Monday, February 24, 2014

Steampunk Mickey With Resin Clay

It is Monday and I wanted to share with you a fun weekend project.  This is my salute to "Steampunk Mickey."
The pocket watch pendant was easy to create because I have so many Mickey Mouse embellishments in my collection.  As a regular Disney visitor, I have accumulated a fair number of trinkets.  In the last few years I have started to collect some of their jewelry items because I can break them up and use them as individual components.  These earring have dozens of Mickey heads to work with!
I have been collecting their pins for thirty years.  Each year they are getting more beautiful and intricate. I wanted to showcase a few of these pins in my regular jewelry-making projects.  Otherwise, they just gather dust in my display.
The steampunk Mickey pin was a little pricey.  (It was totally worth it.)   The pin is metal and heavy.  I filled my pocket watch pendant with Jewelry Clay to create a good base to embed my embellishments.
I added an extra dollop of Jewelry Clay to the area I was embedding my pin.  This made sure that my pin was truly embedded and that the Mickey head had good adhesion too.
Once Mickey was in place all I did was have fun adding my extra findings and embellishments.  
When everything was in place I brushed some green powder over the surface of the entire project.  These pigments will only cling to the wet clay, so I don't worry about brushing the excess powder away until my project is completely cured. (24 hours)
I hope you like Steampunk Mickey!

This post was designed, photographed and written by me.

It appeared on Resin Crafts Blog.


Saraccino said...

The steampunk micky is great! Did you also make yourself a mold from the micky before using him? ;)

Michelle Frae Cummings said...


Nicole B said...

love the acid green!