Sunday, March 27, 2011

Seashell Trinket Treasure tray

I had these left over shell bowls
from the ball
not to mention,
but will,
all those damn
Mardi Gras beads!

What the hell am I supposed to do with them?
Then I decided, Hey, why not make a Trinkets Tray.
Decorative plastic Sea Shell
Plastic Beads, assorted;
Large White Beads for the "pearl", cut 1 from strand
Decorative Rocks, plastic or glass
Star beads/sequins/charms

First thing to do is fill the bottom.
Toss your Decorative Rocks in,
and mix up your Resin.

Once the Resin is ready,
pour over the rocks to just cover them.
I had a few bumps where the resin didn't 
quite cover and it was fine.
Not enough ~ just mix a bit more
Too much ~ make up a few pendants
I also poured a bit of resin the seam 
of the two Shells to secure it.
Sprinkle just a wee bit of GLiTTer in.

Depending on what type resin you use,
around 10 to 15 minutes,
check the set.
Remember the Prell commercial where they put the pearl in it?
you want that kind of thick.
Set your Stars and your Pearl in the resin.
Sprinkle a wee bit more GLiTTer on the resin.

Once the Resin has completely cured/dried,
start gluing your Decorative Beads for trim.
I used one strand of Pink for the upper Shell
and cut three strands of Gold for the seam.

ah, Cher', you've got a treasure!

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