Guiding Light Necklace
Making your pendants has never been easier with Bead Landing™ Epoxy Kits. Chose your most endeared photo for your next necklace.
Designed by Melissa Manks.
- Bead Landing™ Epoxy Jewelry Starter Kit
- Sandpaper, Fine Grit
- Bead Landing™ Side Cutters
- Bead Landing™ Round Nose Pliers
Crop your favorite photo by using the template in your kit -- or scale your digital photo to approximately 1" square.
Print photo on test paper first. When you are satisfied with your photo, print and cut image on glossy paper.
Pour two parts A and one part B into the mixing cup. For example: 10mL A and 5mL B.
Stir mixture thoroughly for 2½ minutes. Try not to stir too quickly because this will create air bubbles. Let mixture sit for five minutes.
Place mold on clean, flat surface and pour, filling the corresponding mold cavity about half way.
Slide your photo under the resin, facing up.
Using your stir stick, push photo to bottom of mold. Note: Add dried flowers or tiny beads using your stir stick to create a finishing touch!
Wait approximately 10 minutes for air bubbles to rise to the surface. If there are any air bubbles in the mixture, pop or scoop them out using your stir stick.
Cover mold to keep out any dust.
Let dry for 48 hours at room temperature. Place mold in freezer for five minutes and flex the mold to remove your pieces.
Use a pair of scissors to trim off excess resin, then smooth the edges with fine grit sandpaper.
While your piece is still flexible, drill a hole in the top to make it into a wearable piece of jewelry. Mark your piece about 1/8" from the edge with a pen. Put the tip of your drill on the mark and simply twist to the right, applying pressure until you have drilled through your piece. Twist left and pull up to remove.
Insert the head pin through the flower accent, then through the hole on the front side of your piece. Cut pin with side cutters leaving approximately ¼". Create a loop using round nose pliers.
Feed the chain through the loop to create your finished piece.