Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness Resin Pins

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month I wanting to start out the month with these sweet Breast Cancer Awareness Pins!
They're made with some paper, ribbon, and silicone hair bands!

Supplies: EasyCast Resin, double-sided tape, glue, Conair shaped silicone hair bands, Contact paper, and pink ribbon.

Cut some pieces of ribbon and form the iconic shape of the Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon.
I used a toothpick to add some E-6000 where it crosses to hold it in place.

The key to making an open back resin piece is the use of contact paper- it is an adhesive shelf liner. I found this generic version at Dollar Tree.
Add some tape to the patterned side...

Adhere it to your work surface.
Remove the backing and stick your hair bands to the paper.

Mix up a batch of resin and fill the hair bands.

Submerge the ribbons and use a toothpick to make sure they are covered with resin.

Let these set for 24-72 hours until hardened.

Don't worry if they leak a little...

When they have set the hair bands easily peel away from the resin shapes.

They areas that leaked can easily be cut away with some scissors.

The next step is adding the paper. I'm using a lavender card back and some polka dot scrapbook paper.

Coat the back of the resin piece with glue....

Press the resin to the paper and leave to dry.

Once dry, cut away the extra paper.

Flip them over and coat the back with glue to seal the paper.
Let this dry.


Mix up another batch of resin to dome the back of the pieces to seal the paper in.
Because the ribbon made the front lumpy I settled the pieces in a bowl of sand to get them level.
Let this layer of resin set for another 24-72 hours until hardened.

Now that the resin part is done we can get to the jewelry part.

Add some E-6000 to a pin back...

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

Now these are ready to wear and help support the hunt for a cure!

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