How we do it: Jewelry Plates

We got some new molds and decided to make some really cool jewelry plates!


Here is what you will need:

Dried Flowers

Toothpick

Resin (mixed when needed)

Silicone measuring cup

Silicone plate molds (we got ours at Walmart in the craft aisle)

Mixing stick

Heat Gun





We have been collecting and drying flowers for projects for a few months. Still, if you want to use dry flowers, you will need to gather them and let them hang dry for at least a week, or you can try other methods to get the flowers completely dry because it will become discolored in the plate over time. When you are ready to start, you will first need to mix the resin together. The resin comes in two parts: a resin and a hardener. You mix it at a 1:1 ratio measured by volume, meaning it requires equal amounts of both resin and hardener. Mixing the resin and hardener together creates a chemical reaction, transforming them from a liquid into a solid.




Then you pour a little resin into each mold. Next, you will arrange the petals inside the resin. Once it is close to how I want it, I usually finishing filling the mold with the resin (You must do this before 30 minutes because the resin will start to chemically change by then). I then arrange the piece where I want them. The flowers still will move some because they are so light they will "float" in the resin some.









Lastly, you will want to use the heat gun to draw some of the trapped air or bubbles. The resin will need to harden for at least 24 hours. Then you pop them out of the molds. You may need to sand the rough edges, but I didn't find it necessary this time for these.






I am so happy with how cute these turned out! I think they are going to be perfect to be given as gifts for nature lovers and jewelry lovers!



We also made one with chunky confetti! I think this turned out to be a really fun piece!



We have also made a vlog showing you this process. You can check it out below:




If you like these plates, they are now available to purchase on the website (or through the links above!)! You should go and check it out now! Until Next week…

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