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!