Monday, August 29, 2011

Jewelry Making Question - Resin Filled Pendants oh my goodness!  I cannot believe we're a week away from Labor Day.  In all honesty, I'm looking for my summer and I fear she's left the building. 

For those of you that make jewelry, I'm seeking an opinion.  I'm looking to help a friend locally.  She's an artist and a life coach with a tremendous spirit.  Recently she purchased a kit to make a resin pendant using a bezel setting.  What she would like to do is encapsulate a photo of her artwork in the bezel then fill with resin.  If you have worked with resin before, is there a particular way that you would print (or have printed) the photo so the ink will not run when we set it with the resin.

I've offered to help, and told her it's not a medium I've worked with before.  So if you have worked with resin or photo pendants... I have an inkjet and color laser printer here, and Staples is just up the road.  I'm almost certain that inkjet would smear... but maybe color laser would last... or would you recommend I print it, then have the print laminated so it would be color-safe??  See all the ideas bouncing around in this creative brain of mine?

Good news though... actually two good newses.... this is my 250th blog post, so in my next blog post, I'm doing a celebration give away!  So stay tuned!  Secondly, just 2 days left of my Anniversary Celebration in my Artfire Store.  34% off all currently listed items using the coupon code BLISS in honor of my parents 34th wedding anniversary! 

Bella Marie at 6 months old
On a final note... here's a bit of cute to enlighten your day.  

Thanks so much for stopping by, sharing your opinions and just for being YOU!   I appreciate you so very much!


Judy said...

Hi Dawn, I think she could google how to use resin and come up with lots of do's and don'ts. That is what I did when I wanted to learn how to use it. The main thing is you have to seal the paper that you are using with modge podge first, that is very important.

Regina said...

I have got myself a strater resin kit, but have yet to try it out, maybe over the labor day weekend. But you have to seal the paper first so that the colors do not run, that i read about. Congratulations on your upcoming 250th post.

Beadwright said...

Hey Dawn I love the photo of Bella. Just too cute. Here is a link that might help you and your friend.
And please come by for my new book give away.

Barbara said...

I've not had a lot of success with it but you might check out KJ's blog for her trial and errors when she first started and Lorelei's as well...they show different photos of things that worked/didn't

no matter how it is printed....laser, inkjet, etc. It is important that you seal it really well. If you use the can lightly give it several coats of Krylon both sides to keep it from smearing and then coat it with modpodge (make sure you coat it evenly and get the edges or the resin will seep into the paper.

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

You are all so very awesome! Thank you so much for all your tips, insight and referrals. I sincerely appreciate it!

Hope your day is fantastic.... and Nicole, thanks for the heads up about your giveaway! I'm headed over there now to enter and I hope many of my readers scoot their little behinds over there too! :o)

Have a terrific day all!


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