Queen Bee EnviroTex Resin Charms

Jan 7, 2013

This year, Aunt Bren­da spent Christ­mas with our fam­i­ly. This is the first Christ­mas I can remem­ber hav­ing her with us at Christ­mas since I was a very lit­tle girl, some­where around the age of 3 or 4 years old. It was fun and she made my mom and dad the best heir­loom ever, which I will share on anoth­er blog post. It’s amaz­ing!

Charms for Aunt Brenda

I decid­ed to cre­ate two dif­fer­ent styled charms for her this Christ­mas. Aunt Bren­da sews a lot and has cre­at­ed some beau­ti­ful quilts and remem­ber, she is the one who made my “Trav­el­ing Apron”. You can read about it in my “Every­thing Has A Sto­ry” blog post. So I thought I would cre­ate her a tex­tile style charm using a Maya Road mini can­vas tag for the base and hand stitched a flower from their dis­con­tin­ued mum trim which I’m still in denial over. I loved that trim. Some Maya Road Rhine­stone Trim, vin­tage but­tons, a clock face and pearls. Then I attached a small sec­tion of Maya Road Pearl Chain and jump ring so she can attach it to a chain. I like how it turned out and can’t wait to see how she wears it.

Aunt Brenda's charms

Then I cre­at­ed her two resin charms which were quite fun to make. I print­ed “Queen” using my laser print­er and attached it to the inside of the bezel using Nunn Design Glue. I applied sev­er­al lay­ers of this glue allow­ing it to dry after each appli­ca­tion. Then I placed Gold Stick­les all around the inside edge and let it dry. Once the Stick­les dried I mixed a small batch of Envi­ro­Tex Resin and filled the bezel. Then I set it aside to cure over night.

While I poured the rec­tan­gle bezel I had the round bezel ready for it’s resin pour, as well. I attached vin­tage ledger paper in the bot­tle of the cir­cle bezel the same way I did with the rec­tan­gle bezel above but once all the glue lay­ers were dry I added a Nunn Design Trans­fer image to give the back­ground a lit­tle bit of col­or. I applied a thin lay­er of Nunn Design Glue over the trans­fers and let them dry.

After I fin­ished pour­ing the resin into the “Queen” bezel I poured a thin lay­er of resin into the round bezel then placed the Nunn Design Bum­ble Bee in the cen­ter and poured more resin into the bezel until the resin was even with the edge of the bezel. Then I placed the bezel on a shelf and let it be for 12 hours to cure. I checked both charms at 12 hours and they were cur­ing nice­ly. I then added a scal­lops here and there using an extra fine point Gold water base Sharpie paint pen to accent the piece just a tad bit more then let both charms fin­ish cur­ing.

Queen Bee

I think these turned out beau­ti­ful­ly and was so pleased at how much Aunt Bren­da loved them.


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