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Topic: Resin Knitting Needles - and Tutorial! [[Updated info for the larger needles!]]  (Read 100735 times)
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« Reply #100 on: January 07, 2009 01:13:10 PM »

These are so incredibly beautiful and creative. I just went out and bought some resin/resin jewelry making stuff, and I intend to work with it for the first time to make some stuff (with inspiration from some of your posts!), so I hope I can get to the point of being able to make my own knitting needles ^.^ The ones with the yarn embedded in them are the best, and I love the pink poly clay beads on the end in the second pic!
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« Reply #101 on: January 07, 2009 02:45:19 PM »

Craft covered the tute!

http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/01/how_to_resin_knitting_needles.html

and Twittered it, I am in Crafter Heaven right now!!!!!

I think I need oxygen!
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« Reply #102 on: January 07, 2009 04:23:24 PM »

Craft covered the tute!

http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/01/how_to_resin_knitting_needles.html

and Twittered it, I am in Crafter Heaven right now!!!!!

I think I need oxygen!

Congratulations!!! You totally deserve it.
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« Reply #103 on: January 07, 2009 05:41:48 PM »

That is super cool!

I havnt played with resin,  if you used more clayto hold the straw  and poked a sharpened pencil in it first and then the straw, would it help shape it where you wouldnt have to sand it as much?

The gold stick is sooo pretty.

Panda_angel, I just tried it, so you are now officially some sort of engineering consultant! Grin

and I found the perfect thing to use for a point, a metal knitting needle Roll Eyes Duh!

You can't imaging how silly I'll feel if this works! And it would drop the price, since if anything it'd just be the seam I'd have to sand and polish!

I took a size ten needle, poked it into an inch of clay, kind of rolled it around a bit to widen the top enough to accommodate the straw, inserted the straw a tiny bit, and squished the clay around it to seal it, added a coil of clay around the top, more to stabilize the bottom, and voila, well, maybe voila.

Guess I should save instructions for after I know if it worked?!

It would make the tute easier for more people to use without power tools too! And I think it should work!
 Yippie!

However it comes out, I'll add a picture of it tomorrow when I de-mold!
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« Reply #104 on: January 07, 2009 05:44:02 PM »

Congrats on the cover!! So I started giving my needles a shot....should be interesting haha!! Thanks again!!!
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« Reply #105 on: January 07, 2009 06:15:27 PM »

Congrats on the cover!! So I started giving my needles a shot....should be interesting haha!! Thanks again!!!
yeaaa! post pics!!!
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« Reply #106 on: January 07, 2009 08:52:54 PM »

These are some amazing!  How did you do the ones with the yarn in them?? 
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« Reply #107 on: January 08, 2009 12:40:46 AM »

Beautiful work! Really stunning.


I used to make my hair sticks using a very similar method, but didn't have a dremel so I would always just leave the end as they came out, I love MCDonalds straws, they are bigger than most and kick ass.

They make them bigger so you drink the soda faster.  : )
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« Reply #108 on: January 08, 2009 06:18:45 AM »

That is super cool!

I havnt played with resin,  if you used more clayto hold the straw  and poked a sharpened pencil in it first and then the straw, would it help shape it where you wouldnt have to sand it as much?

The gold stick is sooo pretty.
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It would be like making a mold for the point: purposely put some of the clay in the bottom of the straw and poke with a pencil or an existing needle, then pour the resin. It  might not result in a perfect point, but it would be a good start that would require less sanding, IMO....

I live in horrible climate and don't want to buy the mask, but as soon as I can take this outside in the summer, I'm making these!
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« Reply #109 on: January 08, 2009 08:19:57 AM »

It would be like making a mold for the point: purposely put some of the clay in the bottom of the straw and poke with a pencil or an existing needle, then pour the resin. It  might not result in a perfect point, but it would be a good start that would require less sanding, IMO....

GENIUS!  I'm going to try this so that there might not be too much sanding to do, yay. Great Idea, thanks.
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