How Do You Make Jewelry With Plastic Resin?
Plastic resin, most often used in the creation of film props, automobile parts and toys, can also be used to create unique jewelry designs. Jewelry made from plastic is cheaper and easier to make than metal jewelry, as it can be mass-produced through the use of plastic molds designed to give a particular shape to the resin. The most common type of plastic jewelry is the bangle, although some artists use resin to create convincing fake gemstones and other jewelry pieces. For a beginner, the simplest project to start with is a decorative resin pendant. Set up a safe work area in a well-ventilated room. Cover your work surface with plastic, so that any spilled resin does not damage your furniture, and set all your materials within easy reach. Put on latex gloves, safety goggles and old clothing before you begin working with the resin. Open your jewelry mold and coat the inside with a mold release agent. Let the mold release dry completely. Stir together some of your resin with its catalys