Tammy Jones' Top Picks for Gorgeous Resin Earring Projects

Jul 24, 2011



Tammy Jones is the Online Editor for Jewelry Making Daily

A note from Jennifer: Resin is my latest jewelry making obsession. It started a few months earlier after I purchased a gorgeous pendant from Andrew Thornton and then saw what some of my fellow handmade jewelry artists from Love My Art Jewelry were doing with it. Resin jewelry components are so versatile, they can be used for just about anything - charm bracelets, earrings, pendants, you name it!

Because I'm just starting to dabble in making resin pendants and jewelry, and since I don't have access to any in-person classes near my home, I have been teaching myself as I go. So I decided to ask Jewelry Making Daily's Tammy Jones what her favorite picks are for some easy and inspiring resin projects! If you're interested in making beautiful resin jewelry, check out her suggestions!

Resin Earring Projects That Look Like a Million Bucks with Jewelry Making Daily's Tammy Jones

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In the August issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist magazine, you'll find instructions for these stunning resin earrings and a matching pendant. These resin earrings are a fabulous way to experiment with resin and find out everything that it's capable of doing when used for jewelry making projects. The best part about these earrings and the matching pendant is that they are truly unique and no two sets will come out exactly alike!




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My earliest crafting experience involved paper crafts, specifically card making. I still make cards for every occasion, but my affection for paper has long outpaced my need for cards, and now I've got a serious paper surplus. (That's a long-winded way of saying I'm a paper junkie!) So, I'm always on the lookout for ways to use paper in other ways, and if I can combine my paper love with my jewelry love, even better! These musical note earrings are beautiful if their own right--there's just something so romantic and old-fashioned about sheet music--but I also love having the option of using any kind of paper in the design to completely change up the look. Handmade paper, newsprint, scrapbook paper, even parts of old books or love letters would be lovely; you could even use fabric instead of paper. The resin forms a protective layer over it, so nearly anything goes!

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I love enameled jewelry, and I LOVE glitter, so these resin and glitter earrings that resemble plique-a-jour enamel are a favorite project of mine from a previous issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist magazine. They look very complicated, like fabricated metal jewelry with cloisonné-like wire and enamel sections, but in fact, the enamel effect is achieved using glitter and five-minute two-part epoxy. And while you could use any color scheme you like, there's something about the combination of these springy colors that make me smile.

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If you want to learn more about a wide range of jewelry making techniques, including resin jewelry, you won't want to miss a single issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist magazine. With projects that cover the basics as well as more advanced jewelry making techniques, you'll get expert advice and pages of inspiring jewelry making projects. Subscribe to Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist magazine and take advantage of everything it has to offer!

Have you tried resin jewelry making projects yet? Share your experiences, tips or advice here on the Beading Daily blog! You can also post pictures of your gorgeous finished resin jewelry projects in the Reader Photo Gallery!

Bead Happy,

 


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megabgirl wrote
on Jul 26, 2011 10:28 AM

Love the musical note earrings!