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Working Wednesday: Stupid Cupid Pendants

As I said last week, we started brainstorming on what we could create for Valentine's themed Working Wednesday Blog, and we began by asking ourselves, “what do we think of when we think of Valentine's Day?” One of the most obvious was Cupid.

I honestly think about the song “Stupid Cupid” by Connie Francis (from 1958), where she sings,

“Stupid Cupid stop picking on me.”

Luckily Steven had bought me some cupid mold for our anniversary,

so this seemed like the perfect time to try them out!

Stupid Cupid Pendants

• The cupid mold set (from amazon linked below)

• Resin (Part A and Bart B Mixed)

• Food coloring and

• Disposable measuring cup

• Mixing stick

• Heat Gun

The collection of molds that we bought is technically for fondant, but because it made of silicone so it can be used for resin as well. The set mold set came with three molds: a large cupid, a pair of wings, and a mold that has eight assorted sizes and styles of cupids. I mix the resin. 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 creates a chemical reaction, transforming them from a liquid into a solid. For three of the sets, we made I added paint to create the desired color. For the other, Lou added food coloring to create a deep purple color.

I filled each mold up. I did this very slowly, trying to keep it from having bubbles. The downside to the molds not being designed for resin they are terrible at holding bubbles. The heat gun does not seem to really be effective at drawing the bubbles to the “top,” but the molds are so detailed they’re so many little pockets for the air to get trapped inside.

I let most of them sit for 24 hours to set completely, but with one batch, I popped them out after about 12 hours. This was perfect for adding the screw to the tops before they are completely hardened. This way, the pendants can finish hardening around the screw

(I plan to try to do this from on).

For the rest, Steve had use the small precision screwdriver for jewelry to thread a hole in the tops for the screws. I then add a ring so I can add them to cords for necklaces.

Another side note is that tiny little cupids did not turn out correctly in any patch that we poured; They were all missing a limb of some kind. I believe this is due to the fact that these molds are so small, and I am pouring from a big measuring cup, so it is unevenly filling them. I think I will try it again with a dropper to see if I can fill in more evenly next time!

Here is the link for the Cupid Molds:

I will only be adding a few of each of Valentine's creations to the website. I had initially been planned to make more to add, but I have just been under the weather the last week or two (my fibromyalgia has flared up and is causing migraines), so I am going just to offer what I have made now. I am working on some giveaways and coupons for February, leading up to Valentine’s Day to show all of you how much we love and appreciate your support!

For the next two weeks, the Working Wednesday blog will be a special “Lou makes editions,” as Lou makes Valentine's things for her favorite people!

Until Next time….

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