For the past 2 weeks, we have been talking a whole heck of a lot about resin. The motivation to address a topic that seems like it is so “done” came from hours of customers service questions, conversations at trade shows and trouble shooting my own challenges with resin. Some people learn from written tutorials, and some learn best from actually seeing it done.
To help you learn even more about resin, I have compiled a list of videos that might be of interest. As you can see, resin can be used in many different ways to create great Keepsake Pendants.
1. How to Make a Faux Druzy Pendant with Mica Powder and 2-Part Resin[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h2WAcA0Nuw[/youtube] Innovation Team Member, Stephanie Gard Buss has done a lot of playing with a faux druzy look. This video shows how to mix Mica Powders with Nunn Design Resin to create a great look. In this video I’m using Crystal Clay Mica Powders. Jacquard also has a great selection of Micas under the brand Pearl Ex Powders.
2. How to Use Images with Open Back Bezels and 2-Part Resin[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB2NCQkrdO8[/youtube] We have several connectors and flat tags that have open space, all great places for adding an image. In this video I cover how to prepare your artwork using Nunn Design Glue and how to attach tape to create a surface for pouring the Nunn Design Resin.
3. How to Incorporate Organic Matter into 2-Part Resin[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEtZnmjdPJ4[/youtube] In this video, I cover using Nunn Design Open Back Bezels and incorporating organics into the Nunn Design Resin. I live in the Pacific Northwest and have access to all sorts of weeds and plants, but this technique works great with dried flowers or pressed flowers from wedding bouquets and such.
4. How to Create a Faux French Enamel Look[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTJXwXNJXgA[/youtube] I just love the look of French Enamelware and this video shows my attempt to create a faux French enamel look for jewelry. After adding Castin’ Craft Opaque White Pigment to my mixed Nunn Design Resin, I poured them onto a series of Flat Tags and Bezels. Once cured, I applied the Nunn Design Word Transfer Sheet to the top and sealed with Nunn Design Sealant. I must confess this is my favorite video!
5. How to Add Opaque Pigments to 2-Part Resin[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXbxuGbh5TE[/youtube] Adding opaque pigments to Nunn Design Resin is easy. Once the resin is mixed fully, use a toothpick to add a drop of opaque pigment to the resin and stir to create unique vibrant colors. In all of these videos, I’m working with ETI’s Castin’ Craft Opaque Pigments and applying the colored resin to the Nunn Design Flat Tags and Bezels. Love this great look!
6. How to Add 2-Part Resin to a Curved Surface[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoD61pFbSwU[/youtube] I had been curious on how to add resin to a curved surface, but didn’t want to invest in “resin for a curved surface”. There is such a resin, but I’m a “make-do” kind of gal. This came about when I was messing around with some resin I had mixed that was almost too hard to pour. In this video I show how to apply the resin to a bangle bracelet that I had made using epoxy clay (How To Texturize Crystal Clay With Rubber Stamps). In this video, I added Castin’Craft Transparent Dyes to the Nunn Design Resin. It looks almost like glaze don’t you think?
7. How to Make Colorful Rings with 2-Part Resin and Pigment[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcMm07dL0bI[/youtube] Once you have the technique down of mixing resin and adding opaque pigments to it, you can go to town filling junk. In this video I make a ring and add some Nunn Design Brass Embellishments onto the top once it is cured. Super cute.
8. How to Make a Pearl Beaded Ring with 2-Part Resin[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKslj7FrdyU[/youtube] I don’t know about you, but I have a lot of beads about my work area. This project was inspired by a piece that Innovation Team Member Erin Prais-Hintz created for us a couple years ago. When working with my premixed and quickly hardening Nunn Design Resin one day, I grabbed a handful of beads and added them to the resin and quickly scooped them into a Nunn Design Ornate Ring. Super fun!
9. Bezel Resin Basics by Beaducation’s Instructor Debbi Simon
Learn the basics of filling bezels with two-part resin. From mixing to adding inclusions, this class covers it all. Instructor Debbi Simon takes the mystery out of the process and shares many tips and tricks to make working with resin simple and fun.
10. Transfer Sheet in Large Open Pendant (UV Resin)[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00t4clMtxuk[/youtube] Just to mix things up, you might be interested in exploring uv resin. They require no mixing and cure in 20 minutes when exposed to uv light.
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