Making Resin Jewellery

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Learning different techniques with resin
Learning different techniques with resin

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.

Some of the bangles I made
Some of the bangles I made

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!

Wearing my new resin bangles and ring
Wearing my new resin bangles and ring

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!

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