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Shell Necklace & Decoration

by Bryony Harrison (follow)
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Create a chunky underwater-themed necklace or decorations for the home.



Shell, necklace, beeswax


Time: 20 minutes plus cooling time
Age: Over 10's (must be accompanied by an adult at all times)
Level: Easy

Materials
30g beeswax pellets (per shell)
Madeline cake tin moulds
Oil for greasing
1 tsp choice of coloured pigment powder
Saucepan
Heat proof measuring/pouring jug
Water
String/Chain (optional)
Rubber gloves for protection

Method
Pour water 1/2 way up the saucepan, bring to the boil, and then simmer.
Pour the beeswax pellets into the jug and place the jug in the water.
Allow the wax to melt into a liquid, stirring occasionally.


Shell, necklace, beeswax

Stir in the coloured pigment.
Lightly grease the madeline moulds.
If you are making a necklacle, place the string/chains across each mould. Make sure that it is centred correctly so the ends are of equal lengths.


Shell, necklace, beeswax

If you are just make decorations, then skip the string stage.


Shell, necklace, beeswax

Quickly (but very carefully) pour the melted beeswax into the moulds. (Either an adult should do this or the child should wear rubber gloves and be supervised).
Allow the wax to cool completely before remove them from the moulds.


Shell, necklace, beeswax



Categories
#Over 10s
#Easy
#Decoration
#Necklace
#Jewellery
#Wax
#Beeswax
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