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« Reply #560 on: December 28, 2007 02:23:19 PM »

You could use the gloss glaze, it would fulfill the same purpose-- to create a hard coating to seal in stickiness.
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« Reply #561 on: December 28, 2007 02:58:34 PM »

thanks chica! i'll try it out.  Grin
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« Reply #562 on: December 30, 2007 07:57:07 PM »

OK - I know you can embed just about anything in resin.  So - what are everyone's favorite sources for cute little items to embed? 

I've been reading about resin for a few weeks now and ordered some, and am just waiting on 'the art of resin jewelry' book to arrive for some extra instructions.  I have collected a few little trinkets, but am at a loss for different places to look for them...

Oh, and - Wish me luck!

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« Reply #563 on: December 31, 2007 11:48:05 AM »

Pardon me for just jumping on in here.  I've read the whoooole thread so I feel like I belong!  Cheesy

I need help! I embedded a picture into a sterling pendant with resin, and it messed up. (Used the resin too cold, so it was bubbly and yellow. Yuck!)

Anyway, I would like to salvage the pendant. Is there a way to remove the resin?

THANKS!!!!!
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« Reply #564 on: December 31, 2007 12:04:55 PM »

The dollar store is my best source of things to put in resin. SOOOOO many resin worthy things for $1!
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« Reply #565 on: December 31, 2007 02:07:07 PM »

dolfynbead -

Maybe you could pry (carefully) the resin out of the pendant?  Maybe it will act like a mold and the resin will pop out?  Is it like a little silver frame or locket with a well htat you poured the resin into? 


I have found something truly cool for resin molds - playdough shape cutters!!  I found them while cleaning my daughter's room.  They look like cookie cutters with a hole in the middle to push out the clay.  I sealed up the hole with packing tape inside and out so it doesn't leak and it seemed to work. Once the resin cured, it popped out without breaking the mold.  Gave it a cool shape to.  I just need to sand it a bit and trim the edges then it will be good to go.  The tape left a little bit of a mark, but sanding should take that out or I may do a light coat of resin on top of it.  I made a rabbit with flower charm imbeds last night, tonight's mold may be a chicken w/ glitter  Grin
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« Reply #566 on: December 31, 2007 03:38:02 PM »

dolfynbead -

Maybe you could pry (carefully) the resin out of the pendant?  Maybe it will act like a mold and the resin will pop out?  Is it like a little silver frame or locket with a well htat you poured the resin into? 

Nope. Not going to let me pry it out. It is pretty much glued to the pendant. It does have a well, so there was quite a bit of resin on top.

Hmm... I wonder if mold release will help? Probably not since I didn't spray it on before. But I am going to go try anyway!!
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« Reply #567 on: December 31, 2007 03:43:56 PM »

ugh, sorry.  I have messed up plenty with resin so I feel yer pain.  Do you have a heat gun?  Maybe heating it up will make it pliable?  Then you can pry it out?
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« Reply #568 on: December 31, 2007 03:53:23 PM »

Darn! I was coming in here all excited to say I'd figured it out. Heat! But someone beat me to posting it! Wink

It occured to me (after I left my last post) that - DUH! Heat is how I opened my bottle of resin when I managed to seal it shut. So why wouldn't it work for removing it from the pendant? And it does. But boy does that sterling get hot!

OK, off to finish de-resining!!!

I appreciate the fast replies! And hope to one day be brave enough to post a picture!

I do have another question. Pages and pages ago someone mentioned she would like to do photo jewelry and posted a website with some really pretty things. That is basically what I am trying to do myself and figured resin was the way to go. Someone said to use modge podge for it. But will modge podge give it a smooth glass-like finish? That is what I really need for ALL of my projects - resin/epoxy/glue that looks like the smoothest shiniest glass when dry.
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« Reply #569 on: December 31, 2007 04:03:17 PM »

Great!  Glad the heat worked! 

On your quest for glassy pictures:  I also like this stuff called Diamond Glaze when i'm not using resin.  It's water based and its very pic-paper friendly.  Like say, you have a bottlecap that you want to put a pic in.  Glue the pic in the bottlecap, let that dry, take the diamond glaze, and put a thin coating of the glaze on the picture.  You squeeze it out of the bottle and it looks milky until it dries.  Then it looks nice and shiny.  It just takes a thin coat. If you use too much it may crack and make sure the glue that you use to glue the pic down with is dry or it may cause bubbles.  Its not super tought like resin but its not smelly and it doesn't take as long to dry. I also use the diamond glaze to coat pics-paper when I want to stick them in the resin because it keeps the resin from seeping into the pic-paper, kinda like a sealer.  I hope this helps a bit Grin
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