Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Resin Tutorial

I made a resin tutorial that comes in 4 parts. Anyone who is interested in it definitely should try. You don't have to make jewelry charms per se.  I've seen people use it in miniatures as well, since it resembles water. I go through step by step on how you mix the resin and how to cure it.  It's quite addicting once you get a hang of it. Enjoy!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Monday, February 18, 2013

Mermaid Jewelry Box

Hello everyone! I know I haven't been on here for a while, but I hope you are all doing well! I just wanted to share with you guys what I have been working on in terms of crafting. I recently finished making this mermaid jewelry box for a craft contest.

It was quite a process to make this. First I made a master of the box using casting resin and made a mold out of it using silicone. Then, I hand casted the box with epoxy resin which I also incased the mermaid image along with bunch of glitter, real sand, and sea shells.  I stained the lace with tea to make it look vintage and glued it around the box. Lastly, I added swarovski rhinestones for extra bling :) It was my first time making a resin box, so I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out. But, overall, I'm happy with the final product. I just love this vintage image of a mermaid holding a shoe.