Saturday, September 28, 2013

Once Upon a Time Inspired Resin

This pin is inspired by the show Once Upon a Time. It is based on the Snow White story.

Season 3 starts tomorrow night and yes, I will be watching!

I'm using EasyCast Resin, Castin' Crafts mold release, a heart mold, an apple paper punch, and some dried rose leaves.

Punch out some apple shapes from the rose petals.

Spray your mold with mold release.
Mix up a batch of resin.
Fill the mold cavity with clear resin...

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:

Use a toothpick to submerge the rose apples in the resin.
Let set for 24-72 hours until hardened.

I love the floating effect :)

To make it into a pin, I'm using E-6000 and a pin back.

Apply some E-6000 to the pin back...

Firmly press to the back and let set for 24 to get maximum adhesion.

Super simple but looks so cute!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Owl Hairpin using marker as a colorant

I wanted to share an experiment with you that I did!
I had used some hi-lighters to color resin to make it black light reactive previously and I thought why not use regular markers as colorant!

I'm using EasyCast Resin, Castin' Crafts Mold Release, a Martha Stewart mold, and markers.
*ETI suggests wearing gloves for safety* Gloves also keep your nails nice!

I am in love with this mold- it just screams autumn!
You may recognize the acorn from the acorn zipper pull I did last week :)

The markers I'm using were in the Michael's 50 cent bin in front of the store- nothing fancy just a basic kid's marker set.

Spray your mold with mold release.
Mix up a batch of resin.
Pop the marker open to get at the sponge core- this may take some effort, I had to pry the back off with a pair of scissors.
*Please be careful and don't cut yourself*

Gently squeeze the marker core to add a small drop of color to your resin.
I'm using a small drop of orange and a teensy drop of brown.

Gently mix this in until you reach a nice uniform color.

Pour into the mold...

It's good to have a spare mold handy for when your cup runneth over lol!
Let these set for 24-72 hours until completely hardened.

Isn't this color great with these fall emblems!!

To make my accessory I'm using E-6000 and a hairpin blank.

Apply some E-6000 to the hairpin...

Press firmly to the back of the resin and wait 24 hours for maximum adhesion.

Isn't it adorable!! A great way to add some fall flair to your hair!


Monday, September 23, 2013

Doctor Sleep Smoke Monogram

I am stoked about the release of Doctor Sleep by Stephen King!
The book is being released today! It is a sequel to the book The Shining following the all grown up Danny Torrence!
Here's the link to a video of Stephen King himself reading and except of the first chapter:

This pendant is inspired by the cover:

Here's the supplies:

I want a red background for the bezel so I'm using a paper punch...

Coat the bezel with Mod Podge. This will both glue the paper in a seal the back...

Coat the front of the paper too...

Let the Mod Podge dry and get ready for the resin. The loop on the bezel keeps the piece from lying flat so I settled it in sand to get it level.

Mix up a batch of EasyCast resin and fill the bezel...

Take a portion of the resin a color it white...


Wait for 20 minutes or so to let the resin "gel" (thicken up) then
using a toothpick, dip it in the white resin and slowly draw the initial...

The white resin may float about a bit so you may want to keep an eye on it to make adjustments as needed.
Let this set for 24- 72 hours to harden.

Once it has hardened slip it onto a necklace. I think this would make a great gift piece!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fall-ow me into Autumn Day 7 Real Leaves in Resin Jewelry Set

Welcome back for the last day of my Fall-ow me into Autumn Series!
This has been super fun and I hope that I've inspired you to get your resin on!
Today I'm showing you how to create a gift set that features real leaves embedded in resin!

For this project I used EasyCast Resin, Castin' Crafts Mold Release, a dried leaf, a leaf-shaper paper punch and 2 different jewelry molds.

Punch out some leaf shapes from the dried leaf...

Spray your mold(s) with mold release and mix up a batch of resin.
Fill the mold cavity almost full with clear resin.

Using a toothpick, submerge the leaves into the resin.

These will float around a bit because they are so light weight so keep checking them and poking them back down as needed.

I'm using a second mold with some smaller shapes for the ring and earrings.
Let the resin set for 24 -72 hours until hardened.

To make the jewelry set I'm using E-6000, a bail, a necklace chain, a ring blank, and some magnetic earring backs.

Add some E-6000 to the ring blank...

Press firmly to the back of the piece and let set for 24 hours to reach maximum adhesion.

This is the ring:

I found these a while back at Wal-mart and was super excited to try them out.


I'm using a toothpick to apply the E-6000 to the earring magnet.

 Press firmly to the back of the piece and let set for 24 hours to reach maximum adhesion.

The leaf covers up the magnet piece so they look like they are floating- to wear hold these in front of your ear lobe and use a second magnet for the back of the ear.


For the necklace pendant, I'm using Aanraku Silver Leaf Medium Bails. Aanraku has loads of pieces that work perfectly with resin! You can check out what they offer here:

Add some E-6000 to the bail...

Press firmly to the back of the piece and let set for 24 hours to reach maximum adhesion.

Slide the pendant on to the chain. I love how it looks like the leaves are flying around :)

And now you have a wonderful matching gift set that looks super chic! Happy Fall :)



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