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The top 6 mustard seed pendants are made from Jill MacKay bezels. The rest are made with scrapbook paper, mod podge, and bezels from the Rings and Things kit.

By Suzann Sladcik Wilson

Beadphoria had a blast working with resin for the first time when they were commissioned to create a custom mustard seed pendant for South Park Church in Park Ridge, IL.

Beadphoria ordered a kit from Rings and Things. It contained almost everything we needed: 8 oz EasyCast clear casting resin, resin mixing set, EasyCast Resin Jewelry Book, Small Mixing Cups, Castin’Craft Resin spray, and over 40 bezels.  Extra bezels were bought from the Jill MacKay line after reading a blog post from Andrew Thornton.

Some of the bezels were kept plain while other had a decorative background added. The backgrounds were made from scrapbooking paper that was coved with two coats of Mod Podge to seal the paper. Beadphoria then used the Mod Podge to glue the backgrounds to the bezels.

After covering our workspace with wax paper and donning rubber gloves, we set to work. Beadphoria dropped 3 mustard seeds into each bezel. We then mixed the resin, making sure to follow the directions exactly. There is only 30 minutes to work with resin once it is mixed.

Once the resin was poured into the bezel, Beadphoria used a headpin to properly place the mustard seeds. The headpin was also useful in popping any bubbles in the resin.

Beadphoria and South Park Church were extremely pleased with the results. There are a few pendants still available, and can be found at Beadphoria Boutique.

If you have any questions about beading, or making resin pendants, please feel free to contact me at 224-305-3321 or Suzann@Beadphoria.com. Always happy to share the joy of beading with you, Suzann Sladcik Wilson of Beadphoria.com.