I am so happy I joined Craftster otherwise I would have continued living life without having known about resin...
That being said, like many others here I am posting my results for my first (sort of) shot at resin casting.
(Sorry the pic isn't that great - damn flash won't cooperate).
This is actually my second time casting - the first attempt was with two different candy molds which resulted in me having to cut the thing apart just to get the resin pieces out. Aside from ruined molds (at least they were a thrift store find, i'm not too heartbroken), I discovered and learned that if you want whatever you're embedding to look like it's floating, you have to cast in layers and be patient
My second try wasn't a complete success with the floating look (I don't think i let it set long enough) but there were a few pieces that I kind of like. Also my second try was with a resin mold (I didn't use resin conditioner and it popped out just fine) from resinobsession on ebay (i love her videos).
The robot, couple on a bench, and mushrooms are all made from sculpy clay. I found a string of mini xmas lights and put that in one which I thought was kinda cute. The frootloop looking one are some plastic beads, the stars are sequin type things (god I can't believe I forget what they're called), and the weird orangy-white one is this weird beaded foam stuff that wouldn't stay embedded. It kept floating to the surface so the back isn't smooth, but it still looks kinda cool.
Let me know what you think!