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Picture of Pet ID Tag with Sugru
I recently ditched my land line so had to change all the pet's ID tags to my cell phone number, plus my kitty Squid Bean, constantly looses his tag mysteriously in the night, I think the neighborhood is peppered with my old phone number and lots of nice collars. I loved ChrysN's Instrcuctable on how to make a pet tag so much, but I didn't have a toaster oven.

If you don't yet know about Sugru I will give you a little information here, otherwise move right along to the steps. So, Sugru is a really great new product made in London. It acts like sticky clay for a few minutes, then acts like clay for half hour or so, then it hardens and acts like rubber. In fact it is silicone rubber. The hardest thing about using it it to open the package and think what to do with it - once you do that though the ideas just keep coming. But don't open the package until you know what you want to do.

It bonds to itself, aluminium, steel, ceramics, glass, wood, leather and some plastics. Go to their website to find out how to buy it and for lots of great ideas on what to do with it at Sugru.
 
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ablair44 months ago

Great idea. (psst: you can still make out that number)

Ninzerbean (author)  ablair44 months ago
But I'm long gone. Also I need to update this - this is a temporary fix. They fell out in about a year.
Oy. Thanks for letting me know. I'm thinking clay polymer with epoxy might work with your method maybe?

Yes, polymer clay would work fine - and much less expensively.

Ninzerbean (author)  Battlespeed1 month ago

But polymer clay won't stick to things the way Sugru does. It is pretty amazing.

Sure it will.

You need a form that has a back, not an open ring. You can use bottle tops or you can go to a store like Michael's, Hobby Lobby, etc., and they have blank circular forms with backs that you can use.

Ninzerbean (author)  Battlespeed1 month ago

I hate to buy stuff, maybe a bottle cap. As it is now I have sewn the dogs' collars with their phone numbers sewn on top.

Battlespeed1 month ago

Sugru, meh. Go to www.caswellplating.com and purchase one of their epoxy putties like RepairItQuik (other cool types - wood, metal, concrete, etc.- available too). You get 4 ounces of the putty (about 114 grams) for less than $6, compared to Sugru at $22 for 40 ounces (8-pack). In other words, the same amount of Sugru would cost you about $65.

Ninzerbean (author)  Battlespeed1 month ago
But the color of the epoxy putty is what is meh.

It's child's play to tint the putty.

Sorry - I meant that you pay $22 for 40 GRAMS of Sugru, not ounces.

Wroger-Wroger11 months ago

Sugru alternatives are really easy to make.

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Your-O...

http://www.instructables.com/id/Oogoo-mixer-on-the...

http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-silicone-mo...

Not knocking the Sugru product - but it gets really expensive in anything other than "trinket" levels of use.

I agree! There are a variety of polymers and epoxies that you can use to do lots of the Sugru projects found here on Instructables - at a much lower cost.

yoyo123hk1 year ago
Good idea to make tag by using Sugru. Thanks for sharing :)
sunshiine3 years ago
I am sending this link to my daughter. She has Schnauzers. They are great dogs. I hope sugru will be more available in my area soon. Where are everyone buying it anyway?
Try thinkgeek.com. I got an assortment pack from them in many colors. I'm going to make one for my Mini Schnauzer.
Ninzerbean (author)  sunshiine3 years ago
I think you have to order it from England. There is a link at the start of the 'ible so she will be able to find it. They got written up in Time or Newsweek as one of the cool new products of the year last year.
I will have to wait because hubby won't let me order on-line. It won't be long because it is already is in demand. I love the dog tag though. It is much cuter than the store bought ones. This allows you to personalize it to fit their personality.
Ninzerbean (author)  sunshiine3 years ago
Why can't you order on line? Is that a way to not buy so much stuff? Great idea if you live in a big city but horrible if you want the coolest fabrics from Cia's Fabrics which does not have a store.
He is just playiong safe after my brother got hit on his bank account when he bought something online. I will have to check out this place though. I have not heard of them.
marcintosh4 years ago
How did you know?  I was lamenting the lack of duplicate tags as we use both collars and harnesses.  Collars in the yard and harnesses for a walk.  I was looking about for some small tag that I could use.   While I found some very utilitarian tags I was looking for something a bit moere, fun.

Plus, a big thank you for introducing this material.  This is just what I was looking for to make face parts for my stop motion video's.  Home made play dough is a bit unreliable in the durability department to say nothing of the time it takes to get the mix right. 
I can't wait to get my hands on some.
Thanks!

Ninzerbean (author)  marcintosh4 years ago
Well you made my day - thank you!
Creativeman4 years ago
As always, your imagination amazes me!
Ninzerbean (author)  Creativeman4 years ago
Ditto, and thank you!
Ninzerbean (author) 4 years ago
True! thank you!
ChrysN4 years ago
Great idea, I love the little doggy picture you made.
Ninzerbean (author)  ChrysN4 years ago
Thank you and thank you!
angelabchua4 years ago
This is a great idea! You can make a completely customizable dog tag to have anything you want on it...LOVE IT.