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Using ICE Resin with an Open Back Bezel

Step 1Pick out an open back bezel to use. We chose a 40mm rectangle open back sterling silver bezel. Step 2Cut a piece of contact paper large enough to fit over the back of the open back bezel. Step 3Press the contact paper along the back of the open back bezel making sure it is firmly adhered to the open back. This will prevent any resin from seeping out from the bottom of the bezel as it cur

Using ICE Resin with Bezel Pendants

Step 1Pick out a pendant and punch or template. You can also trace around the pendant and cut the image out with scissors. We chose a 22mm round pendant with a 13/16" paper punch. Step 2Find a paper or image for the pendant. Move the paper punch over the paper until you have found the desired image. Step 3You now have your desired image ready. Step 4Apply a

Using Transfer Images with a Raised Surface

Step 1Cut out your desired image from the transfer image sheet using scissors or a coordinating paper punch. Step 2Submerge the transfer image into a bowl of room temperature water. Let soak for a minimum of one minute. Step 3After submerging the transfer image in water the backing will start to seperate from the "film-like" image. Step 4Using your thumb an

Using Transfer Images with a Bezel Pendant

Step 1Cut out your desired image from the transfer image sheet using scissors or a coordinating paper punch. Step 2Submerge the transfer image into a bowl of room temperature water. Let soak for a minimum of one minute. Step 3After submerging the transfer image in water the backing will start to seperate from the "film-like" image. Step 4Using your thumb an

Using Collage Images with a Raised Surface

Step 1Cut out your desired image from the collage sheet using scissors or a coordinating paper punch. Trim the image slightly smaller than the raised surface. Step 2Completely cover the raised surface with a thin layer of glue. White glue, Gem Tac, or Hypo Cement will work well. Step 3Lay the image evenly on the raised surface. Step 4Working from the center

Using Collage Images with a Bezel Pendant

Step 1Cut out your desired image from the collage sheet using scissors or a coordinating paper punch. Step 2Completely cover the inside surface of the pendant with a thin layer of glue. White glue, Gem Tac, or Hypo Cement will work well. Step 3Lay the image inside the pendant. Step 4Working from the center out, use a Q-tip to press out any air bubbles that

Picture Frames - Using Amazing Glaze

Step 1Find a picture or design for the frame. Step 2Move the template over the image until you have found desired placement. Use a pencil to trace the template. Step 3Cut out the image with a pair of scissors or an art knife. Step 4Apply a thin coat of an adhesive to the picture frame. Step 5Lay the image into the pictur

Using 5 Minute Epoxy

Step 1Snip off the plastic tab of the Epoxy container to begin. Step 2Squeeze a small amount of 5 Minute Epoxy in a disposable tray or paper plate. It is very important to use an even amount of the 2-part epoxy. Step 3Mix the 2 parts together thoroughly with a toothpick (about 20 seconds). Once you have mixed the epoxy, you have about a 4-5 minute window to work in before the epoxy becomes too

Gluing Flat Back Rhinestones into a Charm

Step 1Choose an item to add a crystal rhinestone to. In this case, we are using a charm. Step 2Add a bead of adhesive to the charm. Step 3Pick up a crystal rhinestone. Use a Jewel Setter to easily pick up rhinestones. Step 4Place the crystal rhinestone on top of the bead of glue. Step 5To remove the crystal rhinestone fr

Gluing Crystal Flat Back Rhinestones onto Crystals

Step 1Lay all of your flat backs that you want to use on your work surface. Make sure that they are facing color side up. Step 2Squeeze a small amount of 5-minute Epoxy in a disposable tray or paper plate. It is very important to use an even amount of the 2-part epoxy. Step 3Mix the 2 parts together thoroughly with a toothpick (about 20 seconds). Once you have mixed the epoxy, you have about a

Gluing Flat Back Rhinestones

Step 1Choose an item to glue the flat back rhinestones onto. We have chosen a resin teardrop slice pendant. Step 2Choose a color(s) of flat back rhinestones. Step 3Squeeze a small amount of adhesive onto a scrap piece of paper. Step 4Use a toothpick or other small object to "grab" a little bit of adhesive. Step 5Add a sm
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