Resin casting Halloween charms
I don’t know what it is, but I can’t possibly pass up a craft store when I’m within walking (sometimes driving!) distance. Of course while I’m there, I MUST go by the sales bin. Imagine my giddiness when I found these beauties!
Of course, I decided to use them for resin (they were originally intended for food items) as a chance to make some last minute Halloween jewelry.
You can see me cast in some of the molds here:
I used the Amazing casting resin to create a skeleton set. I used it for two reasons:
- The resin cures white. I wanted my pieces to be white, so by using this resin, I eliminated a coloring step.
- Since I was casting live, I wanted people to be able to see the finished results within a few minutes.
Aren’t these cool for a matched pendant and earrings set?
One of the molds had a witch hat. I used the same resin, but this time added the green Alumilite dye to get a green color. See the swirls? Yeah, I didn’t intend for that to happen.
When using a quick curing resin, you need to have everything ready as you only have two minutes (at least with this one) to mix your resin. I mixed the two parts together and my green dye was ready, Unfortunately, squeezing it out of the bottle was a challenge. The extra thirty seconds I took to find a toothpick left me barely enough time to get it stirred in before I could feel the resin get hot. I knew if I didn’t pour it into the mold, it was going to freeze in my cup.
So…swirls it is. Of course if this happens to you, you can totally pull it off that you intended for this to happen. I won’t tell anyone. 😉
The resin bats turned out, well, just okay. Notice anything weird here?
The glittery side is the back side (casting side) of the charm. The flat black side of the bat (side with the face) is from the surface that was touching the mold. I didn’t add black color to the resin, only black glitter. It shouldn’t have come out flat black.
Here they are on their side. It’s like there was some weird reaction between the resin and I don’t know what. It’s possible it could have been the glitter, it’s possible it could have been from the mold. I have used molds like these in the past without any problems, but not in the color black.
Has this happened to any of you?
I had a few drips on the mold that I was able to peel off. You can see the same thing happened.
I’m going to try this again, this time, without the glitter. Clear resin only.
Do you like using these kinds of molds? What do you do with your charms?