Ring with Glitter, ICE Resin®, Gunmetal-Plated Pewter Spacers and Gold-Finished Brass Chain
-- Designer --
Jamie, Jewelry Production Specialist, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®To learn more about Jamie Smedley, read her jewelry artist success story here
: : : Materials : : :
- Spacer, gunmetal-plated ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 11x3mm double-eye bar with 8.5mm base (24 spacers)
- Spacer, gunmetal-plated pewter (tin-based alloy), 13x12mm 2-strand open rectangle with 8.5mm between holes (1 spacer)
- Powercord, elastic, clear, 1mm
- Chain, gold-finished brass, 1.5mm faceted ball chain, 18-inch
- Wire, anodized aluminum, silver, 4x1.2mm flat
- Sheet, jeweler's bronze, half-hard with mirror finish, 6x6-inch square, 28 gauge
- Glitter, assorted Christmas theme colors
- Glitter, assorted Halloween theme colors
- Jeweler's grade resin, ICE Resin 2-part formula, crystal clear
- Adhesive, Epoxy, Devcon Jeweler's 5-minute, 2-part
- Adhesive, E-6000 Jewelry and Craft Adhesive
- Pliers, flush-cutter
- Pliers, flat-nose
- Lighting tools
Take care to fill all the gaps in the bezel setting using the epoxy. Apply the epoxy to the outer angle with a toothpick a small section at a time to make it manageable. Apply a generous amount to the inside to prevent leaks.
This will help ensure no leaks when the ICE Resin® is poured into the bezel. Set aside and allow epoxy to cure fully.
Mix the ICE Resin per the manufacturer's instructions, add the glitter mix to the ICE Resin. Carefully pour the liquid with glitter into the bezel, trying not to disturb the parts you assembled. Pour until almost full. Let the liquid settle and see if you are happy with the height of the liquid. The liquid will spill over the edge, so be careful.
Tip: If you want a domed surface pour the liquid until the bezel is almost full then let it set for 5+ hours. Mix and pour a second layer of ICE Resin. Check the liquid for bubbles. Place a task light close to the bezel to help bring any bubbles to the surface. If any appear, use a toothpick to pop them as they reach the surface. This layer will not only create a domed look to the finished design but also offer a magnified view.
Let the bezel sit flat and undisturbed overnight.
If any liquid spilled over the edge, wait until the ICE Resin has cured and peel it off. You can use your fingernail, a fine-edged tool or craft knife--work carefully!
Allow 24 hours to completely set.
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