EnviroTex Memento Key Chain

Jan 4, 2013

Memento Keychain

Here is anoth­er key­chain I cre­at­ed as a gift for Christ­mas. This one was for my mom. I start­ed by cut­ting a piece of wall­pa­per from the old home­stead that mom and I peeled off the wall one sum­mer. I then placed the wall­pa­per piece inside the heart bezel. Using a paint­brush I cov­ered the wall­pa­per with three coats of Nunn Designs Glue allow­ing the glue to dry thor­ough­ly between coats. I then mixed a small batch of Envi­ro­Tex Resin and filled the bezel halfway. I set this aside and let it cure for 12 hours.

Remem­ber there is no need to waste any of your resin. If you don’t have anoth­er charm you want to cre­ate, cre­ate resin paper by plac­ing the paper onto wax paper or foil and brush the left­over resin onto the papers front and back and allow it to cure for 24 — 48 hours. 

Once the first lay­er cured I then placed the but­ton, pearl and rhine­stone trim where I want­ed them and poured the sec­ond Envi­ro­Tex Resin pour as I did the first. Once this pour cured for at least 12 hours I added a Nunn Designs Trans­fer image to the top of the resin, accent­ed the trans­fer with Gel­ly Roll Pens and Stick­les.

To com­plete the key­chain I added a pearl bead and two charms. Then attached the fin­ished piece to a small binder ring. Mom decid­ed to wear this as a charm on a neck­lace instead of a key­chain which made me pret­ty hap­py.

Mom's Charm

Here is the mean­ing behind this piece.

Wall­pa­per ~ in remem­brance of the old home­stead and how much we love that place.
Blue Bird Trans­fer ~ resem­bles the fun we have watch­ing the blue birds fly around the old home­stead.
Vin­tage But­ton and Rhine­stone Trim ~ are for all the vin­tage but­tons, ear­rings and oth­er trea­sures I have her search­ing for in antique shops and flea mar­kets.
Charms ~“I love You” is well because I love her tru­ly and the “key” is that she holds a key to my heart for sure.


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