Hello, I have a question. I recently got a tube of silicone (the one you can squeeze with your hands) and I used it only once. When I tried to use it again nothing came out the tube, i found out it was stopped up. I tried to "unclog" it, but it didnt work. So is there anything I can do to get the gunk out and get it unclogged?@Anonymous
Try using some needle nose pliers to pull it out, should do the trick!
Hello there, I am not sure if this question has being asked before, and it it had I apologize. A while a ago I made a decoden case and I used Alex tap sillicone for the whipped cream, after a few days, the whipped cre became dark and dirty looking. Is there a way to prevent the sillicone from becoming dirty looking? Thank you!@Anonymous
Hello, as we have mentioned prior Alex dap is an acrylic silicone mix and is not recommended by this blog for making decoden (especially phone cases) always use 100% silicone (like GE brand) but brand will not make much difference so long as it’s 100%!
This should solve the issue doll!
Hi! I bought a tube of silicone, but I don't have a gun to use it (ok, buy a silicone gun Is not an option). So, I need to know If can I keep the silicone in a plastic bag (like, safe. without dry), or It's impossible? Ps. I'll find a way to take out the silicone from the tube. :3@feuerkreuz
Honestly the gun is still your best bet… I dunno what to tell you, it will start to cure as soon as you take it out of the tube. When you put it in a bag the middle will stay soft but you’re going to get strings in there of hardened silicone when you wanna use it.
Good luck getting it out without a caulking gun, I tried once and it hurt my hands like crazy!
So i just got accepted for an artist alley booth at a con and im selling decoden cases, and other decoden things. Is this a bad idea? Im scared they wont sell well. PS. Love this blog!!@Anonymous
Not a bad idea at all! Even if your stuff doesn’t sell as well as you hoped it would, you’ve had gained experience and had a fun time too :) Good luck! You should totally send us some photos of your stand / booth when you go :)
hi I just stared to decoden, and I have two questions. I got some micro beads to help fill in the gaps and I was wondering do I apply it before I put on my pieces or after? Do I need to use glue for it? Sorry if this been asked before@Anonymous
Micro beads are applied while pearling… You would put glue directly on the case (in small areas at a time) add the big pearls then fill in w the micros. Good luck!
I was looking to open my own decoden shop online. Do you have any tips or anything to help me out? And where is the easiest and cheapest place I can bulk buy snap cases?@Anonymous
We’re getting a lot of questions like yours so I think we’ll have to add something to the FAQ, so keep your eyes peeled :) As for the easiest place, Ebay! Just search for “wholesale cases” and sort them by the cheapest on Buy It Now and you should see some. Also you can get great deals on 10 or 20 cases sometimes by bidding in the last few seconds! (Sorry for answering this so late!)
What are your experiences with using epoxy glue?@poofycheese
Personally (depending on the type of case) I prefer using it over E6000. I will use it for rhinestones as it sets slowly and gives me chance to move stuff around, whereas with E6000 I’ll have to keep squeezing it out every minute or so onto the case. The only thing I don’t like is mixing it though. If you don’t mix it equally it will turn yellow. Hope that helps :)