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« Reply #930 on: July 15, 2008 06:52:42 PM »

oohh..no dremel..I would suggest using a bail that you can simply glue to the back of your piece..I have heard of people putting a screw eye in when the resin is a little bendable..I havent done that so it maybe worth trying..

good luck..
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« Reply #931 on: July 15, 2008 08:13:06 PM »

Sigh, I tried resin for the first time today, and I'm not very happy with the turnout. I made a lot of mess, got glitter in everything, and had lots of problems with drips that I'm going to have to scrape off later. Maybe I'll be happier tomorrow night when I actually get to unmold them. I guess I'll have to call this one a learning experience.
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« Reply #932 on: July 15, 2008 08:20:02 PM »

Sigh, I tried resin for the first time today, and I'm not very happy with the turnout. I made a lot of mess, got glitter in everything, and had lots of problems with drips that I'm going to have to scrape off later. Maybe I'll be happier tomorrow night when I actually get to unmold them. I guess I'll have to call this one a learning experience.

LOL, that's pretty close to how I felt after my first try.  But some of it came out cute despite my fears.  And I have a lot better ideas now about what I'm in for the next time I do it.  (Like I have latex gloves now in case they're still a little sticky the next time I take them out of the mold... things like that.)

Chin up, lady!  Worse comes to worse, you can cast bad pendants in better pendants.  Meta pandants!   Cheesy
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« Reply #933 on: July 16, 2008 06:06:10 AM »

My only problem with the heat and humidity is that the resin gets thick too fast, sometines the bubbles don't come out due to this.   The other day it was in the 80s and I had the heater on in the house to help the resin harden faster as I needed them the next day. 
I have found if it is too cool the bubbles don't come out. 
I prefer castin craft 50-50 but have been working with envirotex light here lately because I can get the larger bottles. 
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« Reply #934 on: July 16, 2008 10:24:44 AM »

Chin up, lady!  Worse comes to worse, you can cast bad pendants in better pendants.  Meta pandants!   Cheesy

LOL, I guess I was sounding a bit whiny there.  Roll Eyes

Casting bad pendants into better pendants, what an interesting idea...
Some of mine are coming out of the molds now, so I should have pics later. On the good side, I had no problems with the resin not hardening, even without being super careful with the measuring.
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« Reply #935 on: July 16, 2008 11:28:55 AM »

so i've read thru this whole thread and i'm sure this is mentioned somewhere but if it's not can someone help! LOL so i'm tottally hooked on the resin stuff but i dont have a dremel to buff my pieces and make them shine. is there something i can buy  or do to coat my resin stuff to make them really nice and shiny?
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« Reply #936 on: July 16, 2008 12:37:41 PM »

so i've read thru this whole thread and i'm sure this is mentioned somewhere but if it's not can someone help! LOL so i'm tottally hooked on the resin stuff but i dont have a dremel to buff my pieces and make them shine. is there something i can buy  or do to coat my resin stuff to make them really nice and shiny?

i have the same problem since I do not have a dremel either but i picked up some high gloss clear nail polish and paint it onto my pieces. It dries fast and works fabulously! my pieces are super glossy and beautiful! and shine really pretty in the sun too!
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« Reply #937 on: July 16, 2008 02:56:12 PM »

I've seen that some people use a scrabble piece as a base to their resin pendants... How does it work & how do you do it? If you just poured the resin straight on top it would obviously just run off the sides...

Anyone done this before or know how it's done?
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« Reply #938 on: July 16, 2008 05:22:49 PM »

i think you DO just pour it on the top, but just a small amount, so that it doesnt run down the sides (its pretty viscous)
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« Reply #939 on: July 16, 2008 06:26:09 PM »

It might help to use spoons that what I do for my scrabble tiles its easier to manage when I just slowly pour it on it
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