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[*] posted on 7-1-2017 at 11:11
Mixing liquid into resin


I'm not sure if I'm even in the right place but I've been experimenting making resin jewelry with breastmilk. Yes, I know a lot of people think it's weird, but I cannot figure out a formula to do so without the resin either not setting right or the milk changing colors after a few weeks. Any chemists out there have a clue on how I can preserve the breastmilk and then seal with resin? Thank you!!
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[*] posted on 7-1-2017 at 17:42


Yeah your right it is weird!

You would have to dry the milk first, then add the powder to the resin
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[*] posted on 7-1-2017 at 21:42


Soooo, wait... Whats the point of that? Not trying to be rude, but I fail to see how breast milk would enhance resin in some asthetic maner. Is it litterally just the fact that it's breast milk?

Could you provide a picture, describe how it's changing color and why thats bad. I find nothing wierd about using different media if it provides some maner of value to your work. You may just need some kind of antioxidant/preservative?




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[*] posted on 8-1-2017 at 02:23


The traditional way of stabilising milks is to make cheese.
You might need to dry and powder it before mixing it into the resin.
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[*] posted on 8-1-2017 at 07:43


Maybe dry the milk then dissolve in a solvent like isopropyl alcohol or ethanol then mix with the varnish, or if that does not work try using uv resistant resin to stop the milk from decomposing.

Also this is a chemistry forum and not really a jewellery forum.




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[*] posted on 8-1-2017 at 10:39


The polymerisation (setting) of many resins is inhibited by air, moisture , alkalinity and acidity and many other compounds which may include alcohol. So if your mixing milk with the resin there is a good chance it will not polymerise properly. The monomer/s tend to be reactive and may will react with the milk to discolour it.

One option is to create a previously polymerised resin item with a cavity which is then filled with milk which is then stoppered with resin or inert plug It can then be sealed with resin.

There are many compounds that could be used to stop the milk fermenting. Haxamine (solid fuel camping stove tablets) for example but I don’t know if that would discolour the milk or curdle it. If the resin is unaffected perhaps sterilising the item, after its construction, in pressure cooker would work


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[*] posted on 10-1-2017 at 08:35


Regular aspirin can also be used as a preservative.



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