Thursday, January 17, 2013

How To Make Resin Jewelry

I told you all that I was addicted to jewelry making.  My plan was to make a different project using resin (which I will do in a later post!) and then before I knew it, I was gathering supplies for a necklace.  I guess it is time for me to accept that I have a problem- but until then, let me share my adventures with you!  Check out these resin necklaces that I made.  They were super easy to do and hardly take any time at all (except for letting the resin dry)... take a look:

{let me tell you, the pictures do not do justice to how awesome these are!}

{It's easy to do}
For each necklace, you only need three materials: (plus a chain if you don't already have on)

  {I was just going to do the vinyl "love" at first, but when I mixed up extra resin, I decided to break out my Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter that I won at a link party on Every Day is an Occasion.  Thanks Jill for the awesome glitter!}


Next, add your vinyl to the pendant piece.  Mix up your resin (follow the instructions listed on the packaging) and let dry.  That's it!

{this shape is from a set of 4 called "decorative circles" by Karla Dudley and can be found in the Silhouette store.  I cut this at 1/2 inch from vinyl and it cut beautifully!}


If you choose to do glitter, here is what I learned:  When you drip the resin on top of the glitter it will just form a bubble on top of it.  You must mix it around together if you want the resin to smooth out over the whole piece.  I mixed it all together inside the pendant and it turned out just fine.



{Your Turn}
What would you put inside your necklace?  Or... would you make something else?  A charm bracelet, earrings or something non-jewelry?  I am excited to experiment with resin more and see what all I can create!

Also, don't forget to check out my co-worker Shana's blog, Crafts Queen!  I had no idea I was working with another craft blogger!  She is so creative and loves to take her own spin on craft projects, so don't miss the opportunity to check her out. I can't wait to see what she works on next, so give her some blog love and support our crafty sister!

Happy Crafting,
Kelsie Ann

LINK LOVE!  Linked up to: Every Day is an Occasion

6 comments:

  1. Aww! thanks Kelsie! I've just done homework all day so I have a day of sharing all the crazy and "ugly" ornaments I made for Christmas this year, add some of my favorite pins, and sprucing up a bath room on a very small budget all to come here VERY SOON! I'll be getting in touch with you soon for some more blog ideas we didn't really get much time to talk about today, and I'm sure you'll be seeing me soon! <3 your blog!!! ~Shana~

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    1. I can't wait to see that bathroom craft you were telling me about! Definitely keep me in the loop, I'll be checking up on your blog!

      Kelsie Ann

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  2. Wait, it's THAT easy? But they're so cute! I need to get my hands on some resin supplies!

    I'm following along in my reader now. I can't wait to see what you do next!

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    1. Haha, you are too sweet! Thank you so much for checking us out. Can't wait to see what YOU will do next! Have a great week.

      Kelsie Ann

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  3. Kelsie Ann. These turned out gorgeous and we featured them on our blog today! Thanks for the inspiration!!! http://myvinyldirect.com/blog/make-your-own-resin-jewelry-with-vinyl/

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    1. Thank you so much! I am thrilled to be featured on your blog. I love you guys!

      Kelsie Ann

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