Hand Cast Jewelry Holder with ArtPlaster

Hand Cast Jewelry Holder with ArtPlaster

Project by Colleen Kessler of Raising Lifelong Learners.

In this fun and functional project, you'll use your own hand to make a unique jewelry holder!  

Learn how to make a unique hand cast jewelry holder in this project tutorial.  Your own hand and supplies from <em>ACTÍVA</em> Products are all you need!

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP ONE: Mix the Instamold compound according to package directions directly in your plastic container.

Learn how to make a hand cast jewelry holder in this project tutorial.

STEP TWO: Place your hand in the compound, arranging your fingers so they are spread out to fit rings, and let the compound harden around your hand (10-20 minutes depending on your mixture’s consistency).

Learn how to make a hand cast jewelry holder in this project tutorial.

STEP THREE: Wriggle your hand out carefully and let the mold dry out for another 20-30 minutes.

Learn how to make a hand cast jewelry holder in this project tutorial.

STEP FOUR: Mix the ArtPlaster according to package directions directly into a plastic bag, cut the tip off the bag and use it to squirt the plaster into the mold, tapping to release air bubbles.  

Learn how to make a hand cast jewelry holder in this project tutorial.

STEP FIVE: Let dry overnight.

STEP SIX: Peel the Instamold compound off of the hardened plaster cast. You can use a metal file or sandpaper to smooth out any rough spots.
Learn how to make a hand cast jewelry holder in this project tutorial.
STEP SEVEN (OPTIONAL): Decorate your hand cast with paint, glitter, and whatever materials you have on hand.
Learn how to make a hand cast jewelry holder in this project tutorial.
STEP EIGHT: Once your decorations are dry, put rings and bracelets on your Hand Cast Jewelry Holder and set it on a dresser.
Learn how to make a hand cast jewelry holder in this project tutorial.
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In this tutorial you'll learn how to make a unique jewelry holder by casting your own hand!
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