Friday, December 20, 2019

How to Make a Resin Bangle Without Using a Bangle Mould

If you're new to resin and don't really know where to start, then these easy textured bracelets are a great project for a beginner to tackle. This simple project is a teaser for what you'll learn in  Resin Made Simple  online resin classes. The beauty of these bracelets is that you don't need a bangle mould to make them. They're cast in a silicone cake decorating mould which you can find on Amazon or at big box craft stores.  These pretty bracelets are made with FastCast, a quick-curing white polyurethane resin that will give you speedy results so you won't have to wait around for 24 hours to demould your piece. You can measure, mix, pour and demould in under half an hour. So the trick to working with FastCast is to have everything ready at hand and to work quickly. Here's what you'll need: FastCast Urethane Resin Wilton cake decorating mould Imitation Gold Leaf Sheet Pearl Ex powders: Pink Gold ; Pumpkin Orange Bracelet form (us...
Monday, November 4, 2019

DIY Trend Alert! Geometric Leather Earrings That You'll Want to Wear

This post is sponsored by Realeather® It's hard to miss the surge in popularity of the leather leaf earrings that Joanna Gaines sported in Fixer Upper. It’s made leather earrings HOT, HOT, HOT and they’re now a staple in any savvy fashionista’s jewellery collection. Then there’s the geometric trend - the trend that never really goes away. It's simple, classic and timeless. And right now, geometric earrings are popping up everywhere and in such a diverse range of materials like polymer clay, wood and resin. So it stands to reason that if you were to marry leather with geometric shapes that they would be a match made in heaven! Read on and I'll show you how to take these two on-trend elements and turn them into a pair of bold but classy statement earrings that will glam up any outfit instantly and that you'll LOVE wearing again and again. As you can see below, my daughter loves them so much she has already snagged them! The most essential ingredient of these ...
Friday, October 4, 2019

How to Separate Chain Links

Sometimes, jewellery instructions call for you to cut a length of chain. It's a simple thing to do: all you need is a pair of wire/side/flush cutters to cut through the link. If you're working with a soldered chain like this one, cutting them is the only way you can separate the chain links. But if it's not a soldered chain, then you don't have to CUT the chain.  You can often separate the chain by opening and closing the links, much in the same way you would a jump ring. This is especially useful when your design includes a fancy chain like this crystal channel chain. Crystal channel chain with oval jump rings connecting the crystals Or if you have a fancy chain with a repeating pattern like this one, and you need to keep every link so the pattern is preserved. Fancy chain with repeating pattern Although the links in the pattern set of this fancy chain are soldered, the sets are connected together with oval jump rings that can be   opened , so whole...