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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cindy meets the flu

I tried to pretend I didn't have it, tried to work thru it but it finally beat me. The dreaded flu got the best of me. I apologize that orders were delayed and emails were not answered in a timely fashion. I think I'm caught up now but if I overlooked someone please email me and I will correct it. I'm very blessed to have ResinObsession, I love it but when something happens to me everything shuts down.

Custom mold orders are coming in like crazy!

And exciting news!!! ResinObsession's SuperClear resin is available in a larger size. They are putting the finishing touches on the package and I will let you know as soon as it is ready for shipment.

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!