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« Reply #1270 on: March 11, 2009 03:26:22 PM »

I've bought some vintage adjustable ring bases and lockets and charm bases and I've told my mom my plans so the next step is to just get the resin and start. 

So any advice? Bad idea? Sounds like it'll work?

It sounds like a good idea.. hardest part for me would be figuring out how to arrange the hair..

i'm thinking that if it's braided that maybe if it's dipped in the resin and then placed into the base and left to set a bit before filling the rest of the way with resin that the hairs would stay in place better.... i just moved otherwise i would try some myself...

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« Reply #1271 on: March 15, 2009 12:29:23 PM »

Allot of Victorian hair jewelry is arranged in curls.Almost to where it looks like a stalk with curls coming out of it.If you are still looking for info you can PM me and I can see if I can find some examples for ya

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« Reply #1272 on: March 15, 2009 03:49:21 PM »

I have absolutely no solid advice on how to craft your memorial project.  I just felt compelled to tell you I am terribly sorry for your loss.  I hope someone is brought to justice for what happened to your brother. 

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« Reply #1273 on: March 20, 2009 12:57:55 PM »

How do i dip acorns in resin without them flaking?
I dipped my acorns in reason and measured it out perfectly and did everything like i normally do with resin mixes but when i dipped my acorns after a couple of days the resin began to flake off. Do i need to get rid of the oils inside of them first? How do i cure them?  do they need to be cured? Dried out please help i have a very important acorn i would like to put as a pendant and i want it to last a very long time any other suggestions? i tried like 4 times!:D

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« Reply #1274 on: March 23, 2009 05:51:58 PM »

Great question...sorry dont have an answer, but hope someone else does. Sounds like a neat idea!

 I was gonna try doing some pinecones in resin.  Not sure how that would work.  We have a tree that has dropped thousands of small pinecones and thought they would be cool to put in resin.  Might just have to give it a try. 
« Reply #1275 on: March 23, 2009 06:06:06 PM »

Woodland...I am not really a resin girl, but my first thought when I read your post was to dry the acorn out first...With a spare acorn try putting it in the oven on a low temp for a while and drying it out that way and then after it cools maybe try the resin again.  Like I said I am a resin novice, but that's what I would try.  Please let us know if you find out what works!  Good Luck
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« Reply #1276 on: March 27, 2009 07:58:17 AM »

Can I store unused resin (that already has hardener mixed in it)? I saw something on here about those liquid medicine bottles but I'm not clear on it. And how long can I keep it in one of the squeeze ketchup-style bottles before the resin eats through the plastic. I really don't want to keep on mixing up 1 oz. amounts each time I do a layer.
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« Reply #1277 on: March 27, 2009 08:36:46 AM »

its going to harden in that container. theres no way to store resin after its already mixed

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« Reply #1278 on: March 27, 2009 08:03:57 PM »

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Hello! Just want to know what paper you guys use when embedding images in resin? I tried using white cardstock with spray sealer on each side inbetween a layer of clear and a layer of black resin and the black color seems to be showing through. Would photo paper work better or something sturdier than 65lb cardstock? Thanks!!!
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« Reply #1279 on: March 28, 2009 08:18:16 AM »

I think perhaps you just didn't seal the paper well enough. 

A couple of light mistings of spray acrylic sealer should generally work for plain paper (drying between each), but it would be even better to then coat that with a bit of permanent white glue (like Elmers GlueAll, thinned down 3 or 4 to 1 with water, then let dry), or with the resin itself (then let cure)... then embed.

Especially with the thicker papers, the edges are also porous so the resin can get in from there, and it can be hard to spray all edges well to seal them.


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