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Materials:

  • ICE Resin® Leather: Black 2.5 mm and 3 mm; Brown 2.5 mm and 3 mm
  • ICE Resin®
  • ICE Resin® Findings
  • ICE Resin® Leather Glue
  • ICE Resin® Tissue Paper Assortment
  • ICE Resin® Tints: Ancient Root
  • Scissors
  • Pliers

  • A while ago my mom, who’s an avid jeweler gave me a bag of unpolished turquoise nuggets. She said they didn’t live to her expectations when they arrived because they were too rough. They sat in my table for a while until I envisioned them threaded on the supple Ice Resin leather. I thought their roughness would pair well with the leather and so I started filing their holes to get them to fit both sizes of the leather cord. Days yes, that’s what it took in the absence of electricity to use a Dremmel but it was worth every sweat and tear!

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    Step 1: The endless filing or the quickie version with a power tool. If you’re into mixed media save the turquoise powder, you have pure grounded pigment as a bonus and it makes a beautiful paint!

     Turquoise Necklace by Milagros Rivera | www.iceresin.com

    Step 2: Use your scissors to make a slanted cut on the leather cord. This will help you two ways, one you’ll be able to thread the stones and 2 you’ll be able to push them inside the findings way easier!

     Turquoise Necklace by Milagros Rivera | www.iceresin.com

    Step 3: Using your jewelry pliers help the cord get through, it’s better if it’s tighter because the stones won’t move once your done!

     Turquoise Necklace by Milagros Rivera | www.iceresin.com

    Step 4: I love Susan’s choice of tissue paper, it gives the chance to experiment with exotic patterns from her travels. You’re in fir a treat with so many choices to choose. Once you’re settled in one cut to size.

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    Step 5: Now unto the Resin, mix ICE Resin® according to instructions. By now you know I’m a free spirit and I like my Resin pendants sort of free if you will. And you may have noticed I do a lot of molds but I also like to use the plastic cups that come for mixing it!

     Turquoise Necklace by Milagros Rivera | www.iceresin.com

    Step 6: Add your chosen tint color. If you’re using turquoises Raw Ruby would work beautifully or even a tone on tone turquoise would work beautiful too. I used ancient root because the contrast of the yellowish tint with the blues looked way cool!

     Turquoise Necklace by Milagros Rivera | www.iceresin.com

    Step 7: One thing I’ve learned from my experiments if you’re using the mixing cup as your mold is you need to transfer it to another cup once you’re done with the mixing. You will have a clean exit of your piece once it cures.

     Turquoise Necklace by Milagros Rivera | www.iceresin.com

    Step 8: Using the cup I’ve rounded the lower edges of the tissue paper. Press it inside and watch as the resin turns the paper clear! Let it cure.

     Turquoise Necklace by Milagros Rivera | www.iceresin.com

    Step 9: Punch a hole and thread the jump ring to your pendant
    Since the stones won’t let the pendant flow freely you need to find the center and use your pliers to attach directly to the necklace.

     Turquoise Necklace by Milagros Rivera | www.iceresin.com

    Step 10: I cut three strands of leather, grab the grouping to insert inside the end cap.

     Turquoise Necklace by Milagros Rivera | www.iceresin.com

    Step 11: Using a small dot of Ice Resin Leather Adhesive. Note that I already added my jump ring(not very patient!)

     Turquoise Necklace by Milagros Rivera | www.iceresin.com

    Step 12: Let it dry and you’ll be ready to wear your creation in no time!


    Milagros RiveraHello! My name is Milagros C Rivera and I’m a mixed media artists who loves to explore and experiment with all kinds of mediums. I was raised in a creative home, everybody did something ceramics, sewing, baking, jewelry, wood, glass, no medium was off limits! I continue to play and learn without having to restrict myself to just one thing! I live in the sunny island of Puerto Rico with my husband, 2 amazing kids and a menagerie of pets that make my life complete! I’m currently on the Design Team and Social Media Coordinator for Relics and Artifacts. You can find me on my blog as well as follow me on Instagram, Snapguide, and YouTube.