These treasures were made by Jackie Lentz as souvenir magnets:
This project was made using the Double-Sided Doming Technique with gorgeous photos taken by my hubby in Baja California
The amazing bracelet below was created by Connie in Satsuma, FL. She used the Small Oval from our Little Windows Photo Cropping Software to shrink and crop her pix, then used the Doming Technique to create these gorgeous charms. These beachy photos, linked in with some lovely drilled shells makes the perfect Summer Keepsake.
Whether you're making gifts, pieces to sell, or something special for yourself, personalizing adds an extra-special touch to any creation.
There are lots of ways to personalize your resin projects with names, initials and words. This video shows my favorite techniques:
Scroll down for how-to video
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.
Scroll down for a fun video that shows you how to create a variety of double-sided domed pieces, with step-by-step instruction. Glue 2 domed photos back-to-back to use as charms, bracelets, keychains, pendants & more :)
Add any finding, like these keychains available in our shop
Here's a great example from our "Movie Themes" video, this photo shows the front and back of a fun charm bracelet"
You'll need: brilliant resin, doming tray, special photo paper, double-stick adhesive, drill, ZapAGap, and findings of your choice.
How about your fuzzy loved ones?! Here's a peek at the back side:
On my last trip to the Rose Bowl Flea Market I found some awesome old watches - cheap because they were broken. I didn't care because I just came home and cracked them open, exposing the most amazingly intricate gears and parts, still brilliant even after 40+ years. Here are a few of the pieces I created from our finds, but I can't decide what to make with them, ...necklaces? ...a big chunky bracelet? ...bookmarks? hmmmm...... have any ideas?
I used the Medium Circles Mold and layered bits and pieces in our brilliant clear resin, to create floating dimension that is altered by whatever is placed behind it. Sort of like a window back in time.
I guess this falls in with the Steampunk trend, which is pretty popular in spots. In case you’re interested, here’s a bit from Wikipedia that sums up this funky fashion genre:
“Steampunk fashion (is a take on Victorian Fantasy, which) may include gowns, corsets, petticoats and bustles; suits with vests, coats and spats or military-inspired garments. Steampunk-influenced outfits will often be accented with a mixture of technological and period accessories: timepieces, parasols, goggles and ray guns. Modern accessories like cell phones or music players can be found in steampunk outfits, after being modified to give them the appearance of Victorian-made objects. You’ll also see the influence in neo-Victorianism, and the romantic goth subculture.”
This necklace is pretty easy to make - no computer or printer needed! You can use any bits of color you can find; a few glass beads, paper, or scrap leftover from another project. Use your Medium Circle and Small Circle Molds to cast these "bubble beads". I absolutely love the way color and texture bounces and reflects up the edges of each Little Window, creating a frame of color.
Here's a gorgeous new look! This is one of my designs, using the Doming technique to create a spinning inset within shell donut beads. This is all put together with a simple wire-wrapping technique.
The tricky part is finding donuts that fit within one another. So don't feel like you have to stick with shell beads, you can try those cool resin donuts, metal ones, anything you can find, really. And the inside one doesn't even have to be a donut, it can be a flat bead too. You can get these beads online, and they may have them at your local craft store or bead shop, just be sure the holes are drilled straight. I've made my domed pieces a bit smaller than the inner bead so the pink of the shell will show, but it can cover the whole bead too. There are lots of ways to customize this design, from the type of chain to the accent beads and the charm you use at the bottom.