The Absolute Beginners Guide: Jewelry Making with Resin

Theresa D. Abelew
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Each of the 20+ projects in Theresa D. Abelew's The Absolute Beginners Guide: Jewelry Making with Resin includes easy-to-follow instruction with step-by-step photographs, perfect for beginners or seasoned jewelry makers.

You'll get:

  • Innovative techniques: create molds for resin, embed unusual objects, and drill, saw, and sand resin forms.
  • Fun and colorful cuffs, unusual rings, eye-catching pendants, and many more.
  • Step-by-step instructions and photos for the resin elements, with suggestions for completing each piece.
Author: Theresa D. Abelew
Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Pages: 96
Color photos: 350
Author Bio
Theresa Abelew was Assistant Editor for Art Jewelry magazine. She sells her work in galleries and fairs and can be found on Pinterest and Etsy (her shop is 2 Dog Studios). In addition to making chain mail, Theresa is a fire dancer and performs in various venues in the Milwaukee area.
Table of Contents

- Resin and Other Materials
- Tools and Safety Gear
- Basic Techniques

Project1 Photo Bezel Necklace
Project2 Letter Transfer Pendant
Project3 Texture Sheet Ring
Project4 Windows Earrings
Project5 Black Washer Bracelet
Project6 Dowel Ribbon Earrings
Project7 Magic Bracelet
Project8 Paint Stir Stick Necklace
Project9 Layered Paper Retro Targets Necklace
Project10 Glowing Filigree Bracelet
Project11 Spacescape Cuff
Project12 Quilled Earrings
Project13 Half-Disk Necklace
Project14 Inlay Pendant
Project15 Put a Bird On It Pendant
Project16 Stained Glass Pendant
Project17 Lath Pendant
Project18 Dowel Earrings
Project19 Base Block Bracelet
Project20 Jellyfish Pendant

About the Author and Acknowledgments
One of my very favorite series to recommend to beginners in any media is Kalmbach's Absolute Beginners Guide.  And the latest by Theresa Abelew is no exception.  Jewelry Making with Resin is an inexpensive book which thoroughly covers the materials, tool, procedures and techniques of working with resin, plus it throws in jewelry making basics and 22 really great projects.

The projects take you step-by-step through making pendants, necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings.  But instead of just the same old poured projects that you've probably done dozens of times, Theresa shows you how to use resin as paint, make "stained glass" papers and fabrics, use it with silicone molds, embed images and object, add color, and (of course) pour into bezels both with and without backs.

Theresa wants you to ultimately be able to take a technique from one project and combine it with ideas from other projects in order to create your own personalized pieces.  One of my personal favorites is shown on the cover, the spacescape cuff bracelet.  Theresa uses a material called Triple Glow Powder that I've never heard of before, and it makes the cuffs GLOW IN THE DARK!!!  How cool is that?  Plus, they're really pretty in the daylight too :-)   - Cindy Lavin -Beading Arts Blog
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