Metallic Leaf with Resin Crochet Hooks DIY


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Do you crochet or know someone that does?  Crochet hooks are not especially comfortable and this craft makes them more comfy to use–plus more fashionable!  These hooks will make a uniquely great gift for a yarn crafter.

Metallic Leaf with Resin Crochet Hooks DIY

Do you crochet or know someone that does?  Crochet hooks are not especially comfortable and this craft makes them more comfy to use–plus more fashionable!  These hooks will make a uniquely great gift for a yarn crafter.

Make metallic foil crochet hooks

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

Baby Powder
Non Stick Surface  (teflon pictured)
Disposable Gloves
Gold Spray Paint

SUPPLIES NEEDED: EasySculpt Epoxy Modeling Clay  Metal Crochet Hooks  Baby Powder  Non Stick Surface  (teflon pictured)  Disposable Gloves  Gold Spray Paint  Gilding Adhesive  Metallic Foil for nails  Clear High Gloss Envirotex Spray

The secret to using EasySculpt is to have baby powder on hand.  EasySculpt is very sticky and can tear apart the disposable gloves, baby powder helps immensely.  

Easysculpt resin epoxy modeling clay and baby powder

Read the instructions and then mix one part of each tub of clay together.

easysculpt resin clay

Mix together until there is no marbling.  Dust the non-stick surface with baby powder.

easysculpt resin clay

I had a bunch of metal hooks given to me...so I decided to upgrade them. I only make crocheted flowers with my hooks, so I don't need much length on each hook. Put the handle where it's comfortable for your hand, and gives you the crocheting room you need.

metal crochet hooks

Cover the hooks with the EasySculpt clay.  The clay is very soft for a while, so roll the hooks in hand every 15 minutes until they are hardened…otherwise they will end up flat on some sides, like mine.
Use the baby powder to keep the clay smooth while rolling.

easysculpt resin clay on metal crochet hooks

Then spray paint the hooks gold and let them dry.

Add metallic leaf to metal crochet hooks

Paint on some of the gilding adhesive on the gold EasySculpt, let it dry to a tacky finish.

Paint the crochet hooks with gilding adhesive

Cover the hook with the metallic foil.  The foil will not adhere completely, but will stick in the places that you applied the adhesive.

Let the gilding adhesive dry to tacky finish

The glue will dry clear, but it will still be sticky.

Metallic Leaf with Resin Crochet Hooks DIY

Then cover the glue with the adhesive foil. This stuff is made for manicures, but I love to use it on other projects too. Just a little tacky adhesive is all it needs.

Metallic Leaf with Resin Crochet Hooks DIY

Then use a stiff paint brush to remove the excess foil. 

Metallic Leaf with Resin Crochet Hooks DIY

Then spray the hooks with a coat of Clear High Gloss Envirotex Spray.

Metallic Leaf with Resin Crochet Hooks DIY

Let the crochet hooks dry and then get to work crocheting!

Metallic Leaf with Resin Crochet Hooks DIY

The sparkle is especially terrific–plus it makes crocheting fashionable and comfortable.

Metallic Leaf with Resin Crochet Hooks DIY

That's it!

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