Types of Resin Jewellery
Resin is a sticky, flammable, organic substance which is insoluble in water. In ancient times, resin was used to seal various objects like boats and food containers to name a few. In the modern days, the most common usage of resin is jewellery making.
Resin comes in various types and different resin is used to make different jewellery. Using jewellery moulds, one can create ornament of any shape and size. This plastic can be made to be as translucent or as opaque as desirable. Resin can be cast into a variety of shapes. The casting resins can be acrylics, polyesters, urethanes and epoxies. Each type requires some special treatment while moulding. Certain qualities of white resins are used to make imitation jewellery. The finished product resembles ivory. Many designers also combine resin with other metals like bronze or silver to create artistic designs under which ornaments like cuffs, bracelets brooches, bangles, pendants etc., come.
By using polyester resin endless colours can be mixed. Clear casting is the most commonly used for ornaments as one can add resin dyes, pastel powders and metallic powders to change the resulting colour to give the piece dimension, texture and colour patterns.
Features of Resin Jewellery
The features of resin jewelleries are very attractive. They are light in weight, can be easily handled, long lasting and the most important, they are washable. The cocktail rings made with resin by various renowned jewellery designers depict wonderful floral deigns. These rings can be worn with a kurti or a top. Necklaces made with resin are also available in variety of designs which goes pretty well with ethnic as well as western attires. Due to all these qualities along with its lightness and affordability it is quite popular jewellery base material.
(Last Updated on : 05-05-2014)
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