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Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got, I’m still Penny from the block…

I’ve recently been making faux gemstones and plan to make these in all of the birthstones! originally they were made with drill in bails:

but now they have these new stick on ones, making them much neater and giving a cleaner finish!:

The bails if you want to use them for your own jewellery come in packs of 10 for 50p in the PennyDog shop, and the “Diamond” earrings and pendant will be added to the “Sparkle” category a little later today!

Pretty new moulds for me and the new resin is here!

I’m in the process of testing the 1 hour set resin. At the minute it’s not setting fast, but I’ve not got a bulb for my heat box yet so it seems to be pretty similar to normal epoxy resin, albeit with more of a syrupy consistency. It’s also odourless which will appeal to a lot of people! I’m not selling this yet as I’m waiting on news to get my website back up and running, though if it is going to take a while I will list it in my Folksy supplies shop.

I got some new moulds today! One produces a nice domino size thick rectangle. I originally bought it to make beeswax thread conditioner bars from the beehive but it makes really nice resin pieces. Just testing the new resin in it at the minute!

I also got this shape, the idea being to fill the top in a different transparent colour to make it have a sort of stained glass look. First attempts did not go well however!

And my favourite. This is a mould that makes 3D diamond shapes! I am really pleased with this necklace and earrings set and will have it up for sale soon.

I’ll keep you posted about the epoxy resin once testing is over!