Monday, September 16, 2013

Cool2Cast Butterfly in ICE Resin Bezel Necklace

Hello blogging friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I am so excited to share a new product with you today!!  I am sure many of you in the crafting community know the amazingly talented Tiffany Windsor.  She is the founder of the Cool2Craft Network featuring the popular on-line Cool2Craft TV show.  A couple of months back Tiffany launched a brand new product called Cool2Cast™.  Cool2Cast™ is a light wieght casting medium with a porcelian like finish.  It is great for mixed media art, jewelry making and embellishing.  It is very easy to work with--mix with water, shake and pour.  It only takes about an hour and you can pop your Cool2Cast™ pieces out of the silicone molds.  On your finished pieces you can ink it, paint it and stamp it.  The posibilities are endless with Cool2Cast™!

Here is a close up of a necklace I designed.  Check out the beautiful butterfly--it was made with Cool2Cast™ and a silicone mold.  

Before I tell you the details for the necklace check out all of the pieces that I made using Cool2Cast™.  I had so much fun making these and I have several projects in the works!

Do you see the butterfly I used for the necklace?

You can click on all of the pictures to enlarge them.

Okay, on to the necklace.

After I popped the butterfly out of the silicone mold I painted it.  Now what I used to paint it might surprise you a little but I have actually used this product for years on jewelry pieces--it's finger nail polish.  Are you surprised?  Years ago I used to make clay jewelry and I couldn't find the kind of paints I wanted to use so I thought why not try nail polish.  It gives the look of enamel, it's easy to use and comes in a large variety of colors.  I used NYC 151 Skyline Blue, Sinful Colors 947 Mint Apple nail polish to paint the base of the butterfly.  Then I used black acrylic paint for all of the details. For a finishing touch I applied Pure Ice Dazzle Me 1005 nail polish over the entire piece.  Then I applied Mod Podge over the entire piece to seal it.  I used one of the MB1-002S Susan Lenart Kazmer for Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Squares One Bezel from Spellbinders® and sprinkled  Silver Crushed Glass Glitter and Oceanic Crushed Glass Glitter in the bottom of the bezel.  Then I added Silver Filigree Embellishement #683S-S from ButterBeeScraps'.  I cut the filigree piece in half and placed one piece at the top and the other at the bottom of the bezel.  Then I poured some ICE Resin into the bezel, placed the butterfly on top and added more ICE Resin.  

To finish the necklace I attached it to a chain, added some Peacock Seam Binding from Really Reasonable Ribbon and beads from Blue Moon Beads a division of DCWV.

So what do you think?  Would you try Cool2Cast™?  It is so fun and easy to use and I would love to hear your thoughts.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,

Cool2Craft:  Cool2Cast™ by Tiffany Windsor
Silicone Molds:  Wilton, Martha Stewart, Mod Molds and other
Spellbinders®:   MB1-002S Susan Lenart Kazmer for Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Squares One Bezel
ButterBeeScraps':   Silver Filigree Embellishement #683S-S
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Peacock Seam Binding
Stampendous:  Silver Crushed Glass Glitter, Oceanic Crushed Glass Glitter
Nail Polish:  NYC 151 Skyline Blue, Sinful Colors 947 Mint Apple, Pure Ice Dazzle Me 1005
Plaid®:  Mod Podge, Black Acrylic Paint
ICE Resin:  1 oz. Syringe Singles
Beadalon:  Round Nose Pliers, Flush Cutters
Beadsmith®:  Pliers-1 Step Looper
Beads:  Blue Moon Beads a division of DCWV
Large Black Acrylic Bead
Chain, Jump Rings, Headpins, Clasp


  1. Hey that's pretty cool...and WOW! on that necklace of yours. I'm sure it needs a home...I have space for it in Chicago...wink, wink! LOL!! Great inspiration, Heidi <3

  2. Heidi - this project is AWESOME! I love the use of nail polish! And thanks for the tip of sealing with ModPodge!

  3. The necklace is beautiful! Would love to try CoolCast!

  4. This is really beautiful, Heidi! I love the bling!


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