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Topic: To Harden Eggshells....?  (Read 2023 times)
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« on: January 13, 2007 08:07:13 PM »

Alright, I was following some instructions online that said to harden eggshell I should coat the shell in epoxy. almost 24 hours later (with 6 minute setting epoxy) the stuff didn't harden the shell worth a darn.
So I come to the amazing people of Craftster with one favor to ask: "HELP!!!!!!"
What would you all suggest trying? Resin thinly coated? Nail polish??? I need all the suggestions I can get. The eggshell has to be hard enough to hold up to being worn as jewelry....... ^^;

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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2007 08:28:51 PM »

Could you use a tweezers and dip them in plaster to thicken them up a little bit?  I guess it depends a lot on how you want to use them.  I don't think anything would really make them stronger, without drastically changing it.  Resin would maybe be your best bet.  I do know that if you boost your chickens calcium intake she'll lay harder shells and occasionally there's an egg that's abnormally thick shelled.  (yeah.. i'm a farm girl)  I would imagine you don't have any in your backyard though.  They are basically the same material as plaster so anything that would work for one should work for the other.

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2007 06:51:12 PM »

I realise that it is months later now and I hope that you have found a solution but did you dry out the eggs in a low oven before coating them with epoxy.  This should help.
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