Faux Opals DIY
by Mark Montano Follow

Make beautiful faux opals in every hue for your jewelry projects!  




  • Stuff You'll Need:
    Glaze Coat High Gloss Craft Resin
    E-6000 Glue
    Molding Putty
    Nail Polish
    Jewelry Findings
    Angel Hair (Opalescent Easter Grass)
    Small Torch or Lighter

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  • Here's how:
    1. Knead equal parts of the molding putty together and create a flat ball
    2. & 3. Push the cabochons into the molding putty and wait 10 minutes for your mold to set
    4. Cut angel hair into small pieces so it looks like chunky glitter
    5.  Mix a small amount of the Glaze Coat together
    6.  Mix in the angel hair pieces into the Glaze Coat
    7. Pour into the molds and pop bubbles with a small torch or lighter
    8.  When set (wait 8 hours) paint the backs with different colors of nail polish
    *This will give the opals different colors
    9.  Set in jewelry with E-6000 glue

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  • Pile them on!

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