Wednesday, October 18

#Cre8time Jewels for all the Little Ghouls... by Brenda Burfeind

Good day all! Brenda here from Creativity is a State of Mind and today we are hopping along with the artists from the Designer Crafts Connection who have taken on the challenge of creating with Amazing Casting Products.

You won't believe I came up with for our bloghop...

Now of course you may want to start with your mold (you can create your own molds quick and easy using the Amazing Mold Putty), but if by chance you don't have a mold you can find things that you could use as such. 

For today's project I used these pill packets that I got at a flea market. They have perfect little cavities for creating bezels.

First I sprayed some mold release into each cavity and let that dry (this is a VERY IMPORTANT STEP). If I don't use a mold release, the resin may become fused to the plastic packaging and not able to be removed. 

I added my fabulous array of colors of the Alumidust with a paintbrush and just sorta scattered the color in. Then I added a little bit of glitter here and there in some of the cavities.

I mixed up some of the Amazing Clear Cast Resin (you can see mixing instructions HERE) and stirred in some Alumilite Phosphorescent Powder (this additive glows in the dark).

I let this mixture set for about 3-5 minutes to get rid of any air bubbles, then I gently poured the resin mixture straight from my cup – and by letting it drip out so as to not overfill the cavities.

You will want to put this in a level place and let them cure for about 12 to 24 hours depending on your climate. Mine actually cured in about 8 hours, but it varies at times.

After they cured, I popped them out of the cavities and viola...
perfect resin bezels.

And they GLOW!!!

Now, I know you are thinking... "but what did she do with them"? Well, I used my Silhouette and cut out some little pumpkin faces from vinyl and adhered them to the bezels. 

Then I added some jewelry findings to make THESE...

Using my Dremel, I drilled a tiny hole through the top at an angle through the resin – just large enough to add a jump rings to attach earring findings... and just like that I now have some awesome halloween earrings!


They look sooooo creepy in the dark. The glitter really helps with that. 

I hope you've enjoyed my tutorial today and can't wait to see what the other designers make. Thanks for hopping along with us and please make sure to visit all the stops along the way.

Until next time, Happy Crafting! ~ Brenda

I invite you to stop over to my blog, Creativity is a State of Mind to see all that I've been making. 

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