Crystal Clay: Molding, Casting, Setting, and Finishing. Part 1 - Creating a Mold to Fit a Bezel

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Designer: Becky Nunn
This 4 part video series shows from start to finish how to create a mold to fit a bezel using 2-part mold putty, how to cast 2-part epoxy clay in a bezel from the mold, how to create a pigment color sampler showing you the different varying degrees of color intensity you can achieve with pigments, and then finally how to apply color to your cured clay. This video series was created by Becky Nunn of Nunn Design.
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Hi this is Becky Nunn with Nunn Design guest designer for In this video I'm going to be showing you how to make a silicon mold and register it with the pendants and be able to cast pieces right into your pendants creating a three-dimensional look. This is a series of videos. In this first video I'm gonna be focusing on how to create a mold that fits your bezel. So for this video you will need your silicon molding putty two equal size balls is what you'll need to make the putty with, some items that you would like to embelish or put into the pendants and you want to double check to make sure that they fit nice inside of the pieces and you'll need a couple of the Nunn Design Patera bezels. For the first part you gonna wanna mix your two parts putty and again your not going to want the kids asking for a snack during this because you wanna work consistently all the way through because there's a very small window of time that you had to work with the two parts silicone putty Feels really funny So I'm just blending the two part There was an A and a B and once they are blended together they are than activated and you have a very short window. You'll have to look at the manufacturer's instructions of how long you have because I forgot but anyway It's short so I've tried to work fast and because you'll know when your putty can no longer receive an impression I don't want say fast you'll probably have five to ten minutes Mix your two parts together until it's fully blended and you have no signs that the two parts being separate and then go ahead and pinch off a small ball. I'm gonna do a couple of them here and then you're gonna make it into like a little patty. A small or round patty equal in-depth and then because I want to make sure that my bee registers in the center of my pendant each time the same I'm gonna go ahead and I'm going to say I want my bee to be pretty much right there but I don't have to have it that way. I can put it this way. I can even have it you know slightly skewed but regardless what you want to do is press your pendant down into the clay and this will give you like they're starting mark of where your edges are. Then I'm going to take my embellishment and I'm going to press it once I figure out like where is it centered, where does it look like I want it to be I'm going to press it down into my putty and my dimensions of my pendant has become a skewed and I'm not gonna worry about that but I am gonna go back in, register up where my top mark was and do a second impression. Now I know that my edges are true and pull that up so you can see that second edge and then you just let that dry for about 20 minutes until the mold is hardened. During that time you can go ahead and use the rest of your putty to make your other impressions once twenty minutes has passed you can go ahead and take out your embellishment and now you're ready first step two of the video series. Go to to purchase beading supplies and to get design ideas!

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