Photo Ornaments

Perfect for everyone on your gift list, these easy resin photo ornaments are sure to be a hit!

You’ll just need your Pics, Brilliant Resin, a Large Mold Set, adhesive, and some ribbon.

Here’s how you make them:

 

 

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More Fun Holiday Ideas

There's still time to create some resin treasures! 
Here are a few ideas to get your brain spinning:
   
Click the image for a link to the Doming How-To Video, then we drilled at the top and bottom of each domed piece, and added jump rings and a crystal drop.  Tie a ribbon on and what a great gift this will be!

 

Click this image to watch the how-to video.


 Create these gorgeous keepsakes with vintage photos!


Welcome your new lovies!


The name in this piece was made by bending soft sterling wire into letters.  The chain is from an old necklace I recycled, so dig through your jewelry box and reinvent whatever you're not using. 



Start with the Doming Technique, allow your resin to set up for about 1 hour, then gently push the bent wire name into the gooey resin, which will hold it in place and bond it nicely.

 

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DIY Resin Eyes

I am sooooo hooked on making resin eyes.  I've found 3 ways to do it, each has its uses.  All of them were made with our Brilliant Resin and Silicone Cabochons Mold, and all require layers of resin, so leave yourself at least 4-6 hours between each layer for set-up.

Here's a complete tutorial on making all 3 types: 

You can compare the 3 types above and decide which you want to make, or make some of each! 

Silly Eyes

These are easy to make, by mixing either opaque colorants or glitters into the resin for each layer.  You can use fine or chunky glitters, and even different shapes of glitter, depending on what effect you're going for.  Make your layers as thick or thin as you'd like.

Realistic or Creature Eyes

These were made by painting nail polish (or you can use acrylic paint), between cured layers of resin.  It's important to have a clear layer between colors to give them dimension.

Photo Eyes

You can also print images of eyes onto our Special Photo Paper for realistic eyes.  For these we poured a clear layer of resin about the same size as the iris cut-out, and let it set up.  Then we poured another thin layer of resin and pushed our eye print down onto the hardened layer below, to squish out any trapped bubbles.  It's best to fill the mold about half-way, so the eyeballs aren't too domed. 

This one was made using our Clear Photo Film, and surrounded with POLYMER CLAY and some fake eyelashes! 

Here is a thorough tutorial for using your Silicone Cabochons Mold, with lots more project ideas:

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Layered Scarab Cab Pendant

Oh how I love this piece.  It's great when I'm feeling gothy, or agressive, or on Halloween :)

You'll need this stuff to make one, plus any findings, chain, cord or pin-back you want to use.

 

and this stuff too.  You can use a frame, a bezel, drill and use a jump ring, or add a pin to the back.

You'll need to pour in layers to get this dimension.

Click to watch this video for more details:

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Photo Cabs (half-spheres)

Although our plastic molds are better suited for making photo jewelry, you can also make shiny half-sphere resin photo domes using our new Silicone Cabochons Mold. 

SCROLL DOWN FOR HOW-TO VIDEO. 

 

 

 

 

You can also layer components.  Here we combined our photo with wire and shells, layered over Resin Color Film (the blue part), and scrapbook paper.


Here's a how-to video, skip to 6:46 for photo cabs:

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Making Multiples

Making multiples for events, swaps or sports swag is easy with this technique.  My brother needed lots and lots of pendants to gift at Burning Man, so my daughter and I cast these for him.    SCROLL DOWN FOR A QUICK HOW-TO VIDEO

We used our Large Circle Molds, poured in less than 1/4" of resin, sprinkled in some Dichro-ISH Film bits and some Resin Color Film bits.  The words were printed on our Clear Color Film and laid on top of the resin.  Then we drilled, added a jump ring and a silk cord, and you can feel the love.  Hope they don't blind people in the desert sun!

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Resin Photo Charms

Scroll down for how-to video

Personalized charms are ideal for:
  • - Bracelets
  • - Earrings
  • - Zipper pulls
  • - ID tags
  • - Wine charms
  • - Pins

For holidays and everyday, these make such a special gift.  Whether it's a single charm, or an assortment, it's a great way to show off kids, pets, vacation, and weddings, or to remember our loved ones.

 

How-To Video:

 

 

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