Retired - Acorn Ring

PROJECT R7002
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Advanced
A tiny acorn, nestled against two pearls in a bed of resin, serves as a gentle reminder to celebrate the seasons.
Instructions
Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for up-to-date information.
In addition to the materials listed above, you will also need a paint brush, a face mask and some disposable gloves to complete this project.
  1. Take one acorn charm and cut off the loop at the top with flush cutters. File away any rough edges with the Vintaj metal file.
  2. Next, watch our video on how to use Vintaj patinas. Use a dry paint brush to paint bronze patina onto the acorn. Wait a few minutes for it to dry.
  3. Take your Vintaj relief block and lightly buff the raised areas of the acorn to remove some of the patina, giving it a weathered look.
  4. Place a dab of Crafter's Pick glue onto one white nugget pearl and glue it into the bezel of the ring at the bottom right corner, as shown in the photo. Repeat this step with one gray potato pearl, gluing it above the white pearl. Then glue in the acorn to the left of the pearls. Wait a few hours until the glue dries clear before moving onto the next step.
  5. Watch our video on how to use Ice Resin. Put on your disposable gloves and face mask. Based on the instructions in the video, measure your resin and stir with a popsicle stick until all striations are gone. Then it is fully mixed, use the stick to drip the resin into the bezel a few drops at a time, until the resin is level with the top of the bezel. Remove any air bubbles with a heat source such as a small torch.
  6. Allow the resin to cure in a dust-free area for three days. Enjoy your ring!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-7482 - Vintaj Artisan Pewter Teensie Acorn Charm 5.5x13.5mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PEW-2060 - Creamy White Cultured Flat Nugget Pearls 6-10mm/ 16 Inch
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PEB-2060 - Light Gray Oval Potato Pearls 4-7mm Long / 16 Inch Strand
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FRG-1040 - Nunn Design Deep Bezel Ring, Square 12mm, 1 Ring, Antiqued Silver
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9076 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Aged Bronze - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1026 - Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-10 - ICE Resin Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Epoxy Resin 8 oz Kit
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-2221 - Vintaj Special Edition - Metal File 2 Cut - 3 Long 0.40 Wide
  • XTL-2222 - Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
Additional Information
Ingredients PND-7482, PEW-2060, PEB-2060, FRG-1040, XTL-9076, XTL-1026, TRC-10,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Vintaj Artisan Pewter Teensie Acorn Charm 5.5x13.5mm (2 pcs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: PND-7482
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Aged Bronze - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$9.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-9076
Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 oz..
$8.75 / Package | SKU: XTL-1026
ICE Resin Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Epoxy Resin 8 oz Kit
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 oz..
$37.29 / Package | SKU: TRC-10
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire (1 Piece)
Vintaj Special Edition - Metal File 2 Cut - 3 Long 0.40 Wide
Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding

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