Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Resin in Plastic Ring

 Occasionally when I add a cheap plastic rhinestone to my resin/bezel projects it completely dissolves.  That is not the case for all plastics...just very cheap items.  So I was curious to see if I could pour resin into these plastic rings.
 I bought a bag of these inexpensive rings. 
I do not know if they are plastic or acrylic. 
 I placed them on super sticky tape so that I could pour in resin.
 My first pour of resin created the clear back.
 Then, working on the cured first layer, I added some stickers and a charm and finally the second pour of resin.
When everything had set for 48 hours, I peeled away the tape backing and now I have these fun new beads!

This post was designed, photographed and written by me.

It appeared on Resin Crafts Blog.


Anonymous said...

another great idea Carmi! Pam

Chrizette said...

Nice idea - I do still have trouble if I do not have a solid backing. Will keep trying . . .

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Rosa said...

Thank you - this is really helpful! Glad to see it worked out ok! :)

Anonymous said...

Just goes to show the importance - and thrill - of looking at things not for what they are, but for what they could be! One question: what is the smallest amount of resin you can mix up and still get good results? Thanks - Rachel

Becky Pancake said...

Cute idea. I may have to try it.

Anonymous said...

I love this idea. Where can I purchase these rings? I can not find them, I tried Acmoore, Michael's, Hobby Lobby and Party City, no luck.

Carmi said...

I purchased a bag of them on Ebay a year ago!

Andy M said...

What a cute idea!!
Geeezzzzzz.... now I have to go buy some cheap resin rings LoL

Andy M said...

It's been a while since I've been to their web site, but also check orientaltrading.com

Andy M said...

Carmi.... quick question,
Does Envirotex Lite adhere to plastic (like a plastic beverage tray)?
Thanks :-)

Carmi Cimicata said...

The best thing to do is contact customer service. They are a full time office and can answer so many questions!
Environmental Technology, Inc.

PO Box 365 South Bay Depot Rd.,
Fields Landing, California.
Ph: (707) 443-9323
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