Thursday, July 18, 2013

{Mod Melt Rings}

Hey, y'all!  Have you heard of Mod Podge's new Mod Melts?  There these glue stick type things you use in your glue gun with Mod Molds to create cute little shapes.  I've seen them being used around blogland, and I just knew I had to try them out.  I purchased some from the craft store and created a couple of rings, which I'm going to show you how to make today.
There are two types of Mod Melt sticks you can buy: sea glass or milk glass.  I chose the milk glass ones because I LOVE milk glass.  First, I put one of the Mod Melt sticks in my high temp glue gun and heated it up.  Then I simply filled the Mod Molds with the hot glue.  
When doing this, I made sure to push the Mod Melt substance into all the nooks and crannies of the mold.  After ten minutes of cooling, I popped out the shapes.  It's really hard to get every shape perfect.  It seems inevitable that you will get at least one shape with a little bit of missing detail.  I chose the one I liked the best to make my ring from.
I love the milk glass look of the Mod Melt sticks, but I decided to completely paint one of my rings.
I painted the blue/mint one with a base color, and then I used different colors and a tiny paint brush to make the little flowers and leaves pop.  For the other ring, I left the base of the shape the milk glass white and just painted the flowers and vines.
When I finished all the painting, I chose a ring blank to use for my ring.  I used fine grit sand paper to scuff up the top of my ring blank and the bottom of my Mod Melt shape.  I then used super glue to attach the two together, following the directions on the glue package.  After the rings dried, all that was left was the wearing.
I love both of the finished rings, but I love the white and pink one the most.
The rings look really pretty when you wear them.
These would be great as gifts or as favors at a party or shower.  
I can't wait to think of more uses for the Mod Melts I have left over!


  1. I love these! (Well, I love everything you make because you're just that awesome and talented.) But these are so pretty! Marley and I might have to make a bunch of fun jewelry very soon :)

  2. Ooh I am going to have to try these out, it looks like such a fun craft!

  3. These are great! I love the colours (and the size).

    I am totally intrigued by these Mod Melts. Everything that I've seen with them is super awesome... I may have to venture down to Michaels this weekend. :)

  4. These are awesome!
    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Tuesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday!
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    Hugs, Cathy

  5. Cool ! I've never heard of Mod melts til I saw this. I've been wanting to try using resin but I currently don't have the money to buy resin. So I've been looking at Hot Glue Gun resin alternatives and this seems really cool. I hope I can find these Mod Melts and a mold in my price ranges to try it out. Thanxs for sharing !!

  6. Ive not seen these yet. but I will have to check it out for sure. looks like fun~
    thanks for sharing and have a great weekend

  7. These rings are so pretty! And I love the way you styled each picture too! Pinned this to my Jewelry DIY board! (Visiting via The Answer is Chocolate's link party too!)

  8. These are gorgeous! Pinning to my girly board! Would love to have you share at my link party!

  9. These are gorgeous! You make it look easy too.

  10. These are sooo fun!!! I have to show my teenage daughter who doesn't like to craft anything... I bet she'd love these!!! So pretty!!

  11. Wow! I've never seen these. Once again you've crafted up some beautiful jewelry! So pretty!


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