Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Faux Quartz Crystal Jewelry

I love quartz crystal, but because of it's weight it's almost impossible to wear more than one chunk of it. Well, now you can pile it on by casting it in Glaze Coat (2 part epoxy resin). All you need is one or two pieces of quartz to cast and you can make as much as you want. Color it, add glitter, wrap it with wire and paint it.  No one will be able to tell the difference, I promise.
Have fun! xoxo, Mark
Danielle wearing tons of "Quartz Crystal" jewelry
Wrap a piece in wire and attach it to a ring base..... Easy!
Drill two pieces and hang them from earring wires
Watch the short video tutorial here!
Flat metal cuffs
One or two crystals to mold
Cups, stir sticks and gloves
 Mix equal parts of the Mold-N-Pour putty
Press your real crystal into the putty and surround it to create your mold
Wait 10 minutes and remove the real crystal
Mix equal parts of Glaze Coat and stir for 5 minutes
Fill your molds with the Glaze Coat
Remove the bubbles with a long arm lighter
Let cure overnight in an unoccupied room or outside
*You can also use colorants and glitter with this process
When cured, scrape of the edges with a craft knife (if you need to)
Glue the "quartz crystals" to a flat metal cuff with E-6000
Tape in place while they dry
Paint some in metallic gold
Drill them and hang them from earring wires


  1. Hi Mark!
    Love this! I was wondering if there were any more Big Ass books in progress and also when we might be able to see Make your Mark on youtube. Thanks so much! You are amazing!

    1. Hi Robin, Make Your Mark (for TV) will be on Youtube eventually. It has to air a few times before it's released into the world on the internet. Big hugs!

  2. I have a concern if faux crystals how do people avoid buying similar made out to be real. Crystals ? Especially if just started to start using and buying crystals ?