Newbie ques. re: what found objects melt??

Newbie ques. re: what found objects melt??

Post by Gail Clou » Tue, 22 Feb 2000 04:00:00



You folks are so great at answering questions....here's a new one.  I just
discovered P.Clay and want to specialize in necklaces since I'm into beads
and found objects.  To save me a lot of time can some of you tell me what
melts if I were to incorporate it into the clay before baking.  I know I can
make the impression and glue things in after baking, but what can I press
into the clay???  i.e. pearls, charms, cameos, various beads, seed beads,
plastic beads, wooden beads.

Are there things that could cause a fire in the oven?
Also which of all the various clays is best for making jewelry to sell? I
don't want things breaking after they buy them.
Tks in advance for your help.

 
 
 

Newbie ques. re: what found objects melt??

Post by Diane » Thu, 24 Feb 2000 04:00:00


Hi again Gail,

I tried sending you more info by e-mail but AOL says it doesn't recognize the
address:


If you've altered your address or there is some problem that you get worked out

Diane B.
http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumList?u=107545

 
 
 

Newbie ques. re: what found objects melt??

Post by Diane » Thu, 24 Feb 2000 04:00:00


Hi Gail and Welcome!

Quote:
>. . .  I know I can
>make the impression and glue things in after baking, but what can I press
>into the clay???  i.e. pearls, charms, cameos, various beads, seed beads,
>plastic beads, wooden beads.

Sometimes you just have to experiment, but in general the things that won't
melt in the oven with clay are the things that can withstand 250-300 degrees of
heat . . .glass, wood, paper, metal, rock, shell, feathers, twigs, ceramics,
etc.  Some kinds of plastic are okay, especially if they are thickly covered
with clay; others are definitely not okay.   Glass seed beads and real pearls
should be okay, but plastic seed beads and pearls probably won't work.  As you
said, though, these things can be glued in after baking.

The main thing that causes burning in the oven is clay!  Unfortunately
sometimes we don't notice that the temp knob got moved, but the smoke and stink
let us know PDQ!  Glues such as white glues and superglues, as well as sealers
like Future seem to be fine in the oven, though one might not think they would.
 I don't think Goop (E-6000) or expoxies are good for the oven, but actually
don't know.  Will send you more info by e-mail.  If you're in doubt about a
particular material for the oven, just ask and someone will probably know . . .

Diane B.
http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumList?u=107545

 
 
 

Newbie ques. re: what found objects melt??

Post by Patricia Edmond » Thu, 24 Feb 2000 04:00:00


E-6000 melts and runs at 265 degrees F...I attempted to fix some broken pins, which
had pinbacks glued on with E6000, and the glue liquified and migrated up into the
pin mechanism (the face of the pins were facing down...)  .
pat

Quote:


> ..... Glues such as white glues and superglues, as well as sealers
> like Future seem to be fine in the oven, though one might not think they would.
>  I don't think Goop (E-6000) or expoxies are good for the oven, but actually
> don't know.

> Diane B.
> http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumList?u=107545

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Newbie ques. re: what found objects melt??

Post by Diane » Thu, 24 Feb 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
>E-6000 melts and runs at 265 degrees F...I attempted to fix some broken pins,
>which had pinbacks glued on with E6000, and the glue liquified and migrated up

into the pin mechanism (the face of the pins were facing down...)  .>pat

Oh LOL! . . .yes, now I remember . . . heating was one of the ways that CAUSE
E-6000 to FAIL!!   It was mentioned as a way of actually removing pin backs
that were no longer wanted, as well as turning into a slightly melted mess in
the hot Florida sun --on show tables and on shirts!

Diane B.
http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumList?u=107545