The Faux Opal Pendant


Resin Jewelry ©Shireen Nadir 2014

This is definitely one of my favourite projects from the new edition of the book. I actually got the idea from my work in polymer clay, and I wondered if similar techniques could be used to create a fake stone appearance in resin.

Resin Jewelry ©Shireen Nadir 2014

I show how to mix the resin of course, to get the stone effect in pretty much any colour you want (I’m obviously biased towards blue!) but that’s not all.

Resin Jewelry ©Shireen Nadir 2014

This project covers, for those who are inclined to get a little more experimental, how to make your own bezels from scratch, using items found in any hardware store. It also covers how to antique the bezel once you’re done to get a beautiful patina, again just using common household items.

Resin Jewelry ©Shireen Nadir 2014

The techniques show how to cut, file, and antique your bezel, how to mix, degas, and tint your resin and finally how to pour, seal and complete your piece so that it’s perfectly smooth on both sides. Every step is lovingly laid out over a few pages with tons of step-by-step photography. I love this technique… so much potential!

Resin Jewelry ©Shireen Nadir 2014

~ Obligatory Book stuff below ~

Resin Jewelry, 2nd Edition will be released September 15 and is now available for pre-order. Pre-ordering entitles you to the current version now and the fully updated version on September 15 at no further cost. You can pre-order until September 15 for only $20.00 USD, after which the price will go up to $28.00 USD.  

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