Back before the movie even came out, I had a really cool pendant with a mosquito captured in some amber. Of course when the movie came out, my daughter thought it was just too cool not to sneak out of the house and to school for show and tell. That was the last time the pendant was seen.
I decided that if she wanted one, then maybe I could figure out a way to make her one, and make myself another one. Not from real amber of course, but after all amber is a resin.
So I collected dead mosquitos for a while (yes that is a little disgusting, but they had managed to get in a drain trap, come out and die). I found them on the back of the sink, and sometimes in the sink, in corners of the shower room and on the floor. I finally had enough to try to make some and this is what I came up with (except the final result is not the same because my can of resin had obviously not been stored in a cool enough place and ended up hardening and I had to use some 5 min. Epoxy from the auto store, so if you try this, get the 15 minute type so you don't end up with your mosquitoes almost escaping the resin). I also did not have time to get the bail inserted into the resin. I will change the photos and repost once I can redo the process.
**Please note no animals or insects were harmed doing the making of this instructable, or the jewelry. They all (assumably) died of natural causes.
To make this you will need:
Resin & Catalyst
Yellow chalk (the type for drawing)
A resin mold
Dead mosquitos or the insect of your choice (you can of course opt to put something a little less morbid if you want or even leave it clear).