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schtickl
« on: January 10, 2008 09:35:50 AM »

Hey guys! Im having a problem with some of my resin jewelry I made last night. - I made it around 8:00 p.m. and its now 11:25 a.m. the next day. They seem to all be cured and ready. Anyway, i was putting resin on top of some "doggie-tag" like things and they didnt come out the way i thought they would. I mean, they look great but the problem is that for most of them the resin seeped over the edges and now i have to cut it to fit the "doggie-tag" like thing.  They arent coming out "neatly". Here are some pictures.


I put these charms on wax paper and they seem to come off PRETTY easily with the one bad thing being some of the wax paper comes off with the excess resin.




I tried to cut off the excess resin off of these but they dont want to turn out as good as I'd hoped Sad Any suggestions?



This one did NOT leak over the edges of the doggie tags (THE ONLY ONE that didnt >.< GRR) and look how perdy it turned out!




Suggestions of how NOT to let this happen again and definetly how i can save these pendants/charms would be amazing! Thanks!!!

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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2008 10:10:35 AM »

I would cut the resin off with some tiny curved manicuring scissors then maybe put another VERY thin layer of resin on top again just to be sure all the edges are sealed. The trick to making the resin not stick to the edges it to have them raised while curing. I lay mine on top of a plastic ice cube tray on the middle partitions and let the excess drip into the little holes , works like a dream. Any excess resin stuck to the backs can easily be peeled away. I've also heard of people putting a few pennies under each piece just to raise them a bit and give them a more "domed" appearance.

Very cute! hope this is comprehensible and helpful. =)
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2008 10:13:45 AM »

Thanks so much! SO i guess ill be using the last itty bitty ounce of resin i have left Sad boo Hoo! So i CAN fix it by putting it raised and pouring a tiny layer on top and letting the excess stuff drip?

As long as i can fix it, im happy Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2008 10:29:28 AM »

they'll be cute though!

only other thing i'd add is to use a bit less resin, but basically keep working with it and you'll get the hang of it!
  i live in a (wonderful) crooked little house built in 1897, if i don't make sure my table's level all my stuff is thicker on one side, or runs to one side!
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schtickl
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2008 10:32:23 AM »

Your house sounds awesome! haha - yet difficult to do resin in hehe ^.^

yea thanks - last night when i did it i figured that it would be easy to cut off... Guess not. :S
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schtickl
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2008 10:33:15 AM »

Maybe Ill just peel the resin off the entire things and redo em? The stickers inside are epoxy stickers so i dont think theyll peel off too :S - I shall try! lol
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schtickl
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2008 10:38:06 AM »

W00t!!! I tried one and the epoxy sticker did NOT come off! I REPEAT the epoxy sticker did NOT come off! w00t mission accomplished Cheesy I guess ill peel it off everyone of them and redo it?

any suggestions on redoing it?
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schtickl
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2008 02:42:21 PM »

Yeehaw!! hehe ^.^ I just used some sand paper to sand the edges and it looks REALLY professional Smiley No redoing them for me, thank god!!! I really didnt feel like using the last of my resin haha Smiley Ill post pics asap
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