EnviroTex Freeform Resin Pendant
This is the result of my first attempt at creating a freeform type resin pendant. I must admit it took lots of patience on my part and I mean LOTS but I did it and learned a few things along the way, so I’m happy. To create the shape of my pendant I used 16 gauge copper wire that I purchased in the jewelry section of JoAnns. I shaped the wire as I wanted my pendant to look then twisted the ends to create a loop type hanger at the top. Next, I placed the copper piece onto a steel bench block and hammered the wire until it was flat.
Now, I needed something to enable me to pour my resin into the pendant so the resin would not flow out from underneath the wire so I attached the pendant shape onto clear packaging tape, making sure all areas of the copper wire where attached to the tape. This is a very important step. If you do not have the wire attached well onto the tape when you pour the resin it is going to flow out from under the wire, which you do not want. As hard as I tried to make sure all the wire was attached I still had a few tiny areas I had to watch. After the first soft cure I used a craft knife to remove the excess resin.
Now that the first soft cure was accomplished I placed a few ledger paper and sheet music butterflies as well as the word daughter I found on a book page on top of my first resin pour. I then mixed another small batch of EnviroTex Jewelry Resin and applied it on top of the paper embellishments. Once I finished with my second resin pour I sprinkled a few gold microbeads on top allowing them to settle down into the resin. It was then time to cure so I set the pendant on a flat surface and left it alone for a good 12 hours.
Once this pendant cured for 24 hours I peeled it from the clear duct tape and was super happy that it actually worked! To give the pendant additional dimension I placed a torn piece from a paper doily to the back, mixed another small batch of EnviroTex Jewelry Resin, then using a paint brush, brushed several applications of resin over the paper doily. I once again set it aside to cure for at least 12 hours. I’m telling you this one took loads of patience. After the back of the pendant was cured using E6000 I attached some Maya Road Rhinestone Trim around the front top edge of the pendant then let the adhesive dry over night.
To finish the pendant I tied a piece of white seam binding to the top. Here is a Vine video that shows you the Resin Freeform Pendant up close… notice how awesome that resin looks. It looks just like glass. I think I might add two small photo charms of my sweet daughters and attach them as well… we will see. I think I might have used up all my patience on this one.