Monday, April 2, 2012

Dealing With Mistakes and Resin

My new brooch represents a series of hurdles.  
I was very close to tossing the whole project into the bin.
It started when I noticed that the open back bezel I bought was dented.  It was very strong metal and I could not flatten it.  I decided to try and work in it anyway.  As you can see I applied clear tape the the back to hold my poured resin.  
 I added some dangles before I poured in my Jewelry Resin.
 Unfortunately, the dangles acted as a wick.....the resin just traveled down the length of the rhinestone embellishment.
 I was not too worried.  If you get to the resin at the 10 hour (or so) cure mark it is still pretty soft.  I was able to peel away the over pour.
 It looked like I had more resin outside of this bezel than in it.
In the end, I cut away the dangles.  I added one final layer of Jewelry Resin to the bezel to give it a bit of a dome.  You can still see right through the open back too!

This post was designed, photographed and written by me.

It appeared on Resin Crafts Blog.


salla said...

nice save!

Chris said...

this is so pretty! I really like this one!

Beetique said...

Yes you would never notice that it messed up. I got my gel pens yesterday at Michael's. Thanks again for mentioning that. I haven't had a chance to play yet though. :(