Author: Amanda

A New Book from Kamui: Advanced Lights – Animated LEDs

Kamui Cosplay has written many books teaching various tips and tricks and foundation skills for cosplay, and her book Advanced Lights – Animated LEDs is her most recent entry! LEDs can be intimidating, and even once you have the basics of creating a circut down, there’s so much more that you could do if you Read More

New Pattern from McCalls using Worbla!

The Cosplay by McCall’s line has been creating some fantastic resources for cosplayers looking for patterns that require less modifications to create the outlandish styles found in Anime, Video Games and Manga. Their collection includes lolita inspired school uniforms, video game fighters, bases for your next Sakizo, evil queen gowns, and viking warriors. They recently Read More

Gift Certificates for the Holidays!

When you have a cosplayer in your life it can be hard to know what to get them that they don’t already have. That’s why Gift Certificates can be so helpful – you can give something to let the cosplayer in your life stock up on all their necessities, be it makeup, wigs, Worbla, foam Read More

Pumpkin Wire Place Setting

A cute and easy to make place setting just in time for Halloween! You need copper Aluminum Wire. You also need green Aluminum Wire. The pumpkin shape was created on the handle of one of the Dazzle-it multi-shape mandrels. Nancy Donaldson hand-shaped this pumpkin. She had no instructions…just a good idea that the aluminum wire Read More

Using ‘Metal Complex’ punches and blanks

By Carmi Cimicata If you’d like to personalize metal blanks, Metal Complex offers a great series of tools and materials to help you do so. Tools: Alphabet punches, chasing hammer, bench block, metal hole punch Materials: Metal Complex blanks, Gilders Paste , jump rings Alphabet punches are getting more and more popular. They allow you Read More

TILA 2-hole Beads Wreath Pendant Tutorial

Source: Miyuki Co. Ltd. Finished Size: About 47cm-52cm including clasp Materials:  Miyuki Tila 2-hole beads, Delica beads, 3mm pearls, 3mm rondelle crystals, nylon beading thread, suede cord, cord ends, clasp Tools:  Scissors, Pliers, Ruler, Toothpick, Beading Needles 1. Use six 15cm (5.91") lengths of nylon thread to make 3 pieces each of [A] and [B]: Read More

Tila 2-Hole Beads Strand Necklace

Source: Miyuki Co. Ltd. Finished Size:  About 95cm Materials:  Coated flexible beading wire, beading thread, bugle beads, 11/0 seed beads, Miyuki Tila beads, 14mm clear faceted plexi (acrylic) or other faceted beads, 10-12mm black faceted beads, bead tips, bead crimps, clasp, jump rings Tools:  Scissors, ruler, pliers, 2 beading needles 1. To make the beaded Read More

Jewellery with Bezels and Epoxy

Metal Bezels

Great For
High end jewelry creations. Bezels are ideal for filling with Apoxie Clay designs and pointed back chaton stones, image designs with an Epoxy resin coating. Epoxy cement finishing. Resin doming and cabouchons.

Features
-Available in 5 Finishes.
-Textured middle adheres better to materials.
-Can be baked up to 375 F degrees, in an oven.
-Silver Plated has a Brass base and are non-tarnishable.
-Raw Brass and Antique Brass are made of 100% Brass.
-Raw Copper and Antique Copper are made of 100% Copper.
-Silver Plating is hypo allergenic.

Apoxie Sculpt


Apoxie Clay is great for setting materials into bezels and creating shapes and designs for jewerly components. It can be used to fill bezels and frames, or alone to create simple designs. Used for model making, sculptures, restoration, statue work, and many more arts and crafts purposes.

Apoxie Clay has a Putty-like smooth consistency, 2 to 3 hours working time, self-hardenong, no ovens, kilns or fumes, 0% shrinking and cracking, lightweight, semi-gloss finish, permanent, waterproof, freeze-thaw stable, outdoor quality. Shelf life can be maintained or extending by refrigerating or freezing.

Instructions

Step 1

Use equal parts of part A colored clay and part B grey setting compound

Step 2

Mix and knead Part A and B together for about 2 minutes until clay is one solid color with no streaks. Proper mixing ensures the clay will cure.

Step 3

Form the clay into any shape. A ball shape is ideal for creating a cabouchon look. Mold the clay into a bezel setting.

Step 4

Using a toothpick or applicator with a beeswax tip:
Pick up the chaton crystal from the top of the crystal.
Place it into the clay surface.
Make sure the pointed end is fully immersed into the clay.
The chaton should sit slightly below the edge of the clay surface. This will insure the chaton stays securely in the clay when dry.
 

Finished

Create your own unique designs. Clay can be painted when wet or dry, textured or brushed.

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Potential new product: Varaform

Want to win some Worbla? Then read this post and answer the questions to be entered in our draw! Here at Cosplay Supplies we’re always looking for new products we think might be helpful for the community. Sometimes we do private testing, sometimes we just dive in and carry something – and sometimes we need Read More

Introducing two new products: Worbla’s Deco Art and Crystal Art!

We’re so excited to announce two new products to our lineup from Worbla: Deco Art and Crystal Art. Worbla’s Deco Art is actually an older product – similar to friendly plastic, Deco Art was always too cost prohibitive to import to North America, but recent changes in packaging and shipping options means we can now Read More

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