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Topic: Tutorial...kind of...for making resin pendants with butterflies inside...  (Read 95199 times)
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« on: June 27, 2008 12:07:55 PM »

Been seeing some folks here a little hesitant to try resin & thought I should share with everyone how I did it...so I made this easy peasy tutorial sheet.  Smiley

Proceed with caution...because it's addictive...you've been warned!  Wink
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Here are some of the others I made using the same method...and I must mention that Beadizzygrl tatted the gorgeous butterflies!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2008 12:11:14 PM »

Thanks for the tute!  I've decided that resin is something that I need to try next time I make it to the "big" city and a decent craft store.  I'm definitely bookmarking this so that I can refer to it when I do get to try it!
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2008 12:12:12 PM »

omgomgomg. Those are amazing.
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2008 12:16:07 PM »

Gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial! This sounds so easy! I just might try it this weekend!
I just taught myself how to tat too!
Do you need mold release for the molds?
What are you going to do with these lovelies?
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2008 12:20:26 PM »

you are exactly right
i have been right on the line
about whether to try this or not
it definitely looks like something i should do
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2008 12:35:50 PM »

Glad to help anyone on the fence about trying this! Be sure too ...to have everything ready to go before you mix the resin. I go as far as having the caps off of my tubes of glitter...because the initial set up happens within a limited amount of time!

Do you need mold release for the molds?
What are you going to do with these lovelies?

No mold release...they just pop out like ice from an ice tray when they're ready.
I'm sending all but one...or maybe two back to beadizzygrl...she wanted me to experiment for her.  Wink  Believe me...I wish I could tat! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2008 12:38:30 PM »

So when you pop them out are they backwards? In other words, is the front on the bottom of the mold or top? Like if you wanted to do your name in a bigger mold would you put it in backwards? How do you add a bali? Glue? So what do you do with them besides make jewelry out of them?  Oh and thanks for the tute. You are so sweet. And the directions look super easy to follow.
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2008 12:43:55 PM »

the fronts are facing down...so adjust your items accordingly. You can add a bail with glue or drill a hole for wire or a jump ring. I guess anything goes as far as their use...jewelry, cell phone charms, keychains, zipper pulls...

Glad you like it & was able to explain it clearly with the photos and everything! Wink
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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2008 12:55:04 PM »

thanks for the detailed tute. I 've been dying to try this, now you made me decide to do it. Thanks again   Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2008 01:18:48 PM »

ok  I think I can do this......I've had my resin for.....oh....say.. ...8 or 9 months now and to CHICKEN to try it.  Question....the squeeze bottle do you have to throw that all away after your done?  I'm sceeeerrrd!   
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