I just love playing with new products especially when my first go at it turns into a no fuss cute project! The cherry on top? The fact that I even managed to up-cycle which means it’s not only good for the earth but also great on my wallet! Craft-Tastic I say! Lucky for you that I hosted the Cool2Craft PJ party this Wednesday and recorded my Halloween Charm demo which should make this project even easier for you to create.
Here is what I used:
2) Vice (with foam or soft grip)
4) Eclips gum container (for the molds)
5) Sharipie markers
Before I started decorating my Cool2Cast blanks I sketched out some Halloween characters to get a better idea of the various charms I could make. I think this really helps as a great jumping off point since your art space is quite limited with these little charms.
Watch this quick video to learn more about the project.
The only detail I didn’t cover is how I drilled the 1/16 hole. For that you will use your 1/16 drill bit in your electric drill and set the speed on high. Place the blank in a foam protected vice (to keep the piece from getting marred). Only drill straight in at a high speed BUT don’t forget to pull the bit out and then gently back in so that the casting doesn’t break. Pushing straight down without coming back up every once in a while will surely break the project.
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