On a recent shopping trip to Market City Ben Franklin Crafts, I was elated to see these new jewelry kits and jewelry components from Japan. I had the opportunity to try out this new jewelry craft while visiting a Japanese craft store a year ago, so I knew this was a great craft product. This particular kit contains two oval rings, clear acetate images, jewelry findings and liquid resin which sets with a UV light. The process of making these pendants is simple and the easy Japanese instructions will shortly be translated and available at the store.
First the oval ring is pressed onto a piece of wide cellophane tape (not included). A little bead (included in the kit) is also adhered to the tape within the ring. A little resin is dropped into the ring and the cut out acetate images are pressed into the resin in the oval ring. More resin is added and the piece is set under the UV light for 10-20 minutes. A second application of resin is added to form a dome and the pendant placed again under the light. Once the resin has hardened the tape can be removed and more resin added to the back of the pendant. After curing the pendant under the UV light again, the bead is removed to form a hole for the jump ring.