Thursday, September 18

Sweet Baby Dolls... to Creepy Jewelry! An AMAZING Jewelry Tutorial by Maria Soto

Hi there, this is Maria and today I want to share something new for me... my daughter called them "creepy babies". A year ago, I went to a sidewalk sale at an antique store near my home in Indiana. I noticed a little plastic bag that had two tiny dolls – they were all taken apart and thought about getting it; but then I said what for, so I left. Well later on that day I realized I could have made molds out of the doll parts and make something creepy... something to used in my mixed media or jewelry.

This year I went to the sidewalk sale again, and started to look for the bag... and well, there it was on the shelf – one year later as if it was waiting for me! With Halloween almost here, I find myself in the mood for creepy crafting. Sadly I just ran out of Amazing Mold Putty – but I had enough left to make one last mold; and brought back a mold I made last Halloween to finish my project.

First I thought it would be fun to make a creepy baby face necklace – so I got my doll, and prepared some Amazing Mold Putty (CLICK HERE for mixing instructions) to create my mold. I also need a few other materials to create this fun set, including Alumilite Metallic Powders and Amazing Casting Resin to color and cast the resin pieces for this jewelry set.


Here you can see the face mold in process and that I had to use something to support the body of the doll to keep it level. You can also see the arm mold I made last year. The photo on right shows the completed molds all ready for the Alumilite Metallic Powders and the Amazing Casting Resin to create some fun, new resin pieces. 

Since I only made one face mold, I used the Amazing Casting Resin – this product sets fast and it allows me to make several castings in a short amount of time. For the first castings I made, I brushed some Bronze and Copper Alumilite Metallic Powder directly into the molds. I also added the powders into the resin part "A" (CLICK HERE for mixing instructions) – this way the back of the mold would be colored as well. I applied the prepared Amazing Casting Resin to the molds using the stir stick, since the mold is small and I didn't want to overfill by pouring straight from the mixing cup. 

Once I poured the resin into my Amazing Mold Putty molds, I cut small pieces of wire and placed into the resin right away. These wires will be used to make my pendent heads and the arm earrings; making sure they are long enough to hold one skull bead and be able to wire wrap to secure them to the necklace and the earring wires.

At first the Amazing Casting Resin is clear, then as it is curing it changes to an opaque white as you can see in the photo above. Once the resin starts to cure, it turns completely white in about 10 minutes. This all depends on the temperature/climate of where you are. Since we are in the 60's right now – it took 10 minutes to cure. Where it's hot and humid it takes less time, regardless of the size of the mold. 

I ended up making six castings of the face and the arms, to make sure I had enough for my project. It's always best to have more than needed.

Once all my resin molds were set, note most of them had the metallic powders added to the resin, but despite the metallic colors I felt these needed something else, since I had some black Jacquard air brush color, I thought adding some with a brush and wiping it off right away, would add the finishing touch I was looking for, since they are meant to be used for Halloween, I felt they needed to look creepy and adding the black did the trick.

I did make a few molds with no color added to the resin. You can see the face on left I only added the black air brush color; in the center is the plain white Amazing Casting Resin face; and the face on the right was made using resin colored with Alumilite Metallic Powder and then some black was added – this is what I was looking for, it adds a bit of creepiness to the piece.

The doll arms I used to mold/cast the bronzed resin arms.

I had some yellow skull beads and thought they were perfect for this project – so I added the bead to the wire, then wire wrapped them as I added them to a chord necklace I had on hand. I felt that I needed to add something else. As I looked around, I found some round wooden beads {and of course, the necklace was already assembled – that's how I purchased it}, so I had to figure out how to string the beads between the resin faces. I strung them on a piece of black organza ribbon and then just tied them in between the resin faces, and my necklace was done.

The earrings were easy, I added one of the yellow skull beads on the wire, then wire wrapped and added an ear ring wire, and I'm done. I am wearing the earrings right now, and I totally forgot I had them on – they are as light as feathers. This set is going to be part of my Halloween costume.

Now here is my finished set, all ready for Halloween! I can't wait to use my new mold for other fun projects. I've come to notice that from all the holidays – I enjoy creating for Halloween the most. This is surprising to me, but it must be these Amazing Crafting Products, that let me imagine and get creative in ways I never thought I would.

I hope that I have inspired you to find some creative time and start crafting for the upcoming Holidays over the next couple of months.  Please make sure to share what you make on the user GALLERY on the Amazing Mold Putty Website!

What kind of creepy jewels
will you create for Halloween?

Thanks for visiting! I invite you to stop over to my blog "What is Creativity"
at to see more of my creations. Maria Soto

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  1. Awesome, I just made body part molds also. I love those faces

  2. I can't wait to do more with these face molds. thanks Brenda

  3. I love the creepy baby doll faces you made Maria :-)

  4. absolutely LOVE these! i have misc doll arms and legs and hands in crystal glasses around my apt, and tiny baby doll (used for shower favors?) strung on gold twine that ive worn but nothing near as accomplished as this! thanks for all the details too....great sense of color and overall composition (with the skulls, beads, ribbon).


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