Resin Jewellery 5Aug2018

Angela Porter 5 Aug 2018 Resin

I mentioned a while ago that I’ve been having a lovely time playing with UV resin.

These are some of the results!

Weird things happened in the long, thin bezels when I cured the resin. Strange, alien, geometric patterns appeared in the coloured layer. A surprise, a strange one, but not unpleasant. However, it wasn’t what I was aiming for! It’s not happened since…odd.

The square glass pieces, currently without bails, were the glass ‘cabochons’ or ‘covers’ that came with the square bezels. I thought I’d try adding resin to the back of them, and they’ve worked out quite nicely!

I think I need to learn wire wrapping. I need a course or several to do that though. Or find someone who’d like to work with me where I make the pretties and they do the wire-wrapping.

I have lots more ‘pretties’ in my finished and happy with stash now, including quite a few pairs of little star earrings.

All I need to do now is to figure out what to do with this lot!

I have odd things happening when I use silicon moulds to make resin pendants. When I cure the resin it often bends/warps. I’ve tried thinner layers, thicker layers, and nothing seems to stop it. I supsect the only way forward for me, at this point in time, is to use bezels, and the glass covers if I can get the bails to adhere to them.

I may play around with resin a bit more later today. I had a load more bezels arrive yesterday. Would be a nice, relaxing way to spend some of a quiet Sunday.