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Bag Handles continued…

Hmm… Not sure. I mean they will need sanding and varnishing, but it’s a bit sticky due to the moulding problem I had and the colours aren’t as vibrant as when the dye was added. It also doesn’t help that bits of Vinamould got embedded inside! I will sand and varnish this one, probably at the weekend, and then see what it looks like…

On another note, I am the very first person to be featured on new UK craft blog, Partners in Crime which can be found here:  http://www.clairelaraine-partnersincrime.blogspot.com 😀

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Bag handles

After doing a small survey around Etsy bag makers, I decided to give resin bag handles a whirl as an addition to my shop. I used nearly a whole kilogram of Vinamould, which took about 40 minutes in total in small 20 second stages in the microwave. The bag handle I chose to use as the model was a bit tacky when pulled out, so I’ve rendered my pair unusable now! I will have to post some guidance notes on successful mould making using the microwave, as it is generally not recommended by the manufacturer.

This morning I filled the mould for the first time with the pink galaxy marbled resin style I have used in some recent jewellery pieces (also on Etsy). I will probably pull it out tomorrow morning and have a look, only then will I know if it has been successful or not! Fingers crossed…