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!
Here are close-ups of the projects from this video:
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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!
Doubled-up Texture Film, domed on both sides then drilled with our Spring Drill.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are 2 jewelry options for the same piece!
And here's what if looks like if you turn that piece sideways, and drill the corners.
Now for some deliciousness!!! Doming in progress...
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.
Have fun with this technique, and send me photos of your creations!
There are many ways you can add findings to your resin creations, turning them into jewelry, accessories, buttons, or decorative items like the ones shown below.
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Drill a hole:
You can drill holes into or through your resin pieces. Then you can either glue in an eye-screw, or add a jumpring, a headpin, or a wire through the hole. If your piece is clear, drill at an angle so the finding will hide the white drill line.
If your piece is colored, you can drill straight in and then glue in an eye-screw
Embed findings in resin:
Once your piece is made, you can add another thin layer of resin to the back and embed a finding, to make a bail or link, or turn your pieces into all types of jewelry, buttons, and decorative pieces, like the handles below.
Glue on flat-back bails:
A drop or two of resin is the very best way to create a permanent, waterproof bond, and you can mix a batch as small as 6ml Part A + 3ml Part B to do this.
If you don't have any handy you can also use E6000 or another strong adhesive, just make sure you use it outside or in a well ventilated area, as it really stinks and it's not healthy to breathe (or get on you).
Wire wrap your pieces:
Mount your resin piece in a Bezel:
Mount your casting in Polymer Clay:
You can work polymer clay around your cast resin pieces, and bake them together as long as you don't exceed the time or temperature recommended on the polymer clay packaging. After baking you can add findings through the polyclay.
Or, you can first bake your polyclay pieces, then Dome Up with Brilliant Resin, and add findings after.
Orrrr, bake your polymer clay into bezels with built-in handles, then Dome Up with Brilliant Resin after, like Amazing Maker Sue Herst did in these beauties:
Tutorials for the techniques above:
In this how-to video, you can fast-forward to 11:38 for a focus on findings:
And here's a demo of clean and easy drilling with our Spring Drill: