Former Innovation Team Member Stephanie Gard Buss created this faux druzy tutorial using pieces of stones and beads that had chipped.
Save those extra bits, grab some Nunn Design 2-Part Resin and try this technique!
Faux Druzy Pendant
By Stephanie Gard Buss
Bowl or tray of rice
Place your chipped stones in a Ziplock bag and crush with a hammer.
Follow the instructions for mixing the Nunn Design 2-Part Resin.
If your stones are light in color, they will get lost in the clear 2-Part Resin. Adding colorants to your resin will help define the stones and prevent from them disappearing in the bezel. To add colorant into the resin, pour a small amount of the mixed resin into a second cup. Mix the mica powders until fully blended.
Place your bezels on a surface that allows them to be level. I like to work with my pieces in a bowl of rice to help keep the bail of the bezel from making the surface unleveled. Pour the 2-Part Resin into your bezel base, filling only about 1/3 of the way full. Using tweezers, place your crushed stone pieces into the resin. When you have positioned the stones to create the look that you want, continue to fill the bezel with additional resin until the bezel is full.
If you want to add a bit of sparkle, sprinkle on a bit of glass glitter or fine glitter by placing a small amount onto a cotton swab and gently tapping it with your finger.
If you’ve accidentally applied too much glass or fine glitter, all is not lost. Empty your filled bezel into a mixing cup and add more mixed 2-part resin to dilute the glitter. Refill bezel and let cure for up to 72 hours.
Once your resin is cured, file any sharp points of the crushed stones down to a smooth finish. Add chain to create unique one of a kind faux druzy necklaces and bracelets.
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