Truebluemeandyou: I’ve written about this before - making molds out of polymer clay. Super easy and cheap. Also, people ask me what DIY sites I visit on Tumblr and litttlecraziness and dizzymaiden are just two of many that I check on every day - because of their content and they always publish the original source.
DIY Polymer Clay Cabochon Earring and Necklace Tutorial. These are for sale all over, also found in the DIY Prada Rose knockoffs here and here. Tutorial from artsy fartsy mama here. *I also posted another cabochon tutorial using resin here, and supplies to make your own here, or you can buy these by the dozen really cheaply online.
DIY Knockoff Dolce and Gabbana Flower Sunglasses. Loving this D&G tutorial for so many reasons: great knockoff, links for the resin flower molds so you can make the flowers so cheaply yourself (like for the Prada Honestly…WTF rose earrings here), and options for materials. Tutorial by Chic Steals here. *I’d normally use polymer clay, but that’s what I’m comfortable working with and I have a dedicated toaster oven for it. But I am open to trying resin clay after reading Chic Steal’s post.
truebluemeandyou: DIY Jewelry for friends, family, to sell etc… Reblogging because on Pinterest someone keeps pinning and repinning this rosette ring that looks just like this.
Resin Tutorial Here! Want to know another jewelry secret? Look carefully. Where have you seen these finished products (I don’t want to alienate people so I’m not going to say)? All they are is resin in silicone molds (I posted a bunch earlier of steampunk gears an stuff from Etsy). I’m not saying it is as easy, but it is so much easier than you think it is! This is an excellent Resin Tutorial for those wishing to make their own, give them as gifts etc… Etsy is full of places to buy the ring bases, jewelry hardware, and cheap rosettes etc… There are different types of resin, so just do your research.
DIY Silcone Mold for Resin Skulls using SUGRU. I have never used this stuff but have watched a lot of YouTube videos seeing all the cool things it does. You can order it off their website sugru.com and they have a gallery of 100s of hacks and DIY ideas. This tutorial shows how to make a mold suitable to pour resin into. Tutorial for Resin Skulls and Silicone Mold using Sugru at The CSI Project here.
DIY Cameo Skull and other Macabre Jewelry. You know all those expensive Skull Jewelry pieces? Here is what you can make easily and cheaply from supplies from Etsy (all sellers had 100% positive feedback). I have worked with polymer clay ($.99 on sale) which is so easy to do and if in doubt look for a tutorial to tell you how to get the colors you want. You can always ask for “Food Grade” molds so you can make chocolate or whatever (but never use it for food once you’ve used polymer clay - and that goes for anything that touches the clay).
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