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Make beautiful faux opals in every hue for your jewelry projects!
Easter grass and nail polish are just two of the ingredients you'll need to make these beautiful opals!

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  • How to make a cabochon ring. Faux Opals Diy - Step 2
    Step 1

    Glaze Coat High Gloss Craft Resin
    E-6000 Glue
    Molding Putty
    Nail Polish
    Jewelry Findings
    Angel Hair (Opalescent Easter Grass)
    Cabochons
    Small Torch or Lighter

  • Step 2

    Watch the video tutorial here:

  • How to make a cabochon ring. Faux Opals Diy - Step 3
    Step 3

    1. Knead equal parts of the molding putty together and create a flat ball
    2. & 3. Push the cabochons into the molding putty and wait 10 minutes for your mold to set
    4. Cut angel hair into small pieces so it looks like chunky glitter
    5. Mix a small amount of the Glaze Coat together
    6. Mix in the angel hair pieces into the Glaze Coat
    7. Pour into the molds and pop bubbles with a small torch or lighter
    8. When set (wait 8 hours) paint the backs with different colors of nail polish
    *This will give the opals different colors
    9. Set in jewelry with E-6000 glue

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PineconePrincess
PineconePrincess · Roseburg, Oregon, US · 19 projects
this is so neat! I was just at a spring fair and I had hoped to find a opal ring but to no success. I will have to try this one out!Love
Mark Montano
Mark Montano · 357 projects
You'll love making them Pinecone!
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