Make Resin Jewellery for a Second Income

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The number of beautiful examples of jewellery made from resin castings have been displayed in shopping centres around the world. They have graced the covers of magazines and have even been purchased by celebrities. The new technologies of resin casting have made it possible to produce resin casting that appear just like real amber, jade, and turquoise.

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Save Money & Make your Moulds with Latex!

 

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Latex rubber is the cheapest mould making rubber to buy. Unlike silicone and polyurethane rubbers also used for mould making, latex rubber must be brushed on to your model in layers, allowing each layer to dry before applying the next coat.

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How To Make Mosaics with Stained Glass

Making MosaicIt is only recently that stained glass has been used to make mosaics. In place of the dull tones imparted by the previous ceramic and stone medium, mosaics have come to life with the brilliance and wide colour range to be found with stained glass.

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Cake decorating made easy

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Cake decorating, like any artistic activity can be very time consuming. This raises the conflict of how much time can you devote to it, if you are doing cake decorating as a business and hope to make it profitable. Even as a hobby, time is a precious commodity.

Recent advances in silicone mould making has seen the development of food grade cake decorating moulds, that enable you to decorate a cake to a professional level, in a matter of minutes.

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Amazing! Make Moulds in 10 Minutes with Mould Putty!

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If you are a crafts person, who wants to make unique parts and products and then easily duplicate them, you really cannot ignore using moulds to help you to create. They allow you to take your craft to a completely new level and produce any quantity of amazing customised products,  that will stun your customers and friends. Once you have seen what silicone mould putty can be used for, you really will wonder how you ever managed without it.

With putty moulds, you are limited only by your own imagination.

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How to Make Faux Stone by Colouring Concrete

How to Make Faux Stone by Colouring Concrete

Adding colourants to concrete can be a terrific way to create unique pieces of art or home/yard décor items. Concrete lends itself to many extremely versatile landscaping projects such as creating faux stones, stepping stones, and even paving stones.

If you are interested in garden statuary, than you can create many artistic statuary projects using concrete and moulds. Feel free to add some colourants to your wet concrete to give the piece a new uniform shade, faux rock look, or just to be unique.
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How to etch glass in 3 minutes

 

 

HOW TO ETCH GLASSIN 3 MINUTES

The good news for artists who are interested in creating the frosty look of etched glass is that the process now takes about 3 minutes of time. The six step process begins with the use of glass etching cream. The process is not only easy it is safe. The results are treasures that will be loved by your family for years. The best part is this process fits easily into any home hobby.

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How to make a faux amber with resin

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Resin jewellery making is fun. For months I tried to replicate faux amber jewellery and found my greatest difficulty was in matching the colour. Because that is the secret you must get the colour right to make it difficult to detect from the genuine article.

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How to Make Photo Jewellery

How to Make Photo JewelleryWhat kinds of photo jewellery can you make?

There are a lot of different types and styles of photo jewellery. Amongst the most popular styles are photo pendants, photo rings, floating pendants, photo bracelets photo brooches and charms.

In addition to jewellery there are also photo keychains and photo dog tags to name just a few ways of personalizing every-day items.

Photo jewellery is easy to make and can be produced overnight with the use of glass clear resins, that permanently seal and protect the photos within the jewellery.

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The Art of Bottle Cutting

Bottle art is both an enjoyable hobby and a creative outlet that produces some amazing works of art that are both beautiful and practical. Considering the green anthem reduce, reuse, and recycle, bottle cutting allows you to focus on the middle portion by finding a new use for a resource that would otherwise be thrown out or recycled.

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Consider some of the popular projects that can be created by using a bottle cutter and old wine bottles. Mobiles and wind chimes are perhaps the easiest projects to create. More intricate projects might include turning a bottle or jar into a lamp. The reality is that you are only limited by your imagination. Larger bottles can be cut, and hinged to create keep-sake containers, aquariums, terrariums, vases, and almost anything else the mind can think up.

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