Snow Day Necklace

PROJECT N2049
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Advanced
Ice Resin together with Mica Powder creates this adorable glittering snowball. Perfect to wear all winter season long.
Instructions
Before beginning this project please watch our video: How to Use Ice Resin. You will need to make sure the ball stays upright during this process. You can place it in a stable setting with the hole facing up to easily drop the resin inside.
  1. From what you learned in the video, mix equal parts A and B; 1/2 oz of each. Mix with a popsicle stick gently until all striations are gone. Scrap the sides of the cup so that you don't whip and create air bubbles.
  2. Slowly add the Mica Powder to the resin. You can use a toothpick or scrap of wire to add it to the resin. Then use your popsicle stick to mix it completely.
  3. You do not want to add too much. If you add too much, you will change the chemical reaction of the resin and it will not set up properly. Once it has been properly mixed you are ready to add it to your glass ball.
  4. Carefully place one drop at a time into the ball. This may take a bit but be patient. You do not want to get any resin on the outside of the ball.
  5. Fill the ball just before it hits the top hole. You do not want it to over flow. Also you will need a little space to complete the next few steps.
  6. You will need to let the resin cure overnight. In the meantime, continue with the next few steps.
  7. Take the brass round stamping and punch a hole in the center using the hole punch pliers.
  8. For this next step please watch our video: How to Dap Metal for Jewelry. From what you learned in the video, place the metal dapping block on top of the rubber bench block. Place the stamping blank in the fourth largest cavity and use the corresponding dapping tool. Dap this metal blank until it fits like a bead cap on the glass ball. Tip: Go slowly to get an even dap and not to make dents on the brass stamping.
  9. Take the Griffin Silk cord and take it off the card. You will need about 6 inches for this next step. Thread the cord up through the dapped metal blank, up through one metal bead, and around one closed jump ring. Thread it back down through the metal bead and back through the dapped metal blank. Make a double knot.
  10. Once the resin has cured fully, continue with these next steps.
  11. Place a large dab of glue onto the knot of the griffin silk and fill the well of the resin ball. Place the dapped metal piece on like a bead cap. Make sure you are using enough glue to secure this into place without excessive glue spills.
  12. Let glue dry completely.
  13. Cut off 18" of chain. String it through the closed jump ring of the "snowball".
  14. To one end of the chain, open a jump ring and attach it to the last link of the chain. Close the jump ring.
  15. To the other end of the chain, open a jump ring and attach it to the last link of the chain and the loop of one lobster clasp. Close the jump ring.
  16. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BGL-01001 - Hollow Glass Dome for Jewelry, 20mm Round Globe, 4 Pieces
    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.

  • XTL-1161 - Crystal Clay Sparkle Dust - Mica Powder 'White Pearl' 1.5g
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-99958 - 22K Gold Plated Slim Rolo Chain 2mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 18 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5250 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4720 - 22K Gold Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 10mm (6)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-5063 - 22K Gold Plated 4mm Round Metal Beads (50)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7815 - Solid Brass Round Stamping Blanks - 14.5mm Diameter 24 Gauge (4)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-9401 - Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 4 White
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-4016 - 22K Gold Plated Closed Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0061 - Eurotool EuroPunch 1.8mm Round Hole Punch Pliers For Bottle Caps
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-0252 - Eurotool Metalwork Essential Dapping Set Bench Block With 8 Punches
  • XTL-0254 - Rubber Bench Block 4 x 4 Inches - Base for Steel Block
  • XTL-0248 - Eurotool Brass Mallet For Metal Smithing - 1 Pound
Additional Information
Theme Winter, Special Occasion
Ingredients BGL-01001, TRC-10, XTL-1161, CHA-99958, FJR-5250, FCL-4720, BMB-5063, PND-7815, XCR-9401, FJR-4016, XTL-1054,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
ICE Resin Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Epoxy Resin 8 oz Kit
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 oz..
$29.89 / Package | SKU: TRC-10
Crystal Clay Sparkle Dust - Mica Powder 'White Pearl' 1.5g
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$5.25 / Package | SKU: XTL-1161
22K Gold Plated Fine Rolo Chain, 2mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: CHA-99958
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: FJR-5250
22K Gold Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 10mm (6)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: FCL-4720
22K Gold Plated 4mm Round Metal Beads (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.75 / Package | SKU: BMB-5063
Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 4 White
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Card.
$2.35 / Package | SKU: XCR-9401
22K Gold Plated Closed Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: FJR-4016
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Rubber Bench Block 4 x 4 Inches -  Base for Steel Block
Eurotool Brass Mallet For Metal Smithing - 1 Pound
$28.95 / Package | SKU: XTL-0248

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