scorpian resinWhen a friend of mine went to China, she brought me back this souvenir.

It’s a dead scorpion in resin as a necklace pendant. My slight disgust was overshadowed by a thorough fascination. I ended up wearing it a lot more than I thought I would and it always drew comments.

dandelion globeEver since then though I’ve been in love with the idea of using resin to preserve more delicate treasures and even showcase them as jewelry. These dandelion resin globe pendants by Natural Pretty Things are some of the most delicate and fairy like pendants I’ve ever seen.

Resin jewelry is easy to make once you get set up with the right tools. You’ll need a clear epoxy resin kit, some jewelry molds, and some treasures. The tutorial I’m linking to here is for pressed flowers but don’t limit yourself to natural objects. You can also use photographs, colored paper, glitter, foils whatever collage you can design. Click the image below to get beadinggem.com’s step by step instructions to make pressed flower earrings, pendants, and rings.

dried flower resin cabochons copy