Introduction: DIY Candy Jewelry, a Cool and Easy Gift Idea to Make Her Happy.

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New Year is over and it's time to loose some weight. Here's a little idea on how to use the candies you won't eat for the next few weeks. These original earrings and necklaces were Christmas presents for my sisters.

Step 1: What You Need

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- Clear nail varnish
- Cheap jewels
- Hard candies
- Epoxy glue
- Stick (something to mix the glue)
- Wax paper

Step 2: Apply Varnish (many Times)

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Apply a first layer of varnish on the candies. Let them dry on the wax paper during 30 minutes. Repeat 3 to 6 times until the layer is about 1mm thick. This process can take several hours... so do it while watching a movie.

Step 3: Make Some Epoxy Glue

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Squeeze a little bit of glue from both syringe on a clean surface. The mix have to be 50-50 (the same quantity of both liquids).

Step 4: MIX

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Use a stick to merge the epoxy mix. Make sure to have a uniform substance. If you have a 5 minutes epoxy, you will have to apply it fast because it will soon become very hard.

Step 5: Apply Epoxy

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Use the tip of the stick to glue the candy to the original jewel. Some soft candies like Gummy Bears can be entirely covered with epoxy to protect them.

Step 6: Let Them DRY

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You can pin the earrings into something soft, like a sponge, to let them dry. For bigger candies, use a piece of wax paper. Let everything dry for a night.

Step 7: Pack

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Find a nice little box or make one. I won't tell you how to make a box...

Step 8: Give

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Choose someone you love.


brynnecaela (author)2014-12-06

These are cute, but I was wondering if they could rot and fall apart easily?

I wouldn't think so if they are well incased in the resin, I would think the resin would keep out any moisture and air. My mom used to do resin stuff, so I sort of know what it's like.

Siena Jackson (author)2017-02-06

Awesome!! I been wanting to know how to do this and what to use to make the candies last forever!!! <3

LE PETITE ARTISTE (author)2012-11-23

I lov it and i am doing it right now YEAH they are super cute especially the mint pendant

robopanda (author)2012-10-30

I love the mint pendant! So cute.

TheMagicianLord (author)2012-10-18

Does it have to be epoxy glue used, or is super glue fine for this?

Junie Balloonie (author)2012-08-09

this sounds so unbelievebly cool!!!!! i'll have to try it for christmas for all my friends! thanks for your wonderful instructable. : )

KwartzKitten (author)2012-01-13

So cute and perfect!

NakanoYamato (author)2012-01-12

Nice idea! I'll try make some neck pendants for my girlfriend!

Errr, have you had any problems with ants? '-'
They can "feel" sugar through hard substances, you know '-'

No ants problem for the moment. I live in Canada and it's almost -20 degrees outside right now. Insects won't be a problem until an other few months. Maybe it could be a problem in warmer countries. ;)
Thanks for the warning.

well, then I'll try!
I live in Brazil and, here, we have some ants troubles sometimes...

agis68 (author)2012-01-12

cute!...usually women are crazy about these but now this something financilay cheap to make as a gift from him to her.....(that part concerns the male population) cause due to crisis we dont have money for expensive gifts..... saved my relationship! lol

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-01-09

Very tasteful :)

randofo (author)2012-01-09

I wonder if you could have used some sort of sugar or food-based glaze instead of the epoxy as a sealant.

Samuel Bernier (author)randofo2012-01-09

If you find something that last, please tell me.
Nature has a lot of natural resins.

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