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Make affordable resin gifts for loved ones

Step 1: Supplies

Supplies:

Molds and resin
(I get mine from little-windows.com).
Charms, photos, glitter, stickers or whatever you would like to put in the pendant.
Cropper if needed.
Bail
e6000 glue

Step 2: Create

I like to fill my mold with charms. I clip the loop off with a wire cutter. Try using glow in the dark glitter. You can throw just about anything in there.
If using photos, be sure to use modge podge first or it might bleed.

I like using the cropper on special paper for backgrounds

Step 3: Resin

Mix your resin slowly to avoid bubbles. You can get resin at Michael's, Menard's or any hobby store. I like using the resin from little-windows.com. Low bubbles, great finish.

Step 4: Set

Let it set for 12 hours. Be sure to check for bubbles in the first 10 minutes. Pop them with a pin or scoop them out.

Step 5: Finish

Once set, remove from mold. Trim edges if needed.
Glue bail on the back with E6000, let set and you're done.

<p>thanks! I've got a ton of tiny seashells that I want to put in resin blocks, but couldn't find a &quot;safe&quot; resin; most of the how-to's I found involved cooking the mix, or high fume levels. </p>
Which department in Menard's has this resin?
<p>I got it near the paint dept. well, that's where I found it in my in Woodstock, IL. :)</p><p>I'm heading there in a bit. I'll double check. :)</p>
<p>You just gave me a ton of Ideas ! Have you had any luck polishing these?</p><p>I've wanted to do this for a while now; may I ask were you bought the Larger bottles of Resin? the high cost at Michael's has thrown me off in the past. Thanks for Sharing !</p>
<p>thank you. :)</p><p>I'm still trying to figure out how to polish them because sanding the edges would be easier with some of the glitter ones I do but it doesn't look nice. :(</p><p>I have to research that. :)</p><p>The big jugs I got at menards. $60 for 128 fluid oz kit.. The only problem, lots of bubbles. LOTS! So stir very slowly. Sometime I get so frustrated that I treat myself to the little-windows low bubble formula. LOL. $36 for the 12oz kit. Comes with mixing wands, cups and resin. </p><p>Visit my facebook page at Grouted Owl for more ideas. :)</p><p>I'm going to make tiny photo squares then make a mosaic frame with them instead of glass tiles. The ideas are endless. </p>
<p>Lovely! What do you find is the best way to trim/ smooth the edges? </p>
<p>Thank you. I use the tiny scissors in my sewing kit. Smaller scissors works best for me. If I over do it, I repair it by using a doming technique. Spreading a thin layer on top then letting it set again. </p>
<p>These are great techniques! </p>
<p>thank you. :)</p>
This is great it gave me many ideas
<p>thank you. :)</p>

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