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Topic: Resin + Christmas + random objects + me = cool gifts  (Read 6825 times)
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« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2006 03:46:35 PM »

wow, theyre so pretty!

you could do little single screw ones and make earrings.
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« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2006 03:54:10 PM »

Where do you get resin? 
PS.  Your things are really cool :-)

« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2006 05:00:47 PM »

I'm too lazy to read all these posts, but I would suspect that you could use a small petri dish to put the mold in.
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« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2006 05:31:10 PM »


They do, in fact,  make GREAT gifts!
A few pix of what I've made:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/33181402@N00/

Fabu, fabu, fabu.


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« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2006 10:53:02 PM »

First of all thank you for all the lovely comments. They didnt come out as planned but now Im happy with them. And so to answer questions.

The mold I made using brush on rubber latex and a deodorant lid. You have to apply and re apply for about a day, layers of latex. Letting them dry in between layers you end up with a rubber mold in the shape of you lid. You can re use them because rubbing alcohol can take off any old resin.

I never really did any polishing to them. And if I did I wouldnt know what to use because my dremel tool didnt work on my only test subject.

When I varnished them I used some crappy wood varnish that my mom gave me. I didnt realize that it was for wood and it made them look crappy so I When to Revy and bought krylon epoxy enamel.

Rubber Latex + Casting Resin + Catalyst- You can all get at Michaels
Deodorant- anywhere
Varnish- Revy or anywhere like that


I use to be with it. Then they changed what it was. Now what im with isnt it and whats it scares me.
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« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2006 12:13:28 PM »

They do, in fact,  make GREAT gifts!
A few pix of what I've made:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/33181402@N00/

How did you get the different colors in your pieces? I've used resin dyes before, but the colors came out very candy-like in color. Yours are really beautiful!

« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2006 02:55:58 PM »

Like you said, they are the resin specific dyes, (right next to the resin stuff at Michaels) and you only have to use one or two drops to tint a batch. It's REALLY easy to over-do it on the color! I tend to tap the dye onto a toothpick, then stir the toothpick into the resin, that way I have better control over the color/tint.
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« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2006 03:29:15 PM »

Ok.  One more question.  When you actually cast your resin from your self-made mold - do you use a release?  I've seen various places say none, baby powder, pam, some kind of specialty resin release, etc.  I used pam for some paint-palette baubles, which did slide out fairly well, but still left uhm... almost like 'pocks' where I can tell that it sort of pooled together.

Sorry about the bombardment of questions.  Shocked)  At least understand that it's only because we adore your work.  *Grin*

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« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2006 10:31:05 PM »

Well... when you are using self made molds made out of latex, you dont need to use a release becasue the latex
is so smooth and rubbery that they just pop out when you push on them.

And dont worry Im happy to answer any questions. In fact I wish I had someone to ask stuff when I was learning.
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« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2006 06:12:52 PM »

I have a tap plastics near by and I was eying the resin molds very closely.  Then we decided at our monthly local craftster meet that we're going to do a workshop on resin http://groups.yahoo.com/group/southbaycraftgroup, , now this super cool thread.  It looks like resin and me are unavoidable!  I can't wait to join in on the fun!

Hey Fonduie,

I've been obsessed with the idea of making resin jewelry for a long time now, and am finally getting up the courage to do it, and while scanning the boards for information came across your post.  I too am a South Bay resident (Santa Cruz) and was wondering where and when your group meets.  It would be so rad if I had a group of live  Grin craftsters to create with!

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