Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Jewelry Resin or Jewelry Clay for Molding

 This new pendant is my opportunity to show you how so many products work so well together.
 The finished pendant is a new favorite.
 The molds are from glass artist Paula Radke.  I purchased them last year at the Bead and Button show.  They are extremely detailed.  I love them.
Jewelry Clay works beautifully for mold making projects.  As you can see I pressed a small left over piece of clay into my mold like this.
 Later, I mixed a small batch of Jewelry Resin and coloured it with a gold Luminarte Primary Elements Artist Pigment.
Here is my cabochon right out of the mold.  You might think that the clay side was more detailed.
 I wanted to attach my cabochon to a filigree background.  So I made a small batch of Jewelry Clay and used it as my attachment mechanism.  This clay is truly useful!
 Then I brushed more of the gold Luminarte Primary Elements Artist Pigment to the back side to make my piece look prettier.

 See, that looks much more polished.
 I painted my entire cabochon with an acrylic paint. 
 The clay really looks great with acrylic paint doesn't it?
However, my last step was to apply metallic wax in a multitude of colours.  Now you can't tell which side is clay and which side is resin!  My last step was to seal everything with Resin Spray.

This post was designed, photographed and written by me.
It appeared on Resin Crafts Blog.

5 comments:

Beetique said...

I'm thinking I might have to get some resin spray! You have such great ideas

Cherie said...

I haven't used resin yet but this looks like so much fun to do. Thanks for the tutorial.

Eileen Bergen said...

Beautful, Carmi. I had my doubts as this was progressing, but the multi-colored metallic waxes and resin spray were the perfct finishing touches.

Jean said...

Oh my gosh how stunning!
jean xox

Cyndi L said...

That is GORGEOUS, Carmi!