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« on: February 03, 2010 01:43:09 AM »

This is the first time I've put something up here! I've got some items together and I'm in the process of trying to set up my folksy shop, it's taking longer than I hoped because of a lack of time due to my day job!

Ok here's two resin necklaces I finished off at the weekend, let me know what you think!

(hope they show up ok, it's the first time I've posted images)

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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010 02:23:27 AM »

If you'd like to do a larger picture you could:
1. go to flikr
2. go to "all sizes"
3. go to medium or large.
4. right click, hit properties
5. copy the url og the ".jpg" image
6. come back to craftster and paste that for the image


« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2010 02:38:01 AM »

ah - thank you , i've been trying to work that out!


« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2010 03:59:17 AM »

great necklaces and they work so well with the cords you've used Smiley I've been wanting to have a go at resin for a while now but i don't know what i'd need to get started.  did you use a mold and do you have to drill the little hole for the finding bit?

« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2010 04:05:23 AM »

yes i use a mould, I got a mould that has something like 22 different shapes in it from an artclay supplier. Yeah the holes are drilled - i think my bit is 1mm, i'm on the look out for a smaller one. I just used a normal household drill but loads of people use dremels too.

There's loads of information on how to get started in resin on the resin sticky thread, good luck! looking forward to seeing what you make.

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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2010 09:37:11 AM »

i like the way your black inserts (insets?) look! are they just printed paper, or what did you use?

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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2010 02:43:10 PM »

they're actually sign vinyl so they're like very thin sheets of plastic with the colour all the way through. Thank you!
I've also done some in white backed with black resin

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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2010 07:06:01 PM »

oh, cool idea! i thought they looked too nice to just be paper. Smiley good job!

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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2010 12:01:57 PM »

I just posted my first resin peices too!  I love the way yours turned out.   I am adding it to my idea file!  How do you get the resin black?

« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2010 02:59:41 PM »

you can get dyes for resin in all colours,  or you can try with mica power or even with pastels (just scrape them to a powder)

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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2010 08:52:37 AM »

lindyv321, resin should also be able to be colored with artists' oil paints --the kinds in tubes at the craft store; some even come in kits of colors in small tubes so you can also mix new colors before adding to the part-A resin as well as mixing colored part-A's together.  
(Don't use the artists' quality acrylic paints in tubes though.)

Since oil paints are transparent, if you ever want an opaque colorant for the resin you can often just add a bit of titanium white too which is always opaque.**

There's more info on coloring resins in various ways on this page of my site, if you're interested:
...click on Coloring + Inclusions + Fauxs, under Epoxy Resins
(...also click on Colorants under Polyester Resins if you're using a polyester resin instead of an epoxy)

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** Black might not stay really black if any white at all were added though, but you could do a last (will be bottom) layer of dark gray (white + black) if using a mold, then just use the plain semi-transparent black for the rest of the resin for the same kind of effect.
If pouring into a permanent cell though, the opaque layer should be done first instead of last.

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