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Pet ID Tag with Sugru

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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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Wroger-Wroger2 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.

yoyo123hk1 year ago
Good idea to make tag by using Sugru. Thanks for sharing :)
sunshiine2 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)  sunshiine2 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)  sunshiine2 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.
marcintosh3 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)  marcintosh3 years ago
Well you made my day - thank you!
Creativeman3 years ago
As always, your imagination amazes me!
Ninzerbean (author)  Creativeman3 years ago
Ditto, and thank you!
Ninzerbean (author) 3 years ago
True! thank you!
ChrysN3 years ago
Great idea, I love the little doggy picture you made.
Ninzerbean (author)  ChrysN3 years ago
Thank you and thank you!
angelabchua3 years ago
This is a great idea! You can make a completely customizable dog tag to have anything you want on it...LOVE IT.
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