Wednesday, October 18

#Cre8time Celebrations... Dia De Los Muertos Sugar Skull Earrings by Maria Soto

Hi there, this is Maria and today I bring you a fun and creative project. I love to be as original as possible with everything I do – and since I love, LOVE making molds I try and make my own original pieces when possible, then create molds of these using the Amazing Mold Putty. This is my favorite product because it cures in about 10 to 15 minutes.

Earlier this year I went a bit crazy creating pieces out of two-part jewelry clay and also paper clay... from which I made so many different things and then made lots and lots of molds to help me make some fun and interesting pieces. Today I am sharing one of the items I made.

Here you see my hand sculpted skulls, different shapes and sizes. 


I decided to make one big Amazing Mold Putty mold grouping all of these – since they are small enough and its easier to keep them all together. 

Most of what I create is using Amazing Casting Resin – simply because it cures in minutes and it allows me to go from molding right into embellishing my pieces right away. Do you see my Cherub on the new packaging??!

Creating the resin skulls:

1. Mix the Amazing Mold Putty as directed. CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation.

2. Place the skull over the putty and press down, then wait about 15 minutes to remove the skull.

3. Mix the Amazing Casting Resin as directed, and pour into the mold, wait about 15 minutes to remove the resin skull. CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation.

Creating the earrings:

1. Paint the entire skull with white acrylic paint (since the cured resin is white I skip this step).

2. Since the details of the skull are already there, all I have to do is take paint to make them stand out. I use black acrylic paint to highlight the uni-brow, nose and mouth.

3. For the eyes instead of painting them and to add more dimension, I opted to use red sequins and clear crystals.

4. Paint tiny heart with red acrylic paint.

5. I drilled a tiny hole on each skull right under the heart and added a headpin to assemble the earrings.

This turned out to be a very simple project. I love the light-weightedness of these earrings, you simply forget you are wearing them.  That's one thing I love about using this resin, it is so light, even on bigger pieces, you don't get that heavy feeling... which is one thing I dislike when it comes to jewelry, especially earrings. 

It really helps to have molds ready for creating... and spending time sculpting items to create different types of molds ahead of time to have on hand for later has worked wonderfully for me.  

Materials used:

What would you imagine creating
using these Amazing products? 

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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