I decided to use up the last of my resin pendant supplies. Maybe people will like these pendant, buy them, and give me enough money to buy more bezels. I want to add a line of bracelets, earrings, and rings. But I can’t afford it at the moment. You guys can help me 🙂 Go visit my Indiegogo Project (here) or buy one of my pendants directly (here) 🙂
So what do you guys think? 🙂
If you have a cool color combination that you would like to own, donate to my Indiegogo campaign. You get a custom piece (pendant, earrings, bracelet, or ring) and don’t have to pay for shipping! Isn’t that a great deal! 😀
So I promised to show you guys a new experimental project I’ve been working on. Its been a few weeks since then since I am lacking motivation Better late than never, huh? 🙂
So here we go…. revealing…. my resin jewel pendants!!!
I normally only use resin in bezels, but I decided it was time to experiment with using molds some more. I was also bored so I decided to see what would happen if I added glitter…. and acrylic paint 🙂 I discovered that glitter works great. You do have wait for the resin to get thicker before mixing in the glitter. Otherwise it settles to the bottom (which becomes the top when you pop out the resin from the molds). To make the pink one I just sprinkled some glitter over the top of the mold and let it settle.The acrylic paint made the jewels a bit soft, I think I put in too much. It also isn’t a look I like. I’m talking about the red ones by the way.
The only problem with making this kind of pendant (or one of the problems now that I think about it :P) is that the come out matte. Like the picture below. See, no shine. To fix this you have to brush on a thin coat of resin. Then they look like the top photo. Tip: Stick the brush you use in rubbing alcohol. Let it sit, then rinse off in water. That way you can reuse the brush (anyway it worked out fine for me) 🙂
The next hurdle to tackle with these is attaching them to a necklace. The plastic things I used to make the molds had a hole running through them but the mold broke there on most of these. So I have some with holes running through all the way, some that have holes that only go halfway, and some with none. I think I’ll buy bails that I can glue on the back at some point. The ones with holes running through are no problem, I just need to attach a jump ring.
The ones with half a hole are a bigger problem. Supposedly we have a dremel somewhere in the garage. The problem is where? 😛 I may never see it…then again maybe I will, things sort of appear in a handy place eventually at my house 🙂 Oh well, we’ll see what I end up doing with them 🙂
I have a new product up!! Told ya that I was doing something with my summer 😀
I have two new viking knit necklaces up. This time I figured out a way to add my signature glitter resin pendants 🙂 You can buy them in my store.
The weather still sucks here so the pictures are pretty terrible 😛 Still looks cool though, huh 😀
This is the second one 🙂 So buy them now!! 😀
I still have some more projects brewing 😉 I just have to wait for them to finish curing. Very soon I will be able to show you guys 🙂 Until then check out my shop 😀
Any ideas for what I should do this summer? 🙂
I thought that I would start out by showing you all what I decided to start selling on etsy back in August. I had fallen in love with making resin pendants and despite having some difficulties with them I thought I would try to sell them. I recently started my first year of college, and I need income. So does everyone else, but this was my take on it. I have tried finding a part-time job but that is really hard to do in this economy. This is especially hard if you have no experience, like me. I was hoping that I could sell my pendants to make some extra cash but it hasn’t been going well. People view them, even find them through a google search but despite liking them no one wants to buy any from me. I keep them more than reasonably priced. My pendants are probably some of the cheapest out there right now, and they’re cuter too 🙂 but no one wants to spend money on them. Oh, well I’ll keep trying. Maybe posting them on here will help me 🙂
So here we are. I think that I will start with my favorite.
It reminds me of a night sky. I can just see a flying saucer (or a TARDIS ;)) flying through.
This one looks amazing in person, my photo’s don’t do any of these justice. It has many small green and gold glitter flakes. Mixed in are larger turquoise glitter.
This is another one of my favorites. I love how it’s striped, not the easiest thing in the world to do and I’m still working on making the glitter stick. Despite that it looks pretty cool.
I have others on my etsy store. I love them all. I wouldn’t make something that I wouldn’t wear in public and I have discriminating taste on things like this 🙂 Check them out and let me know what you think. It’d be even better if you bought something instead 😉
One of these days I’ll do a tutorial on how to make these, or at least give some tips on making resin pendants.