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Resin Table Grapes?
dangergirl299
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Posted: 2005-08-09 9:23 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-08-09 17:39, tikitortured wrote:
Yeah, resin grapes are cool, but I'm working on something that will revolutionize the "resinated fruit craze"....
RESIN RAISINS!!!!!!!



Cue Marvin Gaye...
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TikiGoddess
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From: Penna
Posted: 2005-08-16 12:31 pm   Permalink

I too am a lover of the resin or glass grapes, which my parents used to have. Today I do not own any b/c when I see them they are always commanding top dollar at flea markets and yard sales. I just cant pay $10 for a set, that seems to be the average price in my hood.

 
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laney
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From: orange county CA
Posted: 2005-08-16 1:49 pm   Permalink

believe it or not it would cost a lot more than $10 to make them so if you want some $10 is a good deal. I pick them up for $6-$10 depending on the color and # of grapes

 
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TikiGoddess
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From: Penna
Posted: 2005-08-17 3:13 pm   Permalink

Thanks Laney, I had no idea! I also didnt know, prior to this thread, that the grapes were often homemade. (My grape knowledge was limited to glass and marble ones.)Now I will strike when the proverbial iron is hot at the next yard sale. I cannot wait!!!

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tikivixen
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From: Vallejo CA
Posted: 2005-08-31 01:00 am   Permalink

Resin Grape Central?!

 
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dogbytes
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From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2005-09-16 11:41 am   Permalink

here's my contribution to the thread.. a lighted resin Pineapple Lamp



 
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cyntiki
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From: Yorba-Tiki-Linda
Posted: 2005-09-16 4:13 pm   Permalink

This might be dating me but I remember at my Great Grandmas house that she made butt loads of these grapes. Grape resin lamps and diamond shaped resin lamps. And yes, I think the reason she stopped doing them was the toxicity factor. That must be the reason my grandma (daughter of my great grandma) has dementia. From exposure to grape resin!

We sold them all off years ago (in the late 70's), but my mom still has some and won't give them up!

I also remember resin "teardrops" in avocado and yellow that we had hanging in our entryway as a "curtain".


 
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tikitortured
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From: Huntington Beach Ca.
Posted: 2005-11-20 10:16 am   Permalink

Check out this sweet plump bundle:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Acrylic-Glass-Grape-Hanging-Swag-Light-RED-Retro-50s_W0QQitemZ4418567270QQcategoryZ52349QQrdZ1QQcmdZV

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SugarCaddyDaddy
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From: Huntington Beach, California
Posted: 2005-11-21 11:03 pm   Permalink

Naugatiki,
Having owned a collectibles store for a number of years, I was fortunate enough to accumulate a number of clackers, some used, some still sealed in their plastic bag. Funny how I came across this thread since not too long ago I actually "got the balls" (yes, pun intended) to take out a never-been-used set out to my backyard and have at it...

Of course, realizing that the age of the resin and the force I was looking to put on those bad boys may end up in shattered pieces, I put on a pair of safety glasses, and started to "clack" away. It took a minute or two to get the REAL force and momentum up to get that good 'ol familiar clacking, just like when I was a kid. For about 5 seconds I was in heaven and pretty proud of myself that I was able to get the clackers going really good. About 20 clacks into it, I stopped for a brief moment just to re-adjust my grip and hunkered down to get a good hard clacking action going for my second round. So once again I got the momentum going and then I layed into it....this time the clacking seemed twice as loud and for a brief second or two I went ahead and looked away (still with the safety glasses on) and gave it my all before my arm would give way, then all of a sudden *POP*, they both shattered. I listened carefully to get a hint of where the pieces went, but I heard no landing of any pieces whatsoever. I scanned my backyard for a few minutes, but found nothing.

It was fun, but I'm not sure if I'll do that again...although I have 4 sets left...haha.

Just my 2 (resin) coconuts worth...


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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2005-11-21 11:35 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-11-21 23:03, SugarCaddyDaddy wrote:
and started to "clack" away. It took a minute or two to get the REAL force and momentum up to get that good 'ol familiar clacking, just like when I was a kid. For about 5 seconds I was in heaven and pretty proud of myself that I was able to get the clackers going really good.


Come on Frank! We all know our clackers lose that 'ol familiar clacking feeling' after 40.
I use to clack those damn things all the time when they were popular. Great memories!


 
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naugatiki
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Posted: 2006-02-11 2:35 pm   Permalink

Anyone have any leads on where to find the green plastic leaves that accompany most clusters (Most of them go brittle and rot off.)? I just scored as grape swag and it looks naked without them.

 
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TikiJosh
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Posted: 2006-02-11 4:29 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-02-11 14:35, naugatiki wrote:
Anyone have any leads on where to find the green plastic leaves that accompany most clusters (Most of them go brittle and rot off.)? I just scored as grape swag and it looks naked without them.


Try a floral or craft supply store. I know I've seen things like that at stores like Michael's, Stats or Joann's. There's usually a couple of aisles with plastic foliage.
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mbonga
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From: La Mesa, California
Posted: 2006-02-11 6:27 pm   Permalink

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I listened carefully to get a hint of where the pieces went, but I heard no landing of any pieces whatsoever. I scanned my backyard for a few minutes, but found nothing.



Don't worry, they'll burn up during reentry.


 
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charsblueyes
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From: AZ
Posted: 2006-10-12 7:52 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-07-16 15:15, naugatiki wrote:
Does anyone have any information on the lost art of resin grape manufacturing? There must be some round vintage molds floating around somewhere. I think it's high time to resurrect this hobby







Here's a website that gives instructions on making them - they say to just use glass Christmas tree ornaments for molds...

http://www.marlenewatson.com/craft_project_resin_grapes.htm

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