Remember Popokuro?  This is the Japanese crafter who does really clever tutorials using UV resin. This blue sky and cloud ball pendant tutorial uses Ivory soap shavings as the fluffy clouds!

The ball is created using two hemispherical resin molds which are then joined together with resin.

Like her previous tutorials  (see first two links below), she clear coats the mold with the resin first and cures what would become the outer layer. She also varied the intensity of the blue colors within the ball.

I also liked her tip about removing the whitish looking drill hole - she dipped the tip of a toothpick and applied it to the hole. The resin then makes that white go away!

As mentioned before, all her products are from the Japanese dollar store, Daiso. If you live near one, lucky you!  If not there are substitutes.

You can get other brands of UV resin like this one.

I would use a cabochon mold like that from Little Windows. (15% discount code for readers : BG1516) There are sets of different sizes which allows you to make two of them for one planetary model. Or even larger ones as Christmas ornaments!

Color small amounts of resin using resin colorant designed for UV resin. And perhaps you already have a gel nail UV lamp in your home! This model has exactly the same wattage as the one used in the tutorial.

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