Beading / Jewelry

Cement Pendant

By  Rita Schwab  for  Diamond Tech

size: pendant, 3/8"x1-1/4"x3/8"

Materials

  • Diamond Tech Jennifer’s Mosaics Outdoor Cement Kit
  • Diamond Tech Fuseworks Small Gold Jewelry Bails
  • Gold ball chain with clasp, 18"

Tools

  • ETI Castin’ Craft EasyCast Resin Jewelry Mold (33610)
  • Sakura Gold Pen-Touch
  • Calligrapher Marker
  • Jewelry adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • cooking spray, craft stick, resealable plastic bag, paper towels, marker, painter’s tape, scissors, measuring cup and teaspoon, ruler
  • 1. Place 1/4 cup cement mix into plastic bag; add 3-1/2 teaspoons water. Squeeze all air out of bag, seal, and squeeze to mix to smooth consistency. Add more water, 1/4 teaspoon at a time, if necessary. (Note: Given quantities will make enough cement for five or more pendants.)

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  • 2. Apply thin coat of cooking spray to inner contours of mold(s) using paper towel. Cut small corner off bottom of bag and squeeze cement into mold cavities. Smooth out top of cement using craft stick, or lightly tap mold to even cement out if a more solid pendant surface is desired. Let pieces dry overnight.

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  • 3. When dry, pop each pendant out of its mold and lay on paper towel face up. Let cure overnight.

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  • 4. Place painter's tape 3/8" from pendant bottom. Paint entire exposed area with gold pen, pressing pen tip into holes or crevices to fill with paint. Let paint dry; carefully remove tape.

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  • 5. Adhere bail to top end; let dry. Thread chain through bail.

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  • Tip
  • 1. Candy molds can be substituted for jewelry molds.