Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by dancing_princess, Nov 23, 2005.
A pair of nice sharp fabric scissors.
Is this stuff "skin-safe"? Like having this product (once it's set) against your skin for prolonged periods isn't a hazard of any sort? THere are silicon products i have found that would work (used in make-up special effects) that is skin-safe however the working time of this product after mixing is like *one* minute before it sets and there's no way i can work that fast HAHAHA.
It looks like it's ok once it's cured: http://www.head-fi.org/t/465987/mat...silicone-caulk-safe-for-extended-skin-contact
If you want to be safe, either get the skin-safe stuff or aquarium quality, though you're going to pay more for either. The stuff I have is pretty much just silicone and vinegar. Give it long enough to cure and you should be ok. It's likely that the skin-safe one just cures faster so there's less of a chance of irritating your skin with the acetic acid being released.
It takes a while to cure, and forms a skin but is still squishy for a while. So yeah, there is some time to work with it before it's too late.
Thank you...you guys are most helpful!!
I made some more hair ornaments and ran across something that you might want to take note of: some of my stones seem to have lost their color. About 2/3 of the apricot preciosa stones in my design have either greyed and darkened or lost all their color entirely. I think this may be from it sitting with another silicone backed piece on top of it and the acetic acid may have caused the color change. I stoned these with a mix of swarovski and preciosa and the swarovski (AB and light sapphire) seem to be fine but 2/3 of the apricot ones are ruined and will need to be replaced.
Wow. That's very interesting (albeit, unfortunate!). Good to know though. I would have never thought about something like that.
I finally got to experiment with silicone. Here is the necklace i just made:
I have to say, i'm pretty flippin excited. There certainly is room for a lot of refining which will hopefully come with more projects/experimentation. I hope the pics help give people ideas to try for themselves! It wasn't at scary as i thought it would be ;-P
That's gorgeous! I love your design.
Good job!!!! I also enjoyed the commentary ;-)
Thanks ladies! It actually wasn't as difficult as i thought it would be. The product was relatively easy to work with. I would totally recommend it to people. It's always fun (and much cheaper!) to make your own stuff ;-P
wow that's awesome! I love it!
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