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.
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...
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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