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Stronger_Coffee
« on: June 17, 2006 12:33:05 AM »

Hi,

Can anyone help me out with finding craft resin i.e. to pour into moulds, and also to use as a sealer.

I'm in Dunedin, and tracked down a resin manufacturer who suggested I go to Mitre 10 to purchase their resin.  But Mitre 10 don't have the clear craft resin.

I'm going to follow up with the manufacturing company again on Monday, but just thought I'd post a message to see if anyone else uses it and can recommend a supplier.

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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2006 04:11:12 AM »

what about somewhere like bunnings
those guys seem to have everything and do special orders if you ask nice
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2006 03:09:38 PM »

Try ArtZone - on Hanover st.
I'm pretty sure I saw some in there.

At least - I saw something like resin...

Goodluck, and let us know how it turns out!  I'm a bit scared of resin, but it's really cool.
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2006 02:59:20 PM »

Thanks for the replies .... I did pop into ArtZone on Hanover street (a lady at Mitre10 also recommended them).  They have a little two part resin kit.  A little pricey though, so I didn't get it....not yet anyway.  If I can't source it elsewhere I'll go back to them. 
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2006 02:23:16 PM »

There's some available on Trademe at the moment - this listing

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Crafts/Other/auction-62243856.htm

or just go to the craft category and search "resin"
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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2006 12:28:22 PM »

Hey guys!

I'm also in Dunedin and also after resin. I saw this awesome bracelet (on craftster?) with little individual M&Ms folded into round resin 'blobs' then linked together in a chain. Would be so cool to make!
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2007 01:38:43 PM »

www.norski.co.nz
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2008 05:26:08 PM »

hey guys:

just to bring this thread back up.

anyonw had any luck getting clear cast resin? (the 1:1 epoxy type that no one can ever mess up)

I've seen all this beautiful resin work and have been wanting to craft some myself.

I live in auckland so I suppose i have most stores around me

any help is greatly appreciated
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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2008 07:21:05 PM »

I use Norski Kleer Kast (or whatever it s properly called lol, I got it from trademe from the same person in the link

It's not the 2 part resin most people talk about but it does the job.  They only have big tins of it on right now, but i bought a 1 litre, you could ask if they could list one.

Also i think you will find that most Mitre 10's are distributors for Norski, they don't actually keep it in stock but can order the resin and also molds from Norski if you ask.  Also if you email Norski they will send you a list of distributors in your area.  They can also send a list of molds, they can send you pictures of the molds to, but they send a list, then you can ask to see picture of the ones you're interested in.
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2008 07:22:05 PM »

Wow, i said also alot...
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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2008 08:20:49 PM »

My mums getting me a litre of epoxy resin, through her art corse at polytech.
And only for $25!!

Im not sure what the brand is though
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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2008 11:47:29 PM »

Norski wont sell direct , you have to go through mitre10 or other stockists. I  tried the product they stock at bunnings but it was horid, really bubbly no matter how hard I tried.

 I am interested  in any good mould supplies. preferably someone who will make injection moulds if I supply my own blanks. I have emailed heaps of companies but had no luck.

The meltable rubber for moulding isnt that great , every time I have tried it I get loads of bubbles no mater how  hard I try and the liquid latex takes forever to set in layers. grrr. I have been keeping an eye out of ice cube trays as well. Any ideas greatly appreciated.
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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2008 01:47:11 AM »

Here is another place that has jewelry resin:
http://www.theartycrafter.co.nz
I bought some bezels and resin from this woman at a craft show about 2 years ago and it's still sitting in my drawer waiting to be used ...!  Not enough hours in the day and too many crafts I want to try!
I have just ordered some blank adjustable rings from her to have a play with. 
I know you can get polymer clay molds from here:
http://www.zigzag.co.nz
but not sure if they work with resin as well as polymer.  The owner, Petra (she's in Christchurch) is very helpful and you could e-mail her to check I suppose.
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« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2008 12:16:44 AM »

wow those moulds  at the zigzag siteare fantastice. off to email her now and see if I can resin with them.. Even if not resin, they are wicked anyhow.
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« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2008 02:35:44 AM »

I checked those out too, doesn't look like they could be used for resin... but if you have any joy let us know!  resinobsession on ebay has some good molds.
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« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2008 04:47:17 PM »

I am so annoyed with myself. I bought a chocolate mudcake to use as the top of my daughters wedding cake just after xmas, the cake happend to be sitting in a solid flexi plastic tray that would be perfect for a square trivet or placemat mould.. I have managed to rescue it but if I had have known then what I know now. Would have bought a bunch of them.

This resin thing is so addictive. I find myself cruising through plastics shops checking everything out!! You just never know what might be useful lol. I am sure some of the shop owners must think I need medicating lol.
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« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2008 01:08:44 AM »

Spotlight (in Dunedin, and I'm sure in their other stores around the country) has quite a bit of resin stuff surprisingly. Seem to be more aimed toward making door knobs for cabinets than jewellery but eh.

I got two 125ml bottles of "super liquid gloss" (misleading name) - one hardener and one resin - for about $15.00. It works PERFECTLY!  Cool
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« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2008 07:05:13 PM »

Ooh, thanks. Good to know. I have a spotlight voucher to use as I spent so much there over the weekend...

I made some resin fridge magnets a year a couple of years ago - filled with different kinds of candy - and only the m & m magnets went a bit weird and the candy started to disintegrate. Liquorice allsorts and jelly snakes were all good though.
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