Make your own spike charms for jewellery!
I think this tutorial looks scarier and more complicated that it is, you actually don't need any special skills to make these. I wanted to do it because I didn't like the shape or colour of any spike charms I could find.
You also use fimo in these moulds. I think I wanted to use resin because I wanted the transparency, and me and fimo don't always get along too well...
Also, I tried to colour my resin using a tiny blob of white acryllic paint because I wanted a kind of 'milky' effect, although in the end it did look nice, it didn't mix well at all and the resin took longer than 24 hours to cure. Any tips on colouring resin would be greatly appreciated! I'm quite a rookie in this department...
NB: I haven't included the time it takes the resin to cure in the time for this tutorial
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To start, make your desired shape of 'spike' out of fimo. After inserting an eye pin into the top of it bake it according to the instructions on the packet.
If you have somthing which you really like the shape of use it! These are only necessary in order to make the mould. (For most of my spikes I actually used a cut-off of an old siligum mould to make new moulds from)
Mix the two parts of the siligum mould and press your fimo spike/shape into it and leave it to set for 5 minutes. The eye pin comes in handy once the mould has set, as it makes it easy to pull out your shape. You will need to make a few moulds so that you are able to make many spikes at once (I made 7).
If you are not sure what siligum is/don't know how to use it then you can YouTube it! There are loads of helpful siligum tutorials which will show you exactly what to do.
Mix your resin according to the instructions on the pack. Again, there are many YouTube videos on this if you are confused. I would also recommend having a back-up mould because if your spike moulds are very small like mine, it is likely that you'll have a lot of resin left over once you have filled them. You can rotate the wire out of the way when pouring in the resin.
Take an eye pin and cut off the end so that it is very small. Then bend the end of the pin up slightly to form a teeny hook.
I bent it like this because this is what I always do when using eye pins in fimo so that they have no chance of slipping out once it has been baked. I am not sure f it is necessary with resin, but I did it to be safe.