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The Gazing Glass

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Category Jewelry
Type Accessory
Style Romantic, Retro / Vintage, Traditional, Classic
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Who is this project for? Women

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What materials did you use? Polymer Clay UV Resin Acrylic Paint

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What are you most proud of? It worked the first time.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? UV Resin is rather expensive but it has so many used I find it worth it.

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Love it! What kind of clay did you use to make it see-through?

10/18/2011 Flag

I used Lisa Pavelka's Magic Gloss UV Resin...I made & baked the frame, then lined the back of it with blue painter's tape(with the sticky side facing toward where the resin would be)fill the frame with the resin & while it's wet sprinkle the glitter & lightly stir/swirl into the resin. Set out in the bright sun (here in Texas it only takes 5-10 minutes) & it's done. It a great product, very easy to use with great resuluts but it is a bit expensive. No mixing or measuring just pour & cure.

10/18/2011 Flag

I'll show a demo of this if you like.

10/18/2011 Flag

I would love to see a demo of both the resin and the frame (not too pushy, am I?)

10/18/2011 Flag

So...I may have gotten ahead of myself...I didn't read that you did the resin directly into the clay frame and I used a mold to create the resin part independently. Do you have any suggestions for creating and forming the clay frame around the pendant afterwards, and how to affix them together (just glue??). Thanks for helping a non-direction-reading beginner out.

10/20/2011 Flag

The UV resin after curing can be baked with the clay...that being said, a few of my peices that have had colored glitter in them(I did a jelly bunny for my neice for easter) had problems with the resin leaching some of the color out of the glitter. It wasn't noticable to anyone but me, but I wouldn't bake it afterwards if I had some original art underneath or something similar at risk. If you make the frame hug the pendant underneath & on top you should be fine. If in doubt a little liquid sculpy or such while baking should hold as if you made it that way originaly.

10/20/2011 Flag

OK - I wondered if I could bake the resin. It does have a little glitter in it (like yours), but I don't think the color leaching would be noticible. I will let you know how it goes!

10/20/2011 Flag