Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Saving Vintage Trims in Jewelry Resin

 I have a heart shaped project to share today that may excite a few of my vintage clothing friends.
 If you see partial pieces of vintage hand sewn goods like these you may wonder what can be done with them.  They are very fragile and difficult to resew onto another piece of clothing.
 I of course, encase them in resin!  
I arranged the piece I wanted to save in my bezel.  Then I sealed all the fibers with three very thick layers of Aleene's decoupage medium.  I let this all dry overnight.  

My goal with sealing is to try and protect my fiber from absorbing resin in one spot which would darken the area and make it look stained.

 I created my heart with two separate resin pours.  The first pour covered everything.  You can see all the tiny air bubbles around parts of the trim.  I monitored this pour for one hour popping bubbles as they appeared.
24 hours later I decided to add three vintage crystal embellishments to this first resin surface.
Then I did my second pour of Jewelry Resin covering everything.
 I am thrilled with my results!  This heart is truly unique and I have given my vintage trim a new life.

5 comments:

  1. I learn so much and get so many design ideas from reading your blog! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I know what I will be doing with fabric from my grandmother's wedding gown. It is a non-traditional gown that is starting to fall apart. This will be the perfect way to preserve a bit of it for each member of the family. Thanks for sharing this tutorial!!!

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  3. Fabulous, unique, fantastic jewellery!Great tutorial!
    ❁Anna
    Snapshotjewellery

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  4. This looks beautiful. I have been trying to find something like this for my girlfriend. She loves wholesale jewelry and this has given me a great option. Thanks for sharing!

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