Thursday, December 5, 2013

Angry Birds and Hello Kitty Bauble Rings

This project is a bit tedious but in my opinion the results are so adorable it is worth it!


 To start with I made a ball mold using a miniature Christmas ornament.



 Find a container to make your mold in (Make sure it fits- you'll will soon see why!)
Add the item to be molded and cover with rice (this is how you figure out how much EasyMold Silicone Rubber you'll need)


Mix up a batch of EasyMold Silicone Rubber and begin covering the ornament.
My ornament is hollow and decided it wanted to float away lol!


I also didn't take into account that it cannot be touch the container because I want that to be the bottom of the mold.
So I found a tall bangle to create some added space and pulled the silver topper off.


Then to keep the ornament submerged I added a ceramic dish to the top.
Let this set for 24 hours to cure.


Phew! Now onto the creating part of things!
I'm using a Hello Kitty and an Angry Bird from those little surprise figurine pouches by the checkout.


The Hello Kitty was too tall so I had to cut her head off to make her fit!


I shoved the head into the mold...


Then mixed up a batch of EasyCast Resin and filled the mold.
The little head sort of floats around in there so I kept checking back and rotating it with a toothpick.
Let it set for 24 -72 hours to harden.


*ETI suggests wearing gloves when working with resin for safety* Gloves also help keep your nails nice :)



When unmolding with this mold it's a bit like giving birth and a friend helps lol.
I usually use a bottle of nail polish set on the counter and use the handle to press against the mold bottom to get it out enough to grab hold of the resin piece.
But look at them soooooo cute!!!


I'm making these into rings using E-6000.


Add E-6000 to the resin piece...


Then press the ring back onto the adhesive and let set for 24 hours to reach maximum adhesion.
Setting these in a bowl of sand helps hold them still while the glue sets.


The Hello Kitty is face up.


The Angry Bird is face front!


I think this would make awesome stocking stuffers or be so cute tied to the top of a package!

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