Fairy Wing Earrings

Fairy Wing Earrings
No one can resist ooh-ing and ahh-ing over these whimsical wings, complete with a transparent film of lightest blue resin, and a smattering of fairy glitter.
  • Project:E224
  • Skill Level:Beginner
  • Designer:Andrea Morici
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Instructions

  1. If you are not yet familiar with how to use ICE resin, please watch our instructional video on the subject before proceeding.
  2. Mix your resin in a disposable plastic cup, using a popsicle stick. You will only be needing a small amount, unless you are making more than one pair of earrings. Mix your resin well, eliminating all striations. Shake up your bottle of dye. Add the tiniest amount of dye to your mixture (possibly just dip a toothpick in the dye, adding more as necessary) and mix that into the resin until there are no striations. Set resin and dye mixture aside for five minutes to allow for excess air bubbles to rise to the surface and pop. (OPTIONAL: go to your local craft store and purchase some fine, iridescent blue glitter. Add just a tiny bit of the glitter to your resin and mix thoroughly.)
  3. While you are waiting for your resin to set, cut a strip of wide, clear packing tape that is about a foot long. A few inches apart, place your mirror-image matte silver fairy wings onto the sticky side of the tape. Burnish the tape down against the metal using your fingernail.
  4. Very carefully, and using a popsicle stick or a toothpick as an aid, drip your resin over the surface of each fairy wing, making sure not to cover the loop at the top where your earring hook will go. Do not use too much resin, or else it will bubble over the side of the wing.
  5. Set aside in a warm, relatively dust free area. Allow the resin to cure for at least twenty-four hours before trying to move it.
  6. Once your resin has fully cured, carefully and slowly remove the wings from the packing tape. You may find that the tape has left a sticky residue. If that is the case, use a soft cloth and an adhesive removing liquid such as Goo Gone to eliminate the residue. Be sure to not rub the resin too much, as it may scratch or become cloudy.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-0561 - Matte Rhodium Plated Fairy Wings Link Pair 39mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1534 - TierraCast Niobium Earring Hooks with 3mm Ball - Hypo-Allergenic (2 Pair)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-12 - Ice Resin Epoxy, Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Kit, 1 Ounce
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-92 - CASTIN CRAFT Casting Epoxy Resin Transparent Blue Pigment Dye 1 Oz
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

Additional Information

Additional Information

Project Type Earring
Product Type Project
Technique Mixed Media, Resin
Designer Andrea Morici
Skill Level Beginner
Project Status Current
Ingredients FEA-1534, PND-0561, TRC-12, TRC-92

Purchase Project Bundle:

Supplies For Project E224 - Fairy Wing Earrings

Includes all packages of items below and printed instructions.

Recommended tools are not included.

$44.49
 / kit

or Purchase Supplies Separately:

Fairy Wing Earrings

TierraCast Niobium Earring Hooks with 3mm Ball - Hypo-Allergenic (2 Pair)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 2 Pairs

$4.75
 / package  | SKU: FEA-1534
Fairy Wing Earrings

CASTIN CRAFT Casting Epoxy Resin Transparent Blue Pigment Dye 1 Oz

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 oz.

$8.89
 / package  | SKU: TRC-92
Fairy Wing Earrings

Ice Resin Epoxy, Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Kit, 1 Ounce

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Kit

$15.99
 / package  | SKU: TRC-12
Fairy Wing Earrings

Matte Rhodium Plated Fairy Wings Link Pair 39mm (2)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 2 Pieces

$15.50
 / package  | SKU: PND-0561

Tools:

Fairy Wing Earrings

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

$6.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5511
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