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« Reply #350 on: September 01, 2009 09:30:57 AM »

Hi I Sew Cute! I just want to say this is a fantabulous tutorial! I just have a few questions and I didn't want to have to read all 35 pages just to fine them *Sheepish grin*  So! Here goes!

1) Would my heart shape ice cube tray from ikea work? It's either rubber or silicone (no idea how to spell that) and it's black...

2) Do you put a little resin in first then the item then more resin? Or is it item, resin or reasin, and then item?

3) If you don't mind me asking, about how much does resin cost (plus the materials you also need?)

4) Does it pay off if I were to sell my creations!? Grin

5) How bad is the smell really? lol! Should I do it out in my garage?  Wink


6) Grrrrr I totally forgot whatt else I was going to ask!


7) Oooh! Now I remember! What are some of the things you can put in them? I'm feeling totally brain dead in craft mode right now!  Wink


Cool Any other random tips are welcome!
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« Reply #351 on: September 01, 2009 10:12:05 PM »

I think I may just have to try this.  I've seen so much amazing resin jewelry here on Craftster!  I'm totally broke, but heck, that's why they invented 40% off coupons... Wink
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« Reply #352 on: September 08, 2009 11:06:25 AM »


1) Would my heart shape ice cube tray from ikea work? It's either rubber or silicone (no idea how to spell that) and it's black...
 That should work fine...just be sure to use some 'mold release' spray so the resin doesn't stick too bad!

2) Do you put a little resin in first then the item then more resin? Or is it item, resin or reasin, and then item?
It really depends on what the item is...the more layers you do...the more depth & control you'll have.

3) If you don't mind me asking, about how much does resin cost (plus the materials you also need?)
A small container of the easycast resin will run around $12... that's when those 40% off coupons really save you money. Mold release spray may be between $6 & $9 depending where you get it.

4) Does it pay off if I were to sell my creations!? Grin
Sure! I think so anyhow!

5) How bad is the smell really? lol! Should I do it out in my garage?  Wink
The smell isn't the problem as much as the actual fumes... I recommend a very well ventillated room...or work outside... & wear a respirator if you're planning on making this a main activity of yours. Hardware stores carry respirators & masks for working with resin. Wear gloves & protect your work surfaces too... be safe!

6) Grrrrr I totally forgot whatt else I was going to ask!
Just come on back & ask again later! Sorry for the delay in response...I've been offline for a couple weeks!


7) Oooh! Now I remember! What are some of the things you can put in them? I'm feeling totally brain dead in craft mode right now!  Wink
Most anything...try and experiment with various things to see what happens! The best ones are usually the suprises that turn out the coolest! Paper is tricky & needs to be coated. Flowers should be dried first... just try things out!

Cool Any other random tips are welcome!
Dont be afraid to try things...just be sure to keep yourself & your work area protected & have fun!
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« Reply #353 on: September 12, 2009 01:22:20 PM »


1) Would my heart shape ice cube tray from ikea work? It's either rubber or silicone (no idea how to spell that) and it's black...
 That should work fine...just be sure to use some 'mold release' spray so the resin doesn't stick too bad!

2) Do you put a little resin in first then the item then more resin? Or is it item, resin or reasin, and then item?
It really depends on what the item is...the more layers you do...the more depth & control you'll have.

3) If you don't mind me asking, about how much does resin cost (plus the materials you also need?)
A small container of the easycast resin will run around $12... that's when those 40% off coupons really save you money. Mold release spray may be between $6 & $9 depending where you get it.

4) Does it pay off if I were to sell my creations!? Grin
Sure! I think so anyhow!

5) How bad is the smell really? lol! Should I do it out in my garage?  Wink
The smell isn't the problem as much as the actual fumes... I recommend a very well ventillated room...or work outside... & wear a respirator if you're planning on making this a main activity of yours. Hardware stores carry respirators & masks for working with resin. Wear gloves & protect your work surfaces too... be safe!

6) Grrrrr I totally forgot whatt else I was going to ask!
Just come on back & ask again later! Sorry for the delay in response...I've been offline for a couple weeks!


7) Oooh! Now I remember! What are some of the things you can put in them? I'm feeling totally brain dead in craft mode right now!  Wink
Most anything...try and experiment with various things to see what happens! The best ones are usually the suprises that turn out the coolest! Paper is tricky & needs to be coated. Flowers should be dried first... just try things out!

Cool Any other random tips are welcome!
Dont be afraid to try things...just be sure to keep yourself & your work area protected & have fun!

Thank you soooo much! I think I'm going to maybe get some this weekend or sometime next week! If I get some I will for SURE try and post pics! Thanks again!
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« Reply #354 on: October 17, 2009 06:07:04 PM »

I posted last page about my yellow resin, and then didn't look much into the problem as I didn't have time to do any more casting. Now that I'm on vacation I went to cast again, with new clean measuring medicine cups, and realized that it's my hardener that is yellow coming out of the bottle...so again my resin was yellow. My guess is that it is expired? Now it's been too long to take it back to AC Moore, but I emailed the company and complained, maybe they'll give me something free. And now I know to check the box to see if it's yellow before I waste money on it.
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« Reply #355 on: October 18, 2009 10:10:48 PM »

What a nifty tutorial, thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #356 on: October 19, 2009 01:23:19 PM »

I posted last page about my yellow resin, and then didn't look much into the problem as I didn't have time to do any more casting. Now that I'm on vacation I went to cast again, with new clean measuring medicine cups, and realized that it's my hardener that is yellow coming out of the bottle...so again my resin was yellow. My guess is that it is expired? Now it's been too long to take it back to AC Moore, but I emailed the company and complained, maybe they'll give me something free. And now I know to check the box to see if it's yellow before I waste money on it.

If your resin is yellow in the bottle...then you're going to most likely have that yellow tint in your final pieces.  Sad
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« Reply #357 on: November 10, 2009 03:00:47 PM »

Good thread... great tutorial... it's been over a year in the making I see lol.... took me a long time but I read the whole thing and really appreciate all the good tips... I will definately try this!  Gona wait a while cause I'm preggers and don't wanna breath in any fumes, but it will be a good thing to do when i'm off work... lol

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« Reply #358 on: November 10, 2009 07:51:53 PM »

Good thread... great tutorial... it's been over a year in the making I see lol.... took me a long time but I read the whole thing and really appreciate all the good tips... I will definately try this!  Gona wait a while cause I'm preggers and don't wanna breath in any fumes, but it will be a good thing to do when i'm off work... lol



You're welcome & yes...don't do it while pregnant. My Ob-Gyn had said absolutely no...so I took a break.  Wink
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« Reply #359 on: November 14, 2009 07:58:13 AM »

I've just started making resin pieces after I've read this post. They were so easy to make and FUN!!!  Great TUT btw. I have a few questions maybe you guys can answer for me. What size drill bit do I use for my dremel? I used a bigger size. It seems to look okay. But are smaller drill bits better for the appearance or to make sure they dont beak while your drilling? Would jump rings work for attaching it to a necklace? If so what size should I use? Has anyone tried using candy molds with any luck? I want to make rings but where would I find the circle part to attach to the resin piece? Would I glue it?
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