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« Reply #30 on: December 08, 2006 02:14:56 PM »


I've made resin glitter stars! Only I turned mine into magnets! I used a cheapo walmart ice cube tray to make them. This ice cube tray was NOT rated for the oven so I haven't melted beads in it.  Wink

One warning though......resin smells MUCH worse than melting beads. Oy it stinks!

Here they are after I popped them out of the molds and before I glued the magnets on them.
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k113/Allenkaperakdesigns/IMG_4141.jpg

Is the resin a less costly alternative?  I really know nothing about it.  What I do know is that the only local store that sells the beads only has the smaller packs at $2 each which makes 2 small bowls.  Because I screwed the second bowl up I had to go buy more. 

A note for those of you looking for cookie cutters- I was at the Goodwill today and they had bags of them for $1, most had at least 8 in them.  Some had rust spots on the outside and you could tell they were older, but the forms were still usable and if you're looking for a cheap way to go then you should check out your local re-sale shops.

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« Reply #31 on: December 08, 2006 02:28:39 PM »

I watched some home makeover show the other night, they used the silicone molds and a resin to make little star ornaments for every branch of a tree.  I don't know if the resin was more expensive or not.  He put glitter in some of them and it sank to the bottom, so they put some of them glitter side up and some glitter side down.  Very cute. 

I've only did this project once and i found the fumes to be very overpowering.  I did have the oven fan on and had to open the door (although it was 2 out at the time and the heat was on).  I'm thinking this will probably something better left for the Spring/Summer.  For me at least.

I've made resin glitter stars! Only I turned mine into magnets! I used a cheapo walmart ice cube tray to make them. This ice cube tray was NOT rated for the oven so I haven't melted beads in it.  Wink

One warning though......resin smells MUCH worse than melting beads. Oy it stinks!

Here they are after I popped them out of the molds and before I glued the magnets on them.
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k113/Allenkaperakdesigns/IMG_4141.jpg

Those are amazing! I am in love with all things resin but it never crossed my mind as a diy kinda thing.  I work in interior design & we have a client that has a resin bath tub, if you can believe that. Its slightly translucent - the coolest thing. Anyhoo, I'm completely inspired by your post.  I have to research this more & try to make some resin-y love for myself. Thanks for posting!! Smiley

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« Reply #32 on: December 08, 2006 02:52:00 PM »

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« Reply #33 on: December 08, 2006 02:59:38 PM »

Psst, don't forget to remove the tags for the images when quoting stuff, saves everyone space, especially Leah Wink

Great reminder!  Smiley  Thanks!!
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« Reply #34 on: December 08, 2006 03:09:43 PM »

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Great reminder!  Smiley  Thanks!!
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« Reply #35 on: December 08, 2006 03:18:51 PM »

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« Reply #36 on: December 08, 2006 03:25:00 PM »

oops! thanks! Embarrassed
it happens Wink Don't worry about it Smiley Sometimes we just can't get enough of the cool crafts shown Wink
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« Reply #37 on: December 09, 2006 09:07:03 PM »

be proud cause i just don't know what to say. i'm speechless.
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« Reply #38 on: December 09, 2006 10:27:53 PM »

To get holes in your shapes without using a drill, roll a piece of aluminum foil into the size and shape of a toothpick. Stick this between the beads where you want your hole to be and bake.
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« Reply #39 on: December 10, 2006 12:42:10 PM »

oooh good idea.
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