The Art of Resin Jewelry- By Sherri Haab
Resin jewelry is made from liquid plastic that magically turns solid when a hardener is added. Pretty cool! The popularity of these resins for jewelry making has soared with the introduction of easy-to-mix, low-odor products, ideal for crafters.
Now best-selling author Sherri Haab shows how to put the miracle of modern technology to work making necklaces, bangles, bracelets, pins, earrings, and rings. Projects range from simple to sophisticated, from Bakelite-style heart pins to faux amber earrings to glitter gem bracelets, from scrimshaw bracelets to cloisonné pins to transparent resin necklaces backed with gold leaf.
Packed with tips on tools, supplies, finishing, and creating special effects, including ideas on combining resins with polymer clay, The Art of Resin Jewelry is a beautiful and practical introduction to an exciting craft.
TABLE OF CONTENTS- INTRODUCTION
THE BASICS- Types of Resin- Safety Guidelines & Equipment- Working with Resin- Colorants & Additives- Finishing Techniques- Jewelrymaking Basics
USING RESIN AS A COATING- Pressed Flower Bracelet- Cloisonne-Style Jewelry- Photo Collage Charm Bracelet
CASTING WITH READY-MADE MOLDS- Working with Preformed Molds- Bakelite-Style Bracelet- Fabric Pendant- Silver & Gold Leaf Jewelry- Retro Stretch Bracelet- Layered Elements Jewelry- Glitter Gem Bead Necklace- Candy Jewelry
MAKING YOUR OWN MOLDS FOR CASTING- Moldmaking Materials & Techniques- Faux Celluloid Bracelet- Pod Bead Bracelet- Faux Jade Necklace- Bangle Bracelets- Faux Amber Jewelry
COMBINING RESIN WITH POLYMER CLAY- Working with Polymer Clay- Sequined Belt Buckle- Techno Polymer Clay Bezels- Funky Flower Pins- Faux Dichroic Glass Pendant- Polymer Clay Collage Pendant
Soft cover - 128pg.