resin jewelry: natural set

I have done many an experiment with resin, seeing just what I can get away with embedding. This is one set I am particularly fond of – most of the pieces have been sold off so I only have the photos left.

Interestingly, a lot of the colors changed once the flowers hit the resin and even after it hardened.  The first and third pieces on the bottom row here were originally light pink and purple when picked. It was really interesting to see how each color reacted to the chemicals in the resin, a lot of the pieces turned dark and looked slightly wilted which created a whole different look than what I had intended.

this last one I had to keep for myself, it charmed me too much.

I’ve been meaning to try this again sometime, and possibly attempt to seal the flowers with pva or mod podge before hitting the resin to maybe keep the colors a bit more natural.

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4 Responses

  1. I used to work in a trophy shop doing engraving and we would occasionally have customers wanting things preserved in large resin pieces for display. We outsourced this task, but it was always really fun to see the things come back. There were some weird ones. Anyhow, we had the same problems with plant matter. The colors were always lost. I think that you would have to dry the plant or flower first. Maybe press it and then seal it?

    I love your resin art. I’m excited to see more!

  2. P.S. I love that last heart.

  3. P.P.S. I have a beautiful resin brooch that my grandmother made when she was a girl and resin was new and all the rage. They had places you could go to make your own resin jewelry!

  4. that sounds awesome! i would really love to see a picture of your grandmas brooch if you have one. i think i might try drying the flowers first next time, see what happens…

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