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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:32 PM
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How difficult it always is, to get stones for a costume in the right color, size and shape.

That's why I uploaded this tutorial today: How to make gems.


How to work step by step:


What materials do you need:

- resin and hardener
- tinting paint
- cups and spoons/ chopsticks to stir
- maybe a scale
- silicone mold for/ of stones (I bought it on etsy)
- aluminium foil
- scissors


~ Note:
With water I could find out how much resin I needed later.
For more quantities, you can mark a line with a pencil on the cup. ~

For my stone I need only 1 tablespoon of resin (= 8g)
For more quantities the weight is important. See step 3


To get some colorful stones you can use tinting paint. I use a simple green color.
Sometimes you need one or two colortests to get the right mixture ratio.

For a beautiful transparent green I need a half-drop.
Mixing the tinting paint with the resin thoroughly.

When you are finished you can add the hardener. For the stone, it was about 10 drops.
Each resin has a guide with a resin-hardener mixture ratio. For more quantities, you can calculate out at the scale of how much you need to mix hardener based on the weight.  Otherwise, simply by touch.
Mix it again now.


Pour everything in the mold of your choice. With the spoon you can get every last drop out of the cup.

Tip: if you have too much resin in the cup, pour it into a second form. So all is well used.


Cut out the foil a rough shape of the stone. Something bigger than the stone itself!
And put it on it.

Now just wait until everything is fixed.
Tip: A warm place speed up the drying.


In approximately less than an hour the stone should be completely dry.
Take it out of the mold. If it is still a little sicky dry it with a hair dryer. Wait 5 minutes and cut the excess foil.

The stone is done ❤

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RoseXinh Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Um... I think the image links are dead?
sandy100000951 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
really cool! Thanks for the Tut ;)
MiciaGlo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
wow nice thanks!
just a question: did you do the mold or it's possible to buy it somewhere? >.<
Naraku-Sippschaft Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Like I said in this tutorial: I bought it on
You can do bought - make it self or find the perfect shape for your project and buy it :heart:
Maybe I make anytime a tutorial about making some molds, but I don't know when and which project. But you can find some nice tutorials in the internet. ^.~
MiciaGlo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
thanks ^^
sorry i didn't see the link in the tutorial >.<
ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the tutorial!
Skymone Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome! I bought resin quite a while ago, but I couldn't find molds/make my own molds look good. Will look at etsy, didn't know anyone was selling molds there! Thanks for the tutorial :)
SweetLuminia Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nara mit was färbst du die Steine eigentlich?
und gibt es die materialien auch günstiger kauf das gießharz immer bei idee für ca 20 Euro
Naraku-Sippschaft Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Alle Materialien sind aufgelistet ^.~
Alles erhältlich in Baumärkten, Bastel- und Nähläden!
Du kannst jeden Gießharz nutzen, den du bekommst. Ich glaub aus USA gibts die teilweise in größeren und günstigeren Packs.
SweetLuminia Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oki gießharz habe ich ja schon benützt aber das man es färben kann finde ich toll^^
Kherbellos Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Karmus: Per Definition kann man nur flüssiges Harz färben... fester Harz kann man nurnoch lackieren...
Kherbellos: Karmus being a Smartass...>_>
Desheria Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is... really. really nice. Thanks~
Maeda-Keiji Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Dankeschön für das gelungene und tolle Tutorial!! ;A;
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