Wednesday, March 20, 2019

DIY Marbled Resin Cross

The cross is a powerful symbol in Christian life and its importance in many Christian celebrations is significant. Whether you're celebrating Easter or a Baptism, this beautiful marbled resin cross is a DIY project you can make and personalise as a centre piece for your Easter celebrations or to give as a special memento to mark the occasion of a Baptism of a special child.  Here's are the materials you'll need to make one: Colourants: BLUE VERSION Castin'Craft Opaque Pigment - white ; PearlEx Sapphire Blue ;  Golden Acrylic - Teal ;  Transparent blue resin dye PINK VERSION Castin'Craft Opaque Pigment - white ; FolkArt Acrylic Paints: Parisian Pink ; Baby Pink ; Color Shift Orchid Flash Epoxy coating resin 21cm x 14.5cm (8-1/4" x 5-3/4") Wooden Cross - mine is Nicole™ but choose a cross that you like. 2 56mm x 15mm (2-1/4" x 1-1/8") Silver filigree oval connectors Ivory acrylic half pearl cabochons assortment (4mm, 5mm ...
Friday, March 1, 2019

Lucky Shamrock Bracelet

When it comes to luck, the Irish have it all down "Pat", if you'll excuse the pun: Pots of gold, lucky pennies and the most famous of all, lucky shamrocks. So what would St Patrick's Day be without a four leaf clover! This Lucky Shamrock Bracelet is made using leaf beads strung together in a circle to create a clover shape. Here's what you'll need: 4 emerald top-drilled leaf or petal beads 36 x 3mm light green fire polished Czech glass faceted beads 20 x 6mm faceted vitrail mirror beads 6” textured silver 6x8mm oval chain 2  10x13mm silver celtic square spacers 4 x 6mm silver jump rings 26 gauge silver wire Beadalon Silver 0.015 19 strand Beading Wire 8 silver wire guardians 8 Size #2 silver crimp tubes Silver ball and hitch clasp Tools: Chain nose pliers, Round nose pliers, Flush cutters, Crimping pliers Cut a 24” length of wire. String the leaf beads and move them to the centre of the wire, form them in a circle and then thread one of the...