This pendant was made earlier in the year as a gift. It features a beautifully detailed Prima Relics and Artifacts. This particular heart is the one that has pretty detail etched into it.
Although I worked with ICE Resin, which is a unique product for its clarity and doming qualities, you could substitute it for Liquid Glass or you could simply embellish the recess without encasing it in any product. All the Relics and Artifacts are blank “canvases” for how you want to work with them, with the products you have to hand or the products you are most comfortable working with.
Martha Stewart Metallic Acrylic Paint – Rose Copper, Rust, Copper
ICE Resin (for a similar appearance, substitute with DecoArt Media Liquid Glass)
Basic Jewellery Tools
Chain (substitute with Idea-ology Chain)
Clasp/Closure for chain
Jump Rings (substitute with Idea-ology Jump Rings)
Embellishment – Small Resin Lock
Vintage French Book Text
Craft Sheet (for working with Resin)
Trim (for edging heart)
Apply paints to the heart with a foam brush, the first layer is Antarctic, aiming for a distressed appearance.
Add the torn French book text into the recess, followed with the lock resin embellishment. At this point I filled the recess with ICE Resin but you could substitute with Liquid Glass. If working with Liquid Glass, it might be an idea to slowly build up the layers, allowing each to dry before adding another layer, this is quite a deep recess.
Apply two thin coats of the Ultra Matte Varnish, leaving to dry between coats.
Adhere trim to edge of heart then it is just a matter of creating a beaded chain to suspend the heart and adding a clasp/closure.
Until next time,