You know the feeling right. You try to do a simple craft everyone can do and you find a million ways to screw it up? Yea that’s me with this project here. Been working on it for months… all summer. It’s my SmileDirectClub aligners/retainer. I wanted to bedazzle it since I noticed a lot of people do and I thought, “how hard can it be?”
So first I found out acrylic sealer has acetone in it… you know nail polish remover. So some of my pearl rhinestones melted. I had to replace them endlessly. Then I found the sealer even managed to melt the plastic itself? So I’ve tried decorative tape for hula hoops to cover it. Then I keep making stupid mistakes and have to redo the tape. I spilled a whole bottle of rubbing alcohol in my bed at one point!
And then there’s the back joint. I wanted to put tape on it without impeding the function. But it kept bunching up and ripping itself off. I finally got it right! Took different types of glued on top and under the tape and use mail clipped to pin it down and also sealer. But I did it! Mwahahaha!!!
I’m also working to bedazzle the inside but I’ve been stuck in taping for so dang long! …but at the end of the day I’m proud of myself. I failed a million times but kept trying and eventually I always succeed. When the rubbing alcohol spilled in my bed I didn’t scream or freak out. I calmly pick up the bottle and grabbed towels. I’m actually proud of life skills I’ve gained from this simple (well in theory haha) craft!
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