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How to use Zap-A-Gap with Glue-In Charms

Materials:Rhinestone Glue-In Charms2.6mm rhinestonesscrap paperpaper towelStainless Steel TweezersZap-A-Gap GlueDirections:Step 1: First, get everything ready. Have your charms facing up with the spot for the flat back. Also have your flat backs facing color side up. If you're doing double sided charms (the angel wings and awareness ribbons) do one side first, let the glue dry and then do the other side. Step 2: Put the long tube on the end of your Zap-A-Gap. On

DIY Resin Flower Cabochons

1. Mix an appropriate amount of the Resin Obsession super clear resin. 2. I wanted my resin flowers to be FUNKY, so I used the Alumilite Fluorescent resin pigments to color my resin. Mix a drop or two of the fluorescent yellow resin pigment into the mixed clear epoxy resin. Hint: Sometimes it can be hard to squeeze pigment from the bottles. I will remove the top and dip a toothpick into the bottle to get the color to add to the resin. 3. Thoroughly mix the color into the res

Gluing Swarovski Elements Crystal Rivoli Stones into a Rivoli Component

Step 1Pick the Rivoli Component you would like to use and the Swarovski Elements Crystal Rivoli Stone. Step 2Squeeze a small amount of 5 Minute Epoxy in a disposable tray or paper plate. It is very important to use an even amount of the 2-part epoxy. Step 3Mix the 2 parts together thoroughly with a toothpick (about 20 seconds). Once you have mixed the epoxy, you have about a 4-5 minute window

Picture Frames - Using Diamond Glaze

Step 1Find a picture or design for the frame. Step 2Move the template over the image until you have found the desired picture. Step 3Use a pencil to trace the template over the image. Step 4Cut out the image with an art knife. Step 5Apply a thin coat of an adhesive to the picture frame. Step 6

Using Liquid Glazes

Step 1You will need an image, a pendant, a corresponding paper punch or scissors, glue and a paint brush. Step 2You will then need to choose your dimensional glaze. Read through the instructions carefully to see which finish you would prefer. Step 3Choose your image. Punch out the image with the corresponding paper punch. Step 4Paint a thin layer of glue in

Adding Resin to a Bezel Ear Finding

Step 1You will need paper, a pair of Ear Findings, Glue, Sealant, ICE Resin, scissors and a paint brush to begin. We have chosen the gold plated pewter oval ear findings. Step 2Measure the inside of the ear finding to get the correct size for cutting out the image. We used the oval glass dome as our template. Step 3Draw the shape onto your chosen image and carefully cut out the shape with a pa

Using an Acrylic Block and a Clear Rubber Stamp

Step 1You will need paper, a clear acrylic block, ink and a clear rubber stamp. Step 2Place the clear stamp on the acrylic block flat side down. Use the grid to line up the stamp. Step 3Select placement on the paper before you ink the stamp. Step 4Ink the stamp by tapping the ink pad repeatedly onto the stamp from above. Step 5

Embellishing an Ornament with ICE Resin and Glitter

Step 1Mix a 1/2 fl. oz. batch of resin. For more detailed instructions see Using ICE Resin with Bezel Pendants Technique. 1/2 fl. oz. will be enough for about three 67mm clear glass ball ornaments. Step 2Pick out a clear glass ornament. We are using a glass ornament that is 67mm. Step 3Carefully remove the top to the glass ornament and set aside. Step 4Slow

Jewelry Clay Bead

Step 1Wearing gloves, mix equal parts A and B jewelry clay together. Knead the jewelry clay with your fingers for four minutes. Step 2Use the palms of your hands to roll the jewelry clay into a round ball. Step 3Use the palms of your hands to roll the round ball into a cylinder shape to fit around the channel bead. Step 4Wrap the cylinder shape of jewelry c

Using Jewelry Clay With Crystal Fancy Stones

Step 1Wearing gloves, mix equal parts A and B jewelry clay together. Knead the jewelry clay with your fingers for four minutes. Step 2Use the palms of your hands to roll the jewelry clay roughly into the shape that you will want it to be in your finished design. We have rolled the jewelry clay into a round ball to fit into a circular bezel. Step 3Set the ball of jewelry clay into the center of

Rubber Stamping onto a Non-porous Surface

Step 1You will need a clear rubber stamp, StazOn® Ink, an acrylic block, and a metal or non-porous surface. We have chosen to stamp onto a 29.5mm Antique Sterling Silver Plated Pewter Circle Raised Tag Bezel Pendant by Nunn Design. The Nunn Design Sealant is optional. Step 2Carefully place the clear rubber stamp on the acrylic block flat side down. Use the grid to line up the stamp. Step 3

Combining Two Molded ICE Resin Pieces

Step 1Choose two of the same finished molded ICE resin pieces. We chose two teardrop shapes from a resin mold. Step 2Using an emery board begin filing down the edges of the molded resin pieces. Step 3Keep filing the edges until the two molded pieces fit together evenly. Step 4Mix a small batch of resin. For more detailed instructions see Using ICE Resin wit

Finishing ICE Resin - Filing

Step 1Choose a finished molded ICE resin piece. We chose one from an earring resin mold.Step 2The piece you choose should have raised edges that need to be filed down.Step 3For this technique you will need a fine grit sandpaper or file as well as a buffer.Step 4Using the fine grit sand paper or file gently begin filing the back edges of your molded ICE Resin

Finishing ICE Resin - Doming

Step 1Mix a small batch of resin. For more detailed instructions see Using ICE Resin with Bezel Pendants Technique. Step 2Choose a finished molded ICE resin piece. We chose an oval shape from a resin mold. Step 3Add the same color you used for the molded resin piece. We are using two drops of red opague pigment. Step 4Using a stir stick start mixing the pig

Making a Silicone Mold

Step 1In this technique we will be using a two part silicone putty (Component A and Component B) Step 2Grab a small amount of the silicone putty component A. Step 3Roll the putty into a ball with your hands. Step 4Grab the same amount of the silicone putty for component B as you did for component A. Step 5Roll the putty

Using ICE Resin with a Mold

Step 1Mix a small batch of resin. For more detailed instructions see Using ICE Resin with Bezel Pendants Technique. Step 2Pick your desired pigment or glitter and pour a small amount into the ICE Resin. We chose a Pearl EX Pigment to use with our ICE Resin. Step 3With a stir stick begin mixing the pigment into the ICE Resin. Step 4Keep stirring the pigment

Adding Color to ICE Resin

Step 1Mix a batch of resin. For more detailed instructions see Using ICE Resin with Bezel Pendants Technique. Step 2Grab a couple extra cups to use for your ICE Resin. It is good to have multiple ICE Resin projects lined up to prevent any waste. Step 3Pour your desired amounts of ICE Resin into each measuring cup you will be using. We chose to pour equal amounts of ICE Resin into three measuri

Using ICE Resin with a Photograph

Step 1Pick out a pendant and punch or template. You can also trace around the pendant and cut the image out with scissors. We chose a 38mm round pendant with a 1 1/4" paper punch. Step 2Find a paper or image for the pendant. Move the paper punch over the paper until you have found the desired image and punch it out. Step 3You now have your desired image ready. Step

Using ICE Resin with Paper

Step 1We have taped a white garbage bag down over our work surface to prevent spills and drips as well as resin from sticking to the work surface. Using a white craft glue, coat the back of the paper you are going to use.Step 2Using a small sponge spread the glue evenly.Step 3Fold the paper in half. Press the paper flat and smooth out any air bubbles.Step 4U

Making a Domed Surface with ICE Resin

Step 1Mix a small batch of resin. For more detailed instructions see Using ICE Resin with Bezel Pendants Technique. Step 2You will want to use a pendant that has been filled with ICE Resin about 3/4 of the way full and has soft cured for a minimum of six hours. For more detailed instructions see the Using ICE Resin with Picture Frames Technique. Step 3Place the pendant on an even work surface.
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