How to Make a Faux Jade Resin Stick Barrette


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How to Make a Faux Jade Resin Stick Barrette!   Learn how to make a faux jade stick barrette. It's a breeze using Easy Sculpt epoxy clay and scrap tooling leather. Perfect for totally chic hairstyles!

How to Make a Faux Jade Resin Stick Barrette!


Learn how to make a faux jade stick barrette. It's a breeze using Easy Sculpt epoxy clay and scrap tooling leather. Perfect for totally chic hairstyles!

How to Make a Faux Jade Resin Stick Barrette

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR FAUX JADE LEATHER STICK BARRETTE:

Easy Sculpt Self-Hardening Epoxy Modeling Clay
Castin’ Craft Color Pigment in Green and Brown
Thick Scrap Leather
Cornstarch or Baby Powder
Hobby Knife
Teflon or non stick work surface
Gloves

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR FAUX JADE LEATHER STICK BARRETTE: Easy Sculpt Self-Hardening Epoxy Modeling Clay  Castin’ Craft Color Pigment in Green and Brown  Thick Scrap Leather  Cornstarch or Baby Powder  Hobby Knife  Teflon or non stick work surface  Gloves

STEP 1: MIXING THE EASY SCULPT CLAY

Begin by mixing one part of the resin clay with one part of the resin hardener together. Mix them until there is no marbling.

STEP 1: MIXING THE EASY SCULPT CLAY Begin by mixing one part of the resin clay with one part of the resin hardener together. Mix them until there is no marbling.

Then put a little green color pigment in the clay and mix thoroughly. Add more color as needed. I used the green and some brown to make a faux jade effect.

Then put a little green color pigment in the clay and mix thoroughly. Add more color as needed. I used the green and some brown to make a faux jade effect.

Use the cornstarch to keep the clay from getting too sticky while mixing.

Use the cornstarch to keep the clay from getting too sticky while mixing.

STEP 2: FORMING THE EPOXY CLAY

The Easy Sculpt Clay is very soft and workable for a couple hours. Let it sit on the non stick surface for about 30 minutes.

STEP 2: FORMING THE EPOXY CLAY The Easy Sculpt Clay is very soft and workable for a couple hours. Let it sit on the non stick surface for about 30 minutes.

Then split up the Easy Sculpt into smaller balls and let them sit on the non stick surface for another 30 minutes. I made 4 sticks.

Then split up the Easy Sculpt into smaller balls and let them sit on the non stick surface for another 30 minutes. I made 4 sticks.

Now form the Easy Sculpt resin into long sticks about 6 inches long. Then again, let them sit for another 30 minutes.

Now form the Easy Sculpt resin into long sticks about 6 inches long. Then again, let them sit for another 30 minutes.

After they start to feel more firm, roll them out smoothly, with a point on one end. Then let them sit on the non stick surface, rotating them every 10 minutes so they don’t get flat on one side, for the next hour or so. Then let them sit overnight to harden.

After they start to feel more firm, roll them out smoothly, with a point on one end. Then let them sit on the non stick surface, rotating them every 10 minutes so they don’t get flat on one side, for the next hour or so. Then let them sit overnight to harden.

STEP 3: LEATHER SCRAP

Use some thick scrap leather and cut out some ovals. I just cut, I didn’t make a template or anything fancy.

STEP 3: LEATHER SCRAP Use some thick scrap leather and cut out some ovals. I just cut, I didn’t make a template or anything fancy.

Then use the hobby knife to pierce holes on both sides of the leather oval. Pierce the blade through the leather in a hexagon shape to make a circle about the size of the sticks.

Then use the hobby knife to pierce holes on both sides of the leather oval. Pierce the blade through the leather in a hexagon shape to make a circle about the size of the sticks.

The sticks should be a little snug to hold it firmly in the hair. Push a stick through the leather barrette and back through the other side.

The sticks should be a little snug to hold it firmly in the hair. Push a stick through the leather barrette and back through the other side.

That’s it! These fun leather stick barrettes will look fabulous around a ponytail. The two separate sticks are perfect for sticking in the top of a bun.

That’s it! These fun leather stick barrettes will look fabulous around a ponytail. The two separate sticks are perfect for sticking in the top of a bun.

Enjoy--makes a great handmade gift too!

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How to Make a Faux Jade Resin Stick Barrette using Easy Sculpt Epoxy Resin Clay.








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  1. Cute! I wonder if my daughter would be interested in making these. You could get so creative with this! You could burn patterns in the leather and make all sorts of colors! Thanks Natalie!

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