General, Jewelry, Rabbit Holes

New Rabbit Hole: UV Resin Jewelry

azapolya / August 8, 2018

If you’ve read my About Us page, you’ll know that I mean Run Amuck in the truest sense. There are so many crafty Facebook groups and Pinterest pages out there that it’s difficult to keep up with all the possible ideas and variations. It’s a smorgasbord of creativity. Social media is such a rabbit hole of information that it’s easy to get lost in its depths for hours at a time. I’ve pinned more craft ideas than i can count (recipes, too, but that’s a post for another day!). I LOVE experimenting with new crafts and find it hard to stick with just one.

I also suffer from FOMO (fear of missing out). When I get on one of my favorite Facebook groups and the gals there are crafting something really cool (Right now they’re making epoxy cups. I’m sure I’ll fall down that rabbit hole soon…) I almost always want to dive into what they’re working on. That’s where today’s post started. A few weeks ago someone was talking about this great glitter place based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. What a perfect place for glitter!

Yes, glitter is the herpes of the craft world, but I just love it. So, this past week I received an order from my new favorite source for all things glitter – Mr. Nola’s Glitter. If you’re not familiar with their store, I hope you’ll check them out. The variety of glitter and mica powders is amazing, and the shine that reflects off of their products is to die for!

I ordered their UV Resin Starter Kit, which came with an assortment of bezels, mica powder (their choice), a UV flashlight, UV resin, and a cute key chain. AND, because I couldn’t decide, I also ordered Mr. Nola’s Mica Set, which includes 24 bags of mica powder in a rainbow of gorgeous colors.  I’m in love!

It didn’t take long for me to dive right in and try out my new UV Resin Kit. I found a pretty piece of scrapbook paper that I had laying around from another project and chose the square bezel for this project. I cut the paper to fit the opening and used a little craft glue to secure the paper inside the bezel (this may be an unnecessary step, but I did it anyway). Then I opened up one of the gorgeous mica powders (I used Blue) and used a paint brush to spread some powder over the paper to give a little extra color and shimmer. Once I had it looking the way I wanted, added a coating of the UV Resin over the paper & mica, just enough so that the resin domed nicely but didn’t run over the sides.  To harden the resin, you use the handy-dandy UV light that comes with your kit.  Turn it on and hold it over your project for about a minute or until the resin hardens and is no longer tacky – if it’s sticky to the touch, just shine the UV light on it for a few more seconds. Once it’s hardened, you have a beautiful new masterpiece.

I hope you’ll swing by and check this shop out. If you already shop there, tell us what your favorite is!

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