I had a hard time titling this blog post!
I thought it might be "Stone Heart" or "Rocky Heart." No matter which title I picked, it didn't seem like a very nice Valentine's idea. The "Resilient Heart" is what I was trying to portray but there isn't a catchy title for that either. So here it is. A pretty heart made of tiny gem stone fragments.
I made it in a heart shaped baking cup. In order to ensure I had a flat back my first pour was just Jewelery Resin. I allowed this to cure. You can see the resin in the bake ware...I poured in about 1/8 of an inch.
Twenty four hours later I added my gem stones. I poured in about 1/8 of an inch of additional new resin and just dropped in my stones. As long as a part of each stone was touching the wet resin I knew I would end up with one solid heart.
Isn't it great! I am so glad I didn't pour resin over the stone. They are solidly embedded and the flat back will make this an easy pendant.