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ICE Resin® Heart Necklace by Jen Cushman

ICE Resin® Heart Necklace by Jen Cushman

Instructions

Heart Bezel by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 1: Cut out the left side of the heart from one of the papers and tear the inside edge. Seal both sides and the edges of the cut paper with the ICE Resin® Paper Sealer. Set aside and allow to dry completely.

Heart Bezel by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 2: Add any color of German Glass Glitter to the top right side of the heart. Top with a small amount of Shattered Opal Inclusions.

Heart Bezel by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 3: Twist the cap off of the ICE Resin® plunger.

Heart Bezel by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 4: Apply an equal amount of pressure with both thumbs on the plunger so both parts of the resin come out equally into the cup.
Heart Bezel by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.com

Heart Bezel by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 5: Use a craft stick and mix gently for 2 minutes. Make sure to scrape the sides and the bottom of the cup. Set aside for 5 minutes to let the bubbles dissipate.

Heart Bezel by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 6: Use your craft stick to carefully drop the ICE Resin® into the bezel.

Heart Bezel by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 7: Don’t be afraid to drop close to the edges of the bezel.

Heart Bezel by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 8: Carefully add in a charm to the left side of the heart. Drip in just enough resin so that you have a natural dome. Allow 8 to 12 hours to dry.

Step 9: Select 2 strips of ribbon. Place the ribbons side by side and tie a knot on each end. Thread a jump ring through the knots and attach at either side of a lobster clasp.

Heart Bezel by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.comStep 10: Find the center of the ribbon and attach another jump ring. Attach the bezel to the necklace with a jump ring.

Heart Bezel by Jen Cushman | www.rangerink.com

Jen CushmanJen Cushman is a natural storyteller who found mixed media art 15 years ago and never looked back. She’s the author of two books: Making Metal Jewelry; How to Stamp, Forge, Fold and Form Metal Jewelry Designs and Explore, Create, Resinate Jewelry: Mixed Media Techniques Using ICE Resin. Her work has been widely published in national arts magazines. An enthusiastic and supportive instructor, Jen teaches more than techniques. She encourages others to explore their authentic process to create work infused with imagery and storytelling. She is the Director of Education for ICE Resin.