Lately in the smartest household, we have been playing with resin. I nearly entitled this post "fun with resin" or "why half of our TV trays are constantly sticky", but that didn't seem very informative.
I have always been intrigued by resin jewelry, so I picked up a package of "fire and ice" resin from Hobby Lobby about a month ago. I intended to make some heart shaped necklaces using a candy mold that mama artist used while making a million mints for our wedding:
I thought I would put food coloring and flower petals into the resin to make it more interesting... and also thought that it would be a good idea to ignore the directions on the resin packaging. Wrong. On all counts.
After soaking my hands in warm soapy water to rectify my sticky-hand situation, I decided to give the resin a rest for a bit. This week, I came armed with flowers that Uncle K bought over the weekend and the knowledge that stirring is very important to resin, and is not a step that should be skipped.
The process itself is super easy. Stir. Pour into molds. Stick things in resin. Wait. For 6-8 hours. About 6 hours in I came and pushed some little hoops into the backs- hoping that they would set and allow me to string the hearts on necklaces. Not so much- most of the hoops (ok, all but 1) were swallowed and therefore not necklace-able.
Nevertheless. I think they are pretty.
Ps- I don't usually wear bright red lipstick during the day. I'm working on a little project for a murder mystery this weekend and was doing a dry run. Photos to follow, if the smartest doesn't find and delete all photos I take between now and then.