Introduction: Aquarium Necklace Pendant


This pendant is made from a an empty bezel setting with a polymer clay scene sculpted and baked into it.  The remaining space in the bezel was then filled with resin and allowed to cure.  The same concept could be applied to ring, earring or pet tag bezel settings.  Thank you for viewing my first Instructable!

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craftclarity (author)2014-04-02

I'd love to see how you made it! Could you post a step-by step? It's really adorable.

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phemy (author)craftclarity2014-04-02

Thanks!

Here is a better description, when I make another I will do photo step by step too.

Supplies

  • Empty bezel setting (I used one from the Lisa Pavelka
    line available at Michael’s or online on her website)
  • Polymer clay
  • Resin
  • Premade chain OR chain components to make your
    own (clasp, chain and jump rings)

Instructions

Sculpt a little scene (underwater or otherwise) out of the polymer clay and place it in the bezel setting.I rolled my background colour out, and then sliced it with an Xacto blade to the approximate size of the inside of the bezel.Then I built the scene on top of that.Be mindful that your polymer clay is set low enough so that it won’t stick out of the resin upon completion (you may notice mine does in two spots…whoops!).I baked the polymer clay in the bezel, as I baked it for less than 10 minutes since it was so thin. If you take it back out of the bezel to bake it may not fit back in easily, or the edges could look tattered.I don’t know what the bezel is made of so I was not overly keen to heat it, but did anyways and it was fine. Be VERY careful of the hot metal when you remove it from the oven. I bake all polymer clay on foil (not food-use surfaces) and in a well-ventilated area. When the polymer clay was baked and cooled, I mixed the resin and poured it in. This was a new type of resin and it was fairly bubbly, which worked ok in this case given the theme but in the future I will be sure to stir that resin much slower when mixing it. Check periodically as the resin cures for surfaced air bubbles which remain on the top so you can pop them with a pin to maintain a smooth upper surface.The final step was to make a chain for it and string the pendant on.That’s it!

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Adorable! I really like the clay with the resin over it, it gives it a lot of depth and a very polished look!

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