Jan 302018

The fun thing about working with resin is that you can put just about anything into it.

Of course, you have to be careful that:

  1. the objects you embed in resin are waterproof, and
  2. they won’t cause chemical reactions which may make your resin not set.

scenic resin pendants cover

But other than those considerations you are only limited by your imagination!

In today’s video I’m playing with the idea of using transparencies within resin and embedding objects to complete a scene.

Those of you who are my patrons will be able to access the images I used in the videos. (FYI, I’ve purchase a license that allows me to share them with you, but it does not allow for use in items that will be sold.)

Some of the other things I considered adding to my scenes:

  • Sculpted polymer clay items such as leaves, branches or flowers
  • Natural items such as stones, seeds, twigs and plants
  • Broken bits and pieces of meaningful jewelry
  • Just a whole bunch of steampunk gears!

I’m sure you could go on with lots more ideas yourselves. Feel free to share your thoughts on what you would like to embed in resin to make it personal.

Tools and Materials:

Check out my Amazon shop with all the basic crafting supplies I use: https://www.amazon.com/shop/keepsakecraftsbysandyhuntress

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Watch the Scenic Resin Pendants-Personal Customized Jewelry Tutorial video on YouTube.

Jul 112016

nature's treasures

I’ve always been fascinated with things that are encased in clear resin or glass. Having them frozen in space and being able to study them carefully from all angles is just so amazing.

In today’s video I show how to use UV resin to preserve tiny bits of flowers, leaves and grasses as molded cabochons.

You can then glue on a bail or drill holes to make these pieces into whatever jewelry you like.  This would be the perfect way to preserve flowers from a bridal bouquet or any other occasion you’d like to remember.

Make sure to plan for test runs. As I show in the video, things don’t always turn out like you think they will.

Tools & Materials:

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Watch the Nature’s Treasures-Resin Pendant Jewelry Tutorial at YouTube.