Wednesday, July 17

Louisiana Pride Resin Bracelet... by Guest Designer
Tanya Knight Ruffin

Hello! Tanya here today to share a special jewelry project
I created using Amazing Crafting Products.

I am a born and raised Louisianian.

When I was a child my father was the first assistant of the governor and I have many souvenirs from that time: one of my father's boots emblazed with a Louisiana State seal; state seal cuff links; key to the cities; photos; invitations, etc... My father died when I was only 8 so these things are very special to me. When it comes to crafting I have been made aware that many of my crafts revolve around state and city pride.

You always hear of making molds from grandmother's buttons, well here is something I made from Dad's cuff links!

I made a mold using Amazing Mold Putty of my dad's state seal cuff link, cast it and made a piece of jewelry. I also decided to cast a bronze pin of our Old State Capitol, where I worked as a museum curator many moons ago. How cool is it that I worked in the Old State Capitol and my dad worked in the new State Capitol? I also found a key to the city of Mandeville to cast. CLICK HERE to see how to mix and prepare a mold with Amazing Mold Putty.

While mixing my Amazing Casting Resin, I mixed in a little pink Jacquard Pearl Ex powder pigment. I also brushed some into the mold. CLICK HERE to see how to mix Amazing Casting Resin.

The effect was not as powerful as I hoped (since it was so light) so I skipped it and stuck to just mixing the Pearl Ex into the resin.

I have been on a pink kick lately,
so I cast everything in pink!

I too often over-pour my mold - so I dripped the resin into mold
using a craft stick to make sure not to this time.

With Pearl Ex brushed in mold.

Pearl Ex mixed in with Amazing Casting Resin.

With the help of some silver Rub 'n Buff, a modified bracelet blank and E-6000®, my Louisiana Pride bracelet is complete.

What family keepsake would you mold
to transform into a unique piece of jewelry?

I hope you enjoyed today's project. I encourage you to take some time to explore and search through the many AMAZING projects... there are so many great tips and ideas!  ~ Tanya


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