Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fall-ow me into Autumn Day 2 Dandelion in Wooden Bezel

Thanks for joining my for Day 2 of Fall-ow me into Autumn!
Today's project is necklace made with a dried dandelion in a wooden bezel:


The flower was dried using borax, which can be found in the laundry detergent section!
A good how to of this can be found here: http://www.polishthestars.com/2011/05/preserve-flowers-with-borax.html


The wooden bezel I'm using is from Magic Wooden Jewel! They have so many great pieces! Check them out here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MagicWoodenJewel


To start I used EasyCast Resin, Mod Podge, wooden bezel, and the dried flower.



Seal the bottom and sides of the bezel with Mod Podge to prevent discoloration of the wood.
 


 While that is drying clip the stem off of the flower and mix up a batch of resin...


Fill the bezel about half full...


Stick the flower in and finish filling the bezel. Be sure to cover the entire flower with a coat of the resin, it doesn't have to be fully submerged but it does need to be sealed with the resin.
 


 
Let this set to harden for 24-72 hours.


 
 To turn it into a necklace I'm using E-6000, a necklace, pliers, bail and jump ring.
 



I'm using an Aanraku Silver Leaf Medium Bail. Aanraku has loads of pieces that work perfectly with resin! You can check out what they offer here: http://store.abasg.com/mm5/merchant.mvc


Add a dab of E-6000 to the bail...


 
 Firmly press to the back of the bezel and let set for 24 hours to get maximum adhesion.
 


Attach the bezel to the necklace with a jump ring and you have a little bit of nature to usher in the new season!


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2 comments:

  1. Hi Emily, great job. Beautiful pendant. We've been selling wooden bezels in Etsy for a very long time (artbase.etsy.com) and recently added a line of unfinished bezels for artists like yourself that work with resin and prefer their bases raw. I was looking for tutorials and found your post. I was wondering if you'd be ok with us passing us the link whenever customers ask us for a tutorial. We don't have much experience with resin and your post is great. Kind regards. betty and marcos

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    1. Thank you so much! I would love that :) I have seen your bezels and they are beautiful!
      If you were to send me a couple of bezels I could make a post specifically with them and offer a bit of advertisement for you as well.
      Thanks,
      Emily

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