Feel like Beethoven himself with these fabulous music note resin cufflinks! And a one, and a two, and a one, two, three, four…
Before you begin: Choose and print your images, but please be sure to observe copyright laws!
In addition to the above you will also need the following:
- Printed images
- Scrap paper or card
Choosing the perfect picture.
Select a 16mm diameter area that will work well in your cufflink blanks and cut out with scissors.
Sealing the image.
Using a piece of scrap paper or card, ‘seal’ the images by spraying with hairspray on both sides. Leave to dry.
Tip: coating with PVA glue will also work!
Applying the image.
Use a thin layer of Devcon epoxy glue to stick your images inside your cufflink blanks. Leave to dry.
Making a flat surface.
Using one mixing cup and two mixing sticks from your resin kit, create a stand for your cufflink blanks to keep them flat during the resin process.
Protecting your digits.
Apply the skin protection cream or plastic gloves to protect your hands.
Using the scales, weigh your resin into a mixing pot at a ratio of two parts resin to one-part hardener. 1 gram of resin and 0.5 grams of hardener will be plenty for this project.
Note: this must be measured by weight, not volume!
Stir the mixture thoroughly using the remaining mixing stick from your resin kit – be careful not to stir too quickly – to minimise air bubbles in the resin.
Filling in the blanks.
Use the mixing stick to pour a few drops of resin into each cufflink blank. If necessary, use the mixing stick to carefully push the resin up to the edges of the blank. Continue adding drops of resin until a slight dome forms, then leave to cure overnight.
Why not make a matching ring with our Round Rhodium Plated Ring Blanks (N2N 001R)!