Step 1: Materials
Inlay Materials (You can use whatever you'd like. Here I will be using beads, aluminum foil, wax sheets, recycled plastic and paper.)
Clear Epoxy Resin (I am using Devcon Home 5 Minute Epoxy. You can buy clear epoxy resin at any hardware store. Make sure it's 'clear'!)
This is all you need.
Step 2: Design Your Bezels
Layout your designs within the bezels before you start to mix your epoxy resin. Laying out your materials will help ensure the epoxy resin drips over the designs without movement.
Make sure your bezels lay on a flat surface so the design does not shift during production. I used an old shoe box to poke holes in for the earring posts and ring.
Step 3: Resin Dripping
Use the toothpick to gather the epoxy resin and let it drip onto your bezels. Dripping helps eliminate bubbles and helps create in even flow over your designs.
Do this step for only one or two pieces at a time or else your epoxy resin will start to get gummy and will be harder to spread. Using the toothpick, make sure the epoxy resin spreads to all sides of your bezel in an even coating.
Step 4: Finishing Touches
If any epoxy resin drips off your bezel you can take fine coarse sandpaper to clean up the edges.
This is the last step and then you are free to wear you beautifully, homemade resin inlay jewelry!
Get creative with what you use in your inlay!
Other ideas I had for materials were: small rocks, fabric and sand.... what would you use? :)