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Create Resin Charm Bracelet

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 06:00
Hi Resin fans!  Lisa Marie Jimenez here, showing you how to create this beautiful “Create” Charm Bracelet using digital collage sheets and EnviroTex® Jewelry Resin.  If you are scared of making resin bezels don’t be, using this Jewelry Resin is a snap!  In this tutorial, I will show you how to make these beautiful floral bezels and then how to turn them into a beautiful bracelet. 
Supply List:


    Bezel Instructions:
    Cut letters from collage sheet, making sure each letter fits inside the bezel.  Brush Ultra-Seal inside the bezel and place the letter circles inside.  Before placing paper down, make sure the letter is straight with the top ring. Smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles in the paper.  Repeat this step for all 7 bezels. Set aside to dry.
    Next brush a coat of Ultra-Seal over the letter paper to seal it.   Pay close attention to the edges of the paper, you need a good seal on the edges to make sure no bleeding occurs when the resin is applied. Repeat this step for all bezels, then set aside to completely dry.  It is very important that you let the Ultra-Seal completely dry before moving on to the next step.
    Mix the Jewelry Resin according to the manufacturer instructions.  Use a clean wooden stick to drizzle the resin into the bezel.  I do not pour the resin into the bezel from the plastic mixing cup, because the resin can overflow the bezel very quickly. Repeat this step for all bezels. 

    If there are any bubbles that appear you can remove them by simply waving a lit lighter over the bezel.  I watch the bezels for at least an hour.  During this time, you may find bubbles re-appearing.  Just use the lighter to remove them.   Set the bezels aside for drying according to the manufacturer's instructions.
    When the bezels are completely dry, they can be used to make this “Create” Charm Bracelet.   
    Supplies for Bracelet:
    Large Link Chain, Antique Gold, (7 Inches)Lobster Clasp, Antique GoldRose Charms, Antique Gold (2)Dragonfly Charm, Antique Gold (2)Jumpring, Antique Gold, 4mm (21)Jumpring, Antique Gold, 6mm (2)Headpins, Antique GoldBeads, Assorted Sizes and Theme Colors
    Tools:Flat Nose Pliers (2 Sets)Round Nose PliersChain Nose PliersCutter
    Assemble Bracelet:
    1.  Open a 6mm jumpring and add the lobster clasp to one end of the chain.  Open a 4mm jumpring and add it to the top ring on the crown bezel.  Next open a 6mm jumpring, add it to the opposite end link on the chain.  Add the crown bezel to the jumpring before closing.
    2.  Lay chain on a flat surface.  Place the “Create” bezels evenly next to links on chain.  The Crown bezel goes on the end link.  When you have the bezels spaced equally apart on the links, use a 4mm jumpring to connect the bezel to the links on the chain.  (Example: on this chain the bezels are spaced every 3 links)
    3.  Now we will start adding items to the empty links on the chain.  Using 4mm jumpring, add the rose charm to an empty link.  Continue by adding the second rose to the chain, then the dragonflies.
    4.  The remainder of the empty links on the chain will be filled in with bead baubles.  To make the bead bauble simple load a headpin with random beads.  Trim and make a simple loop.  Use a 4mm jumpring to connect the bauble to the chain. 
    *Design Tip- To increase or decrease the overall length of the bracelet; add or subtract the amount of chain used.  
    WWW.Brassaholic.com

    Hair Clips with Jewelry Clay

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 06:00
    Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here, and I've been having fun with EnviroTex Jewelry Clay

    Start by mixing equal parts A and B of the Jewelry Clay, mixing until you get a uniform color.  Jewelry Clay is easy to mix and has a long working time until it cures.

    Place a portion of the clay into the hairclips.  The clay adheres to most surfaces and will not shrink as it cures.

     Place gemstones in the clay - pushing them into the clay until they adhere.  No adhesive is necessary because the clay will cure around the gemstones acting as an adhesive.  Play around with colors and sizes to create a variety of styles.

     While they cure in approximately 5-7 hours, allow the hairclips to set approximately 24 hours for a total cure.

     Mix and match with your outfits or wear several at one time for unique looks.

     I had lots of fun creating these hairclips and know some young ladies who would enjoy wearing them.
    Thanks for stopping by today.

     Steph Ackerman





    Glittered Resin Paperweight

    Tue, 06/23/2015 - 06:00
    I love glitter!
    So, while testing the way different amounts of glitter would look with resin...I created this very cool Glittered Paperweight. 

    Here is what you will need:EasyCast® Clear Casting EpoxyCastinCraft® Opaque Pigment, BlackCastinCraft® Mold ReleaseCastinCraft® Reusable Mold, DomeUltra Fine Glitter, Bronze

    Mix resin according to manufacturer's instructions, (click here for step by step instructions)Mix in a few drops of black pigment, to achieve a rich black color.Stir in about a teaspoon of glitter.I loved the way the bronze glitter looked with the black resin...Spray the mold with mold release and pour the resin in....Remove any bubbles from the surface with a lighter, or by gently blowing.
     I let this set for a few hours and noticed that most of the glitter had fallen to the bottom of the mold.So, after 12 hours I made another batch of resin, following the manufacturer's instructions.This time I added the glitter until...
    I was happy with the color...
    I poured the resin glitter into the mold.
     Let it set for 24 hours... Then popped it out of the mold!
     From this angle you can see all of the glitter that settled on the bottom of the mold and a few flakes of glitter in the black resin...
    Looking at it from this angle you can see the extra layer I added of the resin and glitter. I love the layers of it....very cool!
    From the top you can see how great the glitter looks that had settled on the bottom of the mold...
    Have some fun adding glitter to your resin pieces!

    Working With Castin' Craft Pigments and EasySculpt®

    Fri, 06/19/2015 - 06:00
    Creating your own colors of clay is easy when you combine EasySculpt® Epoxy Clay with Castin' Craft Opaque Pigments.
    Visually measure equal amounts of “A” and “B” components, this can be done by forming the clay into balls of equal size.

    Press, fold and blend the two balls until there is a uniform color with no ribbons or marbling.

    To add color: You can do this by simply adding acrylic or oil based artist paints, liquid pigments, pigment powders, metallic powders, etc.. Always mix “A” & “B” components together thoroughly before adding colors.  Add the paint or pigment sparingly until you've achieved the desired color and intensity


    I divided the mixed clay into 5 balls and rolled each one out.
    Using my craft mat as a palette, I squeezed out pigment to mix with the EasySculpt®.As you can see I have puddles of white, blue, yellow, blue+white, and yellow+white.

    I made a cane and then distributed the clay into different molds and rolled some out to use with my stamps.

    It's so easy to cast with these molds. 
    And with these molds you don't need to use Mold Release.

    Before you handle clay, and especially if you want to stamp into it, 
    you need to sprinkle some talcum powder on your surface 
    to prevent the stamp from sticking to the clay. It works like a charm.
    Look at that fantastic impression in the clay!Did you know we have a great online FREE library full of excellent information, tips, and projects? 
    Check out 'Easy Cast Resin Knobs' for a fabulous color-mixing chart.

    Speaking of resin knobs, check out my blog post on resin knobs by clicking here!Visit me at www.decorablesart.com


    3D Resin Embellishments

    Wed, 06/17/2015 - 06:00
    Hello my dear crafty friends!  Irit, here again and this time I am going to show you how to make your own unique embellishment using a clear stamp you may already have; along with some ETI products.
    A lot of times we want to add a 3d embellishment and we may only have stamps. I am going to show you that it's possible to make a good heat embossed stamped image and even to make it like a 3d sticker.  While it's still a paper embellishment and not something like plastic or metal one.  With a few easy steps and a bit of waiting time we can create own own resin embellishments with any clear or rubber stamp we own. 


    Supply list for casted piece:Mold- EasyMold® Silicone Putty - ETICast- EasyCast® Clear Casting EpoxyPigment PowdersStamp- Inspired by Stamping Water Lily
    Card supplies:Cardstock, glitter cardstock: American CraftsStickers: Paper House ProductionsDie: Spellbinders
     Step by step instructions:1.  Make a mold with ETI Easy Mold Silicone Putty and a big clear stamp.  (For complete step by step instructions check out Monday's post here).  After you take the stamp out it stays a bit dirty (like you have purple stamp), but you can  easy clean it with dish soap and warm water.



    2. Color the inside of you mold with shimmer pigments. If you ask why I decided to color it before the casting and not after the cast is done- here is the answer. Those pigments are non permanent. If we color over the dry casted piece we need to use some glaze unless we want them to leave  pigmented colors all around. With this method of casting over the pigments, the pigments are casted inside the piece and the outer surface is crystal clean.


    3. Cast the piece with  ETI Easy Cast Clear Epoxy, mixing  it according to manufacturer's instructions.  (find complete step by step instructions for mxing the resin by clicking here ).  Let it dry for at least 24 hours. 

    4.  Trim your casted piece with small sharp scissors (easily done, as this is a thin casted piece and it's still a bit flexible after 24 hours). The photo below shows the casted piece with the beautful pigment colors showing and before it was trimmed.


    5. Make your final project with your unique resin casted piece. I made a card where the lily is the focal point for the frogs around and it's all about fairy tales and prince charming things.


    Create Embellishments with Silicone Putty

    Mon, 06/15/2015 - 06:00
    I absolutely love EasyMold® Silicone Putty....you can make molds in minutes, from just about anything.  Plus it is so quick and easy to use....
    EasyMold® Silicone Putty comes with two jars, components A and B.
     Measure out equal amounts by weight or volume of components A & B.
     Quickly knead together...
    until you achieve a uniform color (about 1 minute).
    Roll the kneaded putty into a ball and then flatten slightly. Press your object into putty to form mold.Leave object in the putty and allow it to cure for 25 minutes.
    Pop the object out to reveal a wonderful detailed mold of the object....
    I love being able to use the molds right away....so for this one I used some air dry clay to test it out.
    By adding just a bit more air dry clay you can get a chunkier flower, oradd just enough to get an exact replica of the original flower.
    I painted the white clay flowers with some Ann Butler Designs Iridescents to achieve the color I wanted.I also made some clay leaves and did the same....
    Then I embellished a card I created with a sentiment from Unity Stamp Company!Oh so quick and easy....Try making some molds with EasyMold® Silicone Puttyand you won't be able to stop looking for things to make molds fromENJOY!

    Resin Ice Cream Clips

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 06:00
    Good day, friends. Larissa here...  today to show you how to make these awesome resin dessert calendar clips.

    You will need:
    Instructions:
    1. Mix the Clear Castin Epoxy, following manufacturer's instructions. 
    2. Add a couple drops of the color pigment of your choice, mix.  
    3. Spray the Mold Release & Conditioner into the mold. 
    4. Pour the Resin into the mold and set aside to let dry. I poured 3 different colors in my mold. I didn't fill it up I only filled it a partial way.  FYI you will see bubbles in the resin it is ok. They rise to the top, you can blow on them and they go away. 
    5. Once the resin was set I poured more clear resin over the top to hold it all together. I let it dry for about 24 hours before I popped it out of the molds. 



    You can see the clear resin in the picture below. 


    I then attached each finished piece to a large chunky clothes pen to use to hold papers together or a bookmark for your calendar or favorite book.


    I think my favorite is the cupcake. You can do so much with these molds. I was thinking about even making a keyring or kiddy necklace with the cupcake. They are too much fun. Hope you enjoyed my project today and I hope I inspired you to make something of your own. Have a wonderful rest of your week friend!


    Upcycled Box with ETI EasySculpt®

    Tue, 06/09/2015 - 06:00
    Today I will show you how I took a discarded makeup box and turned it into an upcycled jewelry box with ETI EasySculpt®.My daughter no longer needed this box and when I saw there was a mirror inside, I had a feeling it would turn into a lovely upcycled jewelry box.  
    What did I use?First, a little info about EasySculpt and why I used it:EasySculpt® Self-Hardening Epoxy Modeling Clay is a professional grade sculpting clay which cures without firing.
    • Tough & durable, stronger than fired clays
    • Chemical & heat resistant, waterproof
    • Can be sanded, drilled and shaped when cured
    • Cured pieces can be painted or finished with most paints and finishes
    • Up to two hours working time
    • Will not shrink
    • Professional Grade
    • Smooth porcelain-like texture
    • Press and form EasySculpt® in molds
    • Excellent adhesion to stones, crystals, glass, metal, wood, etc.
    How did I do it?
    1. Spread the mixed EasySculpt® on the front cover. Remember that it will add weight to the cover. 
    2.  Sprinkle powder onto clay and apply stamps.  Press gently but firmly.  The powder ensures that your stamps don't get stuck to the clay.
    3. Allow to cure as per manufacturer's instructions.
    4. Apply the metallic lustres to enhance the clay. I applied them in this order: blue, espresso, then copper.  I used my finger to apply them. OOPS -- and then I broke the mirror inside the box!!! Let this be a good lesson: When applying pressure to a hollow surface you must ALWAYS support the surface from underneath.
    5. Then add any embellishments to the top. I added the pre-made piece and attached it with glue.
    6. Highlight the embellishment(s) with turquoise.
    7. Paint the sides of the 'book' pages with Medieval Gold.
    8. I used a paper towel to brush on the gold, and then, using a brush, brushed width-wise to imitate pages.
     How pretty is this Upcycled Jewelry Box?
    For more creative inspiration, please visit me at DecorablesArt

    Properly Mixing EnviroTex Jewelry Resin

    Fri, 06/05/2015 - 06:00
    EnviroTex® Jewelry Resin is easy to work with and get fabulous results....just remember to follow these easy steps :
     Pour an equal amount of resin and hardener into disposable cups. Add the resin and hardener together. Stir slowly, scraping the sides and bottom of the cup for 2 minutes, it is good to set a timer for this step. Pour resin mixture into second cup. Stir slowly for one minute, again scraping the sides and bottom of the cup.Now your resin mixture is ready to pour...or add some color.You can add pigments, paint, glitter...even powders, they all have a wonderfulresults...so go ahead and play to see what you like the best! Here I used Iridescent Bronze Powder, a little goes a long ways....I sprayed my molds with some Castin' Craft Mold Release to prepare it for the resin. I then poured my resin into a few different molds.  If there are any air bubbles you can simply run a lighter over the resin and they disappear.Let set for 24 hours and pop the resin pieces out.This piece turned out gorgeous and looks kind of like a tiger eye stone...
    I added a bail to the back of this piece and placed it onto a necklace!

    Lacey Resin Coaster

    Wed, 06/03/2015 - 06:00
    Designer Mylene Hillam creates the most fabulous projects with our products and she has done it again....


    with this beautiful Lacey Resin Coaster!  It is simply stunning.  The black and white is so striking together.  For complete instructions on how to create this project check out Mylene's post on her blog here!

    Queen Bee Resin Brooch

    Mon, 06/01/2015 - 07:00
    How do you feel about being Queen Bee for a day?  Steph Ackerman here to show you how easy it is to create a fun brooch using products from  Environmental Technology, Inc.

    Following the manufacturer's instructions, mix Easy Mold Silicone Putty until a uniform color is achieved.   Roll into a ball and flatten it out, then push the metal crown into the Putty.  Leave in place for approximately 1 hour. 

    Mix Easy Cast Clear Casting Epoxy according to the manufacturer's directions.  Once ready, pour into the mold.  Allow the resin to set for approximately 48 hours, then remove. 

    I love all the details that came through with the resin, but I wanted some color.  Selecting Ann Butler Designs Sheer Copper and Sheer Silver Iridescents from Earth Safe Finishes, I painted them onto my resin crown.

    Next, I used Makin's Clay black clay, and created a bumble bee.  I added some touches of yellow withAnn Butler Designs Sunshine Iridescent Powder.

    To complete my brooch, I adhered the bee to the crown, then add a fastener to the back.  A few beads were added to the ribbon which I tied through the top loop of the crown.

     Thanks for stopping by today!

    ETI FRAMED Memories

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 06:30
    I love the saying "LIVE/LAUGH/LOVE" so when I saw this fun paper I had to use it on a project for my nephew and his beautiful fiance.  I wanted them to be able to use this at the wedding.  I started with the frame from Kaiser Krafts.  I painted it with some spray paint and used Faux Quilting stamps from Ann Butler Designs for the texture on the frame edge.  

    Next I cut the paper for all the areas. 


    I then used the ULTRA-SEAL from ETI to protect the paper and the photos 
    so they would not darken once I added the Resin!  I Love this stuff!


    I added all the bling and photos and let it all dry overnight; just to make sure all was sealed well.  Net the fun begins.  I started to mix my ETI Easy Cast Resin!


    I love the fact you just mix equal parts from each bottle and mix!

     I poured the resin in all the open areas.  This way it looks like they are under glass but very easy to clean.
    So as you can see there are MANY little bubbles and they WILL pop out on their own, but I wanted to move on with the project.  As luck would have it, my hair dryer broke so I decided to try my heat tool.  (The heat tool gets MUCH hotter than the hair dryer so I held it up a bit higher and really kept it moving so I didn't burn the resin.)



     And AFTER!  Now to let it dry! Yep, HAD to add the pretty flowers!  This is for a WEDDING!  The Connie Crystal bling was also a MUST as this bling still shows and stays blingy under the resin!

    You can also see that I wanted to accent some words so I did not seal them which let the resin make the paper darker.  I really like the look.  It makes certain words POP!

    The finished project!I hope you enjoyed this project!  

    Happy Creating,Kristi

    Easy Jewelry with Jewelry Clay

    Tue, 05/26/2015 - 06:00
    Jewelry clay is so versatile.  Today I am using EnviroTex Jewelry Clay® to be the one component that holds my entire ring together.  EnviroTex Jewelry Clay® has excellent adhesive qualities and will bond to most surfaces including glass, metal, wood, etc.

    Supplies:




    Prepare the jewelry clay and add a few drops of dye for color.  I like adding color to the clay because I know some of it will show through.

     Roll the clay into a ball and pull the circular embellishment down over the top so 2/3rds of the ball is above and 1/3 below.
    Press the ring blank into the bottom of the ball.


    I use little pieces of Styrofoam™ to help me keep rings and such steady while I work on them and it's also handy for when they are drying.

    Press the pearls around the circumference of the circle, placing them 'hole-to-hole' so the holes are not visible.Press the button into the top of the clay ball. EnviroTex Jewelry Clay® cures to a firm hardness in 5 hours and full cure in approximately 24 hours at 70° F.

    Please visit me on my blog DecorablesArt.com

    Mosaic Bench with EnviroTex Lite by Krist Parker

    Fri, 05/22/2015 - 06:00
    From the archives we bring you back this Awesome bench created by Designer Kristi Parker....


    Click HERE for complete step by step directions on how Kristi created this bench using:

     ETI Enviro-Tex LiteDreamweaver Stencils Connie Crystal SheetsGolden PaintsandArt Glitter

    Mosaic Cross Necklace with Jewelry Clay

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:00
    Designer Roberta Birnbaum loves ETI Jewelry Resin and Jewelry Clay

    Here is a Mosaic Cross Necklace she created...Get complete details on her blog!

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