Summer Crafting: Ice Cube Bracelet
By The Crafty Chica on June 26, 2011
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We're halfway through summer 2011 - what are you making? Send me links to your blog that have your best summer craft projects and they just be featured right here! From patio to jewelry to clothing or decorations, what cool crafts are you proud of?
I'll start the ball rolling!
Visualization is the key with this bold bauble bracelet that looks just like frozen ice cubes.
Supplies: Plastic ice cube tray, two-part resin, blue resin coloring, gold micro stars, paper cup, chopstick for stirring, disposable measuring cup, needle nose pliers, drill, jump rings, bracelet clasp.
Directions: Mix the resin according to package directions (using cup, chopstick and measuring cup) and pour an approximately 1/4-inch layer into dry ice cube tray compartments. Sprinkle in gold stars. Let set for four hours. Mix up a new batch of resin, but this time add one drop of blue resin coloring. Dab on a thin layer on each cube. Keep it thin, because it is just to give it a faint blue tinge from behind. Let cure for 24 hours. Pop the pieces out of the tray. On each side, drill a hole at an angle, coming out the bottom. Using pliers, insert a jump ring and connect the pieces. Attach bracelet clasp.
Note: After you've finished, do not use this ice cube tray to make real ice.
TIP: Silicone ice cube trays work best, the pieces are easier to pop out!