EnviroTex Resin Button Charm
I love my “Vintage Button Bracelet” so much I decided to create a matching charm to wear on a necklace. Using Nunn Design Glue I attached a piece of vintage ledger paper inside the bezel. I only put one coat of glue on top of the ledger paper since just a bit was going to be seen. If the resin produced stain marks on my paper I was not going to worry about it. But I’m happy to say one layer of glue did the trick. But I’m not going to push my luck with just one coat if I want more of the paper showing. I will do 2 or 3 glue applications because you know how Murphy’s Law works…
Once the glue dried I placed a vintage button that was slightly smaller than the inside of the bezel as I wanted to see some of the ledger paper from behind the button. I mixed a small batch of EnviroTex Jewelry Resin as instructed on the packaging and poured the resin on top of the button allowing the resin to fill the bezel. Next, I carefully placed a vintage button on top of the larger button.
Note: I was very careful to not have any over flow from the bezel so when doing the initial pour make sure you allow for the smaller button to be placed on top. You can always add more resin if needed once the smaller button has been set in place. Or you can create this charm in two pours, which means pour the resin over the larger button, let it set for a good 12 hours then place the second smaller button on top and pour another layer of resin and letting it cure for 24 to 48 hours.
To complete the charm I added a Swarovski crystal to the center of the top button. Then I let the charm cure on a flat surface for 24 hours. I really like the simplicity of button jewelry.
And here are a few Vine videos I’ve shared this week showing bits and pieces of my studio. Are you on Vine yet? It’s fun.