Bumble Bee Jewelry

Bumble Bee Jewelry

resin jewelry making bumble bee jewelry earrings necklace

I had sooooo much fun making bee jewelry for Mother's Day.  I started with an adorable graphic, resized and printed it on a sheet of our Clear Photo Film, then colored them in different ways. I've got bee earrings, bee necklaces, bee hairclips, boingy-bee plant stakes.....  bees, bees, bees!
MATERIALS:
  • Alcohol Inks / Nail Polish
  • Wire - 18 or 20 gauge
  • Other jewelry findings
 resin jewelry making domed bumble bee texture film plant stake
Boingy plant stake made by embedding wire when doming the back side with Brilliant Resin (see this tutorial for a technique demo).  I colored this bee with Texture Film and Yellow Resin Color Film from my Jewel Colors pack.
 resin jewelry making domed bumble bee texture film plant stake
resin jewelry making domed bumble bee texture film hair clip
Here's a second one, a little smaller, I embedded a hair clip in the back side when I domed it with Brilliant Resin.
resin jewelry making domed bumble bee texture film pin
This bee pin was colored with alcohol inks, which are clear, then a layer of white alcohol ink to make these colors shine.  You could also paint a layer of white acrylic paint instead of white alcohol ink.
resin jewelry making domed bumble bee earrings alcohol ink
These bee earrings were colored with 2 things - yellow nail polish for the bodies and alcohol ink on the wings for an iridescent fairy look that bounces the light.
resin jewelry making domed bumble bee earrings alcohol ink
resin jewelry making domed bumble bee earrings alcohol ink
resin jewelry making domed bumble bee necklace alcohol ink
And this pendant was made the same way - nail polish on the body, and sparkly alcohol inks on the wings. 

Adorn yourself with adorable bumbly bees!