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JEWELRY AND TRINKETS => Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General => Topic started by: theantihipster on January 19, 2008 01:06:16 PM



Title: Fantastic Plastic!! retro resin & acrylic goodness NEW PICS!
Post by: theantihipster on January 19, 2008 01:06:16 PM
I love big vintage resin rings. I drool over them, I dream about shopping and wake up wishing I owned the ones I purchased in my sleep.
so I think I've finally figured out how to do it, and I could probably keep every single one for myself (which I can't do, boo hoo  :'( )







I also made this wicked necklace from some found objects & shrinky-dink, an you tell I love big, gaudy stuff yet?



the ultimate irony: my mom has owned a jewelry store since I was a baby, and I never wanted anything to do with it, now I'm making jewelry til the wee hours in the morning after I get home from work. Go figure, right?

p.s. I think I need to buy a new camera, for reals.


Title: Re: Fantastic Plastic!! retro resin & acrylic goodness
Post by: somethingamazingbyvanessa on January 19, 2008 01:18:20 PM
Love your stuff! I was thinking about trying out resin pouring. It's getting expensive buying charms and pendants when I can learn to make my own. :)


Title: Re: Fantastic Plastic!! retro resin & acrylic goodness
Post by: theantihipster on January 19, 2008 06:29:19 PM
Love your stuff! I was thinking about trying out resin pouring. It's getting expensive buying charms and pendants when I can learn to make my own. :)

it's fun! I think I'm making coasters once I buy more resin


Title: Re: Fantastic Plastic!! retro resin & acrylic goodness
Post by: roxybadoxy on January 19, 2008 06:52:34 PM
the rings look absolutely amazing! what did you use on the inside? glitter, sparkles, MAGIC?! haha anyways looks great


Title: Re: Fantastic Plastic!! retro resin & acrylic goodness
Post by: HippieKender on January 19, 2008 06:55:15 PM
I love those rings!!
I wish someone in my family owned a jewelry store, lol


Title: Re: Fantastic Plastic!! retro resin & acrylic goodness
Post by: theantihipster on January 23, 2008 03:16:02 PM
I love those rings!!
I wish someone in my family owned a jewelry store, lol

haha, it's not as glamorous as it sounds, not with places like Helzberg around, mall jewelry stores make it rough for an entrepreneurial lady like my mommy


Title: Re: Fantastic Plastic!! retro resin & acrylic goodness
Post by: doxiemommy on January 23, 2008 03:26:57 PM
where did you buy the ring...not the resin I need to make some of these...


Title: Re: Fantastic Plastic!! retro resin & acrylic goodness
Post by: theantihipster on January 24, 2008 10:59:07 AM
where did you buy the ring...not the resin I need to make some of these...

Etsy, search in the supplies for "adjustable ring" & you should get several hits


Title: Re: Fantastic Plastic!! retro resin & acrylic goodness NEW PICS!
Post by: theantihipster on January 29, 2008 07:56:37 PM
**UPDATE** new pics!
this is pretty much what they look like, I finally got a new camera!


Title: Re: Fantastic Plastic!! retro resin & acrylic goodness NEW PICS!
Post by: iansmom on January 30, 2008 06:48:41 PM
Those rings are great!  I was wondering what you use for molds for the resin?  And do you put the glitter, beads, etc. into the mold and then pour in the resin? 


Title: Re: Fantastic Plastic!! retro resin & acrylic goodness NEW PICS!
Post by: theantihipster on January 31, 2008 03:31:53 PM
Those rings are great!  I was wondering what you use for molds for the resin?  And do you put the glitter, beads, etc. into the mold and then pour in the resin? 

molds? those were made with the 6-well paint pallets, an idea I got from my favorite vintage resin ring and this post:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=210403.msg2255967#msg2255967 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=210403.msg2255967#msg2255967)

pouring? I usually pour a little in the bottom first, then add more of the beads. Pour more resin over them & stir it up to get the beads well-coated, then give the resin a minute to settle. I usually finish off with a little more beads & glitter to make sure the whole container is full. You can use a hair dryer to get all the bubbles out, but sometimes they look neat, so it's up to you.


Title: Re: Fantastic Plastic!! retro resin & acrylic goodness NEW PICS!
Post by: twopennystar on February 01, 2008 06:48:05 AM
They're all beautiful, I've been meaning to investigate using resin for a while now, you've just given me the kick I needed to look into it properly!


Title: Re: Fantastic Plastic!! retro resin & acrylic goodness NEW PICS!
Post by: theantihipster on February 03, 2008 12:47:42 AM
They're all beautiful, I've been meaning to investigate using resin for a while now, you've just given me the kick I needed to look into it properly!

do it! I made some rings out of old, stupid rings I've had literally since I was in jr. high, they've got a whole new life! the upcycle possibilities are endless


Title: Re: Fantastic Plastic!! retro resin & acrylic goodness NEW PICS!
Post by: Ren on February 03, 2008 12:22:09 PM
I absolutely ADORE chunky rings, and resin is the perfect example of how versatile you can make them. They are so cute!


Title: Re: Fantastic Plastic!! retro resin & acrylic goodness NEW PICS!
Post by: benefittedcleverly on April 18, 2008 08:53:42 AM
i have a quick, but possibly stupid question. Do you hold the actual ring in the resin somehow while it dries,  or do you drill a hole or something afterwards?


Title: Re: Fantastic Plastic!! retro resin & acrylic goodness NEW PICS!
Post by: ammasmama on April 18, 2008 11:58:50 AM
Wowie-Pretties! It took a second to recognize seed beads and glitter for what they were! I had to go back and look at the red one a second time and then "A-ha!"... they look great!


Title: Re: Fantastic Plastic!! retro resin & acrylic goodness NEW PICS!
Post by: theantihipster on April 20, 2008 04:28:05 PM
Wowie-Pretties! It took a second to recognize seed beads and glitter for what they were! I had to go back and look at the red one a second time and then "A-ha!"... they look great!

thanks ma'am! I definitely need to make more, but that would mean sitting over a baggie full of mixed colors & a paper clip... I don't think my back can take it, but they're so cute!