Create Your Own Resin Jewellery – the book

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I’ve started on my book over the last few days and aim to offer it for sale on 1st March 2009 in e-book form, followed shortly by a limited number of paperback books in a compact 6×9″ size.  There will be 12 projects to follow and approximately 80 full colour pages. The e-book will be for sale at £7.99 and the book £12.99 plus p&p. I am starting to offer this as a preorder item, and for a limited time only (until the 15th February) I will be offering the book to preorderers for a special price of £5 for the e-book and £10 for the paperback.

To preorder, click here
Here’s what the book includes!

Contents
Foreword by Cindy Carter from Resin Obsession
Introduction
Resin: The Basics
A description of the properties of polyester and epoxy resins, equipment needed and a guide to mixing resin successfully.

PROJECTS
1) Abalone shell necklaces

Using shells as bezels, embedding starfish, faux pearls and other co-ordinating elements with clear resin.
2) Bottle cap keyrings and magnets
How to print and coat paper for embedding into bottle caps as a ready made bezel.
3) Recycled fabric pendants
Single layer embedding into a ready made mould. Introducing sanding and drilling techniques.
4) Metal leaf jewellery effects
Adding fragments of gold, silver and copper leaf to create precious autumnal jewellery.
5) Swirled dye earrings and bracelets
Introduces transparent and opaque pigments, mix ratios and filling pre-made moulds with part mixed dye.
6) Decal pendants
Create perfectly clear pendants featuring decal transfers.
7) Layering with glitter
Making pieces with three layers for a 3-dimensional effect.
8 ) Making your own moulds
Introducing RTV Silicone and Vinamould, how to use each material, and when to choose one over the other. Shows you how to make a basic band ring mould and stud earring mould.
9) Introducing gelcoat as a glue
Making stud earrings and adhering the posts with gelcoat resin.
10) The ice resin technique
How and when to manipulate part cured resin, and create freeform imitation ice pieces without a mould.
11) Embedding Swarovski stones and gemstones
Selecting the correct drill bit, and affixing stones and Austrian crystal into cured pieces.
12) Plique-a-jour bracelet
Filling hollow objects to create a window effect. This project specifically shows how to fill a cross section of deer antler to create an unusual charm for a bracelet.

Troubleshooting
How to solve commonly faced problems, such as tacky surfaces and cleaning spillages.
Where to buy?

10 Comments

  1. Posted December 21, 2008 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    Well done! Now you need to get promoting and getting copies into bookshops. Go and chat up your local booksellers!!

  2. Posted December 21, 2008 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    how great! I am off to preorder ;p

  3. Posted December 21, 2008 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    Excellent. Well done you!
    I second the chatting up of local booksellers… they might order a copy or two simply because you’re local! Or they might be blown away by the book itself…

  4. jess
    Posted December 22, 2008 at 2:10 am | Permalink

    How exciting! I’d certainly be interested… 🙂

  5. Posted December 22, 2008 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    thats great news Kerry! well done you!

  6. Posted December 22, 2008 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    Yay!!! I will be pre ordering this when I can Kerry.
    xxx

  7. Posted December 22, 2008 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

    I have just pre-ordered a copy, well done you. And happy birthday xxx

  8. Posted December 23, 2008 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    oh, very interesting…sounds like a great book.
    I look forward to the release of this. Great topic!
    Well done.

  9. Posted January 13, 2009 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Fantastic! There is a definite need for a book like yours. I really look forward to getting it. Rxx

  10. Eve
    Posted March 12, 2009 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    ooh ive found it! I’m going to order a copy!

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