If you read creative blogs as much as I do, you’re probably very aware that Martha Stewart has a new line of jewelry supplies, and that a bunch of very talented bloggers has been creating beautiful pieces with those supplies for a few weeks now.
Amazing! Now…what to do with it…
Let’s be honest, I spent quite a while just playing, and one of the things I was really excited about playing with was this:
A custom mold kit.
So, once upon a nap time I pulled out the supplies and had a little fun.
It was like a chemistry experiment…but what to make a mold of?
Well, just about everyone who knows me knows that I have a weakness for a few things–one of those being buttons.
Plus, buttons come in all sorts of cool shapes and have interesting designs. That nap-time fun turned into those cool statement rings. Here’s how I did it.
- Martha Steward Custom Mold Kit
- Hot glue gun
- Martha Steward Epoxy Clay (white and red)
- Martha Steward Ring Settings
- Jewelry Super Glue
- Martha Steward Jewelry Glaze
- Martha Steward Jewelry Enamel
- Tooth Pick
Once 24 hours have passed, pop those babies out of the molds, and let’s get painting.
For this project, I used both Martha Stewart’s Jewelry glaze (creamy gold and aqua) and the enamel (orange).
Both of these are cool but here are the differences: The enamel is much thinner and takes 24 hours to dry.
But it is cool because it allows you to clearly see the texture of the piece.
The glaze dries much quicker and gives a nice shine.
I found that it was easiest to apply both the glaze and the enamel with a toothpick. The red cabochon I decided not to paint.
Then, it is just a matter of super gluing the finished cabochon onto the ring setting.
Here are the three rings I made and the button I used as a mold.