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Did you know that mica powder is used all over the world? For example, it's used in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and the United States.  And here in America, we find ourselves using it for all sorts of things, from cosmetics to candles.  That's because it's used for its shimmering quality to enhance and decorate almost anything.  So if you're interested in learning about some different mica powder uses today, keep reading!  1. Candles If you're an avid candle maker and find yourself wanting to add some vibrancy to your work, mica powder for candles might be helpful. Because of course, with all of...

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While the Do It Yourself (DIY) trend has been around for a while now, the desire to create handmade home décor has recently seen a major uptick. Heck, even I think to myself, “I know I can make that!” whenever I see a new item I like.   Artists, crafters, and hobbyists and even some of us Hippie Crafter staff are having a blast working with our hands to create fun and exciting items, and macrame art and crocheted items are among the most popular.   While you’ve probably heard of crocheting – maybe Aunt Ida crocheted your baby booties...

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The global market of epoxy resin hit a total of just below $8 billion in 2015. This total is made up of sales from construction, electronics, and even wind turbines.  Yet, the most artistic use of epoxy resin is through using molds to create beautiful products. These molds can come in a plethora of shapes and sizes. The best bit is, no two models will look the same.  Using silicone molds for epoxy resin models is not as easy as some people make it look. If you are beginning your resin mold journey, keep reading for some great hints and tips. ...

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Resin art is gaining popularity and can be used for many crafts. While this is an easy form of art to master, many people are unsure of how they can begin creating resin crafts.  Do you want to learn more about deep pour epoxy resin and how you can make epoxy resin crafts? Keep reading this beginner's guide to learn the basics of epoxy resin DIY.  Decide What You Want to Make One of the most important things you need to do before you begin epoxy resin crafts is deciding what you want to make. This will influence every other...

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Have you always wanted to use epoxy resin in your woodworking projects? If you are looking to create a river table design or are just looking to seal your work with a high gloss finish, there is an epoxy resin for you.  There are a ton of ways to use epoxy resin for woodwork. However, here are some things you should know before you start. Epoxy Resin Options There are a few options for resin on the market, and you want to make sure you pick one that matches the needs of your project. These are the two most common...

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