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Topic: My journey into Resin (yes---*another* resin post!)  (Read 5452 times)
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« on: February 17, 2008 03:49:56 PM »

Thanks to craftster member ammasmama, I felt brave enough to venture into the world of Resin.  I started out safe, using the resin and molds that are recommended in the huuuuuge "RESIN!" thread on here, and pretty much using the ideas from others who have posted their resin before me.  Now that my practice pieces are out of the way, I'm ready to venture out on my own and try some new things (my hypothesis: Resin will "preserve" live foliage---such as rose petals.  I want to see if the color will stay, or will the plant/flower die in the resin....stay tuned....lol)

here are a few of the pieces from my first attempt. 
1. Four random pieces---I think ammasmama first did one with googly eyes, and I'll admit, I smiled immediately when I saw it, so I knew I had to try.  This one has those little scrapbooking "beadies" behind the eyes.  Then there's a Mickey sticker with red, yellow, and black glitter.  Below that is a candy heart--seemed obvious this time of year, and next to that is 3 M&M's.  My friend had those custom printed M&M's made for her bridal shower last year, and I saved them (and for good reason, I now see....).  These three are from the "wedding mix" that the website sells---here's two hearts and the word "joy".

2. Here are two more made with the Bridal Shower M&M's.  I turned one into a keychain, and the other one is a neclace pendant.  I'm going to give them to my friend as a gift.  The one on the left has 2 M&M's that say their name and the date, one with a heart, and one that says kiss.  The other one has their name, date, and a heart.  The middle one is based off of one I saw on etsy (user name: stoopidgerl---awesome stuff too!) but theirs obviously came out better.  My sushi pictures aren't vivid enough.  I'll probably gift this to a sushi loving friend of mine.

3. I love Disney!  This is confetti taken from various resturants in Walt Disney World.  on the left is the castle and a Mickey head, and the right has Cinderella's Coach.  Both have glitter behind them

4. I live in NJ, by the "Jersey Shore".  For those of you familiar with the area, these shells and sand are from Long Beach Island.  I combed the beach in mid-January (yes--it was COLD!).  I love how the sand and shells look like they're floating in water.  I wish there was some way to make it more colorful, but while still keeping the "real" beach look.
Any ideas?  Anyway---these are each keychains.

Thanks for looking!  I have plenty more I can post if you'd like.
comments/critiques/suggestions welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2008 04:32:00 PM »

oh wow, now your making me want to try resin! You have to let us know what happens with the plants in the resin. Good luck and good work   Smiley


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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2008 04:51:49 PM »

Plants in resin may bleed their colors, so make sure to seal with some glue, - and do post what you come up with!
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2008 05:08:47 PM »

They looks so cute!

What about sea weed in the shelly ones?  We found pink seaweed on a beach here...

« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2008 05:19:18 PM »

I like them! Keep on crafting them, and post for us to see!  Thanks for sharing Smiley
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2008 06:03:05 PM »

It was my sushi pendant that you saw on Etsy.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2008 07:15:46 PM »

I absolutely adore the purple heart with google eyes!! It's just the cutest pendant ever! Grin Grin Grin

« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2008 09:17:43 PM »

Oooo... I like these. Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2008 09:18:26 PM »

I love the beach ones!

How are you attaching the hanging ring?

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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2008 04:42:03 AM »

I recently have been playing with resin, how did you get your hooks in them for the pendant.  And, where did you find hooks like that?  All I can seem to acomplish is drilling holes and not all that accurately.  The sanding took for freaking ever... LoL  Your stuff looks great!  I like the idea of the wedding MM's  what a great keepsake!
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