Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Envirotex Lite in Plastic

 Occasionally when I add a cheap plastic rhinestone to my resin/bezel projects it completely dissolves.  That is not the case for all plastics...just very cheap items.  So I was curious to see if I could pour resin into these plastic rings.
 I bought a bag of these inexpensive rings. 
I do not know if they are plastic or acrylic. 
 I placed them on super sticky tape so that I could pour in resin.
 My first pour of Envirotex Lite created the clear back.
 Then, working on the cured first layer, I added some stickers and a charm and finally the second pour of Envirotex Lite.
When everything had set for 48 hours, I peeled away the tape backing and now I have these fun new beads!

7 comments:

  1. another great idea Carmi! Pam

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  2. Nice idea - I do still have trouble if I do not have a solid backing. Will keep trying . . .

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  3. Thank you - this is really helpful! Glad to see it worked out ok! :)

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  4. Just goes to show the importance - and thrill - of looking at things not for what they are, but for what they could be! One question: what is the smallest amount of resin you can mix up and still get good results? Thanks - Rachel

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  5. I love this idea. Where can I purchase these rings? I can not find them, I tried Acmoore, Michael's, Hobby Lobby and Party City, no luck.

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  6. I purchased a bag of them on Ebay a year ago!

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