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katey1234
« on: June 17, 2007 05:59:53 PM »

okay, so it's official. I LOVE THIS STUFF!! <3

but anyway, I've been hard at work making size 0 gauge earrings and a couple of necklace pendants to day (:

What I did for these is I bought a ton of buttons, made the plug out of clay- and before I baked the clay I put the end of the button that sticks out so you can sew it to things, I put that in one end of the plug. Just to make a hole in there, then I took out the button and baked baked baked! When it was done, I hot glued the button into the indent.













and these are some 0 gauge fimo crayons. yay (: haven't put them in yet, but they're very cool Cheesy







ANNDDDDD for some necklace pendants

a cuppie cake




and a cute little voodoo doll







fimo = amazing
life = good


comments/critisism/tips all welcome!



later gatorz..
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2007 06:28:34 PM »

hah that's cool! my ears are gauged to 00 but does the fimo do anything to your ears and is it like, healthy? I'm thinking of making some for myself, hmm Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2007 06:38:27 PM »

Very cute. I love the buttons.

Also my name is Katey too. *shifty eyes*
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2007 06:53:11 PM »

that is so cool lol if only i had the guts to gauge my ears
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2007 07:06:00 PM »

i love the voo doo
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katey1234
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2007 07:10:05 PM »

hmm well...

I've worn those button ones all day and they haven't done anything yet.

I'll keep you posted if any reactions start lol >.<

I'm not sure how great it is for your ears yet, which is why I'm not gunna sell 'em for now. But I'm thinking so far that it's fine unless you're moving up a size with the clay gauges. I wouldn't recommend that. lol


thanks guys!
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2007 08:08:43 PM »

Those came out great!

I have heard of people's ears "eating" the fimo...like the natural body oils and acids kinda ate up the clay and made it crack.

I wonder if there's some sort of sealer you could put on it to keep that from happening, just in case?
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2007 09:14:33 PM »

These look great! The only thing that concerns me is that fimo is porous. I wouldn't wear them for an extended period of time (like all day and overnight) as some peoples lobes are more likely to adhere to the fimo and may actually grow into the pores. That would make for a bad time taking them out (think tearing and lots of blood). But for special occasions and short term wear they look fab! Another idea for extended wear would be to make plugs with resin and decorate the resin plug ends with your buttons and fimo creations. Then you could wear them all the time.
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katey1234
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2007 10:24:14 AM »

some peoples lobes are more likely to adhere to the fimo and may actually grow into the pores.

Another idea for extended wear would be to make plugs with resin and decorate the resin plug ends with your buttons and fimo creations. 

for one... OUCH Shocked
haha now wearing them scares the living daylights outta me! Thanks for the heads up...
Does anyone know of any kind of varnish or sealer I could use to just cover the fimo and fill the pores, and so on..


for two,
does craftster have any info on resin? I'm really not familiar with it, and actually I'm not even too sure on what it is..

thanksssss! (:
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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2007 11:20:51 AM »

Using polymer clay for ear plugs has been discussed here a few times before ...if you want to read at least two of those threads, here are some direct links:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=164377.0

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=91977.msg868708#msg868708


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