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.

11 comments:

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.
95537-0365
Ph: (707) 443-9323
Fax: (707) 443-7962
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