Faux Jade Resin Stick Barrette DIY
Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft showing how to make a stick barrette with a faux jade resin stick. Make a fashionable stick barrette for hair with Easy Sculpt epoxy and scrap tooling leather. Perfect for Summertime hairstyles!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 I made are perfect for sticking in the top of a bun.
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Natalie Shaw is a Craft/DIY blogger at Doodlecraftblog.com. She loves sci-fi, fantasy and video game geekery and that comes out in many of her projects. She posts budget conscious DIY’s, crafts, jewelry, kid friendly projects, upcycled treasures and other fun on her blog 5 days a week.