Monday, October 31, 2022

Dia de Muertos - How to Make Day of the Dead Skeleton Earrings from Resin

I got totally drawn in by the moving limbs of this skeleton mould. It was ideal for making Halloween skeleton earrings... but I like my moulds to be versatile to get good value from them. With a minor tweak to the embellishments, you can easily turn the skeleton into a Calavera design. These are seriously neck-tickling earrings for Day of the Dead festivities? While this is an EASY resin project, it's a little fiddly because of the size of the body parts, so spooning the resin into the mould works much better than trying to pour it. You'll also find tweezers, fine-tipped adhesive, toothpicks and a crystal positioning tool really helpful as you work through the steps. Here's a list of supplies you'll need: Epoxy resin Graduated measuring cup Plastic Makeup spatula White resin pigment Skeleton mould 3-6mm clay flowers   2 small flatback crystals G-S Hypo Cement 20 x 6mm jump ri...
Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Make These Easy Crystal Wedding Earrings and Save Money

So, he finally popped the question, and you said YES.  Congratulations!   And now the planning for your special day begins! Your wedding day is undoubtedly the biggest day of your life so far. And you want your besties to be at your side when you say "I do". More than being your bridesmaids on the big day, they'll be your sounding board as you work through the madness of wedding planning: They'll help you... find the PERFECT wedding dress choose the bridesmaids' outfits plan your Bridal Shower ... and numerous other things along the way.  Naturally, you'll want to thank them for all their help. One way of doing that is to gift them some gorgeous sparkly jewellery they can wear on your big day. It doesn't take long for the wedding costs to mount up and blow out your budget.  Have you noticed that when you add the word WEDDING to anything, the PRICE TRIPLES?!! Sparkly bridesmaid earrings can easily cost upwards of $50. If you want to save money but sti...
Wednesday, September 14, 2022

What You Need to Get Started in Resin

Inside: Find out what tools and supplies you need to start with resin. This guide will help you buy all the essential supplies without breaking the bank! How exciting... you've decided you want to make AWESOME things with resin!  But where do you start?... And, WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BUY TO START RESIN? You've probably got a ton of questions racing through your head right now. So, before you run off and buy resin and supplies that aren't suitable, let's slow down, take a breath and start with the basics. The Supplies You Need to Get Started with Resin The best way to start is to keep it simple... just get the essential, must-have tools and supplies that you can't get by without.  There's no need to outlay a large amount of money to get started... pick the right tools and equipment for what you want to make, and you won't waste money on supplies you'll never use .  WAR...