Click! Learn! Make! – Part 8 Online Tutorials using Resin, Clay, Molds and Organics

Yahoo! This is part 8 of our Click! Learn! Make! blog post series! This is the last in our series of blog posts to help support the Nunn Design Master Catalogue. The Nunn Design Master Catalogue is designed to inspire our customers AND to educate them on how to do the various projects throughout the pages.

Here is how we designed the catalogue pages with your interaction in mind:

  • Download the online digital Master Catalogue
  • Throughout the catalogue, click on an image that you would like to learn more about. The catalogue will link you to the Nunn Design website where you will learn more. Maybe the project won’t be an exact match, but the technique will be very much like what you are seeing.

Here are the links to the other Click! Learn! Make! blog posts within this series:

Click! Learn! Make! your way around page 28 of the Nunn Design Master Catalogue.


Technique 1: Colorized Resin on Flat Tags

This project is a great way to be introduced to colorizing resin! The Nunn Design 2-Part Resin is designed to dome. It will get right to the side edges of the Nunn Design Flat Tag, and there it will stop.


How to Add Colorized Resin to Nunn Design Flat Tags Tutorial + Video

You might also be interested in watching one of our videos showing this process:


This technique isn’t limited to just flat tags. You can create this look on any flat surface. In this tutorial, I used the colorized resin on the Earring Post Bar Earrings. Make These Earring Post Bar Earrings with Colorized Resin – Tutorial!


Make These Earring Post Bar Earrings with Colorized Resin – Tutorial!

And here is another tutorial showing how you can use the Metal Beads! Colorized Resin on Organic Metal Beads Tutorial + Video


Colorized Resin on Organic Metal Beads Tutorial + Video

Here is a tutorial where a wee bit of Glitter Roxs or Mica Flakes can be added to the curing colorized resin. Colorized Resin with Glitter Roxs Tutorial


Colorized Resin with Glitter Roxs Tutorial


Technique 2 : Transfer Sheets on Flat Tags

For the Nunn Design Transfer Sheets, we use a LazerTran product. We print on the film and when you drop the image into water, the paper backing separates from the film front. This makes for very fun and interesting graphics to be added to your Nunn Design Flat Tags. Apply a coat of Nunn Design Resin to create this fun looking charm or pendant to add to your finished jewelry.


How to Use Nunn Design Transfer Sheets with Resin on Flat Tags


Make Your Own Keepsake Pendants-Transfer Sheets with Resin


Technique 3: Transfer Sheet on Colorized Resin Flat Tags

Once you have learned how to mix Nunn Design Resin and how to colorize it using numerous color formulas, you can easily graduate to adding colorized resin onto Flat Tags and then applying a transfer sheet image.


How to Use Nunn Design Transfer Sheets with Colorized Resin on Flat Tags


Make These Great Faux French Enamel Tags


Technique 4 : Organics on Colorized Resin Flat Tags

See how all of these techniques build on each other? All the same steps, but in this one we threw in some organics!


How to Use Organics with Colorized Nunn Design Resin on Flat Tags


Technique 5: Sculpted Crystal Clay with Colorized Resin

Although I don’t have any tutorials showing how to add Sculpted Crystal Clay onto Nunn Design Flat Tags, we do have a lot of tutorials how to do the rest. I think you guys can figure out how to put the clay on the tag, but if not, here is a video that might be of help!

Although this tutorial is really about creating “holiday ornaments”, it is ideal for learning the overall technique! Holiday Ornament Workshop Tutorial


Holiday Ornament Workshop Tutorial

To learn each of the steps in more detail, you may want to watch this 4 part series of videos:


Technique 6: Metal Stamping on Flat Tags

Metal Stamping on the Nunn Design Flat Tags is a little different than other metals. We are casting with lead-free pewter and plating with precious metals. Pewter is a much softer alloy, so it will be worth your time to get educated on the best stamping practices. How To Metal Stamp on Flat Tags


How To Metal Stamp on Flat Tags


Technique 7: Organics on Flat Tags

You guys so have this one! It is one step easier than #4!

This tutorial will walk you through all you need! How to Use Organics with Nunn Design Resin on Flat Tags


How to Use Organics with Nunn Design Resin on Flat Tags


Technique 8: Crystal Clay, Mica Flakes and Nunn Design Resin

This technique involves adding Crystal Clay, a two part epoxy clay that air dries in about 12 – 24 hours, to the top of a Nunn Design Flat Tag or Metal Bead, as in this sample. While the Crystal Clay is still curing, embed a couple Mica Flakes and pour on a drizzle of freshly mixed Nunn Design 2-Part Resin to create this great look!


Bitsy Earrings with Crystal Clay, Gold Flakes and Nunn Design Resin – Tutorial!


Technique 9: Texturized Crystal Clay with PearlEx Powders

This technique can work on a Flat Tag, in a Nunn Design Bezel or within a Ribbon End. The process is all the same! Great texture with interesting colors!


How to Create a Texturized Crystal Clay Pendant with Ribbon Ends Tutorial


That covers page 28 of the Nunn Design Master Catalogue and making it a wrap for this series of blog posts! I hope you will Click! Learn! Make! and get the most learning possible out of the Nunn Design Master Catalogue!

Did you learn something new that you would like to try?

Becky


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One thought on “Click! Learn! Make! – Part 8 Online Tutorials using Resin, Clay, Molds and Organics

  1. Queen Katherine says:

    You’re killing me, Becky…FIVE HOURS on Nunn’s blog and I still can’t get enough. The question for today: will she or won’t she make it off this blog and out of her pjs at all today? OR will she cancel all her appointments, skip a shower, insist the dogs walk themselves and spend the day flipping through the blog and delicious catalogs, only getting up to get out the supplies when the creative inspiration gets to be too much?!

    (Hint: Most likely the second choice since it’s only 8:16 am and I’ve already canceled my morning meetings and climbed back into bed with a drink and my charger.) THIS IS ALL NUNN’S FAULT, BECKY.

    (And I “hate” every minute of it!)

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