AlchemiasArt

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Announcement    Starting in November of 2019, we're expanding our line, bit by bit, to include all kinds of amazing things. We're really getting into the nerd support activities, and if there was ever a time to start thinking about custom orders for dice boxes, dice bags, or sorting trays - especially for your spectrum and OCD friends - NOW is the time, well ahead of the rush.

Stay tuned for some neat little specials and sales, and don't forget that all of our prosthetic horns have been marked down 25% for the month of November, to make room for more stuff!

-- DS

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 5, 2019

Starting in November of 2019, we're expanding our line, bit by bit, to include all kinds of amazing things. We're really getting into the nerd support activities, and if there was ever a time to start thinking about custom orders for dice boxes, dice bags, or sorting trays - especially for your spectrum and OCD friends - NOW is the time, well ahead of the rush.

Stay tuned for some neat little specials and sales, and don't forget that all of our prosthetic horns have been marked down 25% for the month of November, to make room for more stuff!

-- DS

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About AlchemiasArt

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Getting into all the trouble

What kind of trouble are we getting into specifically?  I'm glad you asked!

Alchemy is the magical art of turning something into something else of greater value.  We take aluminum, plastic, and other discarded things and turn them into art, nerd supplies, and more.  We partner with some awesome people to bring you even more great stuff like jewelry and nerd bags and accessories, because why hog all the fun?

Care and Feeding of Your New Horns

Our fantastic paste-on horns are made from Ultralight polymer clay, and each one weighs no more than 10 grams (most are closer to 6 grams). You can wear them all day, and as long as you’ve gotten the paste right, you won’t even notice they’re there. What else weighs 10 grams? How about two 8mm screw bolts? A handful of gummi bears? Two nickels?

Each horn has a concave base so as to fit onto your forehead more effectively. You can use a bit of sandpaper or (very carefully!) an X-acto knife to trim the edges or inside to fit better. We highly recommend wearing them with Pros-Aide Cream Adhesive. To use it most efficiently, put a nice coat on the inset of the horn and then place them on on your skin in the desired location. Immediately take them off and touch up the place on your skin with a thin-ish layer, and make sure the glue is even inside the horn’s inset.

WAIT FOR THE GLUE TO BECOME CLEAR. Press the horn firmly into position, wait a few seconds (ten maybe?), and let go. They stay!

If you tend to have a problem with excessive facial sweating, pre-treat your forehead with an antiperspirant gel or dab-on liquid. Let this part dry completely before adhering your horns.

For Horns with a Coroneum

What the heck is a coroneum, you ask? It’s what we’re calling that thick ridge around the base of a horn where it joins the skin. Some of our horns come with a coroneum to help you with a more realistic presentation. These have been painted so that the base polymer is uncolored.

Apply foundation (or concealer, or paint) to match your desired skin tone. Use a little extra Pros-Aide or some liquid latex to span the seam between the coroneum and your skin. Do this before you apply your makeup. If you get a little makeup on your horns, no big deal: they’ve been sealed with a clear-coat and they clean up with a little dab of soap and water.

Taking the Horns Off

When we say that Pros-Aide is the best stuff ever for keeping your horns on (or any other prosthetic), we’re really not kidding. If you’re really brave (and/or love weirdly placed pain), grab the horn and yank. NO, NOT REALLY! WE’RE KIDDING!! … that’s okay, skin grows back…

Pull gently downward to remove the horn, then we recommend Pros-Aide remover for the glue. Since they’re the makers of Pros-Aide, they really should know what they’re talking about, right? We found that it works great on the skin, but getting glue out of your hair was a bit more touch-and-go. Keep some Rosehip Oil on hand. It cleans glue out of hair better than peanut butter and bubblegum. (And it’s supposed to be super-awesome for your skin in general.)

Q: Why is there a little hole in the bottom of my horn?

A: We really don’t like leaving our fingerprints all over your horns for later screening in an FBI database, so we use dowels to hold them for painting and spray-coating.

Q: Um, these horns don’t match perfectly…?

A: You’re right, they don’t. Real horns in nature don’t match, either. But, in this case, each horn is made by hand, and while we work really hard to make sure they weigh about the same and have the same shape. These aren’t done with molds, they’re hand-rolled before being baked and then hand-painted. Variations occur. These make the horns unique and special to you. There will never be another pair exactly like yours, even if they have roughly the same features and dimensions. They’re pretty close, though, enough to pass as natural (not counting the shininess and weird colors).

These are great, but I want specific colors.

That’s awesome! Custom orders are coming soon! There is a deposit for them, though, and they can take up to a week to get to you, depending on where you are.

Do I absolutely have to glue them on?

Nah, this stuff is pliable enough that you can easily attach them to a headband, but we do recommend adding a little glue to the base, just to be on the safe side.

Shop members

  • D.G.

    Owner, Maker

    D.G. has been making things since forever. In particular, she loves making things that you will keep for the rest of your life and probably pass on to your kids. Other favorite things are made from recycled materials.

Production partners

  • Giclee Today

    Boyertown, PA

    They are our giclee printer. When you order any of our art prints, they print and ship the final product directly to you.

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