Thursday, December 1, 2022

Resin Project - How to Make an Easy and Elegant Christmas Ornament

I LOVE Christmas and all the feel-good festivities that bring my family and friends together at this magical time of the year.  When Christmas starts appearing in the shops in October, I'm excited to check out the season's colour trends and admire all the beautiful ornaments that are this year's must-have decorations. It feels like you have months to get your holiday decorating organised in October.  And then suddenly, it's December... Christmas is just around the corner, and the shops are starting to sell out of all the beautiful decorations you had your eye on. Never fear... if you've got resin and a mould, you can make your own gorgeous holiday ornaments that will make your tree beautiful, and they will have even more significance because YOU MADE THEM. These 3 elegant ornament designs were all made using just a single mould . So you're probably thinking it will take days to make them. But not so... I poured and dem...
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...