My learning experience with resin casting happened at the time I was nursing a hangover from watching The Hobbit at the movies (twice). My first tries were what one would usually end up with — stuff encased in clear plastic.
Because the resin kit instructions demonstrated how to insert a photo into a backing and sealing it with a resin cast, I figured, hey I could do that with photos of the Hobbit dwarves and I could string those into a bracelet! I could use polymer clay as the backing. So I went to work.
The resin cast came out really nice. It was tedious, though, having to wait two days for the resin to cure. To me, that was the hardest part.
I glued clay pieces to the backs of the circles to allow for stringing. And here’s what the backside looks like.
Here’s my Hobbit bracelet with Thorin and the 12 dwarves, made with polymer clay, resin, and natural cord.