Three Simple Words ~ Charm Tutorial

Nov 19, 2012

This charm requires sev­er­al steps with a 12 hour wait­ing time in between the two resin pours and 48 hours before it achieves a hard cure. Once the hard cure has been achieved it’s ready to wear. Below is a lit­tle info on this resin that I copied from the Envi­ro­Tex webiste.

Pro­fes­sion­al results are easy to achieve with Envi­ro­Tex® Jew­el­ry Resin!  This prod­uct adds depth and crys­tal clear clar­i­ty like no oth­er.  It visu­al­ly enhances the sur­face on which it is applied, result­ing in brighter, deep­er and more intense col­ors.  Envi­ro­Tex® Jew­el­ry Resin has amaz­ing bub­ble release.  It is easy and fun to use and has a pleas­ing cit­rus scent!  For­mu­lat­ed for high resis­tance to light expo­sure and UV rays from the sun.  When cured, the resin coat­ing is extreme­ly durable, water­proof, heat & chem­i­cal resis­tant.  Envi­ro­Tex® Jew­el­ry Resin cures to a soft cure in 12 hours, medi­um cure in 24 hours and hard cure in 48 hours.

All this being said… now let’s get to the tuto­r­i­al.

Sup­plies Need­ed: Heart Shaped Bezel, Vin­tage Sheet Music, Nunn Design Nature Trans­fer Sheet, Metal­lic Gold Gel­ly Roll Pen, Sil­ver Glass Glit­ter, Dia­mond Stick­les, Word Strips, Mini Cameo Embell­ish­ment, Envi­ro­Tex Jew­el­ry Resin, Nunn Design Sealant

Tools Need­ed: Mix­ing Cup, Pop­si­cle Stick Stir­rer, Pin, Heat Tool, Paint Brush

Instruc­tions:

  • Cut a heart out of vin­tage sheet music to fit into the cen­ter of the heart shaped bezel. I used some of my resin sheet music paper. Remem­ber, I nev­er have any resin waste since I always coat any vin­tage papers I have with the lit­tle unused resin.
  • Fol­low­ing the instruc­tions on the trans­fer Nature sheet, attach a bird trans­fer image onto the vin­tage sheet music heart.
  • Place the heart inside the bezel, using a paint brush apply sealant over the entire paper heart, then place the mini cameo in place and let dry. You will want to apply sev­er­al coats of sealant let­ting each coat dry com­plete­ly before apply­ing the next.
  • Using Dia­mond Stick­les, apply a thin line of Stick­les around the inside edge of the heart, pour sil­ver glass glit­ter on top of the wet Stick­les, gen­tly pat the glit­ter into place, tap off excess. If need­ed gen­tly push any glit­ter into place so you have a nice smooth edge of glit­ter. I used my tweez­ers to do this.
  • Mix the Envi­ro­Tex Resin per the man­u­fac­tur­ers instruc­tions. I mixed 1/2 TPS Resin and 1/2 TSP Hard­ner. Once most of the bub­bles have popped pour the resin into the heart bezel so the bezel is half filled. If you have a few stub­born bub­bles care­ful­ly use your heat tool to help bring the bub­bles to the top to pop. Place the bezel on a flat sur­face and let cure for 12 hours. This will give you a nice soft cure.
  • Using a gold metal­lic Gel­ly Roll pen write “Love” along the side then apply small dots around the inside edge of the heart, leav­ing the area under­neath the word love with­out dots.
  • Apply a small dot of Dia­mond Stick­les on top of each dot, let dry.
  • Print your word strips on a laser print­er then apply sev­er­al coats of sealant, just as you did with the vin­tage sheet music. On the third coat­ing I applied the word strips in place on the heart bezel and let dry. To cre­ate my word strips I used the Font Book Anti­qua and the Font Size 8
  • Once the word strips were com­plete­ly dry I mixed anoth­er batch of resin and applied anoth­er nice lay­er of resin to the top of the bezels edge. Again, if you have a few stub­born bub­bles care­ful­ly use your heat tool to help bring the bub­bles to the top to pop.
  • Set the heart bezel on a flat sur­face and let cure for a good 48 hours before wear­ing.
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Here is a won­der­ful tuto­r­i­al by Nunn Design show­ing you how to cre­ate a beau­ti­ful bracelet using Gel Du Soleil resin. I just got this resin from Judi Kins and will be cre­at­ing a charm using it soon. I’ll share the fin­ished charm once it’s com­plet­ed. Nunn Design has heart pen­dants too… I just did­n’t have one on hand when inspi­ra­tion hit. You can check out their heart pen­dants HERE.

Hap­py Cre­at­ing.

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