johnwgolden

Wilmington, NC, US
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craft interests: jewelry making, digital illustration

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Member Since: 05/25/2008

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Glass Tile Graphic Pendant and Ring Tutorial

For those of you looking for a jewelry making process that is more durable than just dimensional adhesive, and is relatively non-toxic.

Halloween Jewelry

I created some halloween graphics and used DG3 Art Gel as an alternative to resin. It's great for personal projects, and is less smelly and more safe than resin. I created a new tutorial of thr...

Resin and Silver-Plated Rings and Pewter Pendants

I use printouts of my own artwork and resin and findings to create this fun, colorful, and durable jewelry. Here's a video tutorial on how I do it.


recent comments

Re: Glass Tile Graphic Pendant and Ring Tutorial

Thank you Mag! Thanks for taking the time to comment.

Re: Resin and Silver-Plated Rings and Pewter Pendants

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.

Re: Resin and Silver-Plated Rings and Pewter Pendants

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.

Re: Resin and Silver-Plated Rings and Pewter Pendants

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.

Re: Resin and Silver-Plated Rings and Pewter Pendants

Thanks trusk4u!