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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Desperately need ideas! Help! on: April 29, 2011 06:35:47 AM
what kind of things does she like?
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: help!! sealing wood jewelry on: April 29, 2011 06:24:21 AM
lol The thing about that is, the guy says he uses his own unique blend of oils along with that so I am not 100% sure that just those two alone would be fine...

Maybe they could be, but I know next to nothing about wood finishes.
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / help!! sealing wood jewelry on: April 28, 2011 11:54:33 AM
I am making a wooden pendant out of an unfinished wood piece. I'm going to put the design on it and then cover the top with 3D crystal lacquer glaze. The problem is, what do I do about the back??

I don't know what I need to seal it with. Because it's wood, there are all kinds of moisture issues that have the potential to get really gross with constant use. I can't seem to find any books on the subject; and when I searched online everyone used something different.

I looked on a site for natural plug piercings and they used jojoba oil and carnauba wax. Some others used several coats of Krylon, water-based polyurethanes for bare wood, or nail polish.

I'm looking for something moisture- resistant that will not eventually rub off and that will not cause irritation on the skin.

What do you think is best to use??? I would really appreciate your input!
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: another resin question on: August 21, 2008 12:47:30 PM
By pendant backings do you mean the metal cups/frames you can cast straight into? You can search for those online, try 'pendant setting' 'cameo setting' 'cabochon setting' or 'pendant cup'. There are a ton of US suppliers out there.

If you are using a seperate backing and bail, I would attach the bail first to the pendant and then attach the back. There is nothing wrong with just glueing on a bail too, there are some nice decorative ones out there.

Hope that helps

yes, those were the ones i was thinking of. thanks a lot, eve! i'm going to look for some right now. Smiley
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: another resin question on: August 20, 2008 08:58:44 PM
i have a similar question. i can't find pendant backings either.  i was wondering what works best as a backing (as far as comfort and presentation). right now i am using felt backings and the little fibers are sticking to the resin in places it shouldn't. and also, this may be a dumb question, but do you glue on the bail before or after the backing?  Huh
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Another hemp and shell necklace on: August 20, 2008 07:18:14 PM
classy! i like! Smiley
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: My Resin Goodies! (Super UBER IMAGE HEAVY) on: August 20, 2008 07:17:19 PM
i was going to ask what you used to attach your pendants to necklaces, but i found your comment. so i wanted to say thanks and your pieces are brilliant! Smiley
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Frankenstein scrap dress, 80's sweater, and some band tees on: January 11, 2008 05:30:03 PM
you have phenomenal skills! i love the dress and the last shirt.   Grin
9  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: old candle wax on: January 09, 2008 12:17:09 AM
you could make a batik

just melt the wax paint a design with it on fabric

then put it in dye the parts were the wax was will stay the original color

Im sure you can find site on batiks for better directions I hope I inspired you ^_^

that is a really neat idea!
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Hanami Orchids - the resin puzzle on: January 04, 2008 12:02:20 PM
Hi! So I've been reading up on resin and it sounds fun and challenging! I was wondering if anyone has tried preserving real, fresh flowers in resin. I would really LOVE to replicate this (yes, I'm a copycat!)! Anyone have any tips? Please?

whoa! they are really beautiful! i haven't tried it personally, but i read a while back ago on this thread that people had problems with the colors bleeding when they used live flowers. you can try sealing it very very well and see how that turns out, but i'm not sure how it will change over time.  i'm not sure what you'd use to seal it though. or maybe you could try artificial plants and compare them.
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