This tutorial will show you how to make this dangle necklace, along with the resin swirl technique, and a sampling of using pearl powder and use of some different molds.
We need some EasyCast Resin, Castin' Crafts Mold Release, some Pearl Powder, a Wilton Gumpaste Mold, and a Silicone Mold from A Little of This and That. For coloring I'm using Anita's Fuchsia acrylic paint and Anita's Hawaii acrylic paint.
*ETI suggests wearing gloves when working with resin for safety* Gloves also help keep your nails nice :)
Start by spraying the molds with Castin' Crafts Mold Release and Mix a batch of EasyCast Resin.
Seperate the resin into 2 cups- one for each color and add a scoop of pearl powder to each.
Add a drop of paint to each cup and mix well. Just keep working powder lumps, they will distribute in a moment.
Now, have nice pearlescent resin.
Randomly pour some of one color into the mold.
Add some of the other color.
Continue alternating colors until the mold cavities have been filled.
Using a toothpick or an eyepin swirl the colors around- not too much though or the colors will combine.
Continue with the rest of the cavities you've chosen and let set for 24-72 hours.
Now, we have some nice swirl pieces.
For the piece I'm making, I need to employ a "Dremel" drill- this is a generic brand but it works just fine! I'm using the smallest drill bit I have.
I drilled holes on either side of the large piece to attach a necklace chain.
I also drilled a hole at the bottom of the piece to add a dangle. And a hole at the top of the small pink piece as this is the dangle!
You can sort of see the drill holes here- they just look like small black dots.
To put it all together, I need a necklace chain (seperated in the middle), some jump rings (large and tiny), and pliers.
Using a large jump ring, attach half of the necklace chain to one of the side drilled holes.
Repeat on the other side.
Add a large jump ring to the bottom hole and a tiny jump ring onto that.
Attach the small resin piece to the dangling jump ring with an additional large jump ring.
Now, it is ready to wear. I just love a good dangle!