As I mentioned in the last post, I am determined to use sand dollars in my jewelry despite their fragile nature. For this pendant, I put clear packing tape over the front of the sand dollar after wire-wrapping a bail for it. Then I poured UV resin on the back of the sand dollar and used a UV light to set the resin.
After the resin was cured (about 5-10 min.), I added a chain to the bail and then attached the sea horse charm, aquamarine faceted teardrop, and wire-wrapped pearl.
Here is a back view of the resin coated sand dollar. You can see a bit of the resin through the holes of the shell so perhaps next time I will fill the holes with beeswax before applying the resin. I think the beeswax could be removed after the resin hardens. I am very pleased with the end result of this sand dollar pendant because I can now wear it without fear of breaking it. I hope that you will try making your own sand dollar jewelry for yourself and for Christmas gifts. This style of jewelry is easily constructed and would make a lovely bridal shower gift or bridesmaids' gifts. Happy Crafting!