We get a lot of questions about working with resin in bezels (a container or frame), so this is an extensive video that covers working in closed-back bezels, open-back bezels, and also mounting resin pieces in bezels. Lots of great info, enjoy!
Here are some of the projects created in this video, I only mixed 2 tablespoon-sized batches to make all of these!
Embed a magnet!
These inexpensive sports charms make great team gifts
Gorgeous possibilities with open-backed bezels
Have fun with bits and pieces!
Let light reflect off the metal with Clear Photo Film:
A layer of glitter under the photo really helps it pop!
Layer glitter, sticker, and a rhinestone for sparkly dimension:
Stickers, glitter and candy sprinkles can be found a your local craft shop
More bezel options can be found at your local bead store
Charms and other embedments - use broken jewelry, shop flea markets and yard sales
Variety of materials, shapes and sizes can be used.
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!
Click to watch how-to video:
This is an awesome technique you can try using Brilliant Resin domed on our Dichro-ISH and Texture Films, or on our Resin Color Films:
The workbench, mid-video!
You can make beautiful pieces as gifts or decorations
And if you like this technique, be sure to check out Julia Roger's twisted earrings using strips of Resin Color Film!
I'm loving this new technique for turning bits and pieces of fabric into jewelry, buttons, pins, magnets, all sorts of shiny treasures! It's easy to do and super-versatile. I'll let the images do the talking...and the how-to video!
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If you've stopped by our booth at a show, you've most likely seen some work by Mixed Media Artist Belinda Spiwak. She combines found objects and scraps from other projects with a variety of other mediums like acrylic paint, texture paste, and color spritz, resulting in stunning collage effects. She then pours resin over select areas, letting some of the original textures show through. The results are dramatic 3-D scapes. Some tell a story, others are just fun!
Here's one more way you can use Little Windows Brilliant Resin to enhance your creations. Belinda collaged many elements in this piece, then dripped resin over it, in an irregular way, protecting the piece, securing the bits in place, and creating great contrasts in texture and finish. Click the video link below to see how it's done.
Click this image for a link to Belinda's Facebook Page, and check out her latest creations. She's a true talent, turning any material - from papers to fabrics to metals - into stunning, layered art. Thank you Belinda!
One of Belinda's favorite sources for interesting bits and pieces is a website called skybluepink.com, and I'll admit I'm obsessed with this site and their teeny-weeny puzzle pieces, micro-buttons, asian goodies, charms and ephemera of all sorts - lots to add to your resin creations. So be sure to take a look for unique goodies at excellent prices!
Our friend Stacy in Texas is not only amazing, she's prolific in her resin-making! Let me share just one of the things she's doing with her left-over scraps of Dichro-ISH films:
"So, I had lots of little left over pieces of Dichro-ISH film after I cut my shapes for other projects. I was looking at a pile of it thinking how pretty it would be to have something made with all those colors… so… I got myself a coffee bean grinder, threw all the scraps in there, and created some awesome looking sparkle." I asked Stacy if the bits clogged her grinder, to which she replied, "I got the el cheapo deluxe Black & Decker grinder from the grocery store for like $17. The bowl is stainless and I had no issues with clean-up what so ever. It was an easy rinse with water. A more industrious person could use a q-tip or low powered blower to get all the goodness out instead of the quick rinse with water."
Then she added the bits in this bezel bracelet, and domed them up with Little Windows Brilliant Resin. Stacy's signature is a small candy heart included in the resin, which is a sweet touch!
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