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Thursday, June 25, 2009

How to make Resin Jewelry with a Swirly effect.


Resin Jewelry with a Swirly effect.
Project submitted by MonikaRose
Instructions

what you need:
ResinObsession resin mold - Mold 403- 11 popular jewelry shapes was used in project
EasyCast clear casting epoxy resin (part A, B)
color powder, pearl ex pigments, purple and bright gold
reusable resin measuring cups
stiring sticks
tooth picks
timer
tissues

step by step:
1. Mix EasyCast resin following manufacturer's instructions.
2. Pour small amounts of resin into 2 seperate cups to mix in the pearl colors purple and bright gold.
3. Pour the remaining clear resin into the selected mold cavities just below the top to allow for extra drops of color.
4. Use a toothpick to pick up one of the colors and drip a drop into one of the shapes anywhere.
5. Do the same with the other colors, as in step 4.
6. The drops will settle down into the resin, not just sit on top.
7. With a new toothpick and tissue in hand, swirl the colored drops around to make shaped in the clear resin. Between each swirl clean your toothpick on the tissue. You can pull the colors into each other for mixed color affect, any shape you wish, in this case swirls.
8. When satisfied with the affects, clean your area and let resin cure. Pop resin out of molds.
9. Once casting has fully cured polish and buff if you wish. Drill a hole with a rotary tool and small drill bit or small hand drill or wire wrap for a pendant, earrings or keyring.
Monika doesn't have resin in her Etsy store yet but you might want to see her other fun stuff http://monikarose.etsy.com/

6 comments:

  1. This is a great tip! Thanks for posting. :)

    EMarie

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  2. I wonder how you make the hole for the jump ring. Is it added when you take it out, or is it part of the mold? I haven't seen any molds for this yet, just starting with resin jewelry but I can see I'll want to try this.

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  3. ChezChani
    You make the hole for the jump ring by waiting for the object to cure, then you pop it out, and if it is properly cured, you drill the hole into the object. I have a hobby tool, rotarty set and i use a small drill. But you can always wire wrap.

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  4. Hello Cindy, thank you for putting up my link. The bubble ring sounds like fun, I might consider one...on a positive note..I have given you an award, so check it out here, http://monikarosecrochets.blogspot.com/
    Have a fantastic day :) MoniakROse

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  5. I am new to resin casting, but this project seemed like a perfect place to start. I tried it just this morning and it was a lot of fun! I think there are lots of possibilities for working in layers with different pigments. Thanks for the idea!

    http://artistic-elements.blogspot.com/

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  6. Thanks it has been a wonderful support, now to make resin jewelry with a swirly effect. is very easy with the help of your guidance. Thanks

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