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Stikchic8
« on: July 28, 2007 08:11:19 PM »

I have been playing with resin lately and have had a variety of problems (lots of air bubbles, flexible finished pieces, tacky finished pieces, etc). But, I had my first success today! Woot! So, I present a necklace containing my first actual batch of resin beads. (These were made with resin, vellum paper and powdered pigment)


Here is a close up.




The whole necklace.




Action shot.


I am so pleased with how the resin and the necklace came out. I can't wait to do another batch and put more things in resin. Smiley
Thanks for looking. I would appreciate any comments or critique.
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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2007 08:16:52 PM »

Very lovely!

Unfortunatley, I don't work with resin so I don't really have any constructive input, but I do think it's very beautiful. the cool colours are wonderful.
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2007 08:23:31 PM »

i love the way it looks, i don't know anything about resin either (besides it looks like fun) but that necklace is a stunner. almost like the leaves are fossils  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2007 08:23:45 PM »

that is amazing. did you blow out/heat out the bubbles that were there before it cured? if not, that helps with bubbles. and as for the tackyness for me it's usually because of temperature, and it can also be cause it's not stirred/mixed enough.
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2007 08:26:00 PM »

this looks awesome. i work with resin but actually have no success (tacky finishes) but it does look beautiful.
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2007 09:55:31 PM »

ooh very pretty! can you possibly explain how you did it so i can copy your awesome idea? Smiley pretty please, thank you.
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2007 10:36:52 PM »

oh wow, its very pretty! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2007 11:06:44 PM »

ooh very pretty! can you possibly explain how you did it so i can copy your awesome idea? Smiley pretty please, thank you.

As far as resin goes, I used Envirotex Lite (you can find this at Michaels in the glue section. The two bottles are in a box and I think there is a picture of a table coated in the resin on the front of  the box. I say all this because when I was looking for resin, I couldn't find the stuff mainly because I wasnt expecting the bottles to be in a box.) I mixed the resin as per the instructions and colored it with powdered pigment that you can find in the scrapbooking section along with the embossing stuff. I poured the resin into an ice cube tray that I was using as a mold. I let this sit for 30 minutes and then laid my cut out vellum paper with the leaf design on top of the still wet resin. This part was the hardest part. You have to lay the paper on top of the resin without pushing it in too far or the colored resin will come over the top of the vellum. (There is a way to avoid this. You can make the bead in reverse by pouring the clear resin into the mold and laying the paper into that and then pouring the colored resin on top once that has hardened. I could not do this because of a texture on the bottom of my mold that I did not want to be imprinted on top of my bead.) Anyway, once the colored resin with the paper on top is hard, you pour a layer of clear resin on top. I then sanded the beads to get rid of any ridges that the mold left. I used a pin vice to drill holes in the resin pieces. If you are interested in working with resin, I would highly recommend Sherri Haab's book, "The Art of Resin Jewelry." She has lot of useful info and project ideas in this book. Hope this helps.
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2007 05:11:18 AM »

Congratulations! Gorgeous beads!!! I love them!
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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2007 07:12:46 AM »

thanks!
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