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Offline Stones21

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Can't figure out the process
« on: August 03, 2017, 02:29:18 PM »
Hi everyone,

I'm looking for some guidance on how I can go about creating "milk stones" for the purpose of jewelry.

I originally thought that I could add milk to a clear cast epoxy but I'm concerned it won't properly harden into a "pearl" because of the water content in the milk (even a small quantity). 

Does anyone know how I turn milk into a pearl like stone?

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Re: Can't figure out the process
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2017, 02:39:47 PM »
Do you mean this result I get from Google:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galalith  There are so many options for the term 'milk stone' that I wonder what you really mean.  I used to make casein from milk as a child's experiment.  If you have a source of formaldehyde, you can make some costume jewellery pretty easily.
Hey, I'm not judging.  I just like to shoot straight.  I'm a man of science.

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Re: Can't figure out the process
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2017, 02:46:23 PM »
Thanks for your reply! 

I hope this isn't offensive, but I actually am referring to a breast milk keepsake.  Wikipedia has a sample of what I'm speaking about: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breast_milk_jewelry

Somehow, a sample of the mother's milk is put into a preservation process and sealed, forming a hard "stone" used in jewelry.

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