Saturday, February 22, 2020

Posting a Collection Series Daily on Facebook Page


Over the years I have had great fun posting finished resin bezels with hilarious art created by lisasalteredart on Etsy.  Patty sells affordable and unique collage sheets and I have purchased many. 

If you follow I Love Resin's Facebook page you'll get a little smile everyday for a few weeks.

The sheet I will be featuring in bezels over the next few weeks is called:
Mature-Digital Collage Sheet, Circle images, Round, Funny Snarky Ladies




Linked here!



This post written, designed and photographed by Carmi Cimicata. 
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No Rain, No Flowers Resin Filled Bezel



Wondering how this resin filled bezel was made?



Step One
Find an image you love.
For this project, the artwork on the envelope my 2020 calendar was too good to throw away.


Step Two
Argh. I accidentally tore one edge of this beautiful artwork. But, I think it will still fit into my bezel. This bezel is deep.


Step Three
Press the edge of your bezel into the paper image to make it easier to cut out the circle needed.


Step Four
Glue your paper image to the bezel and then seal all the paper 2-3 times with mod-podge or a gel medium. You want to make sure the paper is completely sealed, making it seem waterproof. Resin can “stain” paper making it look dark in any area not protected by sealing. I now wait 24 hours before my next step. This allows the glue/medium to thoroughly dry.


Step Five

I like to pour a thin layer of resin. This ensures that everything looks good and that there are no stains. If there was a stain, I could cover it in my next layer. This only needs an overnight cure before I work on the next layer.


Step Six

I apply some inclusions on top of the first layer of resin. This glued layer must dry properly before covering with more resin.


Step Seven
After inclusions are dry and glue is clear I pour in resin. I let this cure for as long as possible. Ideally 48 hours.

This post written, designed and photographed by Carmi Cimicata.
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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Calendar to Pendants With Resin


I have a dozen new pendants featuring inspired imagery and words.


When the envelope your new 2019 calendar came in is this beautiful, you can not throw it away.
I could simple place it in my recycling, but that would be a missed opportunity.


I used my square punch to cut out miniature versions of each illustrated month.
The calendar was illustrated by Christine Adolf.

I am mindful of copyright issues.  
I do not sell my jewelry, so this is just for me.
The artist Christine Adolf creates wonderful art for the paper arts industry and I would never want her to think I was using her artwork for profit.


Each punched miniature month fits into a one inch square bezel.  
I sealed the paper and the edges with Mod Podge several times.


The addition of a shallow resin pour made my pendants look wonderful!


This post written, designed and photographed by Carmi Cimicata. 
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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Postcard to Pendants With Resin


I do not think I will ever tire of creating resin filled bezel sets with a unique postcard.

If you want to have unique, one of a kind jewelry components, there is no better way than by collecting 
pretty postcards in your travels.

This "Merci" or Thank you postcard was found in Paris in the spring.  I knew the gold foiling would look amazing under resin and each bit of the illustration looks fabulous as a pendant.




This post written, designed and photographed by Carmi Cimicata.
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Saturday, September 8, 2018

UV Resin and Dried Flowers

This week I had the chance to experiment with Vintag Patina colors.
I dropped some of the colorant into my plain bezels and let they dry overnight.
I was so happy at the colors and brightness.  This was only one application.
I glued in some dried flowers and sealed them several times with a clear decoupage medium.
It was so humid this week, I let these dry a full two days.

Then I added my new favorite UV resin and my results were brilliant.
I made a green pendant as well using the 
Vintaj patina colourants and some dried miniature roses.


This post written, designed and photographed by Carmi Cimicata.
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Sunday, September 2, 2018

UV Resin Rabbit With Dried Flowers


Some days you just need to make something quick, cute and fun to gift.
My purple bunny will be added to a gift topper.


I created the bunny in three layers.
Layer one was clear with the inclusions added.
Layer two was purple coloured resin.
Layer three was a clear final top coat.


I used UV resin, which cures in minutes under a UV lamp.
The resin I used is this one linked here. 


My bunny was created by working backwards.
In other words, the bottom of the mold becomes the top when you remove the cured resin.

I added the tiny screw when my resin was cured so I could turn it into a key chain/dangle.


I purchased this Japanese bunny mold project when I was in Hawaii at a Ben Franklin store.  I wrote about this in 2016 in a blog post linked here.
I have not found these "My Craft Series" resin project kits anywhere else.
Everything you need, along with English translations of the step by step are in the bag.
You just need to find UV resin.  I added some links to Amazon in case you have never seen UV resin. 

This post written, designed and photographed by Carmi Cimicata.
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