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« on: August 06, 2007 04:56:24 PM »

I made this necklace for my twin sister. Its made of two Dr. Pepper cans. I still need to string it, but I was wanting to back it with something (my sister says it will break because of how small it is?) any suggestions? We got the design off of a necklace on Tatty Devine


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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2007 04:59:08 PM »

I dont know what you can back it with, but it's rad!
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2007 05:03:23 PM »

I love dr. pepper!!!!  really neat idea...  I wonder if you could back it with felt or something so that it also wouldn't irritate her skin....  Hmm.... I'll have to think of some other options... 
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2007 05:07:17 PM »

How awesome are you???

Good luck finding something to back it with. I LOVE IT!
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2007 05:15:07 PM »

Sticky sheets of felt would work.

Otherwise, isn't it going to cut her?
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2007 05:19:47 PM »

Thanx for all the replies, the only problem with felt is that I don't know if I can keep the intricacy. But no I don't think it would cut her the edges aren't too sharp but its always a possibility.
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2007 05:27:43 PM »

I suggest simply dipping the back on it in glue and letting it harden... That should thicken things up and make the back kind of rubbery....  just a thought.
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2007 05:28:36 PM »

That might work.  Flip it over & brush a few coats of decoupage on would probably work as well.
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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2007 05:32:49 PM »

Sorry, but I really have no idea how you can do that. I just had to say how awesome that is and that you have one lucky twin.
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« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2007 05:34:29 PM »

dip it in resin. it would give it a plasticy thick coat that would last forever, plus it would be durable.
that's what i'd try to do, anyways. but i'm sure decoupaging it would work, too.
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« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2007 05:36:18 PM »

I thought of resin as well, but i'm all out and can't get to the store
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« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2007 06:12:06 PM »

Hmm, if you're trying to keep the soda can look how about scanning in the can design and then printing it onto a shrinky dink?  I made the Tatty Devine dino in regular shrinky dink and it came out well.  I have a pic here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=154487.msg1536744#msg1536744
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« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2007 07:10:49 PM »

i still think resin would work. MISS YOU!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2007 10:25:41 PM »

I'm a designer in AR and I see many cool things, and I just wanted to say this is the most imaginative uses for a soda can I have ever seen.  Good to see creativity at work!  Great Job!
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« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2007 10:42:47 PM »

Can I ask you how long this took you, what you used to cut the can and did you cut yourself at all in the process?  I think it is very inspiring.  I hope more people will take a cue from you and start using more recycled materials. IT ROCKS!
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« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2007 10:50:00 PM »

thanx for all the comments, it took me two or three hours to cut it. i used little scissors i bought for 50 cents at walmart. No I didn't cut myself a single time, even when i tried using an exacto knife.
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« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2007 10:08:18 PM »

Maybe back it with wire mesh, and then a layer of fabric, and lots of epoxy glue?
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« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2007 05:27:31 AM »

There's a product you can buy at the hardware store, that's called 'plastic dip' or something similar. It's a coating you dip metal in. A lot of jewelry artist use it to coat pliers so they don't mar metal/wire. I believe it comes in lots of different colors.
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