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11. DIY: FILIGREE BAT NECKLACE WITH FREE TEMPLATE

Got time for a quick craft? I whipped up this crazy beautiful (in my opinion) filigree bat in Photoshop and made a necklace out of it. Since I am but a poor maker with no fancy equipment such as a laser cutter (which I am still pining for, by the way) – I made do with one of my favorite materials, shrink plastic.

Supplies: Shrink plasticTemplateDie-cutter (optional) orX-acto knife

Step 1:

Cut your template – obviously this craft comes together really fast if you have a cutting machine, but you can always cut it by hand (God knows that’s what I did before I got my cutting machine). Bake according to the package’s instructions. Someone tipped me to use a ceramic tile when baking shrink plastic, and it’s true – it gives you great results! I was totally amazed.

Step 2:

Spray paint the bat with your preferred color (in my case, a matte black) and attach your chain. I chose an antique brass colored chain, but I’m still on the border on whether I should’ve used silver instead, or maybe even a gunmetal gray one.

Step 3:

Admire your creation (or strut around while wearing it)! I love how it turned out. If you’re not feeling the necklace, you can always make smaller ones to wear as trapeze earrings.

Step 4:

Sometimes you just have bad days – I tried to take photos of myself wearing it but I just wasn’t feeling the photo session and ended up deleting them all. Do you have days like that?

Step 5:

I am into skulls the most, but I fell in love with this delicate bat right here. Seems like I’m so into delicate stuff lately.

12. DIY a colorful glitter resin phone case

Recently, many of my friends have asked me how to do such a beautiful mobile phone case, so I have taken all the steps in this process and gave you a simple phone case DIY tutorial.

Step 1: Gather all the materials

  • Epoxy resin
  • Glitter powder
  • Electronic scale
  • Clear phone case
  • Disposable mixing cup
  • Stirrers
  • Dropper
  • Paintbrush
  • Toothpick
  • E600 glue
  • Cotton swab

Step 2: Measuring your glue solution

First take out the electronic scale, peeled back to zero. Then add 30g of resin A. Make sure you are in a well-ventilated place. Now you can add about 10g of resin B using a dropper. Try to be as precise as you can when adding resin B. If the resin B is too less, this phone case can’t be dry so easily. And the case would be ruined.

Now you can use wooden stirrers to mix your resin. Try to be evenly at a constant speed. If you mixing it to fast, the resin will get more air bulbs in this step. Now you can put the resin at aside and wait for the bubble to disappear. It usually takes 10 minutes.

You can also mix your resin according to the instructions on the box.

Step 3: Choosing the color of the glitter

You can choose the color of the glitter when waiting for the air bubble to disappear. I choose 5 of them. Take out the phone case, apply E600 glue evenly on it, and gently spread the glitter powder you have chosen along the direction of the oblique triangle. Now you can add the resin to the glitter. Note that adding glue should not be too fast and too much. Wipe off the excess glue around the phone case edge with a cotton swab. If there is a bubble to pick it up with a toothpick, if you don’t break it, there will still be bubbles after you finished the phone case.

If necessary, you can apply a second layer of glue. Just wait after the first layer is dry. It usually takes 24 hours to dry out. I prepared lots of glue, so I made several phone cases this time. So much fun in this resin phone case DIY.

Stay crafting!

Materials:

  • Epoxy resin
  • Glitter powder
  • Electronic scale
  • Clear phone case
  • Disposable mixing cup
  • Stirrers
  • Dropper
  • Paintbrush
  • Toothpick
  • E600 glue
  • Cotton swab


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