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Thursday, December 23, 2010

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Rainbow Candy Pendant Tutorial

Rainbow Candy Name Pendant Tutorial

This super sweet pendant is made with real candy sprinkles and ResinObsession’s SuperClear Resin!

Material List:

ResinObsession SuperClear Resin
Candy Sprinkles
Letter Beads
Foil
Scissors
Generic Play-Doh lid (lid shown has an inner diameter of 1 5/8”)
Toothpicks
StirStix
Small file for sanding edges
Drill and 1/16” Drill Bit
Jump Ring
Ball Chain Necklace
Wax paper, freezer paper, or plastic bag to cover work surface




The first step of this project is to cut out the foil into a

circle that will fit into the lid you are using for a mold.

Pour a small amount of resin into the lid, then gently

press the foil into the resin. It doesn’t matter which side

of the foil is showing. It’s purpose is to create a background

that will show through the gaps in the candy

sprinkles. Once the foil is submerged, pour a bit more resin on

top.


Next, begin placing the candy sprinkles. I have handdivided

(yes, this takes a while) these candy sprinkles

so that I could make a rainbow swirl pattern. If you

don’t want to take the time to do this, you can just use

sprinkles straight from the container and it will be just

as colorful!

After submerging the sprinkles into the resin, begin

placing the letters of whatever name or word you want.

This lid will hold six letters across at the widest point.

As each letter is placed, slide the candy sprinkles

slightly so that the letter bead rests on the bottom of the

lid. If this is not done, they will stick up too high and

protrude through the top of the resin.


Once all of the letters are positioned, add a bit more resin

if needed to be sure all of the elements are submerged, and

if anything has slid out of place, gently reposition it using a

toothpick. Double check to be sure the letters are somewhat

centered across the lid. Check the piece again 30 minutes or

so into curing to be sure nothing has slid or popped above

the surface.

Once the piece is cured, pop it out of the lid and sand the

edges with small file if necessary.




Next, drill a hole at the top center of the pendant for the

jump ring. After inserting the jump ring, thread through

the ball chain necklace, and you have yourself a bright,

colorful, personalized pendant!


Note: If you don’t want to make a necklace from the

pendant, you can glue a magnet on the back and create

a fun piece that can be used on a refrigerator or a school

locker!