Resin Jewelry & Sprinkles!

Yes, I had trouble with the title. So much to share!

This was my first attempt at making resin jewelry. I was surprised at how easy it was and how cute it turned out.  I plan on giving these to Max's special Valentine friends (i.e. girlfriends, teachers etc.).

Here's the scoop:

1. Buy this ebook.  I followed the instructions exactly but screwed up my first batch on the steps that suggest adding glitter to the back. It was a "hot mess" but then again I am craft challenged. So, I made another batch and just left off the last couple of finishing steps. No big deal. I am happy with the finished product.

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2. I bought everything I needed from Hobby Lobby. The resin, molds and bales are with the candle making and tiles. The sprinkles are with the birthday/cake stuff. The ball chains are with the jewelry beads etc.

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3.  Allow lots of time for drying and setting.

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4. After you have allowed them to "set". Then you can add rings or bales (for necklaces).

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5. Enjoy! These would be really cute with photographs, letter beads, stickers...really the sky is the limit. Be sure to watch the video links & tutorials at the bottom of this post. They will help you to understand resin and give you some more ideas.

Here's my work:

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This one is mine :)
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Good Luck!! If you decide to make your own, please post pictures to my Facebook Page!

HELPFUL LINKS:
Skinner Studio: How to embed paper into resin
If you want to buy them & not make them: Little Cupcakes Co.
Two Kitties and a Video - Really GREAT
Little Birdie Secrets
John W. Golden Part 1 Video

XOXO-


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21 comments:

handmadecharlotte said...

i would like to try this!

Amy said...

That is definitely "outstanding awesomeness!" Your recipients should be very pleased!

Hello there! My name is June said...

Wow! Yours came out so great! If you'd like to finish the edges a little, just take a nail file & sand them down a tad while holding the pieces under running water (so you don't breathe the resin dust).
Thank you for linking to Little Cupcakes! Those are my handiwork & I'm so proud of how they've turned out!

Cheers!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Those are too darn cute...yours turned out just perfect.

Callie Bright said...

I take a ring and a necklace. So cute!

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Anny said...

Aww these are adorable :D

katherinemarie said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!!!!!!!

I'm so going to do this with photos. What would you say is the cost per piece?

Your photos are looking really GREAT-btw!

xoxoxoxoxox

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

Wow, my kids would LOVE these. Thanks for sharing. I could have NEVER come up with this idea on my own!

Katherine Swift said...

These are pretty cute! Did you seal the colored rounds with anything first?

Renee•Candy Stick Lane said...

FANTASTIC! I have to try this!

Rhonda said...

Love these!! My daughter's friends would flip for these!! Thanks for sharing.

Blanca said...

They are super cute. I wouldn't mind wearing one myself.

Mama Thompson said...

I've used resin on a couple different projects, but NEVER like this...I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!

mary'smom said...

I so want to try this! Your pendants turned out great!

Mandy said...

So adorable! I want to make some RIGHT NOW.
TFS!

Kristi said...

What a great idea...and so cute! Thanks for the inspiration. Blessings to you!

mmtncrfts said...

Adorable! Yours came out perfect. I make scrabble pendants, but haven't tried resin yet. Do you know if you can use candy molds???
Thanks for sharing.
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A Sign of the Times said...

Soooo cute! Yours came out great. Do you know if you can use candy molds?
Thanks for sharing.
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Gail said...

Very cute, the design possibilities are endless.

3XMom said...

Arghhh...she isn't selling the ebook anymore!