The past few years my family has taken trips each summer to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with our two little kids. Each year I choose one of our Fusion Beads techniques to focus on and perfect while our youngest, Marina, is napping. This past summer I brought ICE Resin and just went crazy. Innocently collecting shells became a resin project obsession. (Please sleep a little bit longer Marina!). I started by filling a bezel pendant with dry sand and resin on top (check out the technique here). It was cool, but the sand turned dark. So, next I collaged tiny shells and bits of shells in the bezel pendant. Then I covered the shells with a layer of resin just thick enough to not run down the sides. It worked so well that I was off and running making shell pendants for everyone on our trip. I even found a sharks tooth and used that in one of my creations. One hint, I did wash and dry all the shells I was using. Let’s see, what else can I collage in here….
Check out the complete instructions in our Inspiration gallery to create the Myrtle Beach necklace!