Self made molds

So I’ve been meaning to post this for a while but life and work keep getting in the way. I’ve also got a little video to edit and upload but I’ll get on that as soon as I can.
I also have all my latest MCM photos to edit and upload but I keep getting distracted but actually looking through them….. Any way on to the bits I wanted to share today.

I made a mold! Basically I found a couple of tutorials on Youtube that said you can make molds out of Silicone past at home, so I thought why not. Most of the mold makers I see are based in the USA so it can take a while for them to get to me and I am not the best at waiting.

So I wondered down to Wilkinson and picked up the cheapest silicone (didnt want to spend a fortune on something that would flop) and washing up liquid. Found an old Tupperware in kitchen and made a giant mess that looked something like this:

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Tasty eh?
Then I mushed it all together, if you want to try this at home I seriously recommend wearing gloves. That stuff stuck to everything! So while is was all mushy I rolled it in to a ball and pressed the items I wanted molded in to it.
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Simples, right?
I let it dry for 48 hours. It probably was dry after 24 hours but I wanted to be sure before I put resin into it. I popped the items out and Viola! There was the Molds!
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Arent they lovely? That was retorical and you are just supposed nod and agree there.

I know you are just itching to see how the Resin came out too, so here you go.

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The image on the left, the Zap charm. I have made two of using left over resin so the colours are a fair bit off. One has been painted so the detail shows up alot more. Excuse the air bubble that was me not pouring properly. The one on the right I think came out perfectly. Again it was using left over resin so the there was no colour scheme but I like blue so I think I adore this piece and will be eventually be adding some to the shop! Colour suggestions are welcome! These can be earring or small pedants, looking forward to working more with theses molds I can tell you.

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Parcel opening!

So I recently ordered a lovely little pendant from Charlotter Rose shop. I meant to record a little video opening it because I was so excited but I opened without recording cause waiting is not one of my strong points.
Warning there are quite a few photos!

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What was in the package…

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Under the bubble wrap..

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Pretty envelope, this contained the invoice.

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The package. Prettiness! Whats inside?

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oooh shinny! Look at the glitter!

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Its a Batman Pendant! Think I love it…. Yes I do love it. na na na na na na BATMAN! Brilliant.

Stunning little piece, great length of chain that finished with a heart clasp. The charm itself is the perfect size, and the colour combo is typical Batman but a great combo with the heart and Batman symbol. Thank you so for it!

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Ooops…. I did it again…

I have been fairly active online just not on here and when I haven’t been messing with photos to go etsy or taking them, I have been making resin stuff and experimenting with random bit and pieces here and there. The galleries are updated so you can see what I’ve been up to if you want to.


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A couple of my favourites, okay there are lots more favourites but I couldnt fit them all in to one post.
I’ve even made a video about a basic photo set up. Its short and sweet but you can view it below 😀

Its basically the set up I use and move it around the house depending on the time of day and where the light it. I keep meaning to add a resin update video too but working most of the day means I loose natural light very quickly. Weekend off soon so I’ll try and get it done then but I do have more jewellery to photography so maybe not…

See you next time 😀

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Metallic Castings

I know I vanished again, I actually have a good reason this time. I’ve been working nights for the past two weeks and probably done about 80 hours over time. So all I’ve had time for is pretty much sleep and work. Its been exhausting. I did manage to squeeze in a small casting because I got some new moulds that I really wanted to try (Which I didnt in the end because I had others on the go). I just wanted to make a quick post about these two that I pulled out, that came out so unexpectedly well.

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Yes, there are a few micro air bubbles in one, so micro that they are barely seen but I can see them when I look really really closely. They are unfinished too, so excuse the background for the time being. Check how they are catching the light in the photos though, that the effect that I got really excited about. They look almost 3d they are that shinny. Lets just say you will probably see more metallics popping in the my resin pieces from now on.

Stay tuned for the rest of the casting that was pulled. 😀

Oh and I finally got Maldajusted Designs Facebook page up and running so go and Like it!

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Dr Who And Blue

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My Latest casting pulled. This is probably half the pieces that I finished, well nearly finished. The Dr who pieces need to be painted and glossed. (Although plain colours can be be requested and added to my shop) I am half tempted to keep the blue lips for myself, its so pretty. With the skeleton I tried something new to try and bring the detail out more. It worked quite well though I think next time I will try it with a brighter colour to bring it out more.

And check this out..

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I made some customer comment request cards for my colleagues to hand out at work. We have this thing where we are trying to get customers to feed back to us about the service. Hopefullt these will inspire people to contact us!

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