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【Advanced】 Big Khaki-Colored Earrings with Pearls
Once you've mastered the intermediate level, try this lesson! This tutorial demonstrates how to make large earrings with a cluster of three flowers. This video, intended as an advanced application of nail polish flower art, shows how to make earrings with three flowers in khaki green. The instructor will apply the techniques from the basic levels to combine three-petaled flowers into beautiful earrings. Add glamour to your look simply by wearing these eye-catching, floral earrings. Because of the refined, subdued color, the accessory is big but not too flashy. This tutorial focuses on how to use the twist-wrap method to form flowers with wire, as well as how to add dimension to flower petals. It covers not just the steps to create the earrings, but also carefully explains how to add just the right details. The tutorial also covers: ◯Recommended types of nail polish ◯What to do during the shaping process for a clean finished product ◯How to use sieve posts to make earrings and more. Using wire to form flowers is rather complicated, so it can be difficult in the beginning, but carefully follow each step in the video and master the technique! The earrings in this video are made with flowers of a single color, but master the technique and create your own original designs! Use muted shades to give off a sophisticated impression, or opt for bright colors for a lively look! Chunky, glamorous earrings are a great accent to any outfit. Change up the colors to fit your style. You could also make cute earrings with three different colored flowers. Use your favorite shades and arrange them in any way you like!

Asako Iwase

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【Advanced】 Anemone Earrings of Nail Polish Flowers
Once you've mastered the intermediate level, try this lesson! The tutorial will demonstrate how to make a complex accessory in the shape of an anemone flower. This tutorial, intended as an advanced application of nail polish flower art, demonstrates how to make anemone-shaped earrings. The instructor will apply the techniques from the basic levels, and use wire to form anemone flowers. The intermediate level tutorials covered how to make slightly complex flowers with multiple petals. This tutorial will demonstrate how to use those techniques to form anemone flowers. Make a delicate flower accessory by adding curves to the petals and duplicating a realistic anemone pattern. Using gold wire gives the earrings a sophisticated feel. This tutorial includes tips on: ◯That one extra step to give the petals more dimension ◯What to do when you can't apply the polish properly ◯An easy way to paint the anemone pattern ◯How to affix earring findings on uneven surfaces like the anemone flower part and more. Using wire to form flowers is rather complicated, so it can be difficult in the beginning, but carefully follow each step in the video and master the technique! This video demonstrates how to make red flowers, but anemone flowers naturally come in lavender, blue, and white shades as well. The big and striking anemone motif can be a beautiful fashion accent, so use different colors to coordinate with your outfits! After you've mastered how to make complex shapes with the anemone video, try the next tutorial,Big Khaki-Colored Earrings! The tutorial will demonstrate how to make even larger accessories!

Asako Iwase

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【Advanced】 Ribbon Bow Earrings of Nail Polish Flowers
When you've mastered the beginner lessons, try this tutorial! Go beyond the basics of nail polish flower art and create bow-shaped earrings. This tutorial is an advanced lesson on nail polish flower art and it demonstrates how to make bow-shaped earrings. The instructor will apply the techniques from the basic lessons and will use wires to form a bow. The intermediate level tutorials covered how to make complex flowers with multiple petals. This tutorial will demonstrate how to use these techniques to form a bow. These accessories are called nail polish flowers but there's no limit on what shapes you can create and bows will work as cute fashion accents. Using gold wire gives the earrings a sophisticated feel. This lesson will focus on points such as: ◯Tips on how to easily shape the wire ◯Taking that one extra step to make the bows more three-dimensional ◯Nail polish especially recommended for creating large motifs and more. Using wires to form flowers can be quite complicated. It can be difficult in the beginning but by carefully following each step in the video, you will be able to master the techniques! This lesson shows you how to form a red bow motif but you can choose your favorite colors to make your own creations. The overall impression of the design changes depending on the colors you choose. So please try making them with various shades! The design is cute in one solid color but you can also add a layer of glitter polish to add some sparkle for even more glamour. The instructor also explains how to attach your motif onto U-shaped earring hooks so you can create earrings with your own original artwork. After you've mastered advanced nail polish flower shapes with this ribbon bow tutorial try the next lesson,Anemone Earrings! The instructor will demonstrate how to make an even more complex nail polish flower design!

Asako Iwase

Handcrafted Accessories
How to Make Parts Using Silicon Mold
○This lesson is designed for those who have completed the following lessons: ・Attaching Metal Parts to Accessories ・Basics of Metal Parts Arrange them as you like! This lesson is perfect for beginners who want to learn how to use silicone molds. Silicone molds are used by pouring resin into them. They are tools loved by many crafters, as they allow for a variety of designs once you master how to use them. However, it's common to hear, "The surface looks lumpy..." and "The air bubbles ruined my work..." Regretful experiences like these are fairly common. Although silicon molds can be used repeatedly and are very practical, there are techniques on how to use them. This lesson, designed for beginners, will carefully teach you how to properly create resin pieces out of silicone molds. ◆How to create smooth surfaces ◆What to be careful of when encapsulating pieces ◆Advice on avoiding air bubbles ◆Techniques to create beautiful resin pieces These and many other helpful tips are included in this lesson. This is a perfect lesson for those how want to start creating silicon mold accessories, but don't know where to start. With the basics mastered, you'll be able to create an infinite variety of accessories just by changing the resin accessory decorations! This lesson uses crushed shells, but other decorations, such as pressed flowers and preserved flowers, can create stunning designs as well. Take this opportunity to master using silicone molds, and apply your new skills to your future crafts!

pepe

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【Beginners】 Teardrop Earrings of Nail Polish Flowers
This lesson will be for beginners in nail polish flowers! The basic method in creating a manicure flower will be lectured today. For today's beginner's nail polish flower class, You will be learning the basic tools, resources, and the procedure in creating the manicure. The nail polish flower is an accessory with a flower motif, formed with manicure and wires, By having a flower as a motif, You can create elegant and pretty accessories such as earrings, necklaces or charms. A wire accessory of such a small motif will come in handy since it can be a casual accent in your fashion. This delicate nail polish flower can actually be made by hand. For today's lesson, we will be making drop-shaped earrings while lecturing the basic method upon creating a nail polish flower. Aside from the basic procedures, ◯Useful tools to dry the manicure ◯How to decide the size of the drop ◯One extra step in giving dimension to the drop-shape will also be taught. Asako Iwase will be carefully explaining the basics so that you can widen the variations of nail polish flower designs. We will be using a red drop-shaped model for this lesson, but you can adjust the color arrangements however you like. Using your favorite manicure, try creating your original drop-shaped earrings! Asako will be explaining up to the procedure of connecting your motif to the metals, so try creating your earrings with a motif you like. After mastering the basic procedure of the swinging drop-shaped earrings, move on to the next lesson, "Polka-Dot Earrings" ! Rather than only adding a single color, we will be learning how to put on decorations.

Asako Iwase

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Compact Mirror Decorated with Resin
The only one compact mirror of your own! A lecture on how to decorate compact mirrors using resin. In this lesson, Miyuki Mikami will teach how to decorate your original compact mirror very cute, by using UV resin. Transform your simple compact mirror to your own design. Decorate it beautifully by using transfer sheets and pressed flowers. In order to finish up beautifully, applying transfer paper and pressed flower will not be the only factor, but, the ways to apply resin and its process are very important. In this lesson, Miyuki will lecture in details, on how to paint and ways to fix resin to finish beautifully. Some of other points to remember: ◯How to use transfer sheets ◯How to put pressed flowers and tips for overlapping pressed flowers ◯One extra step to make it look cute By taking this lesson, you will be able to expand the variation of decorations. Once you master how to decorate, the arrangements will be infinite. By using various designs of transfer papers and pressed flower, you will be able to create different types of compact mirrors. You could use pink colors to give a feminine touch to the compact mirror, or use blue colors to make a refreshing look. If you get a hang of how apply resin and finish up the piece beautifully, you will be able to use these techniques on other materials. In this lesson, learn how to be able to decorate rounded shaped objects so go ahead and design lots of other compact mirrors.

Miyuki Mikami

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How to use Meal Dishes
○This lesson is designed for those who have completed the following lessons: ・Attaching Metal Parts to Accessories ・Basics of Metal Parts Make a one-of-a-kind accessory with a meal dish! This lesson will teach beginners how to make decorative meal place pieces! This lesson will teach you how to create accessory pieces with meal dishes. Meal dishes give you infinite possibilities for designs. Many crafters love using meal dishes for their creations. They are very easy to arrange and decorate as you like. Their popularity is due to their usability. However, you may find people saying "It's hard to make designs stand out on this flat surface!" "The air bubble in my design ruined my work!" Regretful experiences like these are fairly common. In this lesson, techniques for properly creating accessory pieces with meal dishes will be taught in detail. ◆How to remove air bubbles ◆How to cure the resin without turning it yellow ◆How to shape the surface into a dome and other techniques that will help you create many kinds of accessory pieces will be included in this lesson. Look forward to pepe's unique meal dish arrangement as well! "What are meal dishes?" Even beginners asking this now will be able to confidently use meal dishes after this lesson! Just by changing the color of the meal dish and changing the decorations added onto them, you can create accessories with different looks. Lately, thanks to 100 yen stores, crafts stores, and online shops, you can buy many kinds of meal dishes. The scope of your designs is infinite too! Meal dishes have amazing usability. Take this occasion to master its use, and apply your new skills to future crafts!

pepe

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【Beginners】Polka-dot Earrings of Nail Polish Flowers
When you've mastered the basics, try this lesson! Asako Iwase, the instructor, demonstrates how to create a design by layering colors. This tutorial is a beginner's lesson in manicure flowers, or nail polish flowers, and demonstrates how to create polka-dot earrings. By learning to make a design with two colors rather than one, you will expand your repertoire with this lesson. A design with just one color gives off a simple impression, but a second color makes the accessory even more stylish. By adding a pattern on a delicate wire accessory, you can create an accent piece for your look. In this tutorial, grey and white are combined to create a polka-dot design. In addition, the tutorial focuses on points like: ◯Tools for forming perfect circles ◯Tips on creating neat polka-dots ◯How to create a design with a rounded, bubble-like effect and more. The instructor explains each step carefully, to help you add variation to your nail polish flower projects. In this tutorial white polka-dots are added to a grey base, but use your favorite color combinations to make your own earrings. The instructor also explains how to attach your design onto earring findings, so you can create earrings with your own original artwork. Once you've mastered design application with these polka-dot earrings, try the next lesson, Hoop Flower Earrings! This tutorial shows how to make a three-petaled flower design.

Asako Iwase

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Smartphone Case Decorated with Resin
Learn how to decorate a smartphone case with resin and pressed flowers! And create your own original design! In this lesson, you will learn how to decorate a notebook type smartphone case using pressed hydrangea and resin. You can customize your smartphone case exactly how you like it. Have you ever felt like creating your own phone case but thought that it was too hard to even give it a try? In this lesson, you will use pressed flowers, but you will learn the process so you can customize it with other different items. This lesson will be taught by Ms. Mikami, who will give you a wide range of inspiration for decorations. You will learn how to use the pressed flowers, how to apply the glitter but also: ◆ Tips on how to use your brush correctly to paint resin. ◆ How to fix a painting mistake and how to use correction tools. ◆ Tips on how to arrange pressed hydrangea flowers on top of each other. And more! Miyuki will teach you how to finish your phone case beautifully. Once you learn the process, you can create as many designs as you want! You can use not only hydrangea but also pansies, clovers, violet to customize your phone case! Give your phone case different looks by using flowers and glitter with rhinestones. Depending on the smartphone case color, the decoration style can change a lot! Can you imagine how many good gifts you could give? Master how to make your own and customize a lot of phone cases!

Miyuki Mikami

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【Intermediate】 Flower Hoop Earrings of Nail Polish Flowers
Once you've mastered the beginner level, try this tutorial! The instructor will demonstrate how to make a flower motif with multiple petals. In this tutorial, intended as an intermediate-level lesson, the instructor explains how to create hoop earrings with two dangling flowers. It's time to finally try your hand at full-fledged nail polish flowers! Previous tutorials geared towards beginners have covered simple motifs in shapes like teardrops and circles, but this video will show how to create a flower with three petals. Simple designs are also cute, but with three-petaled flowers, the accessory becomes even more elegant. This tutorial focuses on how to make hoop flower earrings, using pastel green and white. It also includes points on: ◯How to form the petals so they appear to droop ◯What to pay attention to when applying color on multiple petals ◯Tips on attaching designs to hoop earring findings and more. Using wire to form flowers is rather complicated, so it can be difficult in the beginning, but follow each step in the video carefully and practice the technique! In the video, the flowers are colored with pastel green and white, but use your favorite color combinations to make your own! Depending on the colors, the overall impression of the design changes, so please try it out with various shades! The instructor also explains how to attach your design onto earring findings, so you can create earrings with your own original artwork. After you've mastered how to create a multi-petaled flower motif with the Flower Hoop Earrings video, try the next tutorial, "Lavender-Colored Earrings"! This lesson explains how to make a flower motif featuring non-overlapping petals, how to apply a pearl to the center of the blossom, and more!

Asako Iwase

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【Intermediate】Lavender-Colored Flower Earrings of Nail Polish Flowers
The next step after mastering the Beginner's lesson! Asako Iwase teaches how to make a flower motif with gaps between the petals. In this Intermediate Manicure Flower lesson, you will learn how to make a lavender-colored flower, including the gaps between the petals. After you master the beginner's class, it is time to challenge yourself with a hands-on lesson! In the previous【Intermediate】Flower Hoop Earrings lesson, Asako showed how to make a flower motif with 3 petals next to each other. Once you master how to mold the gap between the petals, you will be able to create a larger number of flower styles. In this lesson, you will make detailed lavender-colored flowers including the gaps between the petals and finishing it with a beautiful pearl in the center. You will also learn: ◯Tips to make molding easier. ◯How to create a dent in the petal in order to add movement. ◯How to correctly attach the metal fittings to the earrings. along with many other tips! Molding the flowers with wire might sound difficult in the beginning, but you can watch Asako do it step by step in the video and master the technique! In this lesson, the earrings are made in lavender, but you can change the entire style of the accessory with a different color. Pink for spring, orange for sunny days, and so on. There are so many color variations you could try! Asako also teaches you how to attach the metal fittings to the earrings. You will able to turn your original motif into a pair of earrings! After mastering the variation of flower hoop earrings, it is time to challenge yourself with the next lesson: Ribbon Earrings. You will learn how to create an even more complex motif!

Asako Iwase

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Basics 1. 2 Types of Resin and Their Treatment
A video for starting beginners We will be learning how to use two-pack resin and UV resin. In this lesson, resin accesory making beginners will learn all of the basic points for using two types of resin. The two types of resin that will be introduced in this video are ◯Two-Pack Resin ◯UV Resin Two-pack resin is also known as epoxy resin, and is a resin that is hardened by mixing epoxy resin and a hardener at a specific ratio. It is a resin that is usually used for larger accesories and accesories that have thickness. As many of you may know, UV resin refers to ultraviolet curing resin, which is a resin that is hardened by shining an ultraviolet light. There is no need to mix anything with this resin, so making accesories with this is fairly simple. As the popularity of crafting accesories and handmade pieces using resin rises, haven't you ever wanted to make your own pieces? Of course you can make your own pieces, but you can't get started with just the necessary equipment and material. Mishandling resin cacn lead to allergy symptoms, so you must be very careful when crafting with resin. In this lesson, we will learn the points to be noted before you actually start to create accesories using the two types of resin. This video's creator, cocotte, will carefully teach ◆the necessary equipment ◆the points to be noted during use ◆how to use the resin while actually making pieces using the two types of resin. This is a must-watch for those who want to start making resin accesories. Please master the points that are taught in this lesson and have fun creating your own resin accesories.

cocotte coco

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Basics 2. Resin Coloring and Molding
This lesson is for those who have mastered the basic steps of handling resin. We will learn how to color the accessories by creating 4 types of parts. In this lesson, we will learn how to color the resin, and will actually make parts by putting reisn in a mold. While there are many ways to color resin, in this lesson, the creator, cocotte, will teach the coloring method that she usually uses. Haven't you ever wondered, "How does cocotte color the accesories that she makes which all have beautiful colors?" Four types of coloring method will be taught in this lesson. After learning thebasic way to color, we will make parts with the following four color patterns. ①cocotte's Favorite Rainbow Color The rainbow color which can be found on many of cocotte's works. She will be teaching how to make each color, and how to create the gradation using the mold. ②The "Jelly Bean" Gradation She will teach how to create a translucent gradation which looks just like a jelly bean. ③The Clear Gradation She will teach how to create a gradation with clear colors while making a piece representing the ocean. This can be used to make accesories that are great for summer. ④Chocolate Colored Gradation She will teach how to get a matte finish, while creating a chocolate colored piece. Learning how to create pieces with a matte finish as well as those with translucent finishes will help you widen the variety of accesories you make. Once you learn the basic steps of coloring and how to create the four patterns, you will be able to create items with whatever colors you want. You will be able to create parts with your favorite colors. This lesson is sure to help you widen the variety accesories you make. Please try the methods in this video by watching this over and over again.

cocotte coco

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Basics 3. Polishing and Attaching Screw Eye
After completing your resin accesory, it is time for the finishing touches. In this lesson, we will learn how to polish for the perfect finish and how to attach the eye bolt. In this lesson, we will learn how to perform the finishing touches to the resin parts that have been made. Resin accesories aren't quite completed after they have been hardened. We must add the finishing touches so that they will last in its beautiful state. In this lesson, ◯How to polish the completed resin parts ◯ How to clean off the oil on the surface ◯How to attach the eye bolt are some of the main things that will be taught. Along with finishing the parts themselves, attaching the eye bolt is a procedure that must be learned to turn the pieces that we make into accesories. Eye bolts are metal parts that are used to hang objects. You may have used them when attaching a rope to a bulletin board to hang the bulletin board on a wall. Eye bolts are also used when attaching resin accesories to necklace chains. The attachment of eye bolts is a procedure that you will be able to use for many accesories once you learn how to do it. In this video, I will be creating a hole using an electric drilling machine but you can open holes using a manual pin vice if you do not own one. The content of this video can be used for all resin accesories. This video is a must-watch for those just getting started with resin accesory crafting.

cocotte coco