- ICE Resin®
- ICE Resin® Mixing Cups & Stir Sticks
- ICE Resin® Jewelry Mold
- ICE Resin® Jewelry Wires
- ICE Resin® German Glass Glitter: Amethyst
- ICE Resin® Leather Adhesive
- ICE Resin® Findings
- ICE Resin® Studio Sheet
- Ranger QuickCure Clay
- Tim Holtz® Alcohol Pearl: Smolder
- Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink: Teakwood
- Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
Sometimes an idea comes, you sketch and in the process of turning your vision into reality another idea swoops in and you change it all. Well, just one part but yeah, that’s how I roll! Initially I was going to dangle a triangle as my final piece but then I thought about how cool an amethyst geode may look and so here’s what you need for yours!
Step 1: For the geode portion I bent some wires and fixed them with washi tape to the mat to help me build the structure. I also wanted them to grab, sort of like a soldered piece on my geode. Doing it beforehand saves you a step.
Step 2: Next, build your hollow frame inside the wires with QuickCure Clay. Cure clay using a Ranger Heat It Craft Tool according to package instructions. Once the clay cures, the wires will just be a part of your final piece!
Step 3: Mix ICE Resin® according to instructions, allow the indicated wait time. Let resin sit for 5 minutes and fill your cavity with it. Then, allow to almost set in the clay form before filling with glass glitter.
Step 4: While the geode cures, begin working on your necklace. I love ICE Resin Jewelry Wires, they can be bent and shaped, twisted and knotted, they’re truly pliable and fun to use. I wanted a to create a toggle clasp for my necklace. So, I wrapped a few of them until I had the width needed to use the smallest wire as the toggle part.
Step 5: Next I wrapped a jump ring on the small wire to secure and started creating a chain in order to be able to use it as a functional clasp.
Step 6: At the very end attach the end caps that will hold the ICE Resin Leather Cord.
Step 7: Use ICE Resin Leather Adhesive to glue Leather Cord into End Caps to finish the necklace portion.
Step 8: Fill the the ICE Resin Jewelry Mold with mixed Resin to cure a circle shape. I am using the larger circle. My vision calls for it to be matte so I left this circle as is once I pop it out of the mold. The larger clear circle is kind of my signature bead. You’ve read me say it many times, I use the mixing cup as a mold to produce a good size bead. Out of a clean cup you get a perfect bead that’s ready to wrap!
Step 9: Here’s my sketch and vision coming along.
Step 10: Using the Jewelry Wires, begin wrapping them around your beads. Secure with heavy duty packing tape on several sides. Don’t cover them all because you will secure them with the resin.
Step 11: Next, finish the geode. For a very natural rock look, leave the QuickCure Clay rough. I used a dirty alcohol ink brush with a residual amount of Teakwood Alcohol Ink and then painted with Smolder Alcohol Pearl. The combination of colors and the QCC gives it a natural color.
Step 12: Use the ICE Resin Jewelry Wires to connect the Geode.
Step 13: Use jump rings to connect the rest of the pieces!
Hello! 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.