Are you like me and unable to throw out the resin overflow from your resin art canvases? All that gorgeous marbled resin overflow creates such pretty patterns as it drips over the edge of your resin paintings onto your work space.  I just hate to waste resin so I collect it and save it for other projects.  One of the ways you can use it is to die cut it into circles that you can turn into orb beads. If you want to collect your resin overflow too, then make sure you're working over a surface that the resin won't stick to. I use a painter's plastic drop sheet to catch the drips. If it's polypropylene or polyethylene, you'll be able to peel the resin right off once it's cured. So here's the process I use to put that pretty marbled resin to use. First, you'll need: Poly Paper painter's drop sheet Resin overflow. I use EnviroTex Lite epoxy resin for my paintings Sizzix Big Shot  die cutting machine Sizzix Bigz Die, 1" circle He...
Not all heart jewellery has to be girly-girl. For those girls who prefer their jewellery to have a little attitude, this faux barbed wire leather bracelet strung with a variety of heart beads is edgy, yet comfortable to wear. The barbs, made from pearl white leather cord, look sharp but feel soft against your skin. Here's what you'll need to make your own: 1 mm  pearl white leather cord hank Assorted glass heart beads and crystals. I used 2  Lt Siam Swarovski Wild Hearts , 2  Blue Moon dotty hearts and 3  white foil puffy hearts 2 silver plated Beadalon 1.5mm cord ends with loop 2 4mm silver jump rings silver ball and socket clasp 5-minute epoxy adhesive scissors toothpick You'll also need chain nose pliers to connect the clasp at the end. How to Make Faux Barbed Wire from Leather Cord Cut a 12" length of leather cord for the bracelet. Whilst holding the bracelet cord between your thumb and finger, place the end of the hank of the leather cord...