August 11, 2011

1 - Prepare items you will need:  scissors, strong epoxy glue, gloss, photo, necklace setting, and sun
2 - Select necklace setting
3- Cut picture to fit in setting
4 - Continue to cut around the picture until its perfectly cut in the shape desired

5 - Glue picture on necklace setting
6 - Apply Resin. I use Lisa Pavelka Magic Gloss.
7 -  Fill entire area of image with resin
8 - Make sure the entire area has a full layer of resin. 

Make sure item is on a flat surface because you will need to move it outside/

9 - You need some sun because the uv rays will harden the gloss we applied.
10 - Place the pendant in the sun, I usually leave it out for about 1-2 hours depending on the time of day and how much sun you have.
11 -  Once it cures, the gloss will be hardened. Sometimes I will put a few more coats if I want to create a dome shape.  That process is a little tricky because you may develop bubbles when applying the gloss. I use a small tooth pick to remove bubble before it cures. After, I put the pendant on a favorite chain
12 -  Wear it proudly!

Enjoy! And enjoy the weekend!


Gloria said...

Oh how fun Kim. Sorry I haven't been around, I have been very busy, going to and from San Jose and trying to schedule my posts ahead of time. I love your Black Feather look on the side bar. You look very pretty. I love this tutorial and I may try this when I can get some necklace settings. Very nicely done and taught. Take care.

Lily said...

Oh I really like this diy! Looks soo easy and fun, I'd never have guessed how to do it! :)

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

How wonderful AND CUTE! Thanks for this tutorial...I love to make jewelry when I have a bit of spare time!!

Happy Sunday! xo

Peachy Cheek said...

Hi Gloria! No worries! I hope your travels have been good ones. Thanks so for the sweet compliments. If you need any advice on making the necklaces let me know:)

Peachy Cheek said...

Hi Lily and Ashley!! Welcome! And thanks for stopping by. This is really easy and fun to do. I use to use clear cabochons, but you have to glue the cabochon on the image, which I found a little hard and after time, if you drop the piece the cover might fall, so I started using resin "magic gloss" and its very reliable. It's a great way to make gifts too. I made a few necklaces/lockets for family members with images of the family and they all loved it.

Thanks again!

Take care!!