Making resin jewellery with real dried flowers and other natural materials is a popular way to add a touch of nature & natural beauty to your jewellery pieces. Here are some tips on how to do it.
There are many colourful flowers that can be used in resin jewellery making to add a natural and unique touch to your pieces. Pressed wildflowers like daisies, poppies, and lupines come in a wide range of colours and can add a rustic and natural touch to your jewellery. Roses come in a wide range of colours, from classic red to pink, yellow, and even black. They add a romantic and elegant touch to your jewellery.
Pansies are known for their delicate and intricate petals. They are a great option for adding a whimsical and feminine touch to your jewellery. Forget-me-nots are small flowers with a bright blue shade that can add a pop of colour to your jewellery. Marigolds with their warm and vibrant colours, such as orange and yellow, can add a bold and sunny touch to your jewellery. Chrysanthemums come in a variety of colours, from white to pink, yellow, red, and many shades of purple. They are known for their intricate petals and can add a graceful and elegant touch to your jewellery.
Keep in mind that not all flowers can be dried and pressed successfully, and some may lose colour or shape. Therefore, it's best to experiment with a few different types of flowers to find the ones that work best for your project. Once you have chosen the flowers to be used, follow the next steps to create the jewellery.
Preparing the flowers:
Before adding flowers to the resin, make sure they are clean and free of debris. Cut off any stems or leaves, and trim the flowers to the desired size.
To use real flowers in resin jewellery, you'll need to dry them first. You can do this by hanging them upside down in a warm, dry place or by laying them out on a clean surface and letting them dry naturally. Once dry, you can press them using a flower press kit to flatten them and preserve their colours.
Choosing the resin:
Be sure to use a resin that is suitable for use with natural materials, as some resins can cause the flowers to yellow or discolour over time. Epoxy Resin is one of the most popular choices. Mix the resin according to the manufacturer's instructions and also follow all the curing instructions carefully.
Once the resin has been mixed, you can add the dried flowers to the mixture. You can either mix them in or place them on the surface of the resin. Be sure to press the flowers into the resin to ensure they are fully embedded.
Once the flowers have been added, the resin will need to cure before the jewellery can be worn. Allow the resin to cure according to the manufacturer's instructions, usually 24 hours.
You can also add other natural materials like leaves, moss, shells, or even small branches to your resin jewellery. You can add these items in the same way as you would with flowers. Have fun experimenting with different natural materials to create unique and personalized pieces of resin jewellery.
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