Saturday, July 6, 2013

Glowing Jawbreaker Set

I was pondering the semi-opacity of the glow in the dark puff paint and got to thinking about jawbreakers. I did some jawbreaker fingernails a while back and thought this would be a neat way to transfer the concept to resin. As an added bonus they glow!

For supplies I used EasyCast Resin, Castin' Crafts Mold Release, the jewel mold, glow in the dark puff paint in natural color, and red, yellow, and blue glitter in hexagon and ultra fine.
*ETI suggests wearing gloves when working with resin for safety* Gloves also help keep your nails nice :)

I mixed up a batch of EasyCast resin and added a little of each type of glitter- remember jaw breakers are mainly off white with splotches of color. Then I added the glow paint to get the opaque color.

I sprayed the mold with Castin'Crafts Mold Release the I poured the resin mixture into the round jewel cavities to get the jaw breaker shape. Let this set for 24-72 hours to harden.

This is some resin "jawbreakers"glowing away.
I poured the left over resin mix into some tiny bottle caps which will be added to my scrap resin piece supply :)

To make these into a set of earrings I used some earrings with loops attached to the front, some small split rings, E-6000 adhesive, and jewelry pliers. You need 4 resin pieces for 2 earrings.

Apply E-6000 to the back of one resin pieces...

Press a split ring into the adhesive with half of the ring sticking over the edge of the resin to create a loop.

Take a second resin piece and sandwhich the split ring in between. Repeat this for the next earring and let dry for 24 hours to get maximun adhesion.

I attached a couple of split rings to the loop on the earring...

Then attach the resin "jaw breaker"!

For a ring, you'll need a ring blank and E-6000 adhesive.

Apply some E-6000 to the ring blank.

Press the resin piece onto the ring blank and let dry face down for 24 hours to get maximum adhesion.

I think these are too cute!!

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  1. Very cool! I would like to follow you but I am not on google+ yet! Have you thought of adding bloglovin, follow by email or Google friends connect?

    La-Vie B.
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

    1. Thanks for the advice and for helping me to get them on my blog :)

  2. Very cute indeed! Look good enough to eat. ^.^


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