Thursday, January 28, 2010

Xtine's Crafty Safety Tips

I hurt myself a lot.  Maybe you can learn from my mistakes.

1)  Always wear safety goggles when using the drill or Dremel so stuff doesn't fly into your eyes.  (Get a snazzy looking pair so you don't feel like a dork.)

2)  Your teeth are NOT needle-nose pliers.  (I have chipped a tooth twice.  You'd think I'd learn.)

3)  Pull your long hair back into a pony tail when handling toxic substances.  (I get resin in my hair pretty frequently.  Aside from being annoyingly sticky, I think this can poison me.)

4)  Cut away from the body when using an X-Acto knife or box cutter.  (Don't come crying to me when you stab yourself.)

5)  They're not kidding when they say "Work in a well ventilated area."  (I generally ignore this rule and frequently become dizzy from fumes.)

6) The tip of the soldering iron is REALLY HOT.  Don't touch it.  (No matter how curious you are.)

7)  It is not a good idea to file your nails with your Dremel.  (However, sandpaper is just fine/safe.)

8)  When using spray paint, always spray down wind.  (Otherwise it will blow back in your face and make you sad.)

9)  Don't eat food where you craft.  (You might end up with a stomach full of glitter.)

10)  When using adhesive, particularly super glue, do NOT glue your skin together.  (This should be self explanatory.)

Do you have any safety tips?  Leave them in the comments!


  1. I think you about covered it - thanks for the laugh! I think I've done all of those above, except maybe eat glitter...but the day is young...

  2. If you use seed beads, no matter how careful you are, you will always find them in your shoes, down your bra and in rooms you don't do crafting in (i.e. the bathroom)


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