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lenleny
« on: July 09, 2013 08:37:45 AM »

I was wondering if anyone knows of a good way to turn four leaf clovers into pendants (short of dipping them in silver).  Ideally, I'd like for the green/white of the clover to be visible. In the past, I have used them as inclusions in resin pendants, but would really like to just have the clover by itself (without having to put it in a mold).  Can these be dipped, somehow, and if so, how? I would like for them to be as non fragile as possible.

Thanks in advance for any assistance!

ETA: I know nothing about melting down glass, but might that be a viable option?  Granted, the glass may be too hot to properly take the four leaf clover as an inclusion.  But it is a step closer to what I am looking to do.
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2013 03:02:03 PM »

You could sandwich them between two layers of glass in a frame.  It won't be the shape of the clover, but you will be able to easily see it.
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2013 12:59:14 PM »

Glass melts at well over 1000 degrees F, and would turn clover leaves to ash in a flash.

sandwiching them between glass is a good idea; or maybe use thin plastic

how about laminating them, then cutting it out? (this is probably the most workable of my suggestions)

For a dip technique, there's a product called "wood hardener" at hardware stores.  I know people have used it to preserve fungus, not sure if it would work on leaves.

Another possibility is people use a glycerine mix to preserve leaves and branches--google the technique, but basically you stick the stems in the mixture and let the plant soak it up.  Clovers might be too delicate for this to work.


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