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« on: March 13, 2012 08:15:16 PM »

So, I only have two pictures, lol, but I wanted to keep my first attempt small and kind of learn from the experience. So I only made two pendants. Both have something inlayed into them, which I learned from, and glitter.
*I'm just going to put it out there right now, glitter is the devil. It looks amazing, but I thought my husband was going to come home from work and think I did inappropriate things with a stripper. >.<

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The first pendant I made had a skull and crossbones button put into it with some black glitter. I poured the mold about halfway and stuck the skull in, then filled it and topped it with the glitter. And I think I should've let it harden a bit with just the skull before adding the glitter...

I'm kinda bummed about that one. Sad

But then I did a star pendant. I found these awesome glittery stars ontop of my fridge that we got for the kids at some point in time, but then they were brushed away and forgotten about. LAME! So, I poured a thin layer of resin into the mold, then laid the star down (I sticked the star to my hand a few times first so it wouldn't be too sticky to not stay in the mold) and then I just let it sit for about 10 minutes. Then I poured some more resin and then some glitter and whatnot. I'm pretty happy with it.


These are at 24hr cast, so they still have 2 more days to get to the hard cast, but I popped them out to push in the eye pin (I didn't even bother with the skull one) and then filed the excess down a bit.
And I think next time I'll definitely be making less resin at a time and pouring it in layers with appropriate time between them.

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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012 08:20:17 PM »

They're both so cute! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012 08:31:12 PM »

Aw shucks! Thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012 08:41:41 PM »

These are really neat! I've never worked with resin before but would love to give it a shot sometime!

Just a thought on the skull one...what if you poured a resin layer, added the glitter then waited a bit to add the button and then top it off? Would that not allow for the shininess of the glitter but keep it from coming up over the button? Like I said, never worked with the stuff, but just a thought!

To be honest though, the skull is my fave! And yes, glitter is certainly the devil...but more like the energizer bunny of devils because then you find it forever afterward!!
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2012 04:25:45 PM »

Not bad at all for a first attempt! You're on the right path...just let the first layer on the skull firm up more before adding the glitter. It still looks cool though!  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2012 12:30:34 AM »

Thanks everyone!

These are really neat! I've never worked with resin before but would love to give it a shot sometime!

Just a thought on the skull one...what if you poured a resin layer, added the glitter then waited a bit to add the button and then top it off? Would that not allow for the shininess of the glitter but keep it from coming up over the button? Like I said, never worked with the stuff, but just a thought!

To be honest though, the skull is my fave! And yes, glitter is certainly the devil...but more like the energizer bunny of devils because then you find it forever afterward!!

You should definitely try it! I was intimidated about it for quite a bit, actually. I always admired the things I saw, but heard constantly about safety and whatnot and almost didn't try. I'm lucky to have an UBER supportive husband that pushes me to do things lol.
The way the mold is, the bottom is the top surface, if that makes sense. So the layers will do the job, but just backwards of what you said. Smiley


Thank you! I actually redid the skull. I have a few specks of glitter that fell through, but it's WAY better than the first attempt!


Not bad at all for a first attempt! You're on the right path...just let the first layer on the skull firm up more before adding the glitter. It still looks cool though!  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012 06:58:40 PM »

I think the skull one is cute, they're both nice.
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