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« 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  Cry )







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.
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« Reply #1 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. Smiley
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« Reply #2 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. Smiley

it's fun! I think I'm making coasters once I buy more resin
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« Reply #3 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
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2008 06:55:15 PM »

I love those rings!!
I wish someone in my family owned a jewelry store, lol
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« Reply #5 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
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2008 03:26:57 PM »

where did you buy the ring...not the resin I need to make some of these...
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« Reply #7 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
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« Reply #8 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!
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« Reply #9 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? 
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« Reply #10 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

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.
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« Reply #11 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!
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« Reply #12 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
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« Reply #13 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!
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« Reply #14 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?
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« Reply #15 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!
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« Reply #16 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!
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