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Topic: Is sculpey clay safe for plugs?  (Read 8501 times)
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« on: December 04, 2008 08:52:57 AM »

hey yall!

I would really start to make my own plugs (earrings for stretched ears). I have seen some made out of resin and have heard that it is not safe for your ears (because it is porous and it can leak toxins) Is Sculpey clay safe (it says it is non toxic on the package) but if it is porous does it need to be sealed? If so that kind of sealant would you suggest?

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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2008 07:25:37 PM »

I think this was raised earlier and the general consensus was no, it's not really safe for plugs. Apparently it can continue to give off chemicals into your skin.

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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2009 03:37:25 PM »

I have recently started making sculpey plugs.  Rather than worry about toxins, I wear them with ear skins (which hopefully offer some kind of protection, I'm just kind of guessing  Smiley )
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2009 10:16:40 AM »

For anyone interested, this question was also addressed on the Polymer Clay Discussions & Questions board:
(There are several other threads there that have discussed it too.)


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