DIY Cameo Necklace…yes please!
You will love making and wearing this funness!
I actually have 100 things to say about making this project, but I will save those for the end.
What you should focus on now is the brilliant finished product.
I am so totally in love with it. And PS, I will be totally in style while I strut my stuff .
Because I do make a habit of strutting my stuff pretty much all the time.
You need ICE Resin (wouldn’t it be cool if I hadn’t cut off the package name in the photo)
Round bezels, these are 17mm (buy them here)
2 images from the Graphics Fairy that I combined.
Otherwise you have 2 options. As seen below.
But wait, you don’t have to download and size it, just download and open this word doc and print it on card stock.
Aren’t they lovely.
Once you print the document just trim a little around the leafy outside border.
I made this for a 17mm item.
I am an awful scissor user, part of this is because I use the same scissors for everything…
paper, fabric, opening boxes, cutting my bangs…my family can attest to this.
So anyway my circle was a bit janky. It doesn’t matter.
I used a mechanical pencil to press it into the bezel. It will be a little big and run up on the side, can you see that in the right photo?
That’s correct, so just make sure you get it centered pretty well.
Now let’s enter dreamland where I have step by step instructions of the next part…
Mix the components of the ICE Resin together and follow package instructions for preparation.
Using a craft stick, tooth pick type thing, add the resin to the bezel.
Please go slowly, it comes out like a freight train if you aren’t careful.
It will self-dome, which is amazing.
Let dry overnight.
Aren’t they sweet?
I love the pink, but I had a really difficult time photographing it.
1. The graphic situation: this is made for a 17mm item. The bezels come in loads of sizes. If yours is a different size then download the large picture and insert it into a word document. Right click and format the photo, click on size and set the size to a little bigger that the bezel. If you need a mm to cm conversion chart, here one is. Then print it out on card stock.
2. See how my bezel has a large ring that makes it lay not so perfectly flat on the table? You need to put something under the other end to level it or your resin will by loppy.
3. Don’t touch it too soon, you will fingerprint it…I don’t..uh…know this from experience…someone told me.
4. The package I bought was $11 and contained only ONE application, you can’t save or reuse this stuff and you have to mix at least 1 oz for it to work. So online they have bigger jars that are probably a better deal. Or, make a bunch of stuff at once. There are several ideas on the site here.