Make a kitsch three-dimensional tea tray necklace using resin and charms
I really love to make quirky and original jewelry and resin really gives me the freedom to do this. Embedding items into the resin but leaving some parts sitting proud of the surface adds interest and texture to the piece. You can find the large circular pendant trays at BronzeMetal on Etsy. The resin is from www.resin8.co.uk, the faux suede from www.spellboundbead.co.uk and the cute teapot clasp is available from www.bojanglebeads.co.uk
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You Will Need
First, take a photograph of your willow pattern plate. If it’s a very large plate, a section will suffice.
Use a high quality setting on your camera and ensure good lighting. You can use this photograph again for more of my projects including Polymer Porcelain, Deceptive Drops and Temple Tassel. Print it out so the pattern is the same size as the pattern on the plate. Create the words ‘Time for Tea’ in a word processing program. I used a typewriter font and left enough space between the lines to allow cutting out. Print out onto white card. You may have to experiment until you get the right size.
Spray the willow pattern circle and the ‘time for tea’ words with hairspray or spray sealer to seal the ink. Cut the words into separate pieces. Trim the loops of the tea-themed charms using wire cutters. File gently to remove any sharp edges. Lay out the words and charms on the willow pattern circle to decide your design. Some of the charms will sit proud of the resin. In my design, the teaspoon overlaps the pendant edge. I’ve kept the teapot to one side to add to the pendant later. Photograph your layout so you have it to refer to!
Put on an apron and protect your hands with barrier cream. Place the pendant tray so it is flat on the acrylic block, securing with Blu Tack so it can’t slide about. Mix up 6g of resin according to manufacturer instructions. I mixed 4g of resin and 2g of resin hardener to get the required quantity to fill the pendant tray.