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1:12 Margaritas by Bon-AppetEats 1:12 Margaritas by Bon-AppetEats
1:12 Margaritas, made from resin. Garnishes made from polymer clay.

I know, I know, there's no salt. Unfortunately, I've learned that salt plus superglue goes funky after a while (it starts turning brown and really gross looking), so until I can find a substitute that looks decent, I've left it off. I'm thinking sand would work...if I could ever find white sand at the craft store. :P

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:iconlunacat1:
Lunacat1 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The salt used is usually more square, maybe some small square beads?
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
They'd be too large still. I found some fake salt/sugar that looks like the real thing. Once they stock margarita glasses again, I'll buy some and try it out. :)
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Luinsaro Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Love your stuff -- my mom's hanging over my shoulder going "oh my god...".  Just as a suggestion, if this solution doesn't work, visit your local pet store and ask for white aquarium sand, as fine a grade as can be found.  Usually it's also called "hermit crab sand".

The stuff not only works for aquariums, it also makes a great cover for potted houseplants by both blocking the little dirt flies from getting to the soil to lay eggs, and preventing what comes from the eggs from getting out of the dirt to go propegate the species.  Only problem is that in time, the watering of the plant causes discoloration of the sand, and it has to be replaced completely each time the plant is re-potted.

It might work to mimic salt for your purposes, or as white "sugar" drifts on things like the top of cakes.  As this sand also comes in at least four or five colors, it might also mimic colored sugar sprinkles on things too.  I hope that it might work for you if the other thing doesn't.
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!

You know, I am about to buy a second fish tank, so it would be worth checking out some sand! Think it'd be easier to keep clean than gravel, too. I hadn't even thought of using the different colored sand as sprinkles. I'll be looking to see how it works when I get my new tank set up this weekend. :)
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Luinsaro Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
You're welcome!
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Jenna7777777 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
cute!
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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tofu-survivor Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
I would totally have these as earrings! :omfg:
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I hadn't even thought about making earrings from these little drinks! Maybe I should (if they ever stock these again >.<).
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Carlsbergensis Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great stuff.
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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RabKaiFoster Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
How do you make the fruit slices? I like how realistic they look.
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! The citrus are cut up from cane slices, and the chunks/cherries are individually made.
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solutola Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They look so refreshing...i'm so thirsty now!!
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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lychee-neko Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really cute!!!
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Failed-Jester-Yukki Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Is there a way to grind up the polymer clay so it looks like salt then glue it on? 
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
There is, but it won't have that crystallized look that salt does when it gets wet.
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Failed-Jester-Yukki Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
No glossy paint will help? O: 
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
The glossy paint won't give it that semi-transparent look unfortunately.
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Failed-Jester-Yukki Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Oh awww :<

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Astor-Reinhardt Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
I heard of this stuff called fake sugar...maybe theres some bigger fake sugar crystals out there?
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, someone linked me to some on tumblr and I bought a small pack to try out. :) It looks just like tiny rock salt, too.
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Astor-Reinhardt Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
I only know about it because of some youtuber always seems to use it in her stuff.
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Was it Toni Ellison? That's who the person said used it a lot.
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Astor-Reinhardt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
I think so.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are really cute!
You know, do you think Shuffleboard sand/wax would be too big? It's basically just bead silicone and they're perfectly round. Like this img03.taobaocdn.com/bao/upload...

But I bet glitter would look cute too.
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I think those would be a bit too big for this size. I did find something on Etsy that looks like rock salt, only fake and a lot smaller, that I'll be trying. Thanks for the suggestion though! :)
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FatalPotato Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
So cute!  Can't wait until I can drink.. haha!
Have you tried clear glass frit?  They're teensy chunks of glass that look just like sugar or salt or ice.  I've used em on mini snow cones-- they work nice!  Gotta be careful though :)  Here's the brand I use if you're interested: www.uroboros.com/products.php?...
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I only really drink when we go out with friends. And I tend to order the frutiest/most complicated mixed drink because hey, they taste awesome. XD

I actually used that to make the slushy effect of the margarita and the pina colada. :) I did think of using it to rim the glass, but since I'm selling these and that stuff tends to be sharp/get stuck in your hands, I decided not to.
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FatalPotato Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Ah, good point.  I think sand will work out nicely!  

Fruity drinks definitely look the prettiest :D
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Poochbot Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Have you tried sand? Like the kind they use in aquariums and such. Looks similar to salt.
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I was looking for some that was the right size/color I want (I'm super picky lol), but in the end someone linked me to some fake sugar on etsy that looks exactly like tiny rock salt. :)
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GuitarGirl99f Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the blue one; it reminds me of the ocean.
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It's my favorite as well. :)
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kechara-chan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
clear or white glitter may work, you could also chop up slightly translucent white plastic, I saw someone used a combo of white and clear clay to make sugar crystals it may also work for salt crystals. Looks great even without the salt though! :D
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I was thinking about glitter, but it'd be too...well, glittery to pass off as salt. Plus the ones I found were too fine. I used the second technique you mentioned to make the rock salt for some pretzel jewelry I made. :) I just don't want to spend forever cutting it into tiny pieces. lol
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kechara-chan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it is time consuming, I'm just not sure you'd be happy with how the white sand would turn out either. It may look too sand like, salt is more crystallized, especially when riming a glass as some of it gets partially dissolved by the liquid used to adhere it to the glass (ie lime juice.) So some of it becomes partially transparent which I imagine would be difficult to do accurately with sand. 
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
True. It's a shame the real salt goes funky - it works perfectly with the superglue. I was thinking of a less fine sand, but I haven't found one that I really like. I did order some of this fake sugar stuff off etsy that looks like salt that might work. It's got the look of a smaller rock salt and looks pretty convincing.
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kechara-chan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, I hope you get it soon then!
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timesoul Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Well I don't know where you are at but if there is a Michaels arts and craft store, they should have it (I work at one and seen plenty of it) or you could try a fine clear glitter?
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
My Michaels doesn't have the right sand. :/ I've looked ever time I was in there and nothing. The glitter is too shiny and fine to resemble salt the way I want it to (I'm super picky >.<). Someone did point me in the direction of fake sugar on Etsy, so I've ordered some to see how it works. Thanks for the suggestion though! :)
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
I'm loving your warm weather drinks! :iconmargaritaplz:
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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LunaPeachieWasHere Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Mmm, those looks delicious. Especially with all the heat we've been having lately.
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Ugh, I know. I've refused to move from inside and have my AC on full blast. XD Not looking forward to see my power bill this month. lol
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