Friday, March 22, 2013

Metallic Heart Necklace



First we need to gather our supplies! EasyCast Resin, Castin' Craft Mold Release, a mold. For coloring, I'm using Folk Art Metallic Silver Sterling acrylic paint and Anita's Metallic Antique Gold acrylic paint.
*ETI suggests wearing gloves when working with resin for safety* Gloves also help keep your nails nice :)




Spray the mold with Castin'Crafts Mold Release and let dry and Mix a batch of EasyCast Resin.


                                         

Split the resin into 2 cups.


Add a drop of gold paint to one and mix well.


Add a drop of silver to the other and mix well.


Carefully pour the resin into the mold.

This is a mold from Yaley Enterprises.
They make resin and Deep Flex Resin Molds along with a variety of colorants.
Check out all the offer here: http://yaley.com/SitePages.asp?ID=46


Let set for 24-72 hours until hardened.


This mold has a thin center area that I thought would be neat hollow. I grabbed my "Dremel" drill (generic brand) with a polishing bit.


I hollowed out the center and trimmed a little around the edges too.


I thought simplicity might be a nice way to go for this piece so I cut a (neck-sized) piece of narrow black ribbon.


Fold the ribbon in half and insert through the center of the heart.


Take the ends of the ribbon and insert through the loop. Pull tight.



Now our necklace is ready to tie on and go!

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