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Now, on to the tutorial.
|Marbleized Earring and Bracelet Set|
- Silicone baking sheet
- Plastic cups for mixing
- Popsicle sticks
- Easy Cast Clear Casting Epoxy Resin
- Castin' Craft Resin Dyes
- Oval paper punch
- 1/8th inch circle punch
- Eyelet setter
- Jump rings, clasp, fish hook wires
|My silicone baking sheet has never been used for baking.|
Step 1. We are going to start by mixing our resin. You can find thorough instructions for mixing resin in the resin primer found here and the first post on making a resin cast fabric pendant found here. You don't need a lot, maybe about 3-4 tablespoons.
Step 2: We are going to use three colors so we need to divide the resin into 3 cups.
Step 3: Add dye to cup number one. You don't need much dye... 1-2 drops will be enough. If you put too much in, your casting may come out too soft so keep the colorant to a minimum. After adding the dye, mix it in thorough. Repeat this process with the other 3 cups.
|One little drop of dye is all you need.|
|All three colors ready to be marbleized.|
|Mixing, swirling, spreading.|
|It's so important to spread this out thin enough that you can punch it with a paper punch.|
|I had some leftover pink so I was ready with a mold so it wouldn't go to waste.|
|Punching with the paper punch.|
|All my ovals are cut out.|
|Holes were punched on either end and eyelets set in them.|
|Barbie will be jealous of my new pink jewelry.|