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tyney123
« on: September 28, 2008 07:44:31 AM »

I've read that Fimo is non toxic but I just wanted to ask a few questions seen as though google and I have had disagreements all day

I'm wanting to cover cultery in fimo handles and I just wanted to know if this is safe?
Also varnish...I'm guessing this is probably a no no for cutlery so whats the best  way to get a goos shine?

Thanks for any help I get Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2008 10:51:07 AM »

The bottom line is if that it's perfectly safe to cover the handles of utensils. . .  it's probably also safe to put thoroughly-baked polymer clay in one's mouth  BUT we just don't do that to be uber-uber safe. 
(Polymer clay on silverware, etc., can also be put through the dish-washer... it's waterproof.)

As for getting a high gloss shine on polymer clay, you can use a liquid gloss sealer as long as it is an acrylic sealer (or use an epoxy resin, etc.), or you can sand the baked clay then buff it with an electric buffer of some kind (hand-buffing will only get you up to a "sheen" on the clay.)
(Any sealer --though less so for Varathane or Future, e.g.-- could get a bit scratched from using strong detergents in a dishwasher perhaps, or from banging against other items though, but they could be buffed out if that ever happened.)

You can read much more about covering cutlery handles with polymer clay, etc., on this page of my site if you're interested:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/covering.htm
(...under the Metal category, click on the Various Metal Objects sub-category)

And these pages have to do with the liquid finishes that are okay on polymer clay, and with sanding and buffing polymer clay:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/finishes.htm
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/sanding_tumbling.htm
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/buffing.htm
And this page too if you'd like to electric-buff with a rotary tool like a Dremel:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/tools_Dremels_worksurfaces.htm
(....click on Buffing, under Dremels, Etc.)


HTH,

Diane B.


P.S. If you also want to make your own whole handles to embed various tools into (for use with polymer clay or not), check out that last link I gave above for "tools," but click on the Handles category instead of on Buffing.
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POLYMER CLAY "ENCYCLOPEDIA" 
http://glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm
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tyney123
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2008 11:14:05 AM »

You my dear are an absolute Fimo goddess

Cheesy

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