Preserving flowers/leaves in epoxy for use in jewelry - how?
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I have bought and used some natural components and used them in my jewelry. One was a maple leaf pendant, and I have used some flowers as well. They are colored and then preserved in epoxy. Does anyone know how this is done? I grow flowers and would love to be able to make my own components, if it's possible.
Exemple - here is a shop that uses a lot of the flower components:
Posted at 9:49 am Mar 20, 2009 EDT
I'm getting ready to try this, myself.
I have a friend that buys them for her jewelry pieces, and the ones she gets are preserved in Epoxy Resin... So, I'm guessing both would work.
From what I understand, you need to dry it in silica gel first. It will keep it's color, but take the moisture out, since moisture + resin = not so good.
I have not tested this out, yet. I hope to, soon. But first, I have to deal with the "Craft-nado/craftastrophe" in my craft room.
Here's the silica gel stuff I bought for it:
Posted at 9:58 am Mar 20, 2009 EDT