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Topic: not for the faint of heart - Creepiest thing I've ever done  (Read 14675 times)
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« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2009 01:27:38 AM »

This is really nice, good on you for facing your fears to make this, it was really brave of you.

I am one of what seems to be few spider lovers. I like finding them and playing with them, but in new zealand we don't really have any as spooky as black widows hehehe.

I've actually been wanting to put a spider in resin for a few years now, but I could never kill one, and haven't been able to find a perfect looking dead one just yet. So so far the only bugs I've managed to get in resin are cicadas
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« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2009 05:42:56 AM »

It looks totally awesome!!! You are brave!!! Wink
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« Reply #32 on: July 08, 2009 06:03:03 AM »

oh my gosh... chills. i hate hate  hate spiders, however, what a great idea! what a wonderful use of something you have... lying around Grin

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« Reply #33 on: July 08, 2009 06:27:03 AM »

It does have the hourglass, but the outer bit went transparent in a reaction with the resin.  you can still see it in person but it's next to impossible to get a photo of it because of the shine off the resin Sad
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« Reply #34 on: July 08, 2009 06:54:04 AM »

This rocks!

I LOVE spiders and all kinds of insects.  If you have more and are brave enough to do it, you should make earings.  I, for one, would wear a pair of spider earings.

I bought a button in a little shop in Vancouver that had a beetle incased in resin, but now that I see your spider, I  much prefer that!

Congrats on facing your fear!  It was worth it!

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« Reply #35 on: July 08, 2009 07:58:45 AM »

That's well...interesting.
Probably not something I would personally wear, but it's still cool.  Tongue

To fix the problem of it floating up, you can try doing the resin in two layers or adjusting it with a toothpick as it drys.
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« Reply #36 on: July 08, 2009 08:19:05 AM »

Everything was fine with this until you said it floated up to the back.  And then I spent 2 minutes shuddering.  LOL!  I'm not normally NOT squeamish or anything, but for some reason, the idea of a western black widow brushing over my skin...*shudder*
Really good work though, really nice.  I'm impressed that you man would wear it.  Really, REALLY impressed.  He may win the "Be a MAN!" award this year.  Wink
I had an issue with some stuff that I poured the other day floating up and I came up with the following thing to fix it...on paper at least.  I wear medical gloves and push it down into the lower layer or if it's too fragile to handle that, I wait until the resin is gloppy (if it was Jello/gelatin it would coat a spoon) and then put it in where I want it.  That one's a bit more risky, since 2 minutes in either direction and it just won't work at all.
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« Reply #37 on: July 08, 2009 09:07:20 AM »

Creepy but I love it!! I am seriously freaked out by spiders, but I love that you had the idea to make jewelry out of them.

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« Reply #38 on: July 08, 2009 10:17:14 AM »

Okay so my first reaction to this was "NO!" but I have to admit that is pretty damn cool! But um... let's just say I'm glad it's around YOUR neck and not mine! Grin

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« Reply #39 on: July 08, 2009 11:45:50 AM »

Did you just use regular resin? I have never worked with the stuff but Ive always wanted to and this just makes me want to 10 times more!!
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