I love wearing fun, unique jewelry. I often make it using various craft supplies like beads, buttons, and wire, and I sometimes buy pieces if it will save me enough time and energy over doing it myself. But if I want to wear my own art as jewelry, I still have to create the pieces by hand.
This pendant features one of the designs from my “Coral Seas” collection, inside a silver bezel and encased in jeweler’s grade resin (Ice Resin). I wanted the art to be the focus of this piece, so I kept the design to the simple bezel with only the fish design inside the resin. I also created a bangle bracelet with a coordinating coral design.
I made the pendant below with my art as part of a featured artist segment on the Ice Resin blog back in January, where I first learned to use resin. I added a beaded drop and jump rings to this one, as well as a more elaborate bezel.
If you are interested in making your own resin jewelry, I highly recommend the book “Explore, Create, Resonate” by Jen Cushman. Jen is a friend of mine and she knows her resin. I used this book for the instructions on making my jewelry, since I was a complete beginner when I made these pieces. (Not a paid endorsement. The book is good, and I still use it when making projects with resin.)
Thanks for stopping by, and for checking out the jewelry I made with my art!
Until next time…