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« on: November 14, 2008 12:30:11 PM »

Ok so I don't know if anyone else have done this before, but the other day I found some flowers and I thought making them wearible would be fantastic. Thus brooches came to mind! So I was thinking about letting the flowers dry out upside down, cutting off the stems and gluing it to bits and fabric. My only problem is making sure they stay intact. Anyone have any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2008 05:11:35 AM »

i think nature will take them over and they will crumble if you add them to fabric.
The most permanent solution is to cast them in resin . Imagine a little bunch suspended in plastic. then you could add that to some fabric and voila super awesome brouche.
hope that helped.
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2008 11:02:41 AM »

Thanx! Yeah I've never done anything with resin before but thats sounds like a great idea! I'll have to make a trip to the crafts store now =) 
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2008 02:54:23 PM »

well when i first read your title i was thinkiing a type of brooch with holes or areas you can stick the flower in and it has something to maintain its "freshness" while its in there, resin also works, when you say real, that can include pressed flowers which can be done into resin once again or applied to the item.
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2008 02:49:56 PM »

Embedding pressed flowers into a resin pendant should be fairly easy; doing something like this, however, would take some trial and error to figure out. Since many people have trouble with resin when starting out, perhaps you should start embedding things in pendants and such, and move on to the more complicated stuff once you get the easier stuff to work?

This was discussed in the resin thread a while back, with some ideas thrown around, though nobody went through the trouble of actually figuring out the technique. As that link proves, however, it definitely is possible, and the results are worth the effort!

Good luck, and make sure to post what you come up with Smiley
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