Resin and Silver-Plated Rings and Pewter Pendants

comments (26) August 28th, 2008 in gallery     

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Circle and square silver-plated ring bases are combined with EasyCast resin and my own artwork to create these colorful rings.
Pewter pendants made from printed artwork and poured resin.
Sealed artwork seated in pendant plates.
A jig of curing pendants.
A jig of rings afer the first layer of resin is poured.
Circle and square silver-plated ring bases are combined with EasyCast resin and my own artwork to create these colorful rings.

Circle and square silver-plated ring bases are combined with EasyCast resin and my own artwork to create these colorful rings.

Photo: John W. Golden

I use printouts of my own artwork and resin and findings to create this fun, colorful, and durable jewelry.

I love sharing how to do this with folks, so I made a video tutorial that documents the entire process.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: gallery, Jewelry, blue, ring, black, orange, metal, alternative, silver, beachy, couture, mod, pendant, resin

Comments (26)

samsmum2006 writes: Thanks so much for doing these videos, they were very helpful. Are the images you use just printed on a regular printer? If so, do you find that the images fade after time. I was wondering if you need archival inks. Also, instead of Pod Modge, could I use PVA glue- it is the same? Thanks.
Posted: 4:37 pm on May 8th
lmmcduff writes: I learned so much from the video! Thanks so much! In your experience, what material gives a clearer, better finish and overall look: resin or gd3? Thanks!
Posted: 3:14 pm on November 23rd
ArtbyDelilah writes: Great Video and wonderful art work. What resource do you recommend for the pewter pendants and silver rings?
Posted: 9:26 am on July 28th
kalyna writes: hi all, did john ever answer the many comments posted about where he gets his supplies? i noticed he commented on other stuff. whats up with that? heres my request. COUGH IT UP JOHN-- LIKE A TRUE ARTSY-CRAFTSY- WHERE DO WE GET THE SUPPLIES??? KALYNA
Posted: 8:25 pm on January 6th
Mandyjane writes: John, Wonderful work! May I ask where you got your blank pendants and rings? I am having a hard time finding ones i like.

Thanks, Mandy
Posted: 3:34 pm on May 31st
Lulubee writes: Great tutorial and fantastic work. Is there a web site you would recommend for buying the pendants and rings?
Posted: 4:28 pm on February 26th
Yolis writes: I was hoping you could offer advise about where to get unfilled pendant trays for resin art necklaces. Do any bead stores or craft stores carry them? I have been searching on-line and found a couple of resources. P.S. I thought your video was very informative - I liked your voice tone and instructional style.
Posted: 3:27 am on November 8th
lynne153 writes: where in this world do you find ring shanks? i've looked everywhere and cannot find them. i'm wanting to make rings but simply cannot find the shanks? this would be a huge help!

Posted: 12:31 pm on October 20th
ChildfreeTrophyWife writes: Vicky North - thanks for adding the links as I could only see other videos on resin by other people on the you tube scroll thingy on the bottom and not the rest of this series. I've watched all three parts and found it very informative and helpful.
Posted: 5:25 pm on October 11th
vtorres61 writes: I haven't seen the video yet, but I was wondering if refrigerator magnets could be made from these?
Posted: 9:47 am on September 29th
Jrsjewels writes: This is wonderful, thank you!
Posted: 3:31 pm on September 27th
craftingspot writes: Thanks for the video tutorial. You provided the perfect amount of detail. Looks like a lot of fun! I will have to try this soon.
Posted: 9:47 am on September 27th
Akiyo_Kano writes: Just wanted to thank you for making the video, it was fun to watch and gave far more information than other tutorials I have seen online.
Posted: 4:11 am on September 21st
Designdaisy writes: Hi John
Thank you for your answer, it is worth considering.

However I have a problem with buying the resin I need here in Denmark. Can you suggest a UK dealer?
Posted: 8:22 am on September 16th
johnwgolden writes: Hey there,

If I were going to try to create a faux seaglass, I would tint the resin a little with transparent dye (or maybe a small amount of opaque dye could work and might help with the slight opaque-ness that sea glass has).

Before doing that though, you would need to figure out your mold situation. How would you get the sort of nature created shapes? I would make a mold from pebbles and anything I could find that resembles sea glass shapes.

After molding, you can sand the resin to give it a finish similar to sea glass.

This would make a great video tutorial. I hope you don't mind if I give that a go.

Posted: 8:29 am on September 11th
clotheshorsey writes: John,Hi. this work of yours is very unique, I loved it. tell me, how is resin used.? AND HOW CAN ONE AQUIRE THE THE LOOK OF SEA GLASS WITH IT, DO YOU KNOW?THANKS,Jessica
Posted: 2:47 pm on August 30th
johnwgolden writes: I've not tried that DesignDaisy...I bet it could look really cool though.

If there were any issues, I would say they might be with the dye/color from your thread and/or cloth possibly bleeding out into the resin, and you might also expect the cloth to soak up some resin and have a wet, darkened look.

If you could seal the piece first with something like Mod Podge , you could probably minimize those issues. I would imagine that sealing it well enough to eliminate those types of issues would require extra coats and care to get in the nooks and crannies.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Posted: 8:47 pm on August 29th
Designdaisy writes: Does anybody know how casting resin will work with embroidered (small) pieces.
Posted: 6:41 pm on August 29th
RNC11254 writes: deja vu!
Posted: 10:04 pm on August 28th
VictoriaNorth writes: We have added links to parts 2 and 3. Sorry for the confusion.
Posted: 8:50 pm on August 28th
johnwgolden writes: Hey there ChildFreeTrophy wife,

You can see parts 2 and 3 if you hold your cursor over the youtube logo in the bottom right corner. related videos will pop up.

I agree that I spent a lot of time on the sealing part, but I wanted to convey that the process is a longer one, and that the more time you spend sealing, the more usable results you should get.
Posted: 8:42 pm on August 28th
beadeful writes: This project video is step-by-step enough that I can feel comfortable trying it. I think that I will this weekend.
Posted: 8:40 pm on August 28th
ChildfreeTrophyWife writes: Very informative, however, it seems as though the video was cut off at the 9:13 time period when the resin materials were being gathered together (cups, sticks, alcohol, etc). The video seemed a little long and several minutes of glueing the images down could have been cut out (the sped up bits were fine though) as they were too many times repetitive. I would have liked to see the end of the vid though.
Posted: 6:59 pm on August 28th
VictoriaNorth writes: This is a great project. Nice job!
Posted: 5:30 pm on August 28th
johnwgolden writes: Thanks trusk4u!
Posted: 7:22 pm on August 22nd
trusk4u writes: I like how you used your own artwork to creat these wonderful,colorful rings! Fabulous!
Posted: 6:24 pm on August 18th
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