Follow the mixing instructions. Here I’ve used Gorilla Epoxy
Use the acetone to make the mixture thin enough to slowly spread. Not thin enough to pour but thin enough to coat (painting it on carefully with a sponge brush is the best option I found but you can use several different ways of applying the apoxy).
please keep the pods seperate enough to where they touch nothing else until dry. And you may have to come back and do a second coat on the other side so you get an even coat.
also, to keep a space or hole open for jewelry, I wouldn’t recommend unpinning them too soon.
Allow them to dry from any where to an hour to two hours
(they will be hardened and no longer sticky)
a little is enough, a little goes a long way, and you’ll find too much is too much. It should not take over night to dry, but it’s OKAY if that happens, I found the results the same.
once dry and hardened, you can roll em around and put them in a jar, because you made snapdragon beads!
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Well we aren’t using the petals.... the neatest thing about the snap dragon is when the flowers die naturally of old age
How do you make these into cute keep sakes for jewelry or any thing else? Well, you’ll need a few things.
Acetone (paint thinner)
Something you don’t mind getting very messy
to wear and to cover surfaces. I found CARDBOARD WORKED best
tight fitting rubber or latex or latex free gloves
(to protect your hands)
if making jewelry I used sewing pins (longer then sewing needles but similar)
sponge brush or other type of inexpensive throw away brush
because it will ruin it. Getting a pack is just a tip because apoxy dries quick.
working in a harsh chemical smell; not the best activity for young children and be sure to do so best in a garage, work shop, or well ventilated outdoor area that is covered (with great air flow and not a lot of wind)
apoxy when mixed is a thick gel, and in order to do this well use small amounts at a time, dilute sparingly with acetone (so you can cover the pods completely but not too much to where it just runs off) and it should take about a half hour to dry.
After putting down some thing to protect the surfaces ( CARD BOARD WORKS BEST EVERYTHING ELSE STICKS)
and putting on safety gear to protect your self
one remove all the leaves
Remove from stem individually and carefully, then I pale them from the side on the Sewing Pins like a skewer (if making jewelry )