Biscuit Tin to Bracelet

Posted on | January 16, 2014 | 3 Comments

bracelet from a biscuit tin

My Mum was gifted for Christmas the most beautiful decorative tin box full of fancy biscuits. As soon as I saw the yellow and gold baroque style pattern I knew I wanted to cut it up and make lots of pretty things from it. She very kindly gave me the tin after we all helped her eat the fancy biscuits. After reading the wonderful new book, Resin Alchemy and planning to use the technique on page 135, Resin Druzy Stones a plan popped into my head. I wondered what a bracelet would look like with a druzy stone and some enamelled pieces together. I had to differ slightly from the instructions in the book as it would not fit my needs for the plan I had.

Once I had the pieces in front of me I decided I would like it to match the fabulous new boots I received from my other half for Christmas, a match made in heaven. My bracelet looks fantastic with my new boots so I plan to make a matching necklace, earring’s and maybe a ring also. The best part about using the fancy tin means when it flips over as I move the back side is almost as pretty as the front from the decorative pattern on the tin.

Thanks for visiting

Clare HornerGot Paint in My Hair

Tools and Materials:
ICE Resin®
Iced Enamels™ Turquoise Relique
Iced Enamels™ Medium
Decorative biscuit tin
Doming block
Disc Cutter 1/2inch 3/4inch
Hammer
Glass glitter
Jump rings
Toggle clasp
Heat gun
Chain from stash
Pliers
1.5mm hole punch

Technique:
1: Using a disk cutter and a doming block cut and dome two ½ inch and one ¾ inch circles from a decorative tin box.

2: With a brush paint the two ½ inch pieces with Iced Enamels Medium and cover with Iced Enamels Turquoise Relique powder. Shake the excess back in the tub. Heat both pieces from underneath until the powder has turned into enamel.

3: Mix ICE Resin to the manufacturers instructions

4: Using the mixing stick or a sponge coat the two enamelled pieces with resin, adding a small pool in the centre and set aside to cure in a level area with a dust protector covering them.

5: Scoop some resin into the smaller domed piece of tin so it is half full making sure all the sides are covered in resin. Shake on a generous amount of glass glitter. Set with the others to cure.

6: Pour any leftover resin in a mould or wipe onto book page so it is not wasted.

7: Let cure for 6 to 10 hours.

8: Once cured, mark all pieces equally on the back and punch 2 holes opposite each other. Attach to chain at desired length and wear it.

I used an antique copper coloured chain and toggle as it highlights the coppery coloured parts of the turquoise Relique enamel.

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3 Responses to “Biscuit Tin to Bracelet”

  1. Eileen
    January 16th, 2014 @ 06:18

    Clare this is awesome. Love what you do with Ice Resin.

  2. Kim Williams
    January 16th, 2014 @ 06:56

    How cool to use unexpected materials for your disk. I would love to see the flip side of them showing off the design of the tin. Great work.

  3. Dana
    January 16th, 2014 @ 08:42

    Oh wow!! This is beautiful Clare! Kudos to mom for giving up the tin ;)
    I’ve always wanted to give enameling a go but never have because I didn’t realize it could be done without a kiln! I can’t wait to give this a try!!

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