Shell Ring Holders

Oh, shells. I love working with shells. Most of the time it’s jewellery but this time around it’s jewellery holders.

I was given a bunch of shells from a friend (okay.. I asked for the shells after I saw they had a bunch from their beach wedding, but they didn’t mind giving me them!) And I couldn’t resist fancying them up with paint, glitter, and resin.

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I made a base out of a sand dollar to hold them steady, as on their own they would just rock around. Between the sand dollar and the deepest part of the shell, these are pretty wobble-free.

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I’ll be using these at craft fairs, when the season comes.

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Bonus shell, a little piece of memorabilia for the friends that got married. A wedding photo encased in resin. This shell had beautiful details on the edge so I cut the picture smaller to show it off.

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Transparent Photo Pendants

I’ve had this idea in my head for ages and while most of the pieces I’m working on are curing upstairs, I couldn’t wait to share these almost finished pieces with you!

Transparent photo pendants

transparent photography pendant

These gorgeous pendants are made using my own photographs and are my first try at Little Windows resin. Let me tell you, I’ll never go back to Crystal Clear after this! It’s a fantastic resin that makes me sad about all the pieces I’ve wasted bad resin on. Oh well, live and learn…

transparent see through jewellery

These ones are totally transparent as you can see, though that means the image isn’t showing up very well over dark colours… I’m trying a few more ideas so that I’m not doomed to wear white every time I want to wear one :P. I’m itching to get the others finished but resin takes time and you cannot rush it! So tomorrow I’ll get to take a look, flip them over, and finish the other side. Fingers crossed everything works out or I’ll be back to the drawing board.

I’ll be sure to update with the finished pieces as soon as they happen!