I am duplicating vintage pieces again!
If you came with me to Paris I would happily show you all the tables of jewelry components and beads I comb through every year in the big antique markets. I never know what I will find.
This year I found this metal brooch. I knew the moment I picked it up
that it would be easy to duplicate. It has all sorts of tiny bumps and marks.
I simply made a ball of silicone putty and pressed my brooch into it. I have quite a few mold making tutorials you can review if this is a new technique for you. The bottom line is that with putty you can have a mold in under 30 minutes.
A silicone putty mold needs to "rest" for 24 before you use it so all the gasses are released.
If you don't wait, you'll see many, many bubbles in your resin.
I actually poured leftover resin (during the month of May) into this mold and made several duplicates. The one I am showing you today is bright pink. I don't worry about what color the resin is because I know I'll paint it later.
This heart, I took outside with a can of silver spray paint today.
One coat of silver paint later and I had a gorgeous duplicate!
I am even spraying the back. Stay tuned. I will turn this into a wearable next.
This piece is vintage so I do not know who made it. Otherwise I would be asking for permission.
I do not sell the jewelry I make, so this is a duplicate for personal use only.
This post written, designed and photographed by Carmi Cimicata.
Please do not repost any part of it without permission.