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« on: January 03, 2008 07:38:17 PM »

Inspired by www.spoonfedart.com and motivated by http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211720.0.

This picture is of me wearing it.  I really like how it turned out and will probably make more.  I am excited to try out one like the star pendant too!  ...and yes I realize I used a grapefruit spoon.  Oh well.  Whatcha gonna do.

Here you can see what is inside a little better...with no flash.

Here is the back so you can see how I bent the handle.  I couldn't really find any help online on how to easily bend it, so I used good ol elbow grease and pliers.  It ended up bending pretty much in half so I had to use a grinding bit I have for reaming out my lampwork beads to grind myself a hole big enough for the cord.  I still can't fit a chain through it.  Maybe I'll grind a little more to make the hole bigger.  I kinda like it the way it is too though.

Comments welcome.  I always love to hear what you guys have to think.
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2008 07:47:22 PM »

Oh wow! that's really cool... in a kind of disturbing way  Tongue I like the conjoined skeleton picture. question though... dont the teeth of the spoon poke you when you wear it?  Huh
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2008 07:54:26 PM »

That's an awesome pendant!!
Very cool idea Cheesy love the skeletons!
The 'teeth' suit the necklace nicely. If they do scratch you, (the teeth) just try filing them down a bit to dull them. I'm sure you already thought of that though Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2008 08:00:44 PM »

Love.  This.

I want to go play with resin.
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2008 08:24:38 PM »

That is super awesome. I've been thinking about doing this for a while. I even bought the spoons and the resin... but I just haven't gotten around to it.

I hope mine turns out as great as yours.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2008 08:30:03 PM »

awesome job! ive seen a few of these on deviantart.com and have been thinking of doing it but have no idea what kind of spoon to use (type of metal) what type did you use? i dont want it to be such a cheap spoon that it'll break in half but i dont want it to be so tough that it will not bend haha. :Pdid you embed in layers?
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2008 09:38:06 PM »

Oooh that's awesome. I love how it's creepy and pretty at the same time.

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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2008 07:31:22 AM »

I friking want that a ton.  That is amazing!  What exactly are the skulls made out of?
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2008 11:11:55 AM »

This is SUCH a cool idea! :-o I wonder if I could do this with translucent liquid polyclay. I'm scared of resin as it's meant to be really toxic...
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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2008 06:31:56 PM »

Thanks everyone.  It was really cool to make, but I am so damn impatient and the resin takes FOREVER to completely harden.  I used Easy Cast Clear Casting Resin from Castin' Craft.  It comes with the two bottles that you mix in even parts.  I just picked up some Castin' Craft Clear liquid plastic Casting Resin tonight that I am excited to play with.  It is different because you have to follow the bottle and add just the right amount of drops of the catalyst.  It scares me just a bit, so I think I may like the Easy Cast better.  Oh yeah...the Easy Cast is low odor and the others isn't.  I might have to crack the window in this cold Wisconsin weather.  Brrrrrrr.

I used stainless steel spoons I got from Goodwill.  This one was a grapefruit spoon and the handle isn't that incredibly thick, so it was easy to cut through and ok to bend.  I think I would stick with stainless steel, even though it can be a pain to bend, because it won't turn my skin colors and other growdy stuff.

The skeleton picture is one I found online and just sized down to fit inside the spoon with some room around for the glitter.  I coated it with 3 coats of Mod Podge because I had read somewhere that unsealed paper turns clear in resin.  I don't know if that is true, but I didn't want to take a chance on something that was taking me a long time to make.  I put Mod Podge on the spoon then and kind of stuck the edges down so it was smooth.  I know there was air under the picture because I didn't push it all the way down, but it was ok with the edges sealed to the spoon.  Then I painted the spoon in sections with black paint and coated it with black glitter.  I then carefully tapped on the colored glitter with a small dry paint brush.  I curled up a stick pin and put that in there too.  I took the dry paint brush to move the glitter off of the picture (which was a pain) and then carefully poured the resin on in the middle of the picture.  I let it flatten out a little on its own and then helped it out.  Since all of the glitter wasn't 'fastened' down, I had to take a toothpick and pick off all of the pieces of glitter that floated to the surface.  I also used an embossing heat gun to get all of the bubbles out of the resin.  You just make it nice and hot and QUICKLY blow it over the resin a few times.  Make sure you are a foot or more away otherwise you will spill the resin right out of the spoon. 

Oh well.  I hope I answered all of your questions.  I feel like I am writing a novel.  Don't hesitate to ask anything else though.

Thanks again!!!
Oh yeah.  I am going to a Marilyn Manson concert here in February for my birthday and wanted to make one to wear there.  What kind of picture do you think I should put in it?? or what should I carve in one (kinda like the star pendant)??
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