Well this was my first go at attempting resin, and after seeing all the beautiful projects on here, how could I not try it?!?! I picked up some molds at Michaels, one resin mold (the only one they had) and two candy molds - Let me just say DO NOT USE CANDY MOLDS, NO MATTER HOW TEMPTING IT MAY BE! I KNOW they come in cooler designs - but just don't do it! No matter how much you like that nautical star design. Phew, there, I said it. I couldn't get ANY of the candy mold pendants to pop out, I had to bend and twist and ruin and break the molds with two pairs of pliers and a box cutter to remove them all - WAY too much work. But I don't think any of my pendants were damaged
I haven't done anything to them other than spraying them with a clear coat of glaze to get ride of the tacky-ness left of some of them - I sprayed both sides of all of them so they looked even. No holes yet - I know a lot of people use glue-on bails but I want to try drilling holes. Has anybody drilled holes in these successfully with an actual drill? I've seen people used dremels, I don't have a dremel, but I have a real drill and I think I will give it a go. I already have some dye to experiment with next time, but I need more molds
Anyway, Here they are. What do you think?
Don't mind the plate, I'm not super into photo backgrounds like some people around here
Shamrocks and gold/green stars
Pot of gold - I really like this one, but then again I am half Irish
Red hots, hearts, and a red rose with gold stars
Closeup of the rose
Candy Sprinkles - stars, dolphins, dinosaurs, moons, and sprinkles
Seed beads - experimenting on how many to put in
Metallic heart and star beads
Other beads - the top one is a bat if you can't tell
Green Sugar and Girly skull and hearts - the skull and hearts were metallic stickers so they look wonky but they don't really have all to many bubbles (or at least, they aren't as noticeable when there isn't a flash on them
There are a few more I didn't photograph yet (champagne bottles, wee!) because they wouldn't pop out of the molds, but after freezing them for several hours they came right out. After I take pictures of those I'll add them.
Comments and criticism appreciated, thanks for looking