Sunday, July 7, 2013

Eiffel Tower Resin Pendant Kit


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.

Here is what you get in the kit.  There is enough resin to make both pendants and perhaps another smaller one.
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.
Here are other supplies which are needed or will be useful to make the pendants.  The bamboo skewer was used to spread the resin and position the acetate pieces/bead.  The large needle was helpful to remove the bead and/or widen the pendant hole. The resin is a bit oily and sticky so I found that Clorox disinfectant wipes are excellent for cleaning hands and tools.  This new jewelry craft has many applications and possibilities.  I think you will be thrilled with what you can create this UV resin. Please visit this blog site again to see more UV resin creations.

6 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty outcome of this kit... love the designs on them...

Niki G said...

That is so cool! Looking forward to seeing more projects and mahalo nui for the prize package!

yyam said...

Ooooh...love how they turned out! Wish I could find these kits locally.

P/s: Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog...I'm not sure if anyone would read if I wrote a book...lol...appreciate your vote of confidence though. :)

Handmade Cuties said...

Thanks for demonstrating how to use this kit. I was looking at them during my recent visit to BF. The little charms were adorable but I'm afraid to work with resin. I'll come back to see what else you create.

Annette Allen said...

wow this is so pretty.. how fun you used resin.. i love it..thanks for sharing..

eunice said...

This is such a neat new jewelry craft! I remember long ago when I used a similar type of resin to pour into molds and make resin flowers...love how this has evolved into making beautiful jewelry!