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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2006 02:11:32 PM »

Wait, you can DIY a divacup?  I need to hear more about this (I already have a keeper, but you have piqued my interest- you can PM me if you want so as not to derail this thread.  or just post a tutorial somewhere)

As for the teacup...I was confused by the silicone concept at first, but to keep it from slipping makes sense- and I'm sure you can make one much cooler than that, EmotionalBaggage.
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2006 04:44:52 PM »

My silicone arrived on Saturday, so tomorrow I'm hitting the thrift stores to find a few cups to try this on, I'm SO excited!! My hopes are for a cooler cup and (obviously) a less expensive one. Wink

BTW what is a Diva Cup? I suppose I could search the forums. Is it something from craftster or is it from somewhere else? *pique*
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2006 05:05:57 PM »

The divacupTM is a reusable menstrual cup (check it out: www.divacup.com)- I have a different brand, called the Keeper (www.keeper.com).  They're both great alternatives to tampons or pads if you're looking to be more economical and environmentally savvy. I could go on about how great they are, but I'll stop here.

Good luck with your teacup experiment!
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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2006 07:11:59 PM »

Oh ok! I've heard of those. Thanks! Smiley I'll be posting pics in the next couple of days... *crosses fingers* Wink
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« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2006 01:31:58 AM »


Here's the link to the tutorial - no idea who the lady is, but she's certainly clever:

http://community.livejournal.com/menstrual_lib/3076.html


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« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2006 08:00:27 AM »

Alrighty. While I'm not so excited about the results. Here they are...



I think I'm not so excited because it just kindof looks like I dipped a cup in silicone. The grip is ok, not too strong either.  Undecided I'm gonna try that tool dip stuff too. Also, since this stuff is purple and will show up on everything I thought it would be fun to decorate the cups first and then dip them. So if the tool dip doesn't work that's my next avenue; then I feel a little better about gifting it. Wink
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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2006 02:01:54 PM »

It looks like its quite thin on the bottom where it would touch the plate. Maybe it would grip better if you could make it thicker?
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« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2006 03:10:53 PM »

I actually like the dipped look!
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« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2006 10:36:11 AM »

Thanks!

Yea, the bottom does look a little thin on the cup; I could put a little bit more on it. I think that happens when I set the cup down to dry and cure. It dripped down a little on the sides.
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« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2006 04:06:06 PM »

I think the "puddle" of silicon around the base of the cup that inspired you probably keeps it from sliding better (more surface area).  You could probably do the same thing by pouring a puddle of silicon, then setting the dipped cup in it.
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