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Topic: Resin Plugs/Jewelry for stretched ears!(pic heavy!)  (Read 6825 times)
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« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2009 03:30:12 PM »

The Brewers huh?
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« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2009 04:52:19 PM »

I never thought of making my own plugs!

You did a great job.
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« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2009 10:48:16 PM »

I hope you don't mind my asking, but does the first pair have glass pieces in them?  If so, how did you get the color to show up so well?  I've tried embedding both sea glass and just regular broken glass in all different shades from light blues & greens to a deep cobalt blue in resin, and you can barely see it.  Maybe the silver around it helps? Your resin looks almost opaque tho too... Or maybe it's not even glass to begin with?

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« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2009 11:23:15 PM »

These are awesome! I've seen a few people make them and I'm totally trying my hand at is shortly.

I have a question though... when you fill them how do you keep the resin from seeping out? I didn't know if just placing them on a flat surface was enough to keep the resin from leaking all over said surface. I've never worked with it before, but imagine it's sort of thick.... anyway it would be super helpful to know that ahead of time - lol.

My BFFF will be getting some 1/2 inch ones filled with coffee beans.  Grin

Duct tape! sticky side up of course, works perfect! The resin won't adhere to the duct tape so you can just peel it off when you're finished!
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« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2009 11:23:40 PM »

Those are so super cool. I just had a swap partner that has stretched ears and I so wanted to send her something wicked like that. You're awesome.

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« Reply #25 on: June 29, 2009 11:24:10 PM »

The Brewers huh?

haha they were for a boy from WI, and thats what he had his heart set on:]
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« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2009 11:25:51 PM »

I hope you don't mind my asking, but does the first pair have glass pieces in them?  If so, how did you get the color to show up so well?  I've tried embedding both sea glass and just regular broken glass in all different shades from light blues & greens to a deep cobalt blue in resin, and you can barely see it.  Maybe the silver around it helps? Your resin looks almost opaque tho too... Or maybe it's not even glass to begin with?



yes it's just broken glass, I went to thrift stores and bought some random vases to break up in blue/green, my resin is just clear though I didn't add any other colorings in it at all, so it does set almost like glass. I didn't have any problems with the glass color pieces not showing up!
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« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2009 07:39:57 AM »

OMG... thank you!! Duct tape! Who would have thought?!?! I've been trying to figure it out for sometime now - lol. Brilliant!

I hope mine come out as beautiful as yours!!  Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2009 03:00:25 PM »

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haha they were for a boy from WI, and thats what he had his heart set on:]

haha, well it's nice to know a fellow Wisconsinite had his wish granted. If only I stretched me ears.
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« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2009 06:03:59 PM »

Hmm... This is what my glass turned out like:   (the little thumbnail actually looks darker than the regular photo- and the piece itself)

Believe it or not, the blue is the dark cobalt blue that I mentioned!  I don't get it.  Huh

At any rate, I want to say thank you for being so incredibly nice and helpful to everyone here playing 20 questions with you (myself included, of course)!  I love when a fellow craftster is so willing to share hints and tips- I personally think it's the best way to learn...  Kiss
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