I'm using EasyCast Resin, Castin' Crafts Mold Release, Sand, Tiny Shells, and a Seashell Candy Mold.
*ETI suggests wearing gloves when working with resin for safety* Gloves also help keep your nails nice :)
I'm doing this project using 2 pours.
For the first part: Spray the mold with mold release and mix up a batch of EasyCast Resin. Pour a layer of clear resin into the mold but only about half fill the cavities.
Place a layer of the shells into the resin making sure they get cover completely.
I let this harden for 24 hours before adding the next layer.
For part 2: mix another small batch of EasyCast Resin. Pour a layer of clear resin into each of the cavities but don't fill all the way full.
Add a layer of sand to the resin...
Top off the sand with another coat of resin to make sure that the sand is completely encapsulated.
Let these sit for 24-72 hours until hardened. This type of mold might need to be put in the freezer for a few minutes to help pop out the resin pieces.
These are super cute souvenirs that could be turned into magnets or keychains or in this case a necklace!
To make this into a necklace we'll need a necklace cord, split ring, bail, E-6000, and some jewelry pliars.
This necklace cord was found at Hobby Lobby.
Apply some E-6000 to the bail...
Press the bail onto the back of the resin piece and let dry for 24 hours to get maximum adhesion.
Attach to the necklace cord using a split ring and Viola!! You can take your vacation with you everywhere!!