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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2008 08:15:52 PM »

possibly duh question -what did you use to drill? just a drill ( i know that sounds stupid but i just some resin funness and i don't want to make something steller and then crack it with a drill if they are to brutal)?

i love the colors on your resin and i think i have the same trays! (i use them for melt and pour soap) Smiley

Hehe no, not a duh question-I must have asked the same a few times too! Grin
I did this little tute (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=254813.msg2842602#msg2842602)and it shows the drill I use, It is a hobby drill I got off ebay pretty cheap.
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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2008 05:22:41 AM »

Oh now I am freaked out! Me and my man have just decided to start a family and I am trying to educate myself as much as possible. Is resin really dangerous?

I actually don't know for sure whether it's dangerous of not.  According to what I've read, polyester resin can be quite toxic, so I avoid that.  I bought it once by accident, and it's stinky and hard to work with anyway.

It's a high risk pregnancy for me (I've had several miscarriages).  My doctors have never found a reason, and I've read a lot about natural solutions, so I go on a massive health kick a few months before I get pregnant, storing food in glass instead of plastic, avoiding processed foods, cleaning with fewer chemicals etc. It's stuff that might help and won't hurt. That's why I'm avoiding the resin for now.

possibly duh question -what did you use to drill? just a drill ( i know that sounds stupid but i just some resin funness and i don't want to make something steller and then crack it with a drill if they are to brutal)?

I use a hand drill that my husband bought for me at a hardware store.  I don't use a regular drill because you have to drill slowly; if you go too fast, the resin will heat up a melt on the drill bit.
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« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2008 06:17:28 AM »


I actually don't know for sure whether it's dangerous of not.  According to what I've read, polyester resin can be quite toxic, so I avoid that.  I bought it once by accident, and it's stinky and hard to work with anyway.

It's a high risk pregnancy for me (I've had several miscarriages).  My doctors have never found a reason, and I've read a lot about natural solutions, so I go on a massive health kick a few months before I get pregnant, storing food in glass instead of plastic, avoiding processed foods, cleaning with fewer chemicals etc. It's stuff that might help and won't hurt. That's why I'm avoiding the resin for now.


I too have used the polyester stuff and had horrible results and even worse smell. Never again!

You poor thing, I admire your strength and wish you the best for this pregnancy.  Smiley
I want to be a lot healthier than I am now but am finding it hard Sad
I can't imagine how organized you must be with all glass containers and everything, and no processed foods! I just get too lazy to cook and that is often my downfall.
Any helpful websites you can recommend for good reading info?

Just realized that was most totally off topic...It's easy to get chatting Grin
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« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2008 06:45:15 AM »

nice job.. Grin
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« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2008 07:34:43 AM »

just plain water based acrylic paint?

Ill have to try it later..
I love the round pieces..
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« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2008 08:04:20 AM »

Awesome resin goodness going on here! SIlicon molds at a supermarket? Wow...truly a good find....and a great guy to have spotted them for you! I also adore the round pieces! Wink

Oh...and if you're also crafting a baby....I'd probably avoid it altogether...just in case. If you can't help yourself...then do it outside. I don't think a 'well ventilated' room would be enough.  Wink
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« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2008 08:17:30 AM »

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« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2008 10:58:06 AM »

I want to be a lot healthier than I am now but am finding it hard...

Any helpful websites you can recommend for good reading info?

Thanks for the good wishes.  I PM'd you info about a book I like on the subject since it was getting off topic, although I do like the idea of "crafting a baby".  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2008 11:25:35 AM »

I love these! Just when I finally got off my butt and started looking into resin, I found out I was pregnant, so I've got to wait a little longer! :-D I like "crafting a baby" that's CUTE. I don't know how harmful the fumes would be, but I stay away from that sort of stuff when I'm pregnant. Fumes/strong smells tend to make me feel icky.

The fruits are adorable. The apples remind me of teacher gifts.
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« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2008 05:11:25 PM »

Awesome resin goodness going on here! SIlicon molds at a supermarket? Wow...truly a good find....and a great guy to have spotted them for you! I also adore the round pieces! Wink

Oh...and if you're also crafting a baby....I'd probably avoid it altogether...just in case. If you can't help yourself...then do it outside. I don't think a 'well ventilated' room would be enough.  Wink

Hehe yes I have trained my man well. He even spotted me an old ikea ice cube tray at a thrift shop. Grin

Hehe crafting a baby! Grin Sooo cute! Make it sound less scary!
I guess I should just kick my resin habit just to be on the safe side. Back to sewing then! Grin


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