Making Positive Plaster Moulds

unikatissima Making Positive Plaster Moulds.jpg

I always wanted to make moulds from plaster but I never quite knew how to. At craftster I found now a tutorial on how to make positive plaster moulds.
I’d like to begin casting the stone, so that I eventually have something to wrap, paint or bead.
Or I try it first with half a cork, I think that could be a nice pendant.
Somewhen ;-)


Links:
At craftster:
Making Positive Plaster Moulds

Here at unikatissima: Wrap a Rock (with lace or poymer clay or paint, embroider, felt, crochet, bead)

Bead Wrapping Technique

jenncreations Bead Wrapping Technique

Sometimes I don’t want to simply string the beads but create some ‘ears’ on both sides like at the bead on the photo.
How to do this shows the bead wrapping technique tutorial where she does those ‘ears’.
Something else for my ever growing just-try-it-sometimes-list ;-)


Links:
Bead Wrapping Technique

10 Minute Boa

unikatissima 10 Minute Boa

If you need a boa quickly (with accessories!) the tutorial on how to make a 10 minute boa will be helpful.
Although I never needed a boa quickly up until now ;-))

Originally it is crocheted, but I am sure that you can finger crochet (see Links below) or make a fingerloop braid.


Links:
10 Minute Boa

Concerning finger crochet:
Finger Crochet Jewelry
Crochet a Bracelet With Your Fingers

Here at unikatissima: Fingerloop Braiding

DIY Shrinky Dinks

unikatissima DIY Shrinky Dinks

I found at craftster a tutorial on how to make DIY Shrinky Dinks. I liked this (I don’t like to buy new materials, especially when I haven’t tried the technique yet).
Additionally I made a little research and found more (very similar) tutorials (see also Links below).
I really must try this, although I will wait until summer when I can easily ventilate the kitchen, because I’m always afraid of toxic gases.
Until then I can find out perhaps which of the odd plastic dishes I can use ;-)


Links:
At craftster: shrinky dinks made from old packaging!

At curbly: DIY Shrinky Dinks

At instructables: