Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Jewelry Resin as a Glue

 This special bezel is filled with embellishments.  It is a great way for me to explain to you how I use our resins as a glue.

When you make a collage pendant like this one, you ordinarily glue all your pieces in place.  Glue can look very messy and it does not always secure everything in place permanently.

 My special bezel (Instant Glam by Fernando DaSilva) began with some fish leather and rhinestone chain.  
I added some paint dots in the upper area.
Then I filled my bezel with all sorts of items.  Charms, chain, broken jewelry components and a frozen Charlotte vintage doll.
I made a small batch of Jewelry Resin which I poured into a bottle with a yorkie cap.
The cap on the bottle allows me to put resin where I want it.  I added resin throughout and now my final bezel is solid.  I don't have to worry about any of these items falling off!

3 comments:

  1. This is very nice. I am just beginning to work with resin and have had trouble with it getting cloudy.

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  2. I use envirotex as glue whenever possible, it's the one way to guarantee your pieces will be strong and not break apart. I tend to wait until I'm going to use a reasonable amount of resin for a project, and they have lots of smaller pieces that only need a drop or a very thin layer of resin to hold them in place. It's great stuff to work with, and your blog has given me some excellent inspiration. Thanks for all the hard work put in :) All Consuming aka 'The Clockwork Jewel'

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  3. Resin as glue - what a great tip. Thanks, Carmi.

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