Monday, July 23, 2012

Fun With Resin Flowers



I think I was the last person to add resin flowers to my craft stash, but I am so glad that I finally did!  I must confess that I did not truly dedicate myself to this task by making my own molds and mixing my own resin--I took the easy way out and ordered them.  (Which meant that I had a Great Mail Day!)  
Taking the difficult steps away made this a fairly straight-forward project: gather materials, read glue instructions, ventilate, assemble, allow to cure, admire and enjoy!

After reading various blogs and product reviews I decided that E-6000 would be the best glue for these projects.  If you try this at home, be sure to read all the instructions of whatever glue you decide to use.  Pretty much whichever one you decide upon will require lots ventilation.  I moved the kitchen table right next to an open window and positioned a fan to push the air outside.  Also, at first I had some trouble with strings--but I started using a toothpick to spread the glue and that helped a lot!   

While Catherine was taking her nap I set up shop and had tons of fun putting together rings, earrings, and barrettes!  I really am happy the way everything turned out!  What do you think?





If you appreciated my first foray into resin jewelry (i.e., thought anything above was cute) you should enter to win two beautiful pairs of earrings and a gorgeous ring, courtesy of Made By LinLin!  Her stuff is awesome!

Other Giveaways I have going on right now include: $200 Amazon Gift Card or Grill, Newman's Own Organics Prize Pack, and $50 Amazon Gift Card.  

9 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to try these! I bought the blank rings at Hobby Lobby, now I just need to order some flowers. Thanks for the inspiration! :) Found you on Sugar Bee crafts! :)
    audrey (entry #296)

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    1. They are so much fun--so easy and cute! I didn't have much luck at the craft stores or Amazon--the best two places to purchase the flowers seem to be Etsy or Ebay. (I am sure that there are other places too!) Love your blog--so cute!

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  2. Beautiful use of those flowers - the hair clips are so pretty!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, Jill! Thank you so much for the linky and kind comments every week--I really appreciate both!

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  3. Aren't these fun and easy to make? I have started making my own flowers, but out of clay. I am a little intimated by making my own resin flowers! :)

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    1. So much fun and so simple! That is awesome that you make your own clay flowers. That really makes the pieces special. :-)

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  4. I have been wanting to do this but keep forgetting to get the supplies! I'm going to have to look online for the flowers because I don't think I would ever get around to making my own either ;) I'd love if you shared this {and anything else you'd like to share} at my Throwback Thursday party. Hope to see you there! Thanks for sharing :) http://www.hubbymademe.com/throwback-thursday-no-3/

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  5. Very fun! I have some of the supplies but I haven't used them yet!

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  6. I love those. Wish I had a pair of earrings.

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