Saturday, June 16

Yummy Candy Pendants!

 I have always been fascinated by candy sprinkles suspended in plastic and to be made into jewelry? Yum!
Making these are really easy. All you need are:
Amazing Mold Putty , Amazing Clear Cast Resin, Red, White and Blue Alumlite dyes,
Dixie cups, tooth picks, wax paper, a old tray, bottle caps, candy sprinkles, 22 gauge wire, jewelry pliers, scissors, clear nail polish, and e-6000 glue.

Place wax paper onto a old tray for your work and setting space.
Begin by kneading equal amounts of the yellow and white Amazing Mold Putty until no white putty shows.
Form a thick coil and press as many bottle caps into it as you can. Let set about 15 minutes.
 Mix your Amazing Clear Cast Resin as instructed, making sure your measurements are exact. Pour into the dixie cup and mix thoroughly. Then carefully pour into your molds, only a little bit at first, add your candy sprinkles, then add resin to cover but not overflow.

Fill the rest of your molds with the resin. Use the droppers on the Alumlite dyes sparingly. You only need a drop here and there of color. Next take your toothpick and swirl the colors. Don't over swirl or the colors will darken too much.
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Set your tray in a spot where it will not be disturbed for at least 2 days / 48 hours. Preferably away from drafty windows as the warmer it is, the faster it sets.  Pop your pieces out and use scissors to trim off any excess. Seal any non glossy sides with the nail polish.
 If you are lacking on jewelry bails, Make your own with wire. I made these with 5 1/2" of wire each.
For the one of the Alumlite colored pendants, I made a double bail.
Then I added a bit of glue to both sides and firmly held the bail in place for a few minutes.
 I placed it upright in a upside down cup to finish setting.

Thank you for coming by to see my "Yummy" creations! I hope you are inspired to make some of your own! If you are interested in the Alumlite, here is a coupon for 20% off your order. Just use code AMP20.
Coupon expires September 30th, 2012.

See you next month! :)
- Michelle Frae Cummings

3 comments:

  1. Fun, fun, fun - I would wear one of these, the kids would love them 2. Nicely done!

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