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Resin, clay, fiber/needle crafts, jewelry, etc all welcome.
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>Old one is gone
Nope, but close to bump limit >>9554630
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>>9627788
And now it's saging. Is there a list of gulls on etsy somewhere?
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I've seen this tool in pic related in several YT videos, used mainly to give sweets a crumbly/rough texture. Does any anon know its name and/or where to get it? I've found it called "七ホ針" (seventh hand) on one of them but it didn't bring any related result, just needles and staplers lol.
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>>9629628
It's used for polymer clay, and I actually got mine in a clay tool kit from Aliexpress. They're called "wire brushes" or "Wire pokers" and they're cheaper online. You can probably find some at your local craft store
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>>9629635
Thank you anon
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>>9628598
Don't give in!

>>9629628
You could probably also use the the bendy stems attached to a bouquet of miniature flowers for the same effect.

>>9628601
A small and possibly outdated list.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/teams/29727/gala-gothic-and-lolita-anonymous
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This artist says that she only uses paint, but I was wondering if this would sort of thing would be viable with silicone decoden whipped cream techniques. Think it could work?
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>>9629928
for sure.
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>>9629928
>>9629928
I can't imagine acrylic paint with the media to make it thick enough to do this would be cheaper than silicone. Damn.
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How much do Lolita events generally charge to table as a vendor?
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I'm the anon who tried to put circle lens in resin, I was too scared to fuck up my molds so I put my lens dry in the resin, hoping the resin will have the same effect as water on the lens, needless to say, the lens where still crooked I think I will make some kind of mold of my lens lined with tissus paper to absorb the water and let it keep it's shape. Someone askek me if it was for dolls eyes, but i's just to keep a sample of them ( I read on the web that someone also did this but they didn't post pics ) I also want to do gurokawa style jewelery with them but I'm still experimenting .

I also have a few questions : a friend of mine is going to japan and she is okay to bring me some uv resin but I don't know if it is this common in art stores ( I search the padico or kiyohara brand ). I also don't know if it's legal to bring back some in your suitcase, I don't want her to get in trouble because of me.

Also it's really specific but if there is french anons here, what is the best brand of epoxy resin in store ( I tried the cléopatre brand, and the curing time and resting time is a pain in the butt ), I even saw a uv resin in big rectangular blue can but the store who sell it closed and I can't find it even on the web .
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>>9633754

Not French, but I ordered padico UV resin, colour dyes and some other accesories from a french store called Perles and Co. Price was average (about 15€ for the 25ml resin bottle)
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Does anyone know where I can find this thick UV resin on ebay or anything for a reasonable price? Or am I going to have to get it from taobao?
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Can you buy Daiso UV resin in American stores? I've only seen those super small tubes that's meant for adhering small charms
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>>9635205
Not sure about America, but I have looked in two states and I have yet to find it in Australia.
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>>9635205
I've seen it in a few daisos across California
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>>9635636
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoVDW2fjrRE&t=18s
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>>9635205
Yes, you can. However, it only comes in the 5g tubes.
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Just saw a video by miniaturesweet where she uses fire on the resin before putting it under the uv lamp? Why does she do that? Does it help curate faster or something?
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>>9635664
Helps to remove the air bubbles, you can also blow on them with a straw
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does anyone know where to get these phone cases for newer models? what do I search to get them?
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>>9635679
Thanks anon. I may try this then!
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Got one of the items I ordered from wish! I think this was the most expensive "single" thing I purchased. I was expecting them to be a bit bigger but if anything I love the size of these bottles so I can find a use for them after they're empty. They're glass, one of them got cracked in postage but not enough for the glitter to come out. Lots of different colours and shapes so 10/10 would glitter again
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Here's the listing and a show of how small and cute they are.
http://www.wish.com/c/54211cbd82b9ac68eedfdcf9
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Giant weeb zippers in the works, prolly will cast in epoxy if they work.
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>>9635201
you can get that from miniaturesweer. just google them.
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>>9635201
>>9637679
heck

miniaturesweet

sorry for typos
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>>9637509
This is ridiculous. I love it.

What crafting groups/apps would you recommend joining? I want more crafting friends and I don't even know where to start. It would be cool to do craft swaps, too if you guys know any groups for that.
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>>9639228
Join the Crafty amino, and go into the chatroom within called Technical Crafters. Most of us are gulls. We always talk techniques and bounce ideas off each other.
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>>9635683
Idk if you're looking for a generic/knock off but in the image name: the company is "ringke" they make all the new phone models. almost ALL their cases have a charm slot if thats what you're aiming for. This is the fusion case, i use it.
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>>9639275
I got sick of bullshit drama and oversensitive children so I uninstalled the app
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>>9639341
It's for the best
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anbody have a tutorial on how to do dripping effect with uv resin ? I tryed but I failed miserably
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>>9639309
thank you so much!
I was hoping to find out how to order something like it in bulk, but for now this will do
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>>9639560
you need thick and thin UV resin, as you'll need to mix it so that it's thick, but will still drip. If you make sure the resins are from the same brand, it should be fine.
remember any glitter, pigment or stuff you put in it will also affect the viscosity, so play around a bit. Good luck!
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I said I'd post here when I had compared the different clays I've been getting, so for anyone interested, here we go:

> Wood Formo
Nice finish colour, it's something between cookie and untreated, medium colour wood. It may comb when dries and apparently doesn't do well when exposed to humidity.

> Mermaid Puffy
Your standard air dry clay. Very soft touch and easy to work with. I used padico mold oil on my mold and it got a bit too shiny. Got the cookie coloured one.

> Tamiya Kneading Master
I would say it's basically a white Mermaid Puffy. I tried both colouring it with Tamiya Clay Chroma in cookie colour and leaving it white then painting it with the Tamiya decoration powder and I liked the second one better, although I must say I added too much Clay Chroma.

> Oyumaru (used as clay)
I don't know if I was doing it wrong, but I found it extremely hard to work with even putting it back in water several times. It wouldn't get all the details from the mold.

> Sunkerukun
This one is my absolute favourite. It's certainly not easy to work with, as it is kind of wet and gets very sticky. It's also difficult to use in a mold as it will move when you're placing your clay or removing the excess. However, the result is great! I used a small amount of Tamiya D-7 for a strawberry bit piece and a bigger amount of Tamiya D-12 for a chess piece and loved how shiny and smooth they look. The pieces are flexible and resistant, and as long as you use a translucent dye, you will also keep a translucent effect in the piece (as I got in the strawberry) but it will go opaque if the tint is not translucent. Keep in mind it will shrink a bit when drying.

I still have some brown Modena clay that I haven't used yet and want to try soon!
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I've recently bought some uv resin and I'd like to try turning some stickers which were too big or not suited for being placed in molds into brooches. Does anyone have a tutorial or a write up on how to go about it? Is it just as simple as doming the top and then the sticky side once that's cured?
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So I'm about to try making resin charms for the first time with a kit I bought off sophie and toffee. Problem is the kit only included 2 dyes, I don't want to wait another month for dyes to ship so I was wondering of other ways to dye your resin? I heard some people using paint and others saying it's bad, and as a beginner I don't know who to believe. What's the best way to dye resin?
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>>9642407
Glass paints or alcohol ink. Also I like Padico resin dye
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>>9642439
Thank you!
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>>9642407
alcohol based inks will work best, generally acrylic paint won't dry properly and can make the resin not dry also. You can also use powders and glitter to colour resin, but with all of these, the more you put in, the more it will risk ruining the resin, so add a tiny bit at a time.
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So we have many beautiful maple trees in our yard and I want to preserve some of the leaves in resin. Do I need to prep/coat the leaves before embedding them in epoxy? The only time I'm embedded a natural object was a dried flower.
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>>9642330
They use epoxy and not UV resin, but Little Windows resin has done some things similar to that with resin and photos/fabric
https://www.little-windows.com/blogs/project-center/tagged/doming
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>>9642330
It's a lot easier with expoxy since the sticker will curl up while th UV resin is curing. You have to seal the sticker with modge podge if it's paper otherwise the resin will make the image a lot darker/transparent as if it got soaked in water.
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>>9642450
You're going to want to dry them out. Otherwise you risk them molding from the trapped moisture. They're leaves so you could easily just press them to dry.
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Is anyone else thinking of having a table at rufflecon? I hear they still have space
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>>9642450
>>9642488
This - press them to dry and then seal with mod podge or spray sealant, otherwise the resin might eat them.
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>>9642407
In a more casual way, dusty eyeshadow does the thing too
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>>9636496
for even $6 you got ripped off. Dollartree sells these as packs of 8 for a buck. I made a ton of potion bottle charms with them when I did my artist ally.
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>>9643950
Nayrt, but the anon you replied to might not live in a place with a Dollartree. I'm pretty sure there's none where I am, so maybe for that person it was a good deal?
Even if not, who cares if that anon is happy about an unexpected bonus with the item they got, good for them.
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>>9643950

NAYRT, but I've never seen these at my dollar tree.
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>>9643950
My dollar tree has really shitty glitter selection, but I can get some bar pins and other jewelry stuff there in a pinch.
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>>9642113

A bit late, but wanted to thank you for the mini review. I haven't heard of half this stuff and was curious about sukerukun.
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>>9640438
Thank you ! I will try by mixing my thick resin with uv nail polish
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>>9644930
You're welcome anon! Just be sure that the UV nailpolish sets at the same rate as the resin, unless you have a lamp you can keep it under for a few hours to make sure it's all cured. Regular nailpolish can be used on top of a cured piece to paint it, but shouldn't be mixed with UV resin. I haven't tried with regular air dry resin, but that might theoretically work.

Can you post the results in a pic? I'm excited to see how your work goes :)
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>>9643950
Thanks for the tip, I live in Australia so, dollartree is pretty far to go! By your price it would be the same cost anyway?
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>>9643982
Aliexpress is better bang for your buck assuming you have patience
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>>9647403
I do. But that's why I said "in a pinch". I also tend to trust dollar tree's earrings over aliexpress. It's probably the same shit, but I suppose these had to pass an inspection before being sold in canadia.
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Does anyone have experience with this brand of UV resin? I'm a beginner, so ease of use is a factor. If this brand isn't good, what else would you recommend?
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>>9647551
They just repackage random Taobao resin. Save yourself some money and buy it straight from eBay or something
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>>9647558
Piggybacking off of what this anon said. It's repackaged generic Chinese UV resin, and it is actually really good! It has a much better flow to it than Padico and Daiso's resins, and it's my new go-to. It smells like death while it's curing, but after it cures there is no smell.
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>>9647558
>>9647617
Where exactly do you suggest I buy it from? "From ebay or something" isn't really descriptive enough for me to feel safe doing it...
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>>9647653
Go to eBay
Search for UV resin
It's the one with the blue label. The biggest size is about $20
Sophie and Toffee literally just changes the label on it and sells it as their own
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>>9647653
It's seriously just every Chinese UV resin listing. There's not a brand. It's just UV resin. I bought it from an eBay seller named trailblazer001*2009 if you are seriously so damn afraid of buying something online.
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If I'm casting little 3d spiders into gem molds, then give them colored backgrounds, do I need to do 3 layers or just 2? Like
1. a thin clear layer
2. another clear layer and put the spider on. Wait until it's tacky and ad glitter
3. Colored layer

Or can I do something like with the stickers and do
1. Thick clear layer, wait until the resin is thick and the spider will stay where I put it and add spider and glitter.
2. Add colored layer.

Sorry for being so new, this is my first time doing resin.
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>>9650132
Also will these be too small to cure right?
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>>9650144
Even a drop of resin will cure if you did everything else correctly
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They came out okay for a first try. I think I'm hooked!
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>>9650132
Try both, learn, post results and contribute to threads.
:)
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>>9650144
Also the size isnt an issue, but if the resin is too opaque coloured, uv resin wont cure right in those solid colour molds unless you do it in layers.
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>>9650132
I haven't been able to find some good gemstone trays like that, where did you find yous? It's adorable.
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>>9653813
they were in the chocolate section asy hobby lobby, but they stuck badly and it's hard to see the facets. Probably user error though. I only got one out and that part of the mold broke.
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>>9654210
Nah, the kind of plastic usually used in chocolate moulds is usually trouble. Use silicone molds for best results.
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>>9654300
Yeah the ones I did in silicone were easy to pop out. The jewels are super shallow too so I don't think I'd recommend them.
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>>9651696
>>9650144
Thin sections of epoxy can pose a problem if not enough heat is generated during curing. You can use a heat gun over the resin while it's curing or keeping both bottles in hot water baths before mixing and pouring to avoid uncured thin patches
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>>9650132
Those are going to end up fusing to the mold. Consider getting some LDPE molds (The milky white ones you usually see on Etsy, they're made by vacuum forming) or silicone ones
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>>9654324
Thanks! For some reason I was thinking these were good too. I have some silicone pumpkin molds I'm going to try.
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Any seagulls have cute Halloween themed jewelry for sale? It doesn't have to get to me in time for Halloween. I just need a little more spoopy in my wardrobe.
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>>9633754
Do you have a pic of how it turned out?
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>>9659664
Eh I tried to fill some syringes with fake blood but it ended up looking too dark, to the point where it was hard to tell it was supposed to look like blood. I did successfully water down some fake blood though and it hasn't separated yet, and it's been sitting in the jar for about a month now. I don't have any Halloween themed molds so I don't plan on making anything like bats or pumpkins
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>>9659664

Im so late to the Halloween party omg. Im going to have an update sometime before the end of Oct but unless you live in Canada it is very doubtful it will reach my customers before Halloween. I just hope there are people like me who like buying Halloween stuff 365 days of the year

Ill have a bunch of varying designs, not just this one. I just havent taken any photos of the others.

>https://twitter.com/jellyultra
>https://www.instagram.com/jelly_ultra
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Has anyone tried the epoxy resin from miniature sweet? I've been thinking of trying some Asian epoxy resins soon. Although I like amazing clear cast compared to others I've tried, there are still things I don't love about it.
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>>9661500
It's literally just the 1:3 resin you can get on taobao
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>>9661562
Thats fine but how would you compare the asian epoxy resins to north american ones? Any reviews?
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>>9661562
Ive been in these threads for awhile and I thought no one could order "dangerous' materials through taobao and most people recommended buying that shit through MS?
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>>9660570
nayrt, but I seriously love your designs! I'd buy those in a heart beat (and any honey/bee designs if you decide to make more in the future)
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>>9662432

Aww anon! Thank you so much it means a lot. <3

For the honeybee designs I'm going to have regular releases for it so if you are interested be on the look out! Im planning on having a honey release before the end of October. And then after that I'm hoping to have about 2 releases for it a month? I'm still working out a schedule that works best for me.
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>>9660570
How did you do the face? Is it a decal?
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>>9662612
I drew various face parts on my computer and then printed them out on acetate film (projector paper?).
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Work keeps eating my projects so I have to start new things for personal crafting. RIP nerf flaregun.

Think there’s a market for reskinned animatronic toys?
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>>9662717
Depends on what it is. I’m sure the furry crowd would jump at the stuff, and maybe others. What kind of toys, furbies?
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>>9662749
I’m eyeing FurReal and Little Live animatronics. Something cute and small, just to upgrade the fur a bit.

I’m skinning a lot of Hatchimals at work and, while they have a lot of space for improvement, the one-time gimmick makes them difficult to resell.
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I have never worked with resin before, but I want to try to make Allura's earings.

I am experienced with making jewelry with crafting clay, so I figured these could be done in resin. and if possible I'd like these to be able to glow in the dark

Can someone point me to a good tutorial?
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>>9663059
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F401250675559

I would use a clear resin and liquid resin pigment so it retains transparency.
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>>9663059
Derp, re: glow in the dark part, that's just a different type of pigment additive (a powder usually) easily found online.
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Con-crit appreciated as always, and colorway suggestions. What do you think of sax blue?
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>>9662919
That would be cute. If you’re savvy, it would be an easy reprogram to chuck in a mini Rasberry Pi or something and give basic basic commands instead of whatever it does.
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>>9663350
Hey, I made the jewelry in the photo! Pretty cool to see it from the other side
>>9663059
Alcohol inks would be a good option to dye it and retain transparency. I like Ranger brand
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>>9663520
I wear it all often, especially the necklace you threw in as a gift. I really hope you don't mind me taking a tip from taobao and including Brands within my sphere of influence in my promotional shot :)
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>>9663937
Sphere of influence is not the best phrase, I meant inspirations. Sorry.
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>>9663371
My only hesitation is the amount of programming each individual critter would require to control the servos and actuators is days more work than I’m looking to do lol. Swapping out sounds is one thing, but programming in individual animations and their timing is a mess.
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Who else is going to be selling at rufflecon?
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>>9663962
Not... really once you have the functions done, but if you don’t do something like that regularly it would be a PITA
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>>9665781
Me
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Has anyone experimented with using Russian piping tips and silicone decoden whip? Because some of the stuff I've seen made with those tips would look so cool as a phone case.
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>>9665980
this would be so nice for doing millefiori effects if it was smaller
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>>9659664
imaginarytailoring.etsy.com
I meant to make so much more but inktober has me distracted
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>>9666776
Those metal bits are so cute, where did you find them?
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>>9666849
http://sophieandtoffee.com/halloween-metal-embellishment-set-6-pieces/
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>>9666849
etsy.com/shop/Candydecoholic also has similar
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Where to find pastel coloured plastic chain similar to pic related? If possible,that can be linked/unlinked individually,and not in etsy(eurofag,shipping from the us is expensive af)
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>>9668334
Those look like Hama/Fusion Beads. You just lay them out on a board and then iron them with a baking sheet inbetween.

Try dawanda.com, it's German etsy.
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>>9668431
He/she meant the chain, not the beads
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>>9668431
nayrt
Not the perler beads, the chain.
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>>9668431
Op here. Like the two anon's before me said,I was looking for the chain,but I'll take a look at that website!
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>>9668585
I searched plastic chain on ebay and kept plugging in colors. found this lisiting through blue... Similar but not the same. Maybe ask the taobao thread for search terms and order via shopping service?

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wholesale-5-Strands-Jewelry-Findings-Plastic-Elliptical-Beads-Rings-Chains-DIY/391120969586?hash=item5b10a05f72%3Ag%3ADmYAAOSwEeFVNHGU&_trkparms=pageci%253Ae6b2a367-b8f3-11e7-bdfb-74dbd18061d5%257Cparentrq%253A4feb310315f0aa482d09d61bfffde82b%257Ciid%253A17
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>>9665793
Any major changes in motion would require a lot of programming and mechanical tweaks I don't want to do, so imma look into just starting with reskins.I have a Fingerling I bought for work that's now redundant, I'm planning on turning it into a lion tamarin.
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>>9660570
Your stuff is everything to me!!
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>>9668592
Don't order these. They look like kids' toys. Not like fairy-kei kids' toys. Like actual Dollar Tree trash. Waste of money. I don't know where to tell you to get your chains because I do get mine from Etsy and that's not an option for you, but let me at least tell you where not to get them.
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>>9669096
Op here. Can you link me to the listing you use? Even if the shipping is too expensive,at least I can look at the pics to maybe try and find the supplier(since many Etsy shops just resell Chinese stuff)
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I can't find 2 tone sequins that aren't fabric, I just want some for doing embroidery, if someone have a link or know a place to find some ( I'm in France so I prefer EU based store but anything will work ) I would be so happy !
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>>9672682
It's not 2-tone but I found black and silver holographic sequins in string at Daiso.
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>>9672845
thank you for the reply anon, but their is no daiso where I live (and I need loose one with the hole sideway ) but I think will have to skin some 2 tone fabric then
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Ok so I got that cheap UV resin from China but it’s staying sticky/tacky after curing, no matter how many times I run it through my nail lamp. It’s hard, but it’s got a stickiness akin to gel nails before they’re wiped with alcohol. I’ve tried it in a few different molds and domed on objects so it doesn’t seem to be reacting to anything particular. Am I missing a major step here or is it a bad batch?
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>>9673794
This could be due to how long you are leaving it, as in leaving it in for a few hours instead of putting it in 5 times but only for like 10 mins each time and then taking it out.
It could be your lamp isn't the right kind, the power could be low or the UV range could be off, like how not all gel will cure under different types of lamps. Ask the manufacturer if there's a specific lamp they reccomend.
It could be the type of resin you're using. I had padico soft and gummy resin and no matter how long I tried to cure it in the lamp, hours and hours it was still tacky, so I just had to cleanse the sticky layer off with alcohol. It took a fair bit of work but it did eventually stop being sticky.
Or it could be a bad batch. I prefer buying through Miniature Sweet and Sophie and Toffee coz they actually test their products before selling them, so they might be re-sellers, but they also serve as quality control.
Also you need to use clear silicone moulds, opaque moulds interfere with the curing process. You can still use them for small, shallow moulds, but it's trickier and a lot more steps for a nice finish.
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>>9673805
It’s the cheap Taobao/Ali/Wish/EBay generic resin so trying to find and contact manufacturer is probably pointless. I have tried wiping with alcohol and it ruined the piece, like literally frosted the whole surface over with just rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball. I guess I’ll try leaving it in the light for a full hour, but from most tutorials I’ve seen using the same product it seems to only usually seems to take minutes. And yes like I’ve saod I tried with several molds, clear ones, and doming it on tip of things like stickers so I don’t think opaqueness is an issue.
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>>9673808
You shouldn't be using a cotton ball, you need to be using a lint-free wipe. They sell them with make up removers or you could buy alcohol wipes, or get the serious wipes from the cleaning section in your local grocery store.
Also, in my experience with resin, it gets hard and cures in a few mins depending on the depth and make up of the resin, but every time I've left them in the lamp for a few hours I get a glass like finish that I do not get after 10~ mins. Like extra hard and shiny, so I will always advocate for that if you're going for a shiny finish.
Important note, are you using just clear resin? If you're colouring your resin it could be that you're using the wrong stuff or too much of the right stuff and that's ruining the resin's ability to cure.
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>>9673808
I've been having this problem too. It goes away if I leave the piece for a day or two, but I'm super impatient and I just go over it with a no-wipe gel topcoat or varnish.

I really wish Activa would import Padico's UV Resin like they already do with Ladoll and Hearty. That way I can actually go to a craft store and buy it.
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>>9673794
I have a similar problem except my uv resin is from sophie and toffee. The first layer which had dye and some glitter in it cured perfectly, and so did the 2nd layer which only had glitter in it. But the 3rd and then the 4th doming layer which has nothing, is taking so long to cure.

I have a uv light which I have held up to the 3rd layer uv resin for at least an hour, and it took it standing in the sun for several hours to completely cure. Now I domed and I'm scared it won't cure in time for tomorrow (I'm giving it as a gift to someone tomorrow), and I'm not sure how to tell it's completely cured without ruining it by marks by touching it when it's tacky. What do I do?
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>>9667673
really cute stuff
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what do you gulls think about using a 3d printer to make your own bezels for resin? Would it be too weak at widths that look nice and elegant(for example things like filigree) or would it have to be really thick?
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>>9673794
I've actually had perfect results with it, but the UV lamp I use is the big ol' free one in the sky. Might not be an option depending on where you live.
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>>9665980
I bet it would look great, these tips work best with really thick icing with cakes so silicone should work

On another topic, any lists of taobao stores for jewelry supplies?
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>lost motivation to do resin because school/work eating all my time
>literally hundreds of dollars of resin and craft supplies lying around
God I just wanna get back into it but I never have any time anymore and don't feel like I'm coming up with any new ideas. I want my will back
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>>9673818
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>>9680789
Ok so original anon here, the best method I’ve got going right now is to bake it 30 minutes or so in lamp (the lamp starts to get hot at that point, it’s not really meant for continuous use) and then set it in my front window for a day. As long as I bake it at least a few minutes there seems to be no issue with additional layers going in. Idk what’s the issue but the combo is working so I’ll stick with it
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>>9683362
Same here, except with decoden supplies.
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>>9672682
Not to be dumb, but I do embroidery and I can't think of a project where having front/back two tone like this would be at all useful. Why wouldn't you just buy two different colors of sequins?
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>>9683903
Mines with both. I can't find the motivation, yet I want to have a booth at a local con.
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>>9684094
>>9683903
I just set my shop to vacation mode because I don't have the time anymore.
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I made a heckload of resin thingies out of my own sculpts
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curvy bois
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stabby bois
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>>9686925
these were just pulled out of a new mold today, but its cold as shit in my house so it took like 7 hours for the sillicone to set
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>>9686928
You need to smoothen your molds, right now the resin pieces look sloppy and badly made
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>>9686935
aw heck
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>>9684074
sorry my formulation was bad, I wanted to sew those sequins in a certain pattern , one side the color of the fabric, the other a flashy one so when I brush it back it will make the pattern go pimp . I finally found a fabric with the right sequin so I think I will just make an appliqué,it's going to be easier
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>>9686919
I'm saying this from a place of love, but please improve before you post a million photos in a row of your first attempts. These still need a lot of refining. Next time, make a collage image and it'll be a lot easier for people to offer advice and critique.
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>>9687990
bless, i will
>you're 10,000 years to soon to post here
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Would making buttons out of resin be a bad idea? I'm thinking of resin with a button backing in the back. I don't want to do it if it isn't sturdy enough.
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>>9689258
Actual button part backings or just a pin back? Because that would just be a brooch.
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>>9689263
Actual button backings. I'm just concerned whether resin would be more prone to breaking than a normal button.
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Am I the only one who gets pissed at resin artists stealing drawings from other people, even big productions like movies or games, and selling them in their work without actually changing the image?

I've seen people take images from big things like Totoro or Kuromi, but even little indie games people have taken images directly from the game and stuck it in resin, to sell.
I feel like if you're gonna be making money off it, you should make it yourself, like draw the Totoro yourself or something, rather than ripping it directly from the original artists.

Am I in the minority here or is it just the lazy *cough*thief*cough* artists are more prominent because of fandom followings and not having to draw the things themselves makes doing stuff quicker?
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>>9689601
I'm okay with it if they buy stickers and use those, since they actually paid something for them.

I'm still not really bothered if they take official art from a big franchise, they obviously wouldn't try to pass it off as their own work and a big studio/publisher wouldn't be affected. It'd be more of an issue if they take something from an indie artist without asking them for autorisation.

You also can't expect all people who do resin to also draw. It's not about being lazy, some people just don't draw at all and they might still want to have cute pictures in their resin, so they have to get from someone else (hopefully in a legal and respectful way).
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>>9689613
That is a good point about the paid for stickers, especially if they're officially licensed ones as opposed to the non-official knock off ones. That's not as helpful for smaller indie artists and set ups, but that's certainly valid and good to keep in mind for bigger productions.

I guess because I came to resin from a drawing background, I hadn't thought about resin artists not wanting to/being able to draw. I don't think they should just miss out, but maybe they should reach out and try to collab with someone who does draw?

I am guessing there would be some that do reach out for permission from artists to use their drawings, but that's certainly not the majority. As far as I can see, the idea that "any art posted online is free to use and if you don't want it stolen then don't post it" is still very common.

On a related note, what do people think about resin molds that are shaped like licensed images, for example like the sailormoon locket?
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>>9689601

Me too anon, me too. Licensed stickers are OK for me (i dont use them but i dont look down on others doing it). But printing out stuff from the internet is just gross. I also come from doing art as well so sometimes I feel hyper paranoid about stealing others work. I'll draw the most basic shit to use in my resin instead of getting the imagine online. Something as simple as a bat silhouette I will draw myself even if to normal people its not that big a deal

Image related would rustle my jimmies
>random etsy listing I found
But yeah its really popular to do print out image + bottle cap + resin = jewelry and I find it sleazy
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>>9690720
honestly I think it's fine for kids, home made, etc. I used to cut up pokemon cards and pop em in bottle caps but I wasn't making money. But selling it on etsy, cons, etsy its shitty
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Question! I didn’t see it answered in the thread;

I’m planning to make a resin sticker case and I’m a little confused about my stickers, I know that for putting them IN pieces they need to be sealed but for making a case can I just pour the resin over? I own a sticker case and I’m examining it but it doesn’t look like they’re sealed.

For reference I’m using the strawberry korilakkuma series. They don’t feel like paper stickers but it doesn’t say anywhere on the packaging.
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What silicone do you guys think is best for mold making? I've been wanting to make a custom magatama mold for a long ass time and I finally picked up some polymer today. Google only really showed me mold putties, and from what I saw it looks like those aren't the best for resin.
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>>9686919
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>>9686974
go back to tumblr. these pretty look awful.
Although I will admit i'd totally but those cat ones if they didn't look so bad
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>>9692776
I've heard 100% is best, and that yo should oil or powder your item you will be making into a mold to help it not stick to the item, but I'd love to hear from more experienced mold makers who work with silicone.
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Welp, my animatronic plans are scrapped for now cuz work has me on two animatronic plush projects. I whipped up a quick cat/fox panel, and I have a yard of pythons coming in the mail.

I’m torn between owls and some kind of deep sea fish next.
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>>9693983
heck that's adorable. Is it an animatronic or just a plushie?
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>>9693998
Just a plush, I have a bunch of other colors to assemble as well as some weeby kitsune.
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>>9690720
this is my BIGGEST gripe with people that make custom phone cases. They grab images off google and just put them onto cases like its no big deal.

I ended up reprimanding a friend off for using a bunch of MM art for phone cases.
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>>9692776
clearly not the best but for clear mould I use calking silicone it work but you have to oil the shit out of your piece when you mold it en
when you use it for resin
>>9660505
pic related, the square one worked nice, the other is crooked
>>9633840
sorry for the late reply, thank you so much, it will make it really easier !
>>9644974
I only did test with clear ebay uv resin + aliexpress nail polish, you can't see anything ( I'ts on the left o the pic )
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>>9692786
ive never been on tumblr,
but im working on better sculpts
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>>9647551
Sophie & Toffee does random quality checks. Ive bought from taobao and from them and desu ive never gotten deformed or misprinted cabochons from S&T. I can only assume they do the same for resin.
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>>9627747
Hello gulls. I'm looking for menhera accessories. Specially syringes. I would like to shop from gulls. Would you mind dropping links to your items?
If not I'll drop an email later
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I want to order some uv resin for chrismas, which one between kiyohaa and padico is better ?( the hard type ) I prefer the less yellow possible but I don't care about the viscosity
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Does anyone recommend a place to get clips like this in bulk for a good price? Besides one listing on Amazon, I can only seem to find them sold by Chinese sellers which I'm not sure if I can trust.
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>>9698753
This is a Chinese company, but I've ordered these before and they're good quality.

https://www.8seasons.com/iron-based-alloy-pin-brooches-findings-round-silver-tone-cabochon-settings-fit-28mm-dia1-18-46mm1-68-x-29mm1-18-20-pcs-p-110434.html
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>>9698753
I just ordered a bunch from China from the 11/11 sale. I get most of my supplies from there. It's not really something that goes directly against skin, so it shouldn't be much of an issue if it's not hypoallergenic.
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>>9698645
I haven't used kiyohara before, but I've seen a japanese youtuber use it before and she seemed to like it.
You should care about the viscosity if you don't want air bubbles.
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>>9698768
>8seasons has their own website

thanks for the link, anon. they have a few AliExpress copycats, so this helps avoid those fuckers.
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>>9698768
I didn't know about this site but I've been looking for something just like it, thank you so much anon!
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>>9699201
Haha, yeah! I used to order from their ebay shop before I realized.

>>9699225
Np! I shill for 8seasons here a lot but they're pretty convenient/reasonably priced.
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>>9680639
hmmm, I think the layered texture 3d printers give wouldn't look very good. It's especially obvious with small pieces, too
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>>9699380
So provided it was sanded/smoothed, it would still be okay?
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>>9699145
I just use it to make my resin pieces really shiny or as glue ( I only used the quiao quiao stuff but I find it too yellow ) but I should read some stuff about the viscosity, seem interesting
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>>9699885
are you sure you're not getting old batches? all resin yellows to differing degrees if unused for too long.
If you find something better than quiao quiao, do let us know. I use that stuff but i've never noticed it being yellow, but now I'm worried lol
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any anons use printed films in their resin? I'm trying it for the first time, and i can see the edge where i cut the shape out on certain angles even though its clear see-through acetate. What am I doing wrong? Or does that just happen?
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>>9700888
never seen it 1000000% seamless- got any photos of yours?
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Im wanting to buy cute or cool gaming related items like pins, necklaces (or any jewelry), can someone post some links in reply to this?
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>>9699904
I meant it's more yellow then my extra clear epoxy so if I want to glue something or fill something with the quiao quiao, you can see a little difference between the 2 type of resin and it bug me a little, but honesty it's not that big, especially if you use only this resin. Don't worry anon , it's me who is a little bit too dramatic.

I also want to know, I want to order a big quantity of quiao quiao, which site is the best between sophie and tofee ( I think it's just re packaged) and miniature sweet hk to have my money back if the batch is bad ?

Also, if I sell my jewlery I'm kind of concerned about the safety of the uv resin, does kiyohara or padico have an industrial standard ( JIS I think in japan ), or it's the same thing as chinese resin ?
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>>9702035
You should reverse that gif
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>>9670457
I thought delishbeads carried a bunch of these chains.
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Has anyone tried to attach cabochons directly to snap hair clips, like the metal ones you bend to open and shut? I figure only light pieces would work with those due to how slippy they can be in some people hair, but before I experiment I thought I'd ask here first.

If no one has, would anyone like me to share what I find out?
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>>9695665
People think you're from tumblr because you can't seem to talk like a normal person
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I've found some cute food and dessert related "erasers" from daiso japan (they are also kind of like puzzles and can be taken apart), and I was wondering what glue would be the best to make sure they stick together?
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>>9693983
Cat #2. I also got some pythons and boas in the works, I should take photos of the first tomorrow.
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>>9668334
there is some on miniaturesweethk but I don't know about the quality
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I just came up with this idea, I just can't figure out where to use them.
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>>9705794
are they small enough to be earings?
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>>9703894
They sell snap clips with pads for attaching cabos otherwise they'll just pop off when you open the slip
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>>9662474
any chance you have a link for those pumpkin charms?

>>9665980
They're going to be bigger than you think and use a LOT of silicone. 241,244 and 242 are the easiest to use. If you have some cheap frosting practice with it first cause they can get jammed and not form properly.
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>>9707998

https://www.etsy.com/listing/540548512/5-6-pcs-open-back-bezel-charms-halloween
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>>9708018
thank you
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Hello anons! Has anyone seen this video?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFtvu964raM
I am so curious about what that green sheet she uses at the end to make her resin really shine, does anyone know what it is?
Thanks in advance :)
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>>9708450
I could be wrong, but it looks like some kind of buffing sheet, like the kind used to shine the top of nails after buffing them.
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>>9708661
I've never even heard of buffing sheets. Is that the correct term, if I google it?
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>>9709050
Ah well i don't know the correct term for it, but if you look up "nail shine buffer" it's essentially that. Normally it's on one of those multi-sided nail files, and you rub it on the top of your nail to make it shiny, and that green sheet seems to be doing the same thing, so I would assume the nail buffer would work for resin as well.
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>>9708450
They're probably using a really high grit sandpaper, well above 10k at the very least.
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>>9680639
Made me think about this liner stuff :http://sophieandtoffee.com/bronze-metallic-liner-for-resin-craft-made-in-japan-20ml/

It seem interesting but quite hard to make your own bezels
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>>9709463
I wish I could find that in silver, I'd buy like 10 bottles
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>>9709465
https://item.rakuten.co.jp/abc-craft/rs-286-287/

https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%82%A8%E3%83%AB%E3%83%99%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AB-%E3%83%A1%E3%82%BF%E3%83%AA%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A4%E3%83%8A%E3%83%BC-%E3%83%97%E3%83%A9%E3%83%81%E3%83%8A%E3%83%91%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AB-RS-287/dp/B075YJJHM7
I found this silverish color, the name of the product is " メタリックライナー" and the brand is eruberu
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>>9712080
Anon, I fucking love you. Seriously, have my first born.
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>>9712090
t-thank you, my pleasure !
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Hello fellow craft anons! I'm getting a new phone, and I've been looking for a cute case for it online, but I can't find anything. So I'm thinking of buying a clear simple case for it and making it cute myself (pic related, also the phone I'm getting) does anyone have any idea/inspo on what I can do to make it cute? I don't want to make it too deco-y because I think that would get dirty pretty easily. I've googled for a bit already but was wondering if anyone here maybe has some unique ideas for it!

thanks in advance!
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Can anyone recommend some Europe-based Etsy shops for lolita accessories? I'm in need of something to spruce up a coord but don't have a lot of time before the event. Anything goes really, as long as it looks good cause I'm not that familiar with etsy shops in general.
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>>9648177
>"if you are seriously so damn afraid of buying something online"
>implying scammers aren't a thing
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snap-clip anon here again! In case anyone is wondering, I have found a somewhat sturdy way of sticking resin to them, but it's not as neat as using a proper clip made for this, so I wouldn't recommend it for selling, only personal use.

I've found that if you embed the top of the clip into the resin, or cover it with resin so that it bonds around and also inbetween the metal bits, it will hold. after snapping it a couple times it will look like its coming out as the metal will come away slightly from the resin, but I had to pull with pliers really hard to get it to wiggle out even a bit.
Am now experimenting with using soft resin to see if the flexibility will ensure a better hold between the resin and metal.

Again, I'm absolutely not recommending this for commercial purposes, and I'm just doing it for fun now.
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>>9714133
I'm in the same situation as you,anon! And since I only wear sweet,finding accessories outside of Lolita/kawaii fash specific stores is near impossible,just H&M kids section
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>>9714133
Peacockalorum is based in the UK.
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>>9713920
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>>9719432
I looked around for some simple cute ones and I think some of these would also be easy to hold
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>>9719439
And an embroidered one
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I'm trying out amazing clear cast opaque white version, the 10 minute curing one.

Question about it: is the yellowing over time bad or does it yellow fairly quickly (Like 6 months life span or something ?) ?
I want to use it for a project and leave it white. But if it turns into a disgusting yellow mess maybe not...




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