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From:  simgarie   9/3/2003 4:19 am 
To:  ALL  (1 of 36)   27389.1 

World's smallest polymer clay miniature scuba diver with rubberized web fins that stay buoyance in the water container or fish tank. http://www.garieinternational.com.sg/clay/smallest_aqua.htm      Options  Reply Delete Edit       

 

 
From:  Dawn's D-zyns (DN537)     9/3/2003 6:14 am 
To:  simgarie  (2 of 36)   27389.2 in reply to 27389.1 


cool!  Dawn:)
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From:  Herbandteas   9/3/2003 6:17 am 
To:  simgarie  (3 of 36)   27389.3 in reply to 27389.1 


very cute!
 
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From:  Kathi (Parymdk)    9/3/2003 6:33 am 
To:  simgarie  (4 of 36)   27389.4 in reply to 27389.1 

Holy crow, those are itty bitty! I am guessing you have a very soft hand and gentle touch. I am thinking I would end up mushing the poor diver.

They look great. Would love some in one of my 5 fish tanks <g>

Kathi
 
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From:  Pamela (pamhall00)   9/3/2003 7:24 am 
To:  simgarie  (5 of 36)   27389.5 in reply to 27389.1 


Those are great!
Pamela
 
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From:  NickyBlade   9/3/2003 7:56 am 
To:  simgarie  (6 of 36)   27389.6 in reply to 27389.1 


Wow! How kewl is that? They may end up being mass produced? WOW!
 
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From:  simgarie   9/3/2003 8:59 am 
To:  Dawn's D-zyns (DN537)    (7 of 36)   27389.7 in reply to 27389.2 


Thanks Dawn!
Regards,
Garie
 
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From:  simgarie   9/3/2003 9:03 am 
To:  Herbandteas  (8 of 36)   27389.8 in reply to 27389.3 


Thanks, They are really fun and cute when they are diving with the fishes in the tank.
Regards,
garie
 
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From:  simgarie   9/3/2003 9:15 am 
To:  Pamela (pamhall00)  (10 of 36)   27389.10 in reply to 27389.5 


Thanks for your compliment.

Regards,
Garie
 
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From:  simgarie   9/3/2003 9:22 am 
To:  NickyBlade  (11 of 36)   27389.11 in reply to 27389.6 


Polymer clay is the resourceful medium to create business out of your interest.

Thanks,
Regards,
Garie
 
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From:  Sleetwealth (10more)   9/3/2003 6:10 pm 
To:  simgarie  (12 of 36)   27389.12 in reply to 27389.1 


Cool!He looks like a real diver. How do you get it so tiny?Do you use special tools?
 
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From:  simgarie   9/3/2003 6:21 pm 
To:  Sleetwealth (10more)  (13 of 36)   27389.13 in reply to 27389.12 


Hi,

The tools are your fingers and toothpick, sometime for really small figure, I fashion my own tiny tools from needle, thick aluminium foil. To get to the detail of any subject your reference books are important.

Thanks,
Regards,
Garie
 
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From:  Connie (CCConnie)   9/3/2003 7:28 pm 
To:  Kathi (Parymdk)    (14 of 36)   27389.14 in reply to 27389.4 


Not a good idea to be putting poly clay items in with your live fish.

Maine, the way life should be How do you know if it's art or pornography? It's pornography if you giggle.

Connie

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From:  Kathi (Parymdk)    9/3/2003 8:38 pm 
To:  Connie (CCConnie)  (15 of 36)   27389.15 in reply to 27389.14 

Firefly and I had already decided that the pike cichlids (sp) would prolly try and eat em. Dang greedy critters. Woke up one morning to find one of them had tried to swallow a rather large rasbora. I ended up having to catch it, put it in a bowl and grab the tail of the rasbora (already deceased unfortunately) and extricate it by vigorously shaking. (Silly pike...rasboras are way to big for you.) The pike is fine now though. I guess once a pary always a pary      Options  Reply      

 

 
From:  Herbandteas   9/3/2003 8:44 pm 
To:  simgarie  (16 of 36)   27389.16 in reply to 27389.8 


we need to see a picture of them doing that.
 
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From:  KLFannon   9/3/2003 11:16 pm 
To:  simgarie  (17 of 36)   27389.17 in reply to 27389.1 


Okay - you must be the most patient and meticulous person in the world! Amazing!
Karen L
 
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From:  simgarie   9/4/2003 12:41 am 
To:  Connie (CCConnie)  (18 of 36)   27389.18 in reply to 27389.14 

Thanks for your comments, I realised that there are many others like you are worried about toxication in marine life, but polymer clay are like plastic when baked. If, it is non toxic to human after twenty over years of constantly using the clay, then it should be fine with my fish in the pond. So far I 've tasted it and it is perfectly fine. http://www.garieinternational.com.sg/clay/clay.htm You can check out my clay information link. we will be conducting test with salt water fishes it will be months of testing.

Regards,
Garie
 
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From:  simgarie   9/4/2003 12:45 am 
To:  Herbandteas  (19 of 36)   27389.19 in reply to 27389.16 


Hi,

Can you let me know what kind of picture information that you
need,is it the diver or others.

Regards,
Garie
 
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From:  simgarie   9/4/2003 1:03 am 
To:  KLFannon  (20 of 36)   27389.20 in reply to 27389.17 


Thanks, you need all that to help you through your clay creation.

Regards,
Garie
 
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From:  Connie (CCConnie)   9/4/2003 2:40 am 
To:  simgarie  (21 of 36)   27389.21 in reply to 27389.18 

Well... they suggest not using poly clay on the eating portions of utensils because it's porous, at least that's what I understand. So, I wouldn't risk putting it in with my fish, it is a closed environment afterall.. Maine, the way life should be How do you know if it's art or pornography? It's pornography if you giggle.

Connie

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From:  NiteFalcon    9/4/2003 3:27 am 
To:  simgarie  (22 of 36)   27389.22 in reply to 27389.1 


I love them. Its great how you do such tiny, tiny things.

-NF
Citizen of Claylandia and self appointed finder of lost things
Polymer Clay Central
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9/4/2003 5:51 am 
To:  simgarie  (23 of 36)   27389.23 in reply to 27389.19 


Just would like to see your divers in the tank with the fish!

Helaine
 
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From:  simgarie   9/4/2003 6:03 am 
To:  Connie (CCConnie)  (24 of 36)   27389.24 in reply to 27389.21 

Yes, some of the polymer clay are porous, but you need to use quality clay, Sculpey Premo, Fimo Classic and Cernit. Baking Premo at the specified temperature and leaving it in the oven after 15min. of baking will strengthen the polymer clay. Alternatively, if you mixed Cernit with Premo it will be a better combination. Cernit will not be porus. Do not mixed too much Cernit with too little Premo, the proportion is 1/4 Cernit to 3/4 Premo. You will need to form the shape of the tiny figure, using totally Cernit will be too soft after kneading and it is difficuilt to make very tiny miniature. I had utilized the same convection oven to heat up my bread and it is all right provided you clean the oven. Never over bake the clay by setting temperature beyond 150ºC it is best at 130ºC at this temperature, even if you left the clay for more than 40min. you will not burn your polymer clay creation.

Thanks,
Regards,
Garie

 
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From:  simgarie   9/4/2003 6:07 am 
To:  NiteFalcon  (25 of 36)   27389.25 in reply to 27389.22 


Hello!

Nice to talk to you again, you should tried making tiny miniature yourself anyway, thanks for your coment.

Regards,
Garie
 
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From:  simgarie   9/4/2003 6:10 am 
To:  Herbandteas  (26 of 36)   27389.26 in reply to 27389.23 

Yes, I will eventually post the information on the same webpage and you will get to see them.

Thanks,
Regards,
Garie
 
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From:  NiteFalcon    9/4/2003 6:24 am 
To:  simgarie  (27 of 36)   27389.27 in reply to 27389.25 

I may try a miniture one of these days. I have a LIST of many, many things to try. Its a matter of what I get to first.

-NF
Citizen of Claylandia and self appointed finder of lost things
Polymer Clay Central
PCC Auction Site 
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From:  twiggy (twigffa)    9/4/2003 9:27 am 
To:  simgarie  (28 of 36)   27389.28 in reply to 27389.1 


They are really neat, and i love your sense of humor, a nice little chuckle.

twiggy
 
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From:  Herbandteas   9/4/2003 11:01 am 
To:  simgarie  (29 of 36)   27389.29 in reply to 27389.26 


ok, just let us know when you post them there.
 
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From:  Sleetwealth (10more)   9/4/2003 3:47 pm 
To:  simgarie  (30 of 36)   27389.30 in reply to 27389.13 

Thanks for the info.I use these kind of tools already but,I am hoping to get a hands free magnifier so I can see better for detail:)

Nita
 
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From:  simgarie   9/5/2003 5:55 pm 
To:  twiggy (twigffa)    (31 of 36)   27389.31 in reply to 27389.28 

Hey, thanks for your compliment adding a little humour to your polymer clay website is fun and entertaining .

Regards,
Garie
 
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From:  simgarie   9/5/2003 5:56 pm 
To:  Herbandteas  (32 of 36)   27389.32 in reply to 27389.29 


I will keep you posted

Thanks
Garie
 
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From:  simgarie   9/5/2003 6:07 pm 
To:  Sleetwealth (10more) unread  (33 of 36)   27389.33 in reply to 27389.30 

You could make your own hands free magnifier, but all this while I do not use any magnifier for creating my miniature, Its a challenge.


Regards,
Garie
 
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From:  Herbandteas   9/5/2003 9:32 pm 
To:  simgarie  (34 of 36)   27389.34 in reply to 27389.32

 
cool can't wait to see it.
 
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  From:  simgarie   10/26/2003 8:08 am  To:  Herbandteas  (35 of 36)   27389.35 in reply to 27389.16  Hello! I had more picture of the polymer clay scuba diver in the fish pond, here is the link, http://www.garieinternational.com.sg/clay/aquafloats_pond.htm

Regards,
Garie
 
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  From:  Herbandteas   10/26/2003 8:21 am 
To:  simgarie  (36 of 36)   27389.36 in reply to 27389.35 


Oh I love those pictures thanks for sending them for me to see!

Helaine
 
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From:  Nighthawk464   6:01 pm 
To:  simgarie  (37 of 38)   27389.37 in reply to 27389.1 

The floating scuba diver and fish are excellent. I was wondering if you varnish them after you cook them? If you do what finishing product do you use. I was wondering if you used any future or varnish on them because I have plants and fish in my pond and I would be really upset if they died on me. Thanks for showing pictures of your wonderful ideas!      Options  Reply      

 

 
From:  simgarie   7:10 pm 
To:  Nighthawk464 unread  (38 of 38)   27389.38 in reply to 27389.37 

Hi, You don't have to varnish them or if you like you can used DecorArt varnish. Dura Clear Polyurethane Varnish * An exterior/interior polyurethane varnish, that dries quickly to form a hard, clear, scratch resistant finish. * Waterproof, water and chemical resistant, protects surfaces from alcohol and rings from wet glasses etc. * Water based and non-toxic. * Non-yellowing.

Thanks,
Regards,
Garie
 
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