I love the look of Druzy stones and I have made several faux Druzy stones using a variety of German glass glitter, other types of glitter, tints, sand, and crushed pebbles. I was just playing around and mixed up some of the products when I found a new mixture for creating a faux Druzy and I absolutely love it! It has so much texture and sparkle to it so I thought Dazzling Druzy would be a fitting name.
Gather up all of your supplies.
Step 1: Mix ICE Resin® according to instructions. While waiting for the resin, take a second mixing cup and use a small plastic spoon to scoop up the ICE Resin® German Glass Glitter Shards, Antique Gold, Shattered Mica, Bronze, and Opals, Crystal Opal. I used about two small scoops of each. Then, add one scoop of the ICED Enamels® Glitz Gold. Stir everything in the mixing cup.
Here is a close up of what the mixture will look like.
Step 2: Now it’s time to add the ICE Resin® to the mix of glitter, mica, opals, and glitz. Use the stir stick to pick up a small amount of the resin. Stir the mixture. Then, you can add a little more resin. You want to add just enough resin to coat the mixture.
Step 3: Here is a close up to see how the mixture should look once the resin has been added and mixed in. You will only need a small amount to resin and the mixture will be kind of clumpy.
Step 4: Now it’s time to add the mixture to the bezel. Use the stir stick to scoop up the mixture. When adding the mixture to the bezel, you can push down the mixture to get it in the bezel but you don’t want to have it smooth across the bezel. Having the peaks and valleys and leaving it chunky looking will give it a more realistic look.
Here is a close up look at the bezel with some of the mixture added to it.
Step 5: I think the magic and all of the sparkle comes from the Crystal Opals. To finish off the necklace I added some wire-wrapped glass beads with bead caps and rhinestone rondells and attached them to the bezel. Then I added some gold chain and a lobster clasp. I wanted to keep the necklace pretty simple so the bezel could take center stage.
If you are new to ICE Resin® and just starting to play with it this would be a very easy project to replicate. Also, creating a faux druzy take very little resin and you would be able to create several beautiful projects.
I think creating the faux dazzling druzy is going to be a new favorite of mine. I can’t wait to try some of the other colors of the new ICE Resin® German Glass Glitter Shards.
Hello, my name is Heidi Blankenship and I live in Minnesota with my husband Eric and two sons, Dusty and Evan. I love to create a large spectrum of projects with a broad range of styles, but I lean towards the vintage, artsy style. I have been creating for 25+ years and I’ve been very fortunate to work with some wonderful companies in the industry. I am currently designing for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Design Team, Pink Ink Designs, Tonic Studios USA Design Team, and Susan Lenart Kazmer ICE Resin Design Team. I have been published in a variety of national and international magazines, catalog/idea books and newsletters, as well as various manufacturer product packaging and sales ads. My design work has also been featured on Scrapbooking Memories (now Scrapbook Soup), QVC, HSN, Creative Home Arts and Create & Craft TV in the UK just to name a few. I love creating jewelry, cards, altered arts, mixed media, and home décor. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends, photography, floral design, painting and gardening. To see all of my design work please visit my blog Embellished Dreams. You can also find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube, and Instagram.