Yesterday I attended a resin jewellery making class at Candu. I was given the gift as a birthday present via Red Balloon and it was heaps of fun!
The lovely teacher Brad patiently showed me and my class mate (we were lucky that we had a very small class so we ended up making heaps more jewellery than advertised… can’t complain about that!) each step in the process of making jewellery, plus how to make your own jewellery molds from silicone so that you could replicate something from your own collection in resin.
Brad showed us different techniques for colouring the resin, from translucent to opaque colours, pearlescent colours and even adding glitter! Then he also showed us different techniques for colouring and pouring to create different effects. Some of my pieces worked better than others, but one of the things I like about resin as a materials is how organic it can look, so mistakes really don’t look that bad!
Resin jewellery making is an incredibly simple process, just mixing the colour into the two part resin mix and then pouring (with care) into the mold. Of course, once it cures and hardens then the elbow grease comes in as you have to sand, sand, sand to smooth off edges. Highly recommended!
Great colours for you , Imogen
I love that you can choose the colours you want to make
Sounds like fun! I love the pieces you made, plus the necklace you are wearing, which goes perfectly with them.
Wow- dinosaur designs watch out! 🙂