Tchotchke Necklace

Tchotchke Necklace2017-12-27T11:25:27-04:00

Project Description

Amazing Mold Putty LogoI created this piece of jewelry using Amazing Crafting Products. This necklace has lots of baubles and trinkets—many of them created from items I’ve molded using Amazing Mold Putty. There are reasons I molded these pieces rather than use the originals. First, I don’t own all the originals—the flower basket and the bee are from friends’ jewelry collections. The original of the gilded baby was a toy that as a child I played with in church, and I want to preserve the original. The frozen charlotte original is white porcelain—not the look I was going for.

But, that’s what so great about Amazing Mold Putty and Amazing Casting Resin. I can have my cake and eat it, too. For all the pieces in this project I followed these basic molding and casting directions.

Here are close-ups of the flower basket, frozen charlotte, and the bee.

BeeFlower Basket Charm
Frozen Charlotte

I used Amazing Clear Cast resin with butterscotch Ranger’s alcohol ink added during the mixing process to get a translucent finish. For the bee I used Amazing Casting Resin with no color additive. The bee was white when it came out of the mold, and I used the same butterscotch alcohol ink to stain it. Then, I added a couple drops of ginger and pitch black to accent the recessed areas.

I cast the baby doll with Amazing Casting Resin. Next, I coated her with USArtQuest Duo Adhesive. This adhesive becomes effective and tacky only after it dries, and it the perfect thing for using with Gildenglitz Leafing Metal. My little gilded baby lives in a shrine from Coffee Break Designs.

Gilded Baby

The heart charm is from Spellbinders’ new Media Mixáge line. I covered the bottom of the bezel with fine gold mica and filled the bezel with Amazing Clear Cast. I let it sit overnight, and when it was cured, I glued the red rhinestone to the top.

Resin Heart

Here you can see the finished necklace with all the fun charms, trinkets, and Amazing pieces.

Finished Necklace

You can see more fabulous projects using Amazing Crafting Products on their blog.

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  1. barbara macaskill June 12, 2013 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    Unique and pretty! TFS!

  2. Penny Duncan June 14, 2013 at 10:23 am - Reply

    Oh WOW…..What a GORGEOUS creation!!!!! Such a beautiful piece….love the colors!!!!!

    I also wanted to Thank You so much for your very sweet comment you left on my blog!!!

  3. Jamie C June 16, 2013 at 12:51 am - Reply

    Awesome work, Carole! 🙂

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