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  • Dangerous jewellery

    Just sitting here making the start of a necklace so I can add bits to it next week.
    Cutting through fine link chain and 'perchoooo' a bit flies off and hits me very near my eye.
    Phew, I think to myself, that was lucky, until I think hmmm, feels a bit odd near my eye.

    I go to the mirror, and theres a little bit of metal link nestling in my lower eyelash.

    Warning-when clipping, wear protective glasses or hold the thing at a distance and squint.
    This can also work for toenail clippings.
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    Once curled a headpin and it curled into my finger. I didn't feel the pain at first and then WHAM"!!!!
    trip to casualty and had to have the finger lances and stitched to remove the coiled pin.

    I've had memory wire embedded in my hand.... whilst at a party demonstrating the health and safety bit about not letting memory wire flick

    Burn myslef with my heat gun whilst embossing cards

    Superglued both hands to a brooch.


    so who else has been injured in the course of crafting?
    full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by beadsbydesign View Post
      Superglued both hands to a brooch.
      I'm impressed you managed to superglue both

      So far, aside from sore hands from holding pliers too hard when mailling, and the occasional needle going into my finger when beadweaving, I've been mostly accident free
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      • #4
        I've glued myself together with superglue so many times - I'm only allowed now to buy it in the pots with the brush! I've burnt my knees on a light box while tracing onto a t-shirt (which I stupidly leant on my knees) and I've scalded myself several times while making bracelets! Oh and burnt myself on the sewing machine light bulb!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by beadsbydesign View Post

          Burn myslef with my heat gun whilst embossing cards

          Ouuuuuuch!!!
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          • #6
            Constantly pricking my fingers with pins.....
            Scalding myself from steam from iron.....
            Snipped my fingers a few times with the scissors in a lovely 'v' shape......

            They don't call it "blood, sweat and tears" for nowt!

            Never had tears, but definitely had blood, and probably sweat on a hot day too!
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            • #7
              Oh the things we go through for our love of crafting....*sigh*
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              • #8
                Originally posted by swirlyarts View Post
                I've scalded myself several times while making bracelets!
                I think this might tie-in with a thread I've just posted.

                What are you doing to scald yourself when making bracelets - are you soldering them?

                Please see the other thread posted by me to see why I want to know
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                • #9
                  Just...

                  ...the sewing machine needle through my finger and the nail. I'm not squeamish and can deal calmly with most things that happen to others...but that was just fainting-makingly, vomit-inducingly bad.....

                  Himself managed to remove the needle from the machine, but the A&E doctor had to take the needle out of my finger. I sat outside the cubicle with my outstretched arm through the curtains so as not to see. And he was so gentle.....


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JBJB View Post
                    I think this might tie-in with a thread I've just posted.

                    What are you doing to scald yourself when making bracelets - are you soldering them?

                    Please see the other thread posted by me to see why I want to know
                    http://www.craftsforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=5515
                    No - I use boiling water (and brute force!) to make my knitting needle bracelets - tsk, giving all my secrets away
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                    • #11
                      Ouch ouch ouch this brings back memories.

                      Like Jules I have tried to attach my hand to a piece of fabric with the sewing machine.

                      Last week I had a bead in a clamp i was trying to thread multiple strings through when it flew and nearly took my eye out!

                      In my house when the air turns blue that will be my husband trodding on a piece of stray wire

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                      • #12
                        I was using a hand held rotary cutter with a scalloped blade in it to cut card. as i was pushing it along the edge of the ruler i wasnt paying attention and cut across the ruler and cut the top side of my finger tip off. left a nice fancy edge though, which i was surprised i could see through the blood. it was just before i was off too school to pick up my son, and i couldnt get a plaster on it because i couldnt use my hand so i ran to school with my finger wrapped in kitchen roll and a plaster in my pocket for someone to stick on at school for me. God it hurt and took ages to grow back.
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                        • #13
                          I've had a couple of nasty burns on my fingers, usually from picking up the pair of pliers which i've just been using while soldering by the metal end! I have a nice little collection of scars down the side of one finger from sawing into it when piercing too, but they never hurt!
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                          • #14
                            Well I have dropped a 2lb pouring jug of hot melted wax - rested on the counter top but was too near the edge and it toppled off - the jug bounced and the wax splashed every where with it being summer I had shorts on and my legs got scalded pretty badly (no scars left though) that didn't annoy me right enough as having to clear up the wax. The jug hit the floor and the wax bounced everywhere took me hours and hours to clean it up. I think I must be the only person in Britain that has to iron her floor and kitchen cupboards (that old brown bag and iron trick really works well for spilled wax).

                            I don't know how many times I have forgot and plunged my hand into hot wax to pick wicks that I am primming out of it - ow ow ow that's sore.

                            Cheers.

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                            • #15
                              I've been cringing through all of the responses to this thread fortunately, I've been very lucky other than an odd little cut and a mould dropped on my foot (fortunately, I wear safety shoes so it wasn't an issue, it just hurt my calf as it topped over).
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