Fun with resin!

I am new to resin… well, ok I have had it for a while… it’s been in a closet waiting patiently to be used. It took a while because honestly I was scared! I need to practice! I had a hard time with bubbles. Thankfully I was doing an underwater theme so the bubbles actually work. I am actually pretty happy with them. They make me smile..Finally a fish I can’t kill!

The aquarium necklaces

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I think they are so much fun!

If you don’t feel like going through all the trouble of making them, but really want one, they are on sale in my Etsy store here:

Stop by and check it out!

September at Sugar Beet Crafts


September is a fantastic month, and not just because I am finally home from Oklahoma! September is the start of a new season. Kids are back in school and the cool air starts to creep up turning leaves a wonderful blend of fall colors.

It is a month full of cultural diversity, planet awareness, self-improvement and much much more. Over the next few weeks I will be highlighting the many bizarre and unique holidays celebrated in the month of September.

September is:
Classical Music Month
Hispanic Heritage Month
Fall Hat Month
International Square Dancing Month
National Blueberry Popsicle Month
National Courtesy Month
National Piano Month
Chicken Month
Baby Safety Month
Little League Month
Honey Month
Self Improvement Month
Better Breakfast Month

Phew! keep an eye out!
The next few weeks should be fun and interesting. You wouldn’t want to miss it! Please follow by blog via email, twitter, Facebook.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

See you soon!


Resin Mold Update

Good Afternoon!

I finished the experimental resin mold.  Of course, I could not wait a second before filling it with resin to see what it was I had to work with. This is my first attempt, it is kind of like the “first pancake”, it may not be perfect but it is a good test.


After the Resin dried..


The resin came out OK .. They were super clear on one side, but the side in the mold came out a tiny bit foggy and a bit textured. I think I just need to work with resin a little bit more, just to get more comfortable with it.

The mold clay worked great. It kept the shape of the original piece, which was a sticker, so considering that it worked great.  Once baked it is flexible enough to easily remove the resin.

I used a sharpie to color the little one just as an experiment. 😀

So many possibilities!

Now I’m off to make ….. something!

Happy Crafting, and Have a wonderful day!

Making Resin Molds

Hi! Hope your having a wonderful day!

Today I am attempting to make resin molds. This is my first try, hopefully it will go smoothly. The mold maker I chose is a clay. It is really easy to use. Sculpey Mold Maker is the exact brand. It was about 12.00 at Micheal’s crafts. You basically play with the clay until it becomes soft. Then roll it out and press what ever you are molding into the clay. Once your satisfied you remove the object, and bake the clay.

So far so good.

Pics and info to come!

Have you created a resin mold? How did it go for you?