[This is a continuation of my first rose petal resin post, in case you missed it.]
I couldn't resist making just a few more necklaces with those resin rose petal gems, and this time, I experimented with linking two or more together:
I used larger chain links (harvested off an old necklace) glued directly to the backs of the resin as hefty hanging loops, and smaller O-rings for the connections everywhere else.
The pink petal is curled at the bottom, but honestly, that imperfection makes me like it even more!
Renee (my amazing friend who made all the resin pieces) happened to send me enough matching pink gems to pull of my most complex design:
I did learn one thing the hard way: if you put your hanging loops on the side of a gem, make sure they're at the top of each side, not the middle. Otherwise your pendant will be top-heavy and flop over while you're wearing it.
Ask me how I know. ;)
The good news is you can peel the E-6000 off your resin even after it dries, so re-setting the loops wasn't a problem. Then again, that could also be BAD news, since obviously you don't want your glue peeling off in the future! Still, it took enough effort that I'm not too worried; you'd have to really yank to risk breaking off a gem.
And finally, the dragonfly necklace!
Mega thanks to all of you who weighed in on the placement; the decision was almost unanimous, so that made it extra easy on me!
UPDATE: The give-away has ended, and the winner is bmuir322! Congrats, bmuir, and please e-mail me your mailing address!