Resin is a great way to protect and preserve delicate objects, such as fabric and paper, and keep them dry and safe from scratching or chipping. Embedding focal elements in resin opens up a world of possibilities for found object and memento resin jewelry. Handmade resin jewelry can include just about any material you can think of. Bits of ticket stubs, vintage labels, flowers, leaves, prized fabric, hardware, and more are all perfect candidates.
If you are ready to explore resin casting for jewelry making, this eBook is for you. The experts gathered three resin jewelry projects plus a bonus guide to resin jewelry making supplies to get you started. Some of these use a premade bezel, but if you are comfortable doing it, you can create your own bezels and other adaptations as needed. Also in this free resin jewelry making collection you’ll find great tips for working with resin plus a handy chart of pros and cons for the five types of resin for jewelry. Create each project step by step, or use these resin jewelry ideas to design your own custom handmade resin jewelry.
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If you are ready to explore resin casting for jewelry making, this eBook is for you. Plus, you get a bonus guide to resin jewelry-making supplies to get you started. Three of the projects use a premade bezel, and for those of you with minimal soldering experience, you can create your own backless bezel as shown for the resin earrings project—or use a pre-made backless bezel. Also in this free tutorial you’ll find great tips for working with resin plus a handy chart of pros and cons for five types of resin for jewelry. Create each project step by step, or use these ideas to design your own custom pieces.
How to Make a Resin Ring
"Flower-Burst Ring" by Danielle Fox
Cocktail rings are a stylish way to make a statement and are easy to personalize using resin casting techniques. This pretty floral resin ring uses collage techniques to create the design, before encasing it in resin. Danielle shares her quick tips for cutting the paper to the right size the first time, and using items you probably already have as resin jewelry making supplies. Using a pre-made silver ring makes for a quick project, or add your own personality by creating a custom ring. Get Danielle’s expert tips on preparing the collage, working with resin, and adding finishing touches when you download this free tutorial today!
How to Make a Resin Necklace
"Urban Relic" by Lisa Blackwell
Next, try a project that is a little on the funky side, with a handmade resin jewelry necklace featuring a paper memento. By inserting the paper in a premade bezel and covering it with resin, you have created a piece that will last and last. You will also discover Lisa’s simple tips for adding the focal piece to a necklace, so you can show off your new handmade necklace. Customize the design to your unique style and learn how to make resin jewelry from start to finish with this free eBook!
How to Make a Resin Cuff
"Resin & Bronze Wire Cuff" by Helen I. Driggs
Helen takes it a step further with this trendy cuff, which combines the resin focal piece and bronze to make this piece stand out. Select a pattern that stands out and pair with a heavy gauge wire bracelet. Helen shares her simple steps for filling the bezel with resin to create fanciful focal pieces. She also shares her four tips for resin success and lessons learned on preparing materials. Learn how to make resin jewelry from expert Helen Driggs with this free eBook!
How to Make Resin Drop Earrings
"Colorful Resin Earrings" by Tom & Kay Benham
Longtime contributors to Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, Tom & Kay are experts at a variety of jewelry-making techniques. With this earring project, they’ve expanded their traditional jewelry toolbox to include resin, which they’ve elevated to artisan-jewelry status with sterling silver and an artistic design. Simple soldering of just one seam on each earring, combined with the clever use of resin as both a design element and as an adhesive holding the wires in place, results in these beautiful earrings with a stained-glass feel. Everyone will want to know what the "stones" are—or is it plique-à-jour enamel?—but closer inspection will show the special ingredient that really makes these resin earrings sparkle is . . . glitter!
How to Choose Resin for Jewelry Making Projects
"The Right Resin" by Eleanore Macnish
Wondering which supplies are the best? With this article on working with resin, you will learn the difference between five types of resin for jewelry. Get the pros and cons of each resin so you select the correct type for your craft. Plus, for quick reference, we’ve included a handy chart of each resin and their properties covering everything from flexibility, ease of use, price, and more.
This download is essential to any jewelry maker.
Ready to give it a try? With this free eBook you will learn the basics of working with resin, and discover why it can be so addictive with three free projects. Each of these free projects can be created as is, or can be used to inspire designs of your own. Start by using the premade components, or jump right into creating custom bezels and adaptations. Then, brush up on the five types of resin for jewelry and how their properties will affect the final piece.