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Make your own dog tag

What's more fun than your own dog tag? Emphasize your dog's character even more with your own name tags. Whether you want your dog's name on the harness, his nickname, your favorite football club or a cheerful message.

In this blog, Rowena will show you step by step how you can make this. Hi, nice that you are taking a look at this blog! My name is Rowena and I go through life with my assistance dog Bailey. I started a webshop for dog supplies some time ago and expanded with epoxy, I mainly make dog tags.

I have been asked to write a blog about the dog tags for itsOkay and in this blog I will show you how to do this step by step.

What do you need:
- Silicone mold dog tag
- 1:1 Epoxy casting resin
- Epoxy color pigments (I use the opaque one: you can use whatever you want)
- Mixing cups and stirring spatulas
- Metal rings 4 mm
- Hand drill
- In this example I use 2 molds, including the silicone mold 15 pendants , so you can see for yourself what you like best!

- Lighter or heat tool
- Gloves
- Kitchen paper/baby wipes and cotton swabs to prevent spills
- A well-ventilated workspace and, if necessary, a face mask
- Dried small flowers or other decorations

Preparation and method

What resin do you use? The 1:1 Epoxy casting resin is cheaper, but must dry for 24 hours before you can continue. The UV Resin dries in a few minutes but is more expensive. In this example I choose the 1:1 epoxy casting resin.
Shake the pigments. Add a few drops of pigment color to the mixing cup and stir very well. You add this to the mold of your choice. Allow to harden for 24/48 hours.

Step 1:

If you are going to start making dog tags, it is good to see what type of dog tags you want to make, I will now take you through making the pastel dog tags. I make sure all my necessary things are ready. For the pastel tags I used a number of colors from the opaque pigments set: light yellow, light blue, light purple, light pink, light green.

Step 2:

I always place a metal ring in the molds, to strengthen the tag. I have noticed that if you do not do this, the chance of the tag breaking off is greater. Not all molds allow you to place a metal ring in them because there is no hole in the mold. You will later drill a hole in the tag.

Step 3:

Take 5 cups and the 5 colors, put 1:1 epoxy resin in all the cups and add a color to each cup and make sure you mix it well.

Step 4:

Once you have mixed everything well, you can start pouring the colors into the molds, you can experiment with the colors and no two tags will be the same! That's what I really enjoy about working with epoxy, it's always a surprise how it comes out of the mold. So play a bit with pouring the colors, and don't pour too much in at once, otherwise the mold will fill up and you naturally want to see all the different colors in the tags.

Step 5:

When your molds are fully poured, run a lighter over them so that you can remove all air bubbles.

Step 6:

And now always comes the most difficult step! Namely wait 24 hours until the 1:1 epoxy resin has hardened. When the epoxy has hardened you can remove them from the molds!

Step 7:

As you can see in the photo I made names on the tags, I like that I can personalize the tags with the dog's name. I use an Epoxy sticker printer (itsOkay) for this, but you can also look for letter stickers or letter beads from itsOkay. You can print texts with the sticker printer. You can also print a text in Word, for example, and print it out and then laminate it. You can also write a text on your creation with a Posca Paint Marker.

Step 8:

Seal names, you don't want the letters to fall off! I always seal the names with a layer of UV epoxy resin from itsOkay , you can also use the 1:1 epoxy resin, but you have to wait another 24 hours for it to dry.

Hopefully I was able to give you some ideas to make fun dog tags!

You can see more examples or ideas in my webshop . I can be found on TikTok under the name: baileyssdesign. Love Rowena

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