Resin Jewelry | Nunn Design Resin Jewelry
Create jewelry using Nunn Design 2 Part Resin to make fantastic and unique handmade pieces of art.
Adding colorants to 2-part resin might seem a wee bit daunting, but once you get through the hurdle of trying something new, you will soon be on your way! Nunn Design annually creates a cheatsheet of color formulas to make the creative process one step easier. Download your cheatsheet and get started exploring!
After filling a series of bezels and applying some gold pure metal powder, I then let it cure. On a couple of the cured pieces – I rubber stamped the surface of the pure metal powders to provide that visual interest I was after. On the others – I took a pair of scissors and started to scratch the surface of the resin to create the lines. I placed the sharp point of the scissors into the resin and dug into the resin to create the dots.
For Part 3 of my exploration with resin, I created a “sampler” for myself so that I could see what the various pure metals looked like within different plates of bezels. I also wanted to see what the “feel and look” would be when I applied the transfer images.
The technique for this collection of jewelry came about totally by accident. A friend had told me about a pure metal powder that was being used by polymer clay artists, so I had ordered some to try out with Crystal Clay, a 2-part epoxy air dry clay. I’m not exactly sure what I was doing, but I decided to use the pure metal powder with resin, like I would with PearlEx Powder.
IMPORTANT: Seal the Image! Step 4: It is important to create a strong barrier between the image and the Nunn Design Resin. If you don’t seal the image, the moisture can run the ink in the image and absorb into the paper, causing the image to darken.
Check out the tutorial below, showcasing this technique, that Stephanie Gard Buss created for us a while back. Learn how to use a collage sheet, PearlEx Mica Powders, Glitter Roxs and Nunn Design 2-Part Resin to create this sweet Underwater Mermaid Necklace.
Susan @joeyfivecents has the best imagery! She uses all vintage papers to incorporate in her one-of-a-kind pieces. Visit Susan’s Instagram feed to find where you can purchase. If you are an online or brick and mortar retail store, look for Susan’s line on Faire: joeyfivecents.faire.com