Each year my Christmas tree is carefully decorated with family heirloom and vintage glass ornaments that have been passed down to me from my mother and grandmother. This Victorian Angel Ornament, which I made using resin and Vintage Art Décor Mould by Iron Orchid Designs, matches my tree décor perfectly. The best thing about this ornament is, I can use it as a sun catcher during the entire year, to brighten up any window in my house. This project is part of the 2016 Handmade Holidays Blog Hop. Please see the links at the bottom of this post for information on all the participants, sponsors and how you can enter the drawing to win the grand prize.
- Vintage Art Décor Mould- Barouque-2 by Iron Orchid Designs
- White Casting Resin
- Craft Paint, Pink, Tan
- Glitter Craft Paint
- Ornate Filigree Square, 2 inches
- Chandelier Crystal Drop, 3 inches
- Chandelier Pink Crystal Connector, 14mm
- Ornate Bead Cap, 8mm
- Bead Cap, 6mm (2)
- Crystal Pink Bead, 10mm
- Crystal Pink Oval Bead, 15mm
- Oval Jumpring (3)
- Bronze 18ga Wire
- Gloss Clear Spray
- Plastic Mixing Cups
- Wood Stir Stick
- Round Nose Pliers
- Flat Nose Pliers (2 sets)
- Chain Nose Pliers
- Small Metal File
- Small Paint Brush
How to make this Victorian Angel Ornament:
1. Mix casting material according to manufactures instructions and then pour into the angel in the Vintage Art Décor Mould- Barouque2 by Iron Orchid Designs. Allow resin to cure for the time recommend by manufacture.
2. Remove the angel cast from the mold. To remove any rough edges on the casting, lightly rub metal file on rough spots.
3. Paint the angel with pink craft paint and allow to dry. If a second coat is needed apply and then allow to dry.
4. Dry brush on a small amount of tan craft paint to accent the high areas of the casting. Allow to dry. Then brush on glitter paint. Once glitter paint is dry, if you want more glitter continue to add more glitter paint. Once glitter paint is completely dry, seal the paint with a coat of gloss clear spray.
5. Cut a strip of wire and run the end through the hole on the large crystal drop. Slide the ornate bead cap onto the wire and make a wrapped loop to secure the bead cap to the top of the drop.
6. Cut another strip of wire and run it through the bottom hole on the pink chandelier connector. Make a double wrapped loop. Open a jumpring and connect the connector to the large drop.
7. Run a strip of wire through the top hole on the pink connector and make the first of a doubled wrap loop. Make a wrapped loop at the end of the wire.
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8. Use a jumpring to connect the crystal connector to the bottom of the filigree square.
9. Cut a strip of wire and make the first of a double wrapped loop. Do not cut the long end of the wire. Load wire in the following order: bead cap, oval bead, bead cap. Make the second wrapped loop, trim and tuck end. Use a jumpring to connect one of the end loops to the top of the filigree.
10. Cut another strip of wire and run through the end loop on the previous step. Make the first of a double wrapped loop. Do not cut the long end of the wire. Load the last pink bead onto wire and make a wrapped loop. Trim and tuck the end of the wire.
11. Cut 5 inches of wire. Run the end of the wire through the last loop in the previous step and make a wrapped loop. Do not cut the long piece of wire. Use round nose pliers to bend the wire into a coil.
12. Add glue to the back of the angel casting and set into the center of the filigree. Set aside to dry.
That’s it! You now have a Victorian Angel Ornament. These are perfect for gift giving, because they can be used as an ornament or a sun catcher. Thank you for visiting my blog , I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
I would like to thank the sponsors who sponsored this hop:
- Clearsnap http://clearsnap.com
- Hydrangea Hippo etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/hydrangeahippo
- Hepp’s Salt Co. (food) https://heppssalt.com/
- The Twinery http://thetwinery.com/
- Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L https://www.scrapbook-adhesives.com/
- Stencil1 http://stencil1.com
- Buttons Galore & More http://www.buttonsgaloreandmore.com/
- DecoArt, Inc. http://decoart.com
- Walnut Hollow http://walnuthollow.com
- Graphic 45 https://www.g45papers.com/
- Iron Orchid Designs http://ironorchiddesigns.com/
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