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.
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.