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« on: October 02, 2008 05:12:19 AM »

I've been seeing a lot of polymer clay keychains about. Im wondering how sturdy they would be. Wouldn't they get chipped up a lot? My keys take a lot of abuse.
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2008 04:30:36 PM »

Polymer clay is pretty strong if properly baked, especially if has no thin or projecting areas to get stressed.  Even Sculpey is pretty strong in those situations.  So a rounded thickish fob of some kind should be fine, even if textured, etc.  Something like projecting ears or a thin strap of Sculpey wouldn't work well though.

A layer or two of liquid clay can make the clay even stronger, and a couple of coats of a strong clear acrylic finish will help to some extent too (except that gloss finishes could get less glossy from abrasion over time).

What kind of shape and size were you thinking of trying??


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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2008 04:44:11 PM »

Probably some video game logo or something. Great idea though, Im going to have to read up on glass attic about using liquid clay.

Thank you Diane Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2008 11:35:38 AM »

I made a pack of 10 keychains for a custom order a while back and I found if you seal the keychain and dip it in resin,its more sturdy. I hope that helps.
I just dipped it in,and hung it on a straw that i poked through a cup && let dry but be careful!
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