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Mars Brooch: Stage 2

January 11, 2013

So I also worked a lot on the brooch today with John.

There are gonna be three stages for the brooch, because we still have two or three things left to do on it. But here is:

Stage 2: Molding!

John did most of the work on this one. He molded the clay and smoothed it himself. What he did was soften the clay and put it IN the heart cutter, instead of cutting out the shape. This is the aftermath.

John did most of the work on this one. He molded the clay and smoothed it himself. What he did was soften the clay and put it IN the heart cutter, instead of cutting out the shape. This is the aftermath.

This is what it looked like right before we stuck it into the oven.

This is what it looked like right before we stuck it into the oven.

 

BAKING CLAY.

BAKING CLAY.

This is what it looked like after cooking and cooling. This part is more or less done.

This is what it looked like after cooking and cooling. This part is more or less done.

We were debating whether or not to do anything fancy with it. Originally, it was going to have a coat of nail polish (either red or clear) to give it that extra shine. We tried on the back and this is what we got:

Not the results we wanted. (The gold was a test for something else)

Not the results we wanted. (The gold paint marker was a test for something else)

Also, we realized that nail polish never dries on this stuff. It stays sticky forever. It still seemed flat, so we decided to bedazzle it (not exactly).

This is what it would look like if we "bedazzled" it. The gems were just placed on. After getting a couple more opinions, we decided we would go with this.

This is what it would look like if we “bedazzled” it. The gems were just placed on. After getting a couple more opinions, we decided we would go with this.

So what’s next?

We bedazzle the brooch.

Then we take the pin backs:

Shown here.

Shown here.

We use the E-6000 glue to attach the pins. This part will have to wait, as I got my cosplay while I was gone today and we need to compare how to best attach the brooch to the bow.

Also, in case you couldn’t tell from my last paragraph, MY COSPLAY ARRIVED! I’m so excited.

This really is mostly John’s work with the clay. He used the excess to start working on the Henshin.

This is the henshin he started today with the leftover clay.

This is the henshin he started today with the leftover clay.

As for the cosplay, I need to make some adjustments (the tiara and choker are too big around, and the choker doesn’t have the star charm, so I need to make that), but it’s fantastic for the price I paid.

Tomorrow I will post what we did for Flame Sniper today. Sorry for how brief this was, but it’s late and I’m just excited.

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