One of the reasons I love using resin in bezels is because once everything cures, it’s wearable. There’s no post-demolding resin sanding. Plus, you don’t need to add jewelry findings to make it wearable. The jewelry bezel has done that for you. #easyforthewin
If you’re a resin beginner, here’s the perfect project for you to create resin jewelry in bezels.
- Clip art
- Bezel pendant finding (this project uses a one inch by two inch rectangular silver pendant tray)
- Ultra seal glue
- Resin Obsession Crystal Doming Resin
Step 1: Choose your clip art
Trim your clip art to fit your pendant. Then, test the fit in your bezel.
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Seal your clip art with glue and allow it to dry.
Step 2: Glue the clip art to the bezel
Put down a layer of glue, then press your paper onto the bezel bottom. Seal again with glue. Wait for your paper to completely dry. In the Florida humidity, this can take 24 hours.
Step 3: Mix and pour your resin
You want to use the Resin Obsession crystal doming epoxy resin kit in your bezels. It gives a glossy domed finish for your resin bezel projects (without you doing anything complicated). It was made for challenges like this!
It mixes 1:1 (one part A to one part B). Make sure you combine both parts until it’s clear and streak-free. That takes about 2 to 3 minutes.
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Slowly pour your resin into your bezel cup. Squeezing the cup together to form a spout will help you control your pour. Only dribble a small amount, then let the resin spread. You only want enough resin to barely cover the bottom of the pendant. This allows you to pour a second layer with your sticker.
💡 Pro tip: Use a toothpick to check the corner of your pendant for bubbles. That’s a frequent place for them to show up.
Allow to cure for several hours or overnight before pouring your next resin layer.
Step 4: Mix and pour the second layer of resin
Pour your second resin layer as you did the first, but be careful not to over-pour. Carefully place your sticker in the resin. One of the reasons I love to use stickers in resin is that they rarely require sealing.
Guide your sticker over the resin to where you like it in your bezels. Then, allow your epoxy pendant to cure.
💡 Pro tip: You can add your sticker in the first layer and be done in one pour. But I like doing it in two pours because it gives the pendant more depth.
Give yourself a high-five because you just learned how to use resin in bezels.
Ready to take on more projects with resin in bezels?
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