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Friday, September 10, 2010

Halloween Jewelry Tutorial

“Boo” Ring and Earrings
A simple project using ResinObsession’s SuperClear resin formula, this ring and earrings set will have you
all ready for Halloween!

Material List:
Glitter
Sanding file
Toothpicks
Two-part epoxy adhesive
E-6000 adhesive
“B” and “O” letter beads
post earring blanks with glue pad
candy sprinkles
black resin colorant, powder or liquid
wax paper, freezer paper, or plastic bag to cover work surface

After mixing the resin as directed, fill the cavities about 1/3
full, then place the letter beads into the resin, positioning them
with a toothpick. Be sure that the “B” is placed in correctly
so that it will not be backwards when viewed from the front.
It’s a good idea to lift up the mold (keeping it level) and peek
underneath to be sure the letters are properly placed. Once the
letters are positioned, place varying pieces of candy sprinkles
into the resin using a toothpick. Here I am using orange and
white sprinkles. After placing the sprinkles, add a bit more
resin, leaving about 1/8” at the top. Let cure.

When this layer has cured, mix up some two-part epoxy resin
adhesive, adding a small amount of black colorant. It doesn’t
take much. I also added a bit of holographic glitter to give the
piece a touch of sparkle. Working quickly (this resin will set
up within 5 minutes), using a toothpick or a stir stick, fill the
remaining cavities and let cure.

Once cured, pop out the pieces and sand down the edges with a
sanding file. The final step is to glue the pieces onto the ring and
earring blanks. I used E-6000 adhesive, although you can also use
the two-part epoxy adhesive. Let cure for 24 hours.

The finished pieces are really fun accent pieces for the Halloween
season!

11 comments:

  1. I found your site on del.icio.us this morning and really liked it. I bookmarked your blog and will definitely be back soon to read your new posts!

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  2. Thank you, and it's nice to know I'm on del.icio.us.

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  3. hello~~ thanks for your sharing, that;s reallu cute!!
    i come from hong kong, and i love man-made too!
    i have try to use the mold (for choclate making), but it is quite hard to take them off when they cured
    have you apply any oil before fill the cavities??

    Thanks.

    Tonn

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  4. Hi Tonn, You are using a mold that is not compatable with resin.

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  5. OIC!!!!
    they are difference!?!?

    THANKS CINDY~ =]

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  6. Not all molds are made from the same plastic. Only polyethelene and polypropylene have chemical release qualities. Candy molds are made from something totally different.

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  7. O~ thanks cindy,

    anyway i have bought the molds from your eshop already, looking forward to see them!! =]

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  9. Resin jewelry is my absolute fave! Love this idea!

    If you're interested, I'd love to link up to this on our DIY jewelry site, AllFreeJewelryMaking.com, directing readers back to your tutorial. Let me know what you think!

    Thanks for sharing :)

    Kelly Spence, Editor
    AllFreeJewelryMaking.com
    kspence@primecp.com

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  10. Love!! This is so cute. I'd love to link up to this tutorial on our DIY jewelry site, AllFreeJewelryMaking.com, directing our readers back to your tutorial. Let me know what you think!

    Thanks for sharing :)

    Kelly Spence, Editor
    AllFreeJewelryMaking.com
    kspence@primecp.com

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