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Glow in the Dark Reef Glass Cups by Bon-AppetEats Glow in the Dark Reef Glass Cups by Bon-AppetEats

I finished the glow cups I posted the other day. Oh man, I think these are my favorite pieces to date. :D

I wanted to get them posted because last time I made glow cups, I didn't have time to and they ended up selling out.

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  • The rays and octopi were hand sculpted from polymer clay, as were the corals.
  • The water is a clear resin.
  • The glow in the dark pictures were barely edited. They really do glow that brightly.
  • No, the glow won't run out and should last for years.
  • These will be sold at Florida SuperCon. If you're going, I'll be at booth 303 in the exhibitor's room. I am hoping I have time to make more for MetroCon the weekend after SuperCon.


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:icondorothyo:
DorothyO Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
How do you even make these?! Gawd, perfection :/
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Icy-Cami Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you make them glow? glow in the dark clay? or special resin? i am trying to better my clay making skills and i LOVE water pieces and was wanting to make scientifically accurate bioluminescent fish in cups!


 
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Suzu-chanTenshi Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I ask what is the thing that glows??
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WolfSoul14 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
urg, my dad would love these and I need a birthday gift for him D:
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:iconadurodawg:
AduroDawg Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it the sand that glows? I mean since the water is the clear resin, and the rest is from polymer clay, then its the sand that you used?

Also, do they only glow under black light?
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's not the sand itself that glows, but the glow is on the sand.

Nope! I don't use a black light for my photos. They were charged under a regular light.
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AduroDawg Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So basically all that's needed is to leave it under a normal, light bulb powered (that's a new term that I'm going to continue using) lamp for a couple minutes or hours or whatever, and turn off the lights and then it glows like that?

Sorry if I seem rude or anything, they really are spectacular, I just want to make sure I could actually see one glow as I don't have a blacklight but am considering buying one of your products once your Etsy shop opens.
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yep! The more light they get, the longer they'll glow. Sunlight is the best light source but even leaving them out under a regular light bulb will make them glow.
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soldier-1 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
quick question about sunlight, whats the top temperature before the resin melts?
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't know for sure (though I'm sure Google would), but it would be a far greater temperature than what would result after letting it sit in sunlight all day.
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Thyme-Sprite Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
You have absolutely mad skills with polymer clay. :wow:
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconhawkheart29:
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of Glofish.
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:iconbeezah:
beeZah Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
like sea goldfish
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:iconhawkheart29:
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Um, what?
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:iconbeezah:
beeZah Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whoops, I read goldfish instead of glofish

pardon my slight dyslexia
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:iconhawkheart29:
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, I have dyslexia too so I understand.^^
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:iconhighonlife2121:
highonlife2121 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
aw these are super cute. how much do these go for?
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
These are $50.
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:iconhannahmahna:
HannahMahna Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student
They look like they're in a real aquarium when they light up!
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:icon86nsl:
86NSL Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, these are so cool!
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Lypiphera01 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Omg these are awesome!
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconphoenix-firemage:
Phoenix-FireMage Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
How did you make them glow?
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Magic. :)
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:iconphoenix-firemage:
Phoenix-FireMage Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oooooh.
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:icontheliondemon-kaimra:
theliondemon-kaimra Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
omg i love these
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconfroggydreams:
FroggyDreams Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work!
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconbeatthelevel:
BeatTheLevel Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I want this so bad!
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:iconm3mmast3r:
m3mmast3r Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i would buy one of these
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:iconseinari:
Seinari Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How much would it cost to order one? 
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Around $50.
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:iconwolfticon:
wolfticon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
omg I want one
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:icontkj222:
tkj222 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I want!!
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:iconfushica:
Fushica Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
How do you keep the sand layer from rising and dispersing through the resin when it's poured?
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:icondivergentpanda:
Divergentpanda Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
omg they sooo cute Two Thumbs Up 
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:iconfalakthewolf:
FalakTheWolf Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww~ Your creatons are always soo cute~ °^°
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:iconisaiahparker:
IsaiahParker Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are great!
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:iconyummyyums:
yummyyums Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
I WANT ONNEEEEE T.T
sucks being in China ._.
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:iconshirouyumi81:
Shirouyumi81 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Really great!! You did great job!!
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:iconbagelthebeagle:
bagelthebeagle Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
that's really cool!
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Tsera-Mirrors Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014   General Artist
Oh my god these things are amazing :D Your use of the glow-in-the-dark material is fantastic, bright and lovely and not cheesy or neon
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SinisterlyCute Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always wanted one of these
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PunkAss-Myth Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
The amount of need I have for things that glow in the dark is immense and these just rocketed to the top of the list. 
But alas, I live in Canada. I'm assuming it's glow in the dark clay? 
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I do plan on making some more for Etsy, and I do ship internationally. No, it's not clay. :)
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