Monday, October 28, 2013

Creepy Bug Keychain

Tonight I'm sharing a creepy bug suspended in resin!

I found this poor little guy dead behind the window blinds and thought I could help give his life a bit of extra purpose :)

I'm using the mold I made using a grape (tutorial here and I settling it in a bowl of sand to make sure it's level.

Mix up a batch of EasyCast Resin and fill the mold about halfway full.
*ETI recommends wearing gloves for your safety* Gloves also help keep your nails nice!

Add the dead bug and make sure he is right side up in the mold.

Let this set for about 12 hours before continuing.

Mix another batch of resin and finish filling the mold.

Let this set for 24-72 hours until hardened.

The fly floats in the resin so by doing 2 pours it ensures he'll be in the middle of the piece.

To finish making your creepy accessory you'll need E-6000, a keychain, a bead cap and eye pin, and some pliers.

 Fashion the bead cap and eye ring into a topper (tutorial here and add some E-6000...

Attach to the resin piece and let set for 24 hours to reach maximum adhesion. Settling the piece in the sand will help it stay put while the glue dries.
Attach to the keychain and it's ready to creepy out your friends.

This could also make a neat gift for bug collectors or entomologists!

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