resin project ideas with texture and color

Embossed DICHRO Color-Shift Jewelry

by Fran Valera

Create sparkling color-shifting beauty with some JUMBO Dichro-ISH Films and texture tools.   You can use a single sheet or multiple layers to create depth, dimension and shine in your resin work.  Embossing, Casting, Doming, Demolding, and adding findings are all demonstrated in this tutorial.  Have fun!


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Here are close-ups of the projects from this video:

resin jewelry cast bangle bracelets with dichro films embossed

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Our general manager approves :)

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This pair of earrings looks totally different depending on the lighting.  Dichro-ISH Film embossed with the gear pattern folder, then domed on both sides with jewelry findings embedded in the resin. They are long but lightweight!

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Doubled-up Texture Film, domed on both sides then drilled with our Spring Drill. 

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This pair was also made with doubled-up Texture Film, domed on both sides, with crystals embedded as the resin set up.  Holes added with our Spring Drill, ear wires were hand-formed with copper wire.

resin jewelry earring doming long texture film display

resin jewelry earrings doming long opal texture film on display


These tiny shiny beauties were made from scraps from a bracelet project, domed on both sides, with the jewelry findings (sterling silver head pins), embedded in the resin.


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Dichro-ISH Film embossed with the Gear pattern, cast in Brilliant Resin in our Medium Squares Mold.  This one changes from gold to green to blue, depending on the lighting and angle.

resin jewelry cast necklace dichro ish gold green bee


Dichro-ISH Films are too flimsy to dome if they are just a single layer.  For this piece I took a piece of clear packing tape, sprinkled some chunky glitter, then pressed a sheet of Texture Film onto the tape.  Then cut out my shape and domed it on both sides with Brilliant Resin.  Used my Spring Drill to make holes for these super-strong sterling silver plated jumprings, and strung it onto one of our sterling plated snake chains.  So simple, so sweet.

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Ooooh, these are some of my favorite pieces from the embossed Dichro-ISH Films video, they're simple but the hex pattern in blue is so eye-catching as it shifts in the light.  This first piece was cast in our Medium Rectangles Mold.

resin jewelry cast necklace embossed dichro film hex blue rectangle

Here are 2 jewelry options for the same piece!

resin crafting jewelry making embossed dichro jewelry color shift hex earrings necklace

And here's what if looks like if you turn that piece sideways, and drill the corners.

resin jewelry doming necklace embossed dichro film blue hex bar


Now for some deliciousness!!!  Doming in progress...

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Here I'm following the Twisted Resin Technique from this tutorial.

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This is the very same ornament, on the left it's shown with light reflecting off it, which lets the metallic reflective coating shine.  The image on the right has light BEHIND the ornament, this shows off the beautiful base colors of the film.

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Have fun with this technique, and send me photos of your creations!

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