Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I have a secret

So I've been wanting to post about this for awhile but I was afraid I might get some negative backlash from it.   Then I discovered 2 blogs yesterday who were also doing it and I figured ok screw it then.  So what am I talking about exactly?  Resin jewelry.  First off, I'd like to make it very clear that I am NOT selling these.

If you haven't already guessed by now, I'm kind of a cheap ass.  But I'm a creative cheap ass so when I saw these resin pieces showing up on blogs I immediately wanted one and figured they looked easy enough to make.  And I was right.

The ring on the left is made with Color Club's Wild at Heart and the right one is Hard Candy's Beetle (holy awesome eh?).  This was my first batch so they're far from perfect but I was happy with how they turned out.

Warning - please disregard my manicure in the next photo as I was abducted by My Little Ponies who shit pink and sparkles all over my nails.

Pinky L-R: Orly Galaxy Girl, Zoya Ivanka
Ring L-R: Zoya Charla, Revlon Perplex, Wet and Wild Night Prowl (love this one)
Middle L-R: Color Club Alter Ego, Studio M Gel-ous
Index: Pure Ice Spitfire layered over OPI DS Signature

Several of them didn't quite turn out including almost all of the holos so I have a second batch curing as we speak.  I will absolutely share instructions if anyone is interested in giving it a try themselves.  Total cost for me for about 30 rings and 25 necklace charms is about $55 CAD and I have more than enough resin left over to make double that. Be aware that some of the supplies I had to order from the US though.  Also, I researched this for a month or so before I finally bit the bullet and I ordered the cheapest supplies I could possibly find so they are not the same quality as some of the items seen on other blogs.

I also wanted to show you what I found at Michael's last weekend:

These babies were $1.49 on clearance!  The Zoya is only there for size comparison to show how huge those bottles are.  They had 2 different sizes and several different colours so if you have a Michael's nearby go check it out!  I believe I found them somewhere in between the scrapbooking-jewelry making sections.



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  2. those look awesome! i've always kind of thought the same you have, that it can't be that difficult to do (contrary to some info I've read online that makes it seem very complicated) but i just have no idea where to start! so if you could share your method i would really appreciate it! if you don't want to post here, my email address is jessica.decarlo at gmail.com.

    and beetle looks AMAZING by the way!

  3. Yeah I've been wondering for awhile why no one else had attempted them since we're obviously a crafty bunch right? I'm still working out a few kinks but I'll take some photos on my next batch and maybe do a tutorial on them. I might consider posting it if I get enough interest.

  4. These are amazing! I too have wondered (and have a bunch of instructional sites bookmarked) how to make jewelry with my polish, so would love to know.
    By the way, Michaels also carries the Martha Stewart glass microbeads in a set of 12 pastel-ish colors. If you use one of their 40% off coupons, it's pretty affordable.

  5. I am totally interested. I've searched for info before, but couldn't find anything. I would greatly appreciate any info! kelly at kellyrockholdphotography.com

  6. A tutorial would be very much appreciated! I'am very interested in learning how to make these beauties myself! Any info is welcome: vkerckhove at hotmail.com