Thursday, January 28

#Cre8time Jewelry Making... AMAZING Hose Clamp Charms by Tanya Ruffin

What do you get when you cross some hose clamps from the dollar store, a clip from a mini clipboard and Amazing Clear Cast Resin??!


Get a variety pack of hose clamps for one buck...

Duct tape... yes, all I had was some zebra tape from the dollar store. You could use packing tape but I left mine in the car and the cold zapped the sticky off it.

Wrap the hose clamp with tape and burnish down. The edges have openings so you want to make sure to cover/seal them all up! Wherever resin can seep in, it will!

Mix up a batch of Amazing Clear Cast Resin and let rest for 5 minutes to let bubbles escape; then pour into charms {CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation}. After experimenting I discovered that the view-able side would be the top – so you may want to do a little planning and layer your embellishments accordingly. Keep the tape on until the end after resin has fully cured.

I found this rhinestone edging at Micheal's and used
it around the outside edge of the larger hose clamps.

Finished charm with rhinestone edge.

I threaded wire through the top of the hose clamp and twisted to make a bail.

I used the mini clip to hold one of the charms instead of making a bail.
Love this for an industrial look!

What cool hardware would you transform
into charms and pendants?

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1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, I was just playing with some hose clamps also! Great minds think alike! Fabulous job!


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