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Using a small number of tools and materials, learn how to make beautiful, unique resin jewelry that is both stylish and timeless.
Be impressed by the ease and versatility of resin jewelry making. Well-known crafter Sara Naumann provides over 50 projects that are modern and straightforward to replicate. She
The technique is very easy: simply mix the two-part resin together and pour into a mold, bezel or pendant. Sara uses pre-made, inexpensive molds in a variety of shapes and sizes. Rings, pendants, brooches, cufflinks, hairpins and bracelets are all achievable and look shop-bought.
You can add numerous items to the resin to create different effects. Paper or foil inserts can provide a background for the bezel, for example, old maps or photographs. Paper can be sprayed or stenciled before being coated with resin. You can also immerse various items in the resin before it cures, such as dried flowers, feathers, shells and beads, or use glitter, colored inks or nail polish to personalize.
A complete standalone guide or paired with her bestselling How to Make Resin Jewellery.
About the Author
Sara Naumann has been teaching, designing, and developing products, ideas and projects in the craft industry for over 20 years. She is the author of two books (How to Make Resin Jewellery, 2017 and 20 to Make: Washi Tape Cards, 2015). She has an active social media presence, with Facebook Live videos, YouTube, blogging and a weekly email newsletter. She has guested programmes on Create and Craft television, as well as QVC and Scrapbook Soup (in the US). Sara has been a monthly columnist for Crafts Beautiful magazine for nearly a decade. Teaching and inspiring crafters of all experience levels is her passion. Sara lives in Germany with her husband and daughter.
Library Journal Review by Whitney Bates-Gomez
"Naumann’s (How To Make Resin Jewellery) book opens with detailed information about the necessary tools and supplies (resin, epoxy, molds, mixing cups, and more) that are needed to make jewelry using resin. There’s also a list of less conventional but useful items, such as baby wipes and straws, which experienced jewelers may think to include. The book is packed with detailed steps on every stage of the process, from mixing and pouring, to layering metallics, using color and working with 3D objects. In the projects section, the heart of the book, the author outlines specific handmade crafts but writes it much like a recipe, with the “ingredients” (materials) listed first, followed by numbered directions. All the projects include beautiful color images of the final result. One great feature is the offering of an alternative project, such as a different jewelry item or accessory, that can be made using the same materials.VERDICT A thoughtful and thorough resource that will have readers crafting with resin in no time."