EnviroTex Resin Button Charm

Feb 8, 2013

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.

Vintage Button Charm

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.

Around my Stu­dio

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