Passionate about jewelry and creative hobbies, I wanted to offer you a new tutorial. This time it's making a pendant, using resin, gold leaf and dried flowers!
Admit that just the statement alone promises a pretty little gem, don’t you think? This is what we will immediately verify by moving directly from theory to practice. This tutorial will also teach you how to play with the differences in materials and how to tame the resin to make pretty inclusions, but also create reflections using the resin/Mica powder mixture.
Don't panic if you are a resin novice and currently it seems a little tedious. I reassure you right away, you don't need to have studied art to succeed in following, in complete peace of mind, the protocol of the day.
However, the very famous French proverb claiming that “patience is the mother of all virtues” will be verifiable today. In fact, to be sure to succeed in this tutorial, you will need to allow 24 hours for the resin to dry between each pour. The success of your medallion then depends on it. Breathe and take the time 🧘♀️
In this example, the pendant, once completed, will be fixed on a setting to create an original and unique spring pendant using jewelry glue. If you wish, you do not have to follow these explanations to the letter, the pendant can very well be glued to a ring support or an earring setting depending on your wishes. The idea is to make something that you will really like and that you will enjoy wearing so don't feel restricted.
Along the same lines, you can very well choose another resin mold than the one selected here and make your cubic, rectangular or even triangular pendant why not. The explanations work no matter what form you choose.
Let's go !
To get started, let's look at the list of supplies you'll need:
- A silicone mold to make round resin cabochons measuring 8 cm by 1 cm
- An assortment of dried flowers and leaves
- A mesh choker with a clasp
- A few gold-plated open rings
- A round gold-plated pendant
- Mica powder for polymer clay
- Jewelry glue
- Crystal resin
- With a gold-plated setting
- Gold-effect metal flakes
First of all, we will carry out the first resin pour. To do this :
- Place the dried flower you have chosen in the cabochon mold that corresponds to the diameter you want for your cabochon
- Dip the dried flower in the resin beforehand, this can avoid unsightly bubbles
- Cover the flower with resin, approximately ⅓ of the mold's filling capacity
Second stepWait 24 hours for the resin to dry. Now, make a second pour of resin and embed small pieces of gold leaf into it.
Again, let your resin dry for 24 hours. Then :
- Mix some resin with pigment of your choice and pour it. This is the last pour.
- You can add Mica powder. Add the amount you want depending on the desired effect. To avoid excess, start with a small amount. This will make it easier for you to adjust.
After the last 24 hours, once the resin is completely dry, you can remove the pendant from the mold and lightly file its edges to make it more harmonious and clean.
Now that your cabochon is beautiful and suits you, all you have to do is stick it with jewelry glue on your setting. Mount your setting on a pretty stainless steel or precious metal chain to have a beautiful accessory that resists time and that's it.
Let the glue dry well before using it and remember to remove your necklace before swimming or showering so as not to accelerate the wear of the glue.
Now, it's your turn to be a fashionista by combining your beautiful fancy necklace with your summer outfits 👗!
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