Friday, July 5, 2013

Easy Cast and Molded Pendant

This is an example of what you can do with anything you make in a mold.  Earlier this week I showed you a few other samples.  Some days I just like to hang my item as is...without gluing it to a metal cabochon or some other base.


This is the mold I have been working in.  It has all the classic shapes jewelers love.
My piece has a button lizard a gold charm and some glass beads in it.
 When my molded piece was cured I simply hand drilled a little hole into it.  This is my Fiskars hand drill.  It drills through resin like butter!
 I like to buy old jewelry components.  This clover was already coloured and matched my piece.
I attached them with a wire and had a great pendant ready to wear!

6 comments:

  1. This is lovely. Thanks for sharing. When I use a mold the resin dries with a matte finish, only shiny on the underside (part drying in air rather than against the mold). Can you advise me? Thank you.

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    1. Hi Mitzie, some people use a buffing tool and carnuba car wax. I sometimes spray a high gloss sealer, but I do prefer the mat finish myself. It is a little easier for me to take pictures!

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  2. I love it. What is a button lizard??

    Francie

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    1. That is an excellent question....I should have worded that better! I buy fun themed button packs...and the lizard was something I could have sewn onto a child's outfit. In fabric stores they have lots of these themed packs.

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  3. Can I ask where you found the hand drill? I searched on line (even the Fiskars site!) and I was unable to locate it. I really like the size and how yours looks like it could be used with one hand (leaving the other one free to hold my piece). By the way, I have been searching the earth for beads that are of a specific size, shape, and appearance. Little did I know I have nearly all the materials to make them myself! Thanks for sharing all your projects.

    Julie

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  4. Hi Julie,
    I did get mine several years ago at Michaels. It is still in such great shape because I only use a few times a year. Perhaps they discontinued it.

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