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    beeswax/natural resin as well, resin? anyone?

    i have some ideas for encasing small objects in resin, but i want to steer clear of toxic resins. i've heard that beeswax can be mixed with natural resins (amber, benzoin, myrrh, etc), but has anyone ever tried this? is it transparent, and is it solid enough to be worn as jewelry?

    thanks in advance :)

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    since none of the plant resins you mentioned are hard enough to be worn as jewelry, and mixing them with beeswax would make them softer, i'm going to guess that the answer to question two is no. amber, benzoin, myrrh, and beeswax are also all pretty much opaque.

    the synthetic resins are pretty safe as long as you follow the instructions for use an disposal.

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    As delgc said, these natural materials are too opaque to encase something in.

    However, you can buy myrrh beads! When they're worn, the warmth of the skin releases the fragrance. Really nice!


 

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