Conversation Heart Jewelry - xTool Projects
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Earrings and bracelets made from Conversation Hearts.
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Basic Information
Software
xTool Creative Space
Machine
P2
Material Used
Acrylic
Material Info
For the hearts I poured acrylic resin into rectangle shaped molds of various sizes. I then colored the poured resin to match the candy colors. The earring backs are secured with UV resin, and the bracelets are elastic with fimo clay beads.
Step1: Pour and tint Acrylic
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You may be able to find acrylic sheets in the colors you want for this project, but if not, they are easy to tint with poured resin. I had a few rectangle molds and I poured them and let them cure. 

Step2: Cut and Engrave Acrylic
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Use the attached .xcs file as a guide. Change the text as needed. I found it's best to engrave as shallow as you can to get the inked color to really pop without getting bubbles in the text. 

Step3: Sand and Sand some more

Cutting the acrylic with the laser carver gave the hearts a sticky brown coating of burnt resin on them. I spent a lot of time sanding this to make them look better. 

Step4: Ink the messages

A simple acrylic paint works for this step. Rub or brush the paint into the engraved messages and wipe off or let dry and sand off to reveal the message. 

Step5: Attach posts or Cut bead holes
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Use UV cured resin to attach earring posts to the back of the earrings. For the bracelet beads I used a binder clip to hold the hearts up and cut a 1.25mm hole all the way through the heart. Then sand the burnt resin off. 

Design Files
HeartJewelry.xcs
ValentineWeTime
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