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divokc
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2009 04:55:46 AM »

I love love love the rings, but my favorite is the mushroom/jar pendant!  What a great message.  Thanks for sharing Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2009 05:07:59 PM »

I. Want. The. Rings.

that is all.
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« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2009 12:02:38 PM »

Great job on all.  Really LOVE the dream catcher...GORGEOUS!!
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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2009 11:34:13 AM »

Great rings and I love the spoon pendant.  Any clues on how to do either? Huh  I've never done any work like your and I would love to try.  And pointers would be helpful.  The rings have two layers of images, don't they. And the spoon, it looked awesome, I could not even tell it has resin on it.  I'm very impressed with your work...Hope to try this soon....Please let me know where to start.  Pointers please, I beg, Please, Please, Please.......
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« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2009 04:05:52 PM »

These turned out great! Where did you get your ring blanks? I've found some fugly dirt cheap ones that could work and some nicer (way overpriced) ones.

I think my favorite is the Octopus one. =D
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« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2009 05:49:15 PM »

Love love love your style everything looks beautiful almost vintage! it's really nice Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2010 02:30:58 PM »

Ok, so I completely forgot about this post and I know this is 6 months later but....

The ring blanks I actually found on ebay. They're decent quality for a decent price, although be careful if you try to adjust them too small they pop off. I was thinking of trying to find some plain sterling silver plated plain rings & just soldering those to the bezels to make them better quality and not ridiculously expensive..

The spoon pendant, started collecting cool spoons from thrift stores & whatnot... I got a guy friend to heat, cut & bend them. Then did the collage/resin.

The resin... patience...
  Follow the directions on the bottles exactly. Make sure when mixing it you get exactly 1/2 & 1/2 of each or it will not cure right. I just used the tops off the resin bottles since they are the same size. Popsicle sticks & plain paper cups are the cheapest & best things for mixing. Stir the mix for a couple minutes. It will be thick & bubbly, that's okay. Pour the resin mix into a small squeeze bottle (hobby lobby has small ones for less than $1 - get a few, you'll only be able to use 1 bottle per batch) and then your resin is ready to be poured!
  Whatever you're putting in the resin, let's say a little collage like I did, be sure to coat it carefully a few times (front & back) w/ mod podge. If you don't, the ink will seep out into the resin & mess all of your hard work up. If you have a 'background', after mod podging, glue it down carefully & flat. It wouldn't hurt to mod podge it once more just to make sure there are no air bubbles underneath the paper. After that dries, pour some resin in. If your bezel is kind of deep (my rings were about 5mm) it's best to pour in layers that way there won't be any air bubbles that get trapped in the middle. Use a heat gun to get the air bubbles out. It doesn't take much. You can also use a needle/piece of wire to pop them and matches/lighter if you don't have a heatgun or use your hot breath if you don't have those either. Make sure you cover your workspace and that it's well ventilated. (I tried to do it in my closet - not a good idea) Use a pan to set your pieces in, make sure it's even or the resin will be lopsided. Dust is everywhere so have some kind of a top to put over your pan. Watch for air bubbles for about 15-30 mins & use the heat gun if any sneak up. After that you should be good. Come back in 24 hrs and do the next layer. This is when you can 'float' things. If you're floating paper, easiest to modpodge it onto the 1st layer of resin so it won't move around when you pour the 2nd layer of resin. Repeat everything again. On the last layer pour more than you probably think you should. It'll look like it's about to overflow but it won't. Just keep adding a couple drops to the center and it should dome up nicely. After all the tedious work, wait 72 hrs to make sure it's cured all the way. Then sit back and look at all the awesomeness you've created.

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« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2010 05:19:14 AM »

They're beautiful. I love the mushroom charm necklace. I feel lost most of the time.
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« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2010 08:22:46 PM »

wow I love the rings! You did a great job!
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« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2010 02:09:11 AM »

Great work, and about the best tip/tutorial I've seen! Smiley
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