Thursday 7 December 2017

How to make Glossy paper quilled earring and its Waterproofing method

This post is all about making the paper quilled earring as a glossy one and its Waterproofing method. I've tried a good number of paper quilled earrings in the recent past, but somehow it loses its colour and beauty in few days itself because of moisture, water, dirt and whatsoever.So, the simple and straight solution would be waterproofing them.

I've seen lot of websites selling glossy jhumkas which is absolutely waterproof and so glossy. I never know the secret of those long-glowing earrings until one of my friend shared the making technique with me. Hence, thought of sharing the same with you all too.

Making of Glossy Jhumkas/Waterproofing them

The Resin & hardener is available in all craft shop and online. I bought EasyCast Resin & Hardener online.The mixing of resin & hardener differs for every brand. Please check the direction of use. This resin & hardener mixture gives pungent odor and allergic to people, so be careful when mixing them, would strongly suggest to do it in a open space without fan. Please reach out of children. 

Mix the resin & hardener of equal parts in a plastic cup and mix them thoroughly without forming any bubbles. After 5 to 10 mins, apply the mixture onto the jhumkas with the help paint brush and allow it to dry for 24 hours.After drying, one can decorate the jhumkas of their own choice. I'm happy that these jhumkas gives glossy effect and waterproof.

Tip: For smooth finishing of jhumkas, one can use nail buffer or salt paper on the dome shaped surface before applying the resin.

Materials Required
  • Quilling paper 
  • Resin & hardener 
  • Plastic cup
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paint brush
  • Earring stud
  • Head pin
  • Stone chain
  • Glue

Items are brought from
  • & Hardener) which is quite expensive.
  • & Hardener)  where one can get it for less price
  • Tina Art & Craft ( Chennai,Tamilnadu)

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