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composimold-jewelry-makers-design-bookDo you like casting? I love it! So when I heard about this cool product called ComposiMold at CHA I was so excited to try it! And they were so generous and wanted to share in the fun they gave me a 10 oz container of ComposiMold to giveaway here at Craft Gossip. I have paired it up with the new book The Jewelry Maker’s Design Book: An Alchemy of Objects by Deryn Mentock.

Get yourself in the running for someĀ ComposiMold andĀ The Jewelry Maker’s Design Book: An Alchemy of Objects by leaving a comment in today’s post by March 7, 2014 . (open to U.S. residents only please)

I was so excited to give it a try!

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I thought I’d try it out by casting a Hello Kitty cap from a glue stick.

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I made the molding box out of a recycled cracker cardboard box.

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I taped the sides together with some painter’s tape.

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I then simply heated the ComposiMold in the microwave as directed and poured it into my mold.

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After it cooled I popped the original Hello Kitty head out of the mold.

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I brushed the inside of the mold with some baby powder and taped the neck opening of the mold closed with some more painter’s tape.

Then I mixed a batch of plaster and poured it into the mold.

After it set I popped out my plaster casting of a Hello Kitty head. I’m not sure what I’m going to use it for but it sure came out pretty cute! I can’t wait to try ComposiMold with some other objects and casting materials. I want to make some objects that I can then use to make the jewelry designs in The Jewelry Maker’s Design Book: An Alchemy of Objects.

By Stefanie Girard

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95 Comments so far

  1. Melody Totten on February 25, 2014 9:11 am

    Love it!

  2. Stacy L on February 25, 2014 9:14 am

    This is soo neat! I would love to try this stuff out to see how well it works! I currently fuse glass in a kiln to make jewelry and other art, and it would be neat to expand with other projects such as this. :)

  3. Marilyn Thurber on February 25, 2014 9:15 am

    What a fabulous product. Would love to create with it and have the book too. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Dianne Van de Carr on February 25, 2014 9:16 am

    Imagine the possibilities! I’d love to give this a try!

  5. Flo on February 25, 2014 9:21 am

    This is awesome! I always wanted to try this. What a fantastic giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  6. Nicole Gilbert on February 25, 2014 9:23 am

    I’m new to jewelry design and I would to try ComposiMold. I already have soooo many ideas!!

  7. Natasha J on February 25, 2014 9:24 am

    i would love to try this. i have a few things already i know i would make copies of. so fun

  8. Diana on February 25, 2014 9:26 am

    Ohhh I could do so much with that and have always wanted to try it .. My granddaughters would be so thrilled with their new items …
    Thanks !! for the chance to enter

  9. Jeanie D on February 25, 2014 9:30 am

    This is something I’ve always wanted to try but haven’t yet cause I don’t know where to begin.

    I’d love to win this giveaway!

    Definitely going to check out the product.

    Good luck everyone!

  10. Susan Delaney on February 25, 2014 9:38 am

    London mists
    Alexander Fleming
    ComposiMold

    (a little joke. Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in London)

  11. kim on February 25, 2014 9:42 am

    Would love to try this! Need something to pry me away from the yarn stash, winter needs to be over!

  12. Tonya on February 25, 2014 9:44 am

    What a great giveaway. I have been experiencing a design slump and learn this sounds like just what I need.

  13. Patti Panuccio on February 25, 2014 9:48 am

    It’s the first I have heard of this, what a great giveaway

  14. Zan Caperton on February 25, 2014 10:09 am

    This is my favorite giveaway yet! I saw a demo of ComposiMold on the internet and have been dying to try it. I have also really wanted this book.
    I’ll keep all body parts crossed until the winner is announced!

  15. Karey on February 25, 2014 10:11 am

    Wow, this looks like lot of fun!!

  16. Mona Baroody on February 25, 2014 10:24 am

    Wow! That stuff is really cool; I never thought to try it (always thought it would be difficult!)

  17. Lori Parker on February 25, 2014 10:39 am

    I have been looking for a product like this to make awards for a reenactment car run that was done in 1914. http://kswhiteway.wordpress.com/

  18. Katie Dodson on February 25, 2014 11:00 am

    That stuff looks amazing! I must try it.

  19. Angi Mullis on February 25, 2014 11:11 am

    Always wanted to give this a try! Pretty please count me in!

    Angi Mullis dj2isme@aol.com

  20. Lisa M on February 25, 2014 11:15 am

    Awesome!! Certainly would be fun to play with! And I love Deryn Mentock’s jewelry style! Thanks for the chance to win this great prize!

  21. Linda Wells on February 25, 2014 11:21 am

    Too cool! Nice to have a reusable product like this.

  22. Dennis Mullins Sr on February 25, 2014 11:25 am

    Hi, I would love to be able to try this to make jewelry.Would it work with Resin? Thank you for the giveaway and good luck to me and everyone who enters.

  23. Tammy Hempel on February 25, 2014 11:48 am

    This product looks like a lot of fun to play around with. I would like to try it out. Thankyou for the giveaway.

  24. Ann on February 25, 2014 12:10 pm

    Looks great. Thank you for all the time and work you put into the things you share with us.

  25. Mitchell Schuller on February 25, 2014 12:38 pm

    Love molding so much! And was just looking at
    this book in the bookstore! Hmm, March 7th is my birthday! hehe

  26. Olga on February 25, 2014 1:25 pm

    I am a beginner. I take books from the library and study techniques how to make bracelets and necklaces. If I had this book I’d be happy to heaven.

  27. Sarah on February 25, 2014 1:35 pm

    Want some…soooo badly!!!!

  28. Gina S. on February 25, 2014 1:45 pm

    That looks like fun!

  29. Pat schwab on February 25, 2014 1:50 pm

    Yes, I’ve been wanting to try casting objects to make my own molds. Thanks for a chance to win this.

  30. Jenn Stapp on February 25, 2014 2:49 pm

    something else new i must have!! I’ve been looking into different mold making products, but never heard of a microwaveable and reuseable!

  31. Candice Windham on February 25, 2014 2:54 pm

    I have been searching for a new molding material and this sounds perfect!

  32. Theresa on February 25, 2014 3:03 pm

    Looks like a really cool, fun project to try.
    Imagine the possibilities!

  33. Laura Long on February 25, 2014 4:12 pm

    Make jewelry and would love to try my hand at this form.

  34. Carrie McClain on February 25, 2014 4:19 pm

    Oooooh, looks like so much fun! Thank you for the chance to win.

  35. Lorrie Koenig on February 25, 2014 5:52 pm

    Thanks for the great giveaway. It sure looks like fun. I would like to try this for jewelry but also cast things that could be used in mixed media pieces!

  36. Cynthia on February 25, 2014 6:02 pm

    Looks like fun! Would love to try it!

  37. marlene on February 25, 2014 6:39 pm

    Very interesting. Would love to play with it!!

  38. Claire D on February 25, 2014 9:25 pm

    That’s really neat! Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. Terri Haydon on February 25, 2014 9:40 pm

    I would absolutely love this.

  40. thia Beniash on February 25, 2014 10:16 pm

    This is great! Would be cool to use with a melting pot of utee!

  41. Linda Tagg on February 25, 2014 10:17 pm

    What fun…I would love to play with this! Also, is it possible to have too many craft books??? I think not!!!

  42. Mary Rok on February 25, 2014 11:17 pm

    Such a great idea. would love to try this.

  43. Karen on February 26, 2014 12:22 am

    What fun!

  44. Nardja on February 26, 2014 4:58 am

    I would love to try this product!!!! ComposiMold!!!!

  45. Jlou on February 26, 2014 5:17 am

    Yay! sounds exciting! Yes, please :) Thank you!

  46. Gina Edwards on February 26, 2014 5:27 am

    Thanks for the chance to win these great products. This book has been on my wish list since before it came out. And I’ve been collecting things for a while to experiment with casting. I just wasn’t sure what to use to make the molds. This product sounds great!

  47. Tina Standlee on February 26, 2014 7:43 am

    This looks like fun. I have been making jewelry now for several years and I think this would be a great addition to my skill set and look great on my jewlery.

  48. Laurel Rieger on February 26, 2014 8:27 am

    Cool! I work with kids and the multiple step process would be awesome to do with them. I love the idea of combining art & science! Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  49. joanne carpenter on February 26, 2014 10:24 am

    Ooooh. I would love to try this out!

  50. Regina on February 26, 2014 11:46 am

    Oh the possibilities would be ENDLESS!!!

  51. Cindy on February 26, 2014 12:31 pm

    I’d love to try this! Having worked in the model & mold industry for ceramics and sculpture, it piques my interest… :~)

  52. selena tancak on February 26, 2014 3:28 pm

    This is amazing, I have several ideas in mind to try this with if I get lucky enough to win!

  53. Deanna on February 26, 2014 4:35 pm

    The ComposiMold looks like a great way to extend the use of vintage and found items. The book also looks to be inspirational.

  54. nancy d on February 27, 2014 12:56 am

    How cool! This is something I have always wanted to try! Looks like so much fun!

  55. Sharon McNeill on February 27, 2014 6:06 am

    I have been considering buying some of this for many different projects! I have my own small business where I work with kids of all ages. This is a perfect idea for crafts! I also have started making my own candies and would love to have some molds that are unique. This is the way to accomplish that!

  56. diana alexander on February 27, 2014 8:07 am

    Oh my Gosh! I love this stuff!! I can’t wait to try this. And a free book of Deryn’s! She is my new idol. I can’t wait to start using some of her design suggestions and styles. She is such an amazing artist, and new to me. Thanks so much for the opportunity to try this new product, and win one of Deryn’s books.

  57. stephanie on February 27, 2014 8:08 am

    I have never used the mold compound and I would love the book- and looks like a great pairing of info and materials !

  58. Julie B. on February 27, 2014 8:13 am

    I saw Deryn’s post on Facebook and found your blog. I’d love to win, and look forward to getting to know your blog. I love casting with molds and look forward to trying this new product! Thank you…

  59. Diane Thompson on February 27, 2014 8:16 am

    What a great give-away!!! I hear the book is fantastic and I need to learn mold making. Thanks!!

  60. Susan Ray on February 27, 2014 8:21 am

    Thank you for sharing this fabulous new product! I love the fact that it is reusable. Can’t wait to get back to my studio to try it!

  61. Kim L on February 27, 2014 8:46 am

    I would live to try this molding technique. I am sure Deryn hac many ideas in her book for it’s use! Great giveaway.

  62. Karen on February 27, 2014 9:06 am

    Love this, have to give it a try with some pieces I keep hanging onto because I can’t replace them!

  63. susan harvey on February 27, 2014 9:14 am

    This book is exactly what i have been searching for. It looks wonderful.

  64. Leslie Todd on February 27, 2014 9:35 am

    Thanks for doing this great giveaway!

  65. Diane hall on February 27, 2014 10:16 am

    I’m in. Would love to try it.

  66. Lee on February 27, 2014 11:17 am

    I love that new product and can’t wait to try it out. I haven’t been able to get out of the house since my hopital stay after falling and bringing a bookcase down on top of me. It was filled to the brim with craft products, but I survived with only minor cuts and bruises….and soreness. Wishing you success with your new book.

  67. Linda Twichell on February 27, 2014 11:39 am

    Crossing my fingers…. Please, please….

  68. Linda on February 27, 2014 11:48 am

    This looks like an amazing method.

  69. Michelle on February 27, 2014 11:48 am

    Thanks for the great demo and the giveaway!
    Very much needed. Have a great day!

  70. Kathryn on February 27, 2014 12:40 pm

    HaHaHa! love the kitty head and would love to win a copy of this incredible book!
    Thanks

  71. Kris on February 27, 2014 3:34 pm

    That is neat stuff. Can you reuse it? I’d love to win Deryn’s new book!

  72. Theresa on February 27, 2014 7:02 pm

    Would love try…both look great

  73. Alessandra on February 27, 2014 9:57 pm

    I love it! I can’t even imagine the possibilities yet…I’ve always loved to make sculpture and molds to cast…now it would be great to apply the same knowledge to jewelry making!

  74. Malou on February 27, 2014 10:29 pm

    love it..but too bad cant join the fun coz im from the Philippines…anyway have fun guys…love to learn how to do it

  75. thia Beniash on February 27, 2014 11:25 pm

    Oh does this look like creative fun!

  76. Laurie Johnson on February 28, 2014 1:51 am

    Always looking for new things to try and this sure piqued my interest. To me jewelry is an expression of ones self and would be awesome to put a extension of myself in a piece of jewelry art I made.

  77. Debs Pouliot on February 28, 2014 7:37 am

    I have to get my hands on some ComposiMold! I needless to say, I’m a huge Deryn fan! Thanks for this tutorial. I pinned in on my Pinterest board called Make Schtuff which will link back to you, here. Have a fabulously creative day!

  78. Debs Pouliot on February 28, 2014 7:38 am

    oops, should say “am a huge fan”.

  79. Denise on February 28, 2014 8:07 am

    former student of Deryn’s she shared your giveaway on FB, glad to find a new blog and would love to win Deryn’s book and the other great items. Thanks for the chance!

  80. Kathy on February 28, 2014 9:35 am

    Would love to try this….reuseable is great!….and would also love to get this book. Deryn Mentock is very talented.

  81. Elena T on February 28, 2014 10:20 am

    That looks so fun and easy to use – I would love to try it out

  82. Shari Roe on February 28, 2014 2:31 pm

    This is so cool looking. Would love to try. Always trying new crafty things!!

  83. Sara K on February 28, 2014 5:21 pm

    I want to try it! Looks really neat!

  84. Eden on March 1, 2014 10:53 am

    Love this idea!

  85. Kim Youngs on March 1, 2014 3:06 pm

    I would love to try this!

  86. Louise on March 1, 2014 3:44 pm

    What a cool product…I can think of hundreds of things I would like to make a mold of. I received Deryn’s book the first day it came out after having it on order since June…before I go to sleep, I pick up Deryn’s book…it gives me so many creative ideas. I would certainly share the book with my friends if I am the lucky person.

  87. dj brown on March 2, 2014 7:11 am

    Love this idea and repurposed item for a mold

  88. Terra Currier on March 2, 2014 12:12 pm

    This looks like a great product! And as a person who creates jewelry, any book that inspires new ideas is always appreciated! I hope you enjoy using your new product!

  89. Barbara on March 3, 2014 10:24 am

    Very cool, I would love to try this!

  90. Noelle Booth on March 3, 2014 7:09 pm

    This looks so fun I’d love to try!

  91. Chris on March 4, 2014 11:23 pm

    This looks like fun. Something new to learn.

  92. Kari on March 5, 2014 9:45 am

    Wow!! Love to try this material. Endless possibilities!!!!

  93. patty on March 5, 2014 12:12 pm

    love it i wonder if it is like the rubber molds would like to find out thanks

  94. laura morris on March 5, 2014 6:14 pm

    id love to try this product. thanks for the opportunity!!!

  95. Elaine W. on March 6, 2014 3:06 pm

    I’d love to try this and make some molds. Thanks for the opportunity to try it.

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