Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Snow Globe Ring

Cute snow globe for your finger!


Start by making a snowman with some polymer clay.
Roll two small balls on a bit smaller than the other...


Cut a head pin a bit shorter than the two balls...


Slide them onto the head pin and press them together to make your snowman's body.


Draw on a face and buttons with a Sharpie.
You could use different colors if you'd like that better.


Use some Glossy Accents to coat the Sharpie. This will keep the resin from blurring the marker.


This is made using a ball mold (tutorial found here: http://resinjewelry.blogspot.com/2013/12/angry-birds-and-hello-kitty-bauble-rings.html)

Mix up a batch of EasyCast Resin and fill the mold about 3/4 way full...
ETI suggests wearing gloves for your safety Gloves also help keep your nails nice.


I'm adding some "snow" using white mylar flakes. Mylar stays suspended better than glitter. Just randomly position the flakes in the resin with a toothpick.
I found these mylar flakes with the nail stuff at DollarTree


Stick the snowman to some washi tape and make sure he is attached well...


Insert the snowman into the resin using the tape to keep the bottom of the snowman close to the top of the mold.
Let this set for about 24 hours to harden enough to keep the snowman stuck in the resin.


Mix up another batch of EasyCast and finish filling the mold.
Add more mylar flakes too.


Let this set for 24-72 to harden completely.


He is so adorable!!


To turn this into a ring I'm using a ring blank, some E-6000, and a dollhouse miniature plate.


These came in a pack of 4 found at Hobby Lobby.


Add some E-6000 to the bottom of the resin piece...


Attach this to the bottom of the plate to create the snowglobe base...


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


Attach this to the indent in the plate...


Let the E-6000 dry for 24 hours to reach maximum adhesion.


Now you have a cute little snowglobe to wear all season long!!



1 comment:

  1. Awesome! I have a sphere mold at home, still working up the nerve to try casting in it!

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