How to Add 2-Part Resin to a Curved Surface by Becky Nunn

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Designer: Becky Nunn
In this video tutorial for Beadaholique, guest designer Becky Nunn of Nunn Design shows how to apply 2-part resin to a curved surface. In the video she makes a bangle bracelet and is able to apply resin around the entire circumference. This innovative technique can easily be adapted to other curved surfaces.
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This is Becky Nunn with Nunn Design, guest designer for In this video I want to show you how to use two part resin with a translucent pigment to create curved bangles such as these. You'll want to have watched the video but I did on How to Texturize Crystal Clay with Rubber Stamps and Make a Bracelet you also want to have a good knowledge on how to mix two-part resin and there's quite a few videos that you can see on about that. You'll also need a transparent resin die some big cups and some stir sticks. I've already mixed my two-part resin in a larger size container and then poured a small amount into this container. I'm going to add just a few drops of the transparent resin dye to the resin and fully mix. You want to do this when the resin is nice and fresh and then you're set it aside for some time until it starts to get fairly solid. You have to just keep on coming back and see how solid it is by lifting up your stir stick and getting a gauge I have continued to come back and check my resin overtime and this is the consistency that I'm looking for. it's starting to get quite settled and very thick and now I'm ready to drizzle it onto my bangle. You want to take a small amount on your stir stick, place it down and you start to apply it onto your bangle you might want to start with a thinner bangle like I showed you in the samples. It'll be much easier to do but I'm just taking my resin and I'm applying it to my curved surface bringing it over to the edges I'll probably go back in on those very tight areas with a toothpick just to make sure that I don't get the resin on the sides and then you're gonna be rotating the bangle with your fingers and applying the resin. I'm ready for some more and you want to make sure that you've allow a lot of time for this project this is a intermediate project, it's not a beginner's project and it does take a lot of time because you'll be needing to babysit it throughout the process when I mean babysitting we're allowing it to turn and as you can see it's starting to drip and by rotating it continually you're allowing it to not pool up into a ball. I'm coming back in and bringing it over to the side here and continuing to rotate and if you start to have it pool up don't freak out when you turn it, it'll start to pool the other direction but this is why it's really important to spend time dedicated just to this project. If you get any on the side edge you can go over with a wet wipe and clean it up so I'm rotating it back and around as it starts to pool there are resins that are designed to work on a curved surface and we're actually not using that right now. We're just using the resin that most people have readily available, a two-part resin that's typically used for a flat surface but you can do nicely with but instead of having to buy a second type a resin you're able to use the resins that you already have see how that ones running that's why we're gonna be constantly rotating it and making sure that we catch those pools. I'm going to switchback overs See how we're doing over here doing good. That happens I had my finger there, it's a good idea to make sure that your fingers are on the bracelet at all times finger check. Then I'm going to rotate it and continue on and any given time when you need more resin you just pour a little bit more on you might want to start with a thinner size bezel first because this one's very wide and It'll take a lot longer to complete drizzling on and moving about my resin is actually a little more thicker than I think I would on like to have but I'm making it work so when you're working on this project and it's not as easy as I'm making it look you've got to give yourself some time to figure out how to do this and it's not like I've made a ton of them but you'll get better with time so I made a full circle there and I'm just pulling my resin you saw I had an extra large clump of it and I'm just pulling it forward. I'm just going through and make sure that I have all my edges covered and that I don't have a lot of excess because I want to make sure that the pattern is still showing up. If you have a lot to access you can remove it the same way we put it on, just put it back into the cup I actually like it when it has different quantities. It just to me it makes it look like it's more handmade. There's just no way you can make this look on a machine and I think that that gives it a lot of interesting that glaze makes it really interesting so now you know when I said that you're going to want to babysit this and not be too busy while your doing this project is because I'll let it sit like this and I'll comeback like every five minutes or so and then just kinda rotate it around a little bit more to make sure that I don't have a big glob of resin starting to form at the bottom part and what that would look like is right here Yto can see that I got distracted I think I answered the phone or whatever, I just didn't realize that it wasn't yet completely done with that globing faze and so I left it and even though it has that glob on there I really that's cool this is a unique piece. While we're letting that last piece cure, it'll take up to 24 hours before it's finally cured and your able to wear your fun little bangle and that is how you are able to put two-part resin with a translucent pigment over epoxy clay This is Becky Nunn for I hope you enjoyed. Go to to purchase beading supplies and to get design ideas!

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