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Here is a quick video of me making a MADE TO ORDER case for a lovely customer 💕💜 I tried recording with my DSLR instead of camera phone for the first time. Please let me know what you think of the video! If you babes enjoy watching we can put together compilation videos of me making cases and put them on our YouTube channel 😺 ✖️#DCSWHIP ✖️Check our story for a zoomed in version!
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Here’s how Julie (aka Mrs. Bean) makes resin jewelry out of my artwork. This is part 1 of a 3 part series. This first video talks about how to prep and seal your images, part 2 will be the actual resin work, and part 3 will be turning it into wearable jewelry. Hope you enjoy! 

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Make your own secret wood ring with polymer clay and resin! https://youtu.be/LivupmjCfjU direct link in my bio. No power tools!
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Cast your own “Faux Resin” doll eyes at home with easy to find craft supplies, in under an hour from start to finish—No mixing, curing, or open flame required!

I like being able to have custom eyes for doll cosplays and custom projects, but I wanted an easier, faster method than casting resin (and acrylic DIY bases are getting more expensive and harder to find). This is a method I developed to make custom eyes for my own dolls, and I’m sharing it with everyone.

Have fun and get creative!

DIY Resin Bracelet With Helpful Hints

Resin is a very adaptable medium with various applications one of which allows you to make some truly one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. This tutorial requires a little investment but places like Hobby Lobby and Michael’s run coupons in newspapers regularly. Also, your steps may vary depending on what resin you use so I’d caution you to read the instructions that come with your resin as well.

Anyways, you will need:

Clear Casting Resin

Mold (specifically made to cast resin)

Measuring Cup (disposable or one you’ll only ever use for resin crafts)

Mold Release

Rubber Gloves

Scissors

4 Popsicle Sticks

2 Small Cups (disposable or ones only for resin crafts)

Paper Towels

Sanding Paper

What you want to cast in the resin (glitter, snakeskin, sprinkles, sea shells, flowers, etc.)

To prep, spray your mold with mold release and let dry. This will take a few minutes. If you’re casting a piece of paper or a picture paint it with a few coats of glue and let it dry because the resin will make it transparent otherwise. Also, you may want to take the time to warm your resin in water for about 15 minutes. This prevents bubbles from setting in the resin and obscuring your piece. However, if you’re going to use something like glitter you can skip this step. This is only important if your piece will remain clear.

Now you’re ready to mix your resin so put on your rubber gloves. Using your first popsicle stick, measure out how much hardener you want and then pour it into your first little cup. Next, wipe out your measuring cup and measure out an equal amount of resin with your second popsicle stick. Pour it into the same little cup as the hardener. Wipe out your measuring cup.

Now, using your third popsicle stick vigorously mix the hardener and resin together for two minutes. Counting in your head is sufficient if you are so inclined. After the two minutes, pour the contents into your second little cup. Mix the contents together for an additional minute with your fourth popsicle stick.

The resin is now ready to pour into your mold. However, if you’re using something like glitter or sprinkles you’ll probably want to mix it together in your second little cup before pouring it in your mold.

When it comes to sprinkles and glitter you will want to keep an eye on it for a little bit to make sure it doesn’t all settle in the bottom of your mold. If necessary, swish it about with your fourth popsicle stick to keep it mixed up until the resin becomes fairly gelatinous. You may even want to pour more glitter or sprinkles on top after you’ve filled your mold with the resin mixture.

When casting something like a piece of paper or a snakeskin even pour a little amount of resin in the mold then put in your paper or whatever using your fourth popsicle stick to push it into position. Pour the rest of the resin on top. You may need to make some adjustments but that’s fine.

Let your piece set for about 24 hours before you remove it from the mold. At a bare minimum let it set over night. It will need about 48 hours to completely harden though. Anyways, after you remove it from the mold then you’ll need to use your scissors and cut off any excess. Then use your sanding paper to smooth the edges to your satisfaction.

Now you have yourself a fancy one-of-a-kind bracelet. Your friends will be jealous I’m sure. =)

Lastly, here are a few things I’ve learned from working with resin that you’ll benefit from:

I mentioned warming your resin beforehand. If you don’t you’ll see all sorts of little bubbles that could potentially ruin a piece.

It is also incredibly important that you get your proportions correct when mixing. If you don’t you’ll end up with something incredibly flexible that will never properly harden.

You will read on the internet that you can use cooking spray instead of mold release. It’s a lie. It will give your piece a horrible cloudy appearance and it will essentially be worthless. Don’t be cheap on this. Mold release goes a long way. Coupons are your friend.

Wear gloves. You don’t HAVE to but resin is really sticky and obnoxious to wash off. Further, it may even give you a small rash for a few days. Nothing serious but it does irritate skin.

Well, I hope this little tutorial was helpful. As always, if you have any questions or comments please contact me. =)

Resin Jewelry Q&A

So, I recently received this message:

“hi, so I’m a total 100% beginner to resin jewellery. I think it looks beautiful and really want to give it a go myself. The problem is, I’m not quite sure where to start. What do I need and what do the items do? Obviously resin, bezels, stuff to put in resin. But What is the Mod Podge stuff you use and why? Can I use ice cube trays as moulds? any and all advice would be so so appreciated <3 I LOVE YOUR WORK!! <3”

First, I’d like to thank you, princess-epikion for your questions. I love to get feedback and questions from you guys. =) Now, I’ll address all your questions. Note: I used stock photos from Michaels’ and Hobby Lobby’s websites because a lot of my stuff has already been used and fashioned into something.

To make resin jewelry you will need: Resin (duh), mold(s) and mold release or bezel(s). 

I know you obviously realize you need resin but you should be aware that there are different types of resin available: Clear casting epoxy, clear polyester casting and casting resin. All of these are usually sold side-by-side in-store and you could get in a mess if you don’t know the differences.

Clear casting Epoxy is ideal for small decorative items and jewelry in molds. You may also encase small items in it. Dyes may be added for color. These dyes should be nearby the resin in-store (if available) and will indicate they are for resin casting crafts. This is what I use and what I’d recommend you use. It is available at most craft stores such as Hobby Lobby and Michaels as well as online.

Polyester casting resin is for deep mold casting. Not recommended for jewelry-making.

Casting resin dries within minutes (unlike the previous two which can take 24 hrs or more) but it dries white not clear. It can be painted, stained, dyed, tapped, drilled and machined, however. It is a viable option for jewelry making but it’s to make replicas from molds not to encase things. I’ve only seen this sold at Hobby Lobby.

There are a variety of molds available to make pendants, bracelets etc. Hobby Lobby has a small selection of generic molds in-store but I would highly recommend browsing Etsy for specialty molds.

Now, if you use molds you’ll need mold release. Do not try to save money and use cooking spray. The internet says you can but it’s a lie. Your piece will become cloudy and unusable. Also, don’t think you can just skip using the mold release. Your piece could get stuck in your mold permanently and then you’d have spent money for nothing. Buy mold release. It actually goes quite a long way.

Clear casting resin isn’t just for molds though. You can encase all sorts of neat things in it. In that case, you just need the resin and some bezels. Bezels come in all sorts of nifty shapes, sizes and colors. They even comes as rings. Also, I’d like to note that you can use something as simple as a bottle cap for your bezel.

You can also cast images on paper in resin - photographs, printed images, mini pieces of art etc. Because paper is so thin you’ll probably want to seal it on both sides or in your bezel with mod podge. This is to protect against the paper becoming somewhat transparent. It is also very important if you’re going to encase something that was done by hand with ink because otherwise the ink will bleed.  Mod podge is an all-in-one sealer, glue and finish. It works for wood, paper, fabric, and other porous surfaces as a glue, varnish, or to seal and protect items prior to use in craft projects. It’s just great to have in general - if you’re not using it yet, you should be!

There are mini kits for resin jewelry-making that include resin and mixing materials and just mixing materials. However, I don’t use any of those kits but rather buy large packs of Popsicle sticks and plastic bathroom cups from Wal-Mart. I requisitioned a mini glass measuring cup from my mother that I reuse though. You will need to find a small measuring cup; preferably reusable so you don’t have to keep buying those little kits.

Also, whatever you use for resin crafts should not ever be used for anything else. Resin is toxic. Also, you should wear gloves. Your skin won’t exactly burn off but it can mildly irritate your skin and it’s just plain obnoxious to wash off.

Lastly, I have never used an ice cube tray to cast resin so I cannot give you a definitive answer as to whether or not it would work. However, if you want to give it a try then by all means please do. If you have a disposable tray, mold release and resin then it might just work. The plastic may be too inflexible though. If you do attempt it, please let me know how it went.

Well, I hope I answered all your questions completely, princess-epikion. If you or anyone else has any further questions then please ask. I’m always happy to be of assistance.

Stay crafty, my friends.

-M

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nonbinarybb8-deactivated2016042  asked:

hey, hey, i kinda wanna get into the resin charm making thing but idk how really and just looking it up is confusing my autistic brain. could you explain how you have done it (like what you bought and the process)? its fine if you cant or dont want to.

No problem at all! Please keep in mind though that I’m a total beginner! The pics I posted were literally my first time working with resin so I’m still going through trial and error but here’s what I’ve done so far!:

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