Jewelry resin is perfect for sealing small embellishments inside of traditional bezels, but did you know that open-backed bezels create a whole world of new resin jewelry possibilities? You can create stunning stained glass inspired pieces when you fill open-backed bezel jewelry with colored resin. Read on to learn how simple it is to do!
- open-backed jewelry bezels
- ETI Jewelry Resin
- Castin’ Craft Transparent Resin Dye
- mixing cup and stir stick
- contact paper
You can find open-backed bezels like these at your local craft store or online. They provide a wealth of options when you are working with jewelry resin.
First, cut a piece of contact paper slightly larger than the bezel you will be using. Remove the paper backing and stick the contact paper to the back of the bezel. Make sure the bezel is securely stuck to the contact paper so that the resin does not leak.
Mix up a very small amount of jewelry resin according to the package’s directions. Pour a small amount of resin into the bezel.
I chose to embed a small glittery sticker in the resin of this bezel. Then, I added a second layer of resin on top of the sticker to seal it in.
I did a few experiments with the other bezels. I added transparent resin dyes to the resin I mixed up for the other bezels.
This is how I decorated the bezels, from left to right:
- I swirled together red and blue resin within the star shape and left the other portions of the bezel empty.
- For the heart bezel, I topped red resin with lots of fine red glitter.
- I filled the moon bezel with blue dyed resin.
- After filling the star bezel with yellow resin dye, I sprinkled on just a little bit of gold glitter.
Blow lightly over the surface of the resin to remove any bubbles, and allow the resin to cure for 24 hours. When the resin has fully cured, carefully peel the contract paper off of the finished bezels. You should now have a beautiful translucent piece of jewelry!
You can use these pieces as necklace pendants, key chains, Christmas ornaments and more!
The colored resin looks like stained glass within the pendant. They look especially beautiful when the sun shines through the resin! How would you use these lovely jewelry pieces?
Jessica Hill is the creative mind behind the blog, Mad in Crafts. For nearly 9 years, Jessica has shared crazy good creativity from her Mad House to yours. When she’s not creating, Jessica loves the Detroit Tigers, craft beer, and spending time with her family and rescue dog.