How to Make Resin Seashell Jewelry
If your mold is new, wash it with hot water and soap. Let it dry. Next,, spray the mold release product to the entire mold heavily, making sure it gets into every cup. Let the spray remain on the mold for at least 10 minutes. The, wipe the mold making sure there is no fluid in the cups.
Next, place shells, sand dollar, or miniature starfish inside the individual resin cups. Make sure the fancy side of the shell are facing down as this will be the side that will show on the outside of your jewelry.
Prepare the resin mix according to the package directions. Use the craft stick to slowy drop the prepared solution into each individual cup to cover the seashells.
Let the solutions settle for five minutes. If air bubbles appear you can pop them with the craft stick.
The resin mix will become solid in about 15 minutes. If the seashells rise or turn crooked, it is important to reset them with the craft stick before the solution hardens.
As the resin epoxy solution is curing, do not touch it. Fingerprints and stick marks will be permanently cast into the pendant. For best results, allow the solution to cure for at least 16 hours before moving it or touching it. When the resin is finished hardening, it will be smooth and dry.
It is time to remove the resin seashell pendants from the mold. The best way to get them out without warping your mold for later use is to tap the back of the mold with the handle of a knife until they pop out.
After removal, any uneven edges can be trimmed with scissors. Very jagged edges from overfilling cups can be sanded with fine grit sand paper. Do not sand the front of the pendant or you will damage the surface and make it cloudy.
Using the power drill, add a tiny h*** in the front of the pendant all the way through the piece of resin. Here, you will insert the pinch bail. If you prefer, Cheap Pandora Jewelry Outlet you can drill a h*** into the top of the pendant and Cheap Pandora Jewelry insert a screw bail. Put super glue on the bail tips and slide them into h***. Squeeze them gently with pliers to close the bail. If you do not have a drill, glue on bails will also work for this project. Carefully glue the bail to the back of the pendant and give it ample time to dry.
When finished, place your pendant on a necklace and enjoy or give as a unique gift.
If you make a mistake in a piece of resin jewelry such as fingerprints or an indention, the piece can be recoated. Allow the pendant to cure for three days. Wet sand the entire surface of the piece with fine sandpaper by hand until the flaw is no longer visible. Allow the piece to dry over night. It will look very cloudy and sanded. Next, can apply a thin coat of new resin to the surface very carefully with a small paint brush and allow this to dry for 16 more hours. The pendant will look fabulous. This is also an excellent way to create very clear, professional looking pendants.
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CarlySullens 2 years ago from Orlando, Florida Level 1 Commenter
WOW! I have never done this before, but I am so excited to try. It looks like a lot fun. Your instructions where clear, and obvious that you have done this before yourself. I felt like I was getting the insider's scope.