so lovely to meet you. I know you’ve been an email follower for aaages, but I think this is the first time we’ve actually got to have a chat. Brilliant!

      Thank you for your kind words. I’m thrilled you like the pendants. I whole heartedly agree about it being a shame that Ranger have discontinued the Melt Pots, and you’re right, they do offer great opportunities for Jewellery Making.

      I so wish that Ranger would change their minds and bring the Melt Pot back to life again, because so many crafters are missing out on this amazing piece of equipment.

      Your name will be included in the Give-Away!
      Have a wonderful day ~ Cobs. x

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    • Hello Sharon.
      I was wondering where you’d got to. I hope that everything is good in Chez Sharon, and that you and yours are in good health.

      I agree about the Melt Pots. I think you and one of these would get along really well, and I can see you setting up a wee Jewellery Business (and also making things to raise money for your Church too!). I think you would have a ‘feel’ for this craft.

      Your name will certainly be included in the mix for a necklace/pendant.
      Sending squidges ~ Cobs. x

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      • Thanks for your faith in my business skills. I wouldn’t make jewellery though. My passion is cards. And if I wanted to fund raise I’d choose a children’s charity. Besides, having one of those in my house would mean everything that’s not stuck down would end up in it. I’d be the same with a laminator. There’d be no piece of paper or card in my house that did not have a plastic backing. 😊

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        • *laughing like a drain! Ohhh Sharon, that’s the best giggle I’ve had all day. Fan-bloomin-tastic.

          The mental images of you doing all those things will forever be fixed in my mind. LOVE it.

          You make cards??? You’ve never blogged any! Ohhh please share your crafty stuff with us. Even if you feel that you need to have a separate blog to do ‘Sharons Crafty Things’ … or whatever your blog would be called … I would LOVE to see, and be a follower too.
          Please?
          ❤ ~ Cobs.x

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          • I’m kinda sneaky with that aren’t I? Hee hee! I will oblige your heartfelt request one day, as this is the second time you’ve asked. However I was planning to send you a homemade Christmas card back in Dec, and sent you an email asking if you would be happy to let me know your address but as I never received a reply, I figured it was a bit over the boundary and that you were wanting to keep your private life separate. I totally understand that as I am incognito on my other blog, where incidentally…my cards are on display for the whole world to see. It’s fun being a little bit secret isn’t it? 😊 One day, you’ll stumble across my blog and I’ll bump into you at a craft fair and neither of us will know we are ‘looking’ at each other. 😄

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            • Hello again Sharon.
              I don’t think I received your email at least, I don’t remember seeing one from you, however, I was really rather poorly Nov., Dec. and January into February (and still not fully recovered now), so I was neglectful in dealing with emails to my Cob account. I was only opening my email account every few days or once a week, and by that time there were so many “X has made a new blog post”, that to actually sit and read them all was a step too far for me to do (I was too poorly to do so), so I just scanned down them all in the hope of catching anything which required more effort, and simply deleted. So if your email got caught up in one of those block deletions I’m very sorry. I would have always dropped you a line in response if I’d have seen it.

              With regard to your other blog where you’re “incognito”: I respect this and wouldn’t ever press you for a share of your Crafting blog address.
              I have my own safety reasons for not using my name on my blog, so I can fully appreciate why someone else might also need to do so, and I never, ever question it. I’m very aware that it could leave someone very vulnerable or un-safe to have things any other way.

              I know we won’t bump into each other at a Craft Fair, but I might one day stumble across your Crafting blog by accident, and you’ll know me by the blogging name I’m known as, – Cobs – but I won’t know it’s your blog, – so perhaps that will be your ‘fun’ aspect.

              Have a blessed rest of your day Sharon.
              Thanks for your message. ~ Cobs.

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  3. Give-away…you are so generous with your makes Cobs. Talking of giveaways, I think I will pinch just one more biscuit to go with my coffee. Thank you!! lol! These are all gorgeous.
    Hugs Flo x

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  4. Giveaway 😃😃😃 These are gorgeous. I was wondering what was going on with ranger/melt pots. I tried to get some accessories for mine a years or so ago and struggled. Such a shame as the results can be amazing and it’s so much fun. Hxx

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    • Hello Hannah!
      Yup, I totally agree .. it really is a terrible shame that the Cauldron (aka Ranger Melt Pot) is no longer available. And yes, you’re right, the results really can be a big WOW when you see what you’ve made. Such a delight and it makes my heart sing when that happens.

      Thrilled that you’ve entered the GIVE-AWAY. You name will be included in the pot. 😀
      Sending squidges from my corner to yours. ❤ ~ Cobs. x

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  5. I love your pendants. They are lovely, and it was fun to read about the no-longer-available melting toy. Don’t want your pendants to get their feelings hurt — please tell them I don’t wear necklaces, otherwise I would have tried to be first to throw my name in the pot.

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  6. Tis’ a shame about this melting pot but as long as you can still get ahold of the stuff you need to melt in it, I guess it’s all good. I do love the wee blue and green triangles Cobs, well done. They all look amazing 🙂 Have a lovely day/evening. Great job on those pieces.
    I’m off to my fiber group, some of us knit, some spin, some are weaving, they do it all. I am knitting my socks! lol

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    • It really is a shame about the Melt Pot … but I’m now doubling my efforts to get things that I know I run short of quite quickly, so that I can use my cauldron for as long as possible.

      Wishing you a fabulous knitting session at your Fiber Group. I hope you share tales, smiles and laughs …but no dropped stitches! 😉

      Sending squidges ~ Cobs. ❤ x

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  7. Give-away! Again ….yea. You are a dear to share your creations. they are really pretty and whoever “wins” will be delighted. Of course I love green ,but the big heart is wonderful. Cheerie O.

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    • Hello Beverly. Aw I’m so tickled that you’ve jumped in and put yourself into the mix. Also thrilled that you like the pendants. I sometimes look at the things I’ve made with my cauldron and can barely believe that those things have come about because I made them. Me. I. Made. Them! huh… nope, still don’t believe it. lol.

      Sending oodles of squidges ~ Cobs. x

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  8. Ooh, you have got fabulous results with these. The swirly patterns and glossy finish are fantastic! The only reason I won’t throw my name in to the hat is because I am something of a freak and don’t wear, or like, jewellery. In fact I am a bit phobic about it. Nuts, I know, but there it is. I can admire the melt pot magic though, which is super!

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