Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Give me a Resin to Love you

Much time ago I bought a kit to make resin pendants. It was another phase I was going through and nothing would satisfy me til I had made one. Then of course the kit took a week or so to arrive from america (perfectly understandable - lovely seller) to arrive and by then I had moved on to my next obsession. I'm sure that is typical of how the craft addiction cycle works for so many of us. There's so much craft...and so little time...Except there isn't really. There's lots of time and no need to hug every cat or do every craft right now. But anyway.
Resin First Try
By no means perfect - you can see the resin has soaked into the white one - but overall I am very happy with them.
Vintage Woman Resin Pendant
The white lady is actually from the envelope Natalie made me for LetterMo. She said she used that page because she thought I'd like the topic and I liked it so much I've immortalised it! Despite multiple warnings with the instructions I wasn't careful enough about sealing the paper (hence it soaking in in that little semi circle) so that is a lesson for next time.
Vintage Woman Pendant
The thing I love about resin is the 3D effect even on a flat surface. Of course that is increased if you use a bevelled container (all of these ones came with the kit).
Resin Pendant with Stars
You can see there were a few teeny tiny air bubbles caught in the holes of the buttons but I can live with those. I think next time I will try sewing some cotton through the button holes so they look more sewn on.
Resin Pendant with Stars
I've got more of the resin left and have ordered a few bezelled ring blanks. I'm thinking a WWE series of rings :)

Seriously though - Can't Hug Every Cat. Everyone should watch this.


Knit Kat said...

Wow Lixie,

I really love these. How long did they take to make?

The little bubbles inside the button holes look sweet and as if they are supposed to be there - so don't worry about them!!

I suppose you could sell them in your Etsy shop and recoup the money you spent on the resin kit? :-)

TJ said...

I've always wanted to do resin jewels!! Yours turned out beautifully... now that I live here I'm so overwhelmed in the craft stores I explore only ONE new thing each trip. Now I'll go look for resin stuff... THANKS A LOT girl.


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