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« on: February 01, 2006 12:15:00 PM »

I don't know how to make resin charms, so I made these instead. A couple of them are double sided so I can choose which design I want  showing. I used the clear acrylic sticker things found in the scrapbooking section.

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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2006 12:20:59 PM »

wow what a great idea!! at first i thought it was resin

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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2006 03:07:11 PM »

HOw did you do that?  im still not exactly sure WHAT resin is or even HOW to do that.  But if you could enlighten me on how you came about those i would be most grateful.  And don't worry , i'll give you props , i wont steal and say they're my idea.
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2006 03:18:07 PM »

I bought clear acrylic stickers(?) used in scrapbooking. They come in squares and circles. I then cut out magazine pictures that I liked and carefully peeled off the acrylic stickers and placed them over the picture. Then I cut around the acrylic shapes with an exacto knife. I actually tried three different ways to cover the back. 1.) cut another piece of magazine that has a nice flat color and glue to the back of the original picture, then use modge podge to finish it off. 2.) or make two of the acrylic squares with your pictures then paste them together and trim. 3). The one shown with the metal background is done by glueing your acrylic square to the small metal plates which I found in the scrapbooking section.

Before I finished off the backs I rubbed the back of the acrylic squares to get rid of any extra air bubbles.

Lastly, I used a hot needle to make a hole for the "o" ring.

They end up looking really nice. I am having a friend who does tattoos draw up some designs so i can make some more and sell them in their shop.

Thanks for the feedback
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2006 03:38:09 PM »

SO simple.. but SO awesome. I love it.

It gives me an idea for a valentine's day present. Just put a picture of the two of your underneath... and ta da!


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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2006 07:30:47 AM »

awesome!!!! i've always wanted to use resin too but i feel its a bit too adventurous and pricey for me at the moment - what a brilliant soloution!! i'm going to a craft fair this weekend and i'll look out for some of them! thanks for such a brill idea!! i think i love u  Cheesy
i totally love the 2 butterfly ones you have done on the right they're gorge!!

one question - how did u make the hole for the jump ring...? hot needle...?

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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2006 10:22:58 AM »

Whoa, I have about a thousand of these clear page bubbles and have been racking my brain tying to figure a way to do what you have done. Thank you from the bottom of my obsessive-compulsive heart for sharing this technique. I love how clean and professional your baubles look.

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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2006 10:31:16 AM »

Excellent idea! I'm going to have to try this one...

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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2006 10:53:26 AM »

Oh, this is brilliant! I'm always strangely attracted to those plastic stickers, but I can never think of what I would use them for. Now I've got a reason to buy them! Whee! Thanks, vw69!

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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2006 01:10:40 PM »

Gosh I have a bunch of those I got on sale - thanks for the great idea - would make niffty magnets too. <G>

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