Have you ever had something (art or craft) you are working on urn out not quite?

United States
June 13, 2007 11:09am CST
As most of you know I am a ceramist. I was using a new glaze I had gotten and it was supposed to turn out yellow with red blooms through out it. Well it turned out doo-doo brown with a handfull of small red dots on it. I was so dissapointed. Have you ever had a project totally dissappoint you? Ever have a product not do what it was supposed to? What was your biggest dissappointement? Needless to say I contacted the company I got this glaze from still waiting to hear back from them.
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@FSCAries (881)
• United States
14 Jun 07
I have had a project go sour on me, but the worst part about it, is that is wasn't my fault whatsoever. I had been making a beautiful vase for my mother for about 3 weeks. Then after I had labored on it for so long and got it perfect, I put it in the kiln, right next to another person's work that exploded in the process, I was so wrecked!
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• United States
15 Jun 07
Oh that really bites!!! How horrible!! I am going to have to contact Mayco directly about the glaze as the company I bought it from says they are just the distributer and can't do anything about it. So I will be making a phone call on Monday I just don't want to deal with it today. I am glad that I have the mold for the pot that got ruined by the stuff.
@Fishmomma (11375)
• United States
13 Jun 07
I have certainly had a project turn out poorly. My bad project was a knitted chicken kit that a friend purchased for me when I was a teenager. The problem was not everything was in the kit and some of the yarn was the wrong color. The company certainly didn't know the color of a chicken, as I haven't seen any chickens with pink feathers unless we are talking about a cartoon chicken. I entered the chicken in the fair and received a red ribbon. There was a note left by a judge that my chicken didn't look right with pink knitted feathers and I must admit it was hard to live down the chicken at high school, since I lived on a farm with lots of chickens.
• United States
13 Jun 07
PINK CHICKEN FEATHERS too funny lol. Yeah none of the chickens I grew up looking at had pink feathers!! Had my pot been the right color it would have been gorgeous now it is UGLY doo-doo brown. Which lends credit to the saying I have heard other ceramist say "don't fall in love with a piece till it is completely done". I had another piece that I was going to paint with this color and it was a gorgeous bowl.....well right after I told my daughter to be careful cleaning the pieces she was cleaning I broke my bowl into a million pieces. My daughter won't let me live it down lol.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
13 Jun 07
I had the opposite problem with a glaze once. I forgot to stir it properly and when it came out of the kiln the colour was wrong but it turned out a great colour, one I could never duplicate! Failures on other crafts happen often. I tried to knit a blanket and it was so full of holes I could put my fist through it in several spots. Then there were the times I attempted to sew, it was just sad. I won't stop trying different crafts though as I really enjoy learning new things and experiments.
• United States
13 Jun 07
Wow that is great that it turned out to be a great color for you (a bummer that you can't reproduce it lol). I have not heard back from the company yet but now I have an ugly flower pot that I would never attempt to sale. It is that ugly. The brown of it wouldn't have bothered me at all if it was a nice brown but this one is one UGLY brown pot.
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
14 Jun 07
i've had a few projects go awry on me. most recently, i got a teddy bear pattern online and decided to make it half black vinyl and half black velvet. the bear pattern just didn't work out very well and i ended up wasting the fabric. fortunately it was only about 1/4 of a yard of each, but i had high hopes for him.
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@vokey9472 (1488)
• United States
14 Jun 07
Well, I have had a few things turn out not quite right. I got a cross stitch kit once that didn't label the hanks of thread properly so it was really confusing to figure out which color went where. One time I got a kit that didn't have enough thread in it and had to contact the company to get more thread in the right colors, they sent me a whole new hank of threads but they were all different colors than the ones I had already done. I have had paints go on one color and dry to somethign completely different. I just try to work with it unless it is really messed up and then I sent my complaint letters out.
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
14 Jun 07
Many! I do wood crafts- I have painted and repainted many things -- I will trace them- and cut them- Sometimes my sig. other cuts them and makes his own lines- lol-- I follow the colors and it just doesn't look right- I sand the darn thing and repaint it again with different colors- I don't know how many times I have had to sand down cheeks and repaint them again- My cheeks never look good- or I'll have a beautiful project and then go to write on it with a paint pen and the pen runs- ARGH!! I can usually fix my projects by lightly sanding and repainting- Can't very well fix a ceramic after it's been in the kiln can you?
@lynboobsy11 (11345)
• Philippines
13 Jun 07
I love needle craft such as crosstich, I've done many things sometimes when I'm in the mood I finished it so quick. But I have these another piece that I have started last year and until now not finished, I was really dissappointed about it I don't have time to work into. Sometimes I wish If I could cut my self into to so that I can finished all my works.