You know you are an obsessive crafter when it hurts to throw things away. Straws, chopsticks, gum ball toys, old purses — anything. One of my favorite crafts is working with two-part resin. I’m always looking for fun things to embed in it. So when I came across crushed pepper packets while cleaning the kitchen recently, I knew what my next project would be! Crushed pepper resin charms!
This is the resin I used for this project: Ice Resin Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Epoxy Resin 8 oz Kit
Crushed peppers Silicone mold/ice cube trays (found at the dollar store) Plastic cup, chopstick, straw Wax paper Glitter High-gloss varnish
Items you could substitute for crushed peppers: Small candies, gold foil flakes, sand, small beads, etc.
Resin tips: Always measure exactly what the directions call for. Mix thoroughly.
1. Work on a flat piece of cardboard and tape down a piece of wax paper. Follow the directions on the package of resin. I use a brand that requires equal parts. Pour a capful of Part A in a small cup. Use a chopstick to scrape out every last drop from the lid. Then repeat for Part B. Stir vigorously for about a minute. It’s okay if there are bubbles, they will pop.Love & light,