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  Supplies & Tools

Hey, there! So excited to have you in this class.

Are you ready to get started?

If you have any problems, questions--anything--please reach out to me. I'm here to help you succeed.

Complete this lesson and let's get started making resin jewelry!


*the design covered in this project is created by Higher Jewelry. Duplication for personal use is permitted. Contact me if you would like to sell any Higher Jewelry recreation.




***For this project, you need an additional tool! Found under "Unusual Supplies."


Basic Supplies & Tools

Before we can get started, you need to have the right tools and supplies.

Some are household items you probably have at home.

Unusual supplies are unusual items most people don't have at home.


I do not make an profit from the links I list here.

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Link pages are suggestions, you can get your supplies from wherever you want. However, for best results I recommend the brands mentioned. Store suggestions are for ease.


You can download a printable version of the Basic Supplies list at the bottom of the page, to use as a checklist or for reference.


HOUSEHOLD ITEMS:

Food coloring dyes (I use McCormick brand, found at your local grocery store)

Small scissors (I use cuticle scissors, like this)

Toothpicks

Paper towels

Wax paper


UNUSUAL SUPPLIES:

Small bit hand drill, 1.2mm (a spring drill works for resin that is fully hardened, such as Little Windows Spring Drill)

ArtResin or epoxy resin brand of choice (but it needs to be an epoxy resin kit, with a bottle of hardener and a bottle of resin) I also like Annie Howe's Luxe Resin (not currently available)

Short, wooden craft sticks (can be found at Wal-Mart)

Medicine plastic measurement cups (sometimes found at Wal-Mart)

3-in-1 jewelry pliers (found at Wal-Mart)

Ready Post packaging tape (found at your local post office)

Utility lighter (recommended brand: Scripto, folding & re-fillabe. Can be found at Wal-Mart) (also called Candle Lighter, BBQ Lighter, Hand Torch, Butane Torch, etc)

Disposable gloves for working with chemicals (in your size and preference of latex or latex-free)

(Optional) Mask if desired


Supplies for the Midnight Drop Earrings:

Dark blue, turquoise, and light blue flower petals:

----> You can buy pre-colored flowers (the "100 medium daisy" mix of colors will give you what you need and some extra colors to experiment with) or you can dye natural-tone star daisy flowers with food coloring

Pear Shaped Link 39 x 27 mm in Sterling Silver or Gold-fill (x2)

Earwires in Sterling Silver or Gold-fill

Oval jump ring 3.5 x 5 mm in Sterling Silver or Gold-fill (x2)

Oval jump ring 5 x 7.5 in Sterling Silver or Gold-fill (x2)

Silver leaf flakes or gold leaf flakes

optional: rubber earring clutches or backs (found at Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, etc.)

PDF - RJM Basic Supply List - Higher Jewelry.pdf