Turn any outfit into a Halloween costume by making a Halloween necklace. And it turns out that costume is handmade if you DIY the Halloween necklace.
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There are two parts to making this Halloween necklace.
Part 1: Make the resin heart
Mix 1/2 ounce (total) of your jewelry resin. The super clear resin works perfectly here because it cures hard and durable. You don’t have to worry about your Halloween necklace softening as you wear it.
Once you mix your resin, add glitter.
Then, pour it into your pendant mold.
Check it for resin bubbles, then leave it overnight to cure.
The next day you can demold it. Use an Emory board to sand off any sharp edges.
Now because we want this necklace to SCREAM Halloween.
Yeah, I get the pun here…
Part 2: Make the skeleton hand
Measure and mix 1/3 ounce (total) of the amazing casting resin. Once it’s mixed, add it to the skeleton hand mold.
If you have never used the Amazing casting resin before, here are a few things you MUST know.
This is a quick-curing polyurethane resin. You should only measure and mix together the amount of resin you can start casting in 90 seconds. Not kidding.
This resin starts clear but will turn opaque white as it cures.
Here’s another reason why you want to use the Amazing casting resin for this project. You can demold it in 10 minutes, and it’s fully cured in 15 minutes. Yeah, pretty cool.
For the skeleton hand, demold it about 7 to 8 minutes after pouring. That’s about when the tips of the fingers start turning white. The resin is mostly soft at this point, so be careful. You can squish your skeleton hand if you aren’t careful.
Form the soft skeleton hand over the (fully cured) resin heart. You want the hand to cure in a shape that looks like it’s grabbing the heart, not just resting on it. You’ll need to hold the hand over the resin heart for about ten minutes.
After a complete cure, you can see that the skeleton hand retained the curve.
Once it’s cured, mix up another small batch of Amazing casting resin. Color it with a tiny dot of the red dye before mixing in the hardener. Then, drip it onto a few places with the end of a toothpick. Because this is a quick curing resin, the drips will cure as drips.
And even if they drip a little bit, that makes it look even more like blood.
Part 3: Glue the two pieces together
Once the blood drips cure, glue the skeleton hand to the heart with E6000. Then, use it to glue a bail to the back.
💡 Pro tip: If you want a fancy touch to your Halloween necklace, glue on a vintage crystal. Eat your heart out, Morticia Addams.
A little glamour. A little glitter. A little scary. And all made with resin. BOOM!
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