Monday, August 27, 2012

Vintaj Bezel and Jewelry Resin

I am starting to naturally turn to the colours of Autumn. This Frida necklace is going to be my Fall 2012 go-to necklace.
 A few weeks ago I managed to go to a Joanns craft store in the USA where I picked up this Vintaj bezel.  I have been wanting a few for some time and I was happy to see this piece.  
I follow the Vintaj blog daily!
 I sealed my paper image of Frida and then decorated around her image with paint and glue.  The paint stays dimensional when dry and looks like a pearl under resin.
 The bezel is shallow, so I was very careful not to over pour my resin.
 I had a wonderful time thinking and planning the components that would highlight the pendant the best.
This is my finished necklace!

This post was designed, photographed and written by me.

It appeared on Resin Crafts Blog.


Betsy Leonard Kaage said...


TesoriTrovati said...

That is just lovely Miss Carmi! I love the way those paint dots look dimensional and the twisted fabric is divine. Enjoy the day! Erin

Annette Velthuis said...


susanc said...

Very pretty Carmi! I love the use of the paint dots!

Chris said...

i love your use of ribbons for the necklace! very nice!

ImportKt said...

So smart + cost effective with your dots! I use small pearl studs from the scrapbook section for that effect, I never thought to simply try it that way! Thanks for the heads up =)

Anonymous said...

Hi Carmi,
I am new to resin and am so glad I found your blog. Thank you for the knowledge and the inspiration! I have a few questions:
1. Have you ever tried a two-sided casting?
2. If you've ever used photos, did you have to use mod podge over the photo paper?
3. I've seen you use all kinds of molds--do you use mold release?

Many thanks!

Carmi said...

Hi Rachel. I have not done a double sided casting...yet anyway.
I always use a sealer over photos. Either mod podge or ultra seal.
I use mold release in the stiff molds. The baking silicone type molds are so flexible they just pop out the molds.

Tina said...

Beautiful!! Love the silk ribbons, too.

Micheladas said...

Very beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Very nice idea with the paint dots! May I ask, did you use acrylic or oil? Thanks in advance!

Carmi said...

I used acrylic!