Here we have created a mixed collection of 21 large Resin beads which come in a variety of shapes and sizes - sourced from Java and other areas throughout Indonesia.
A palette of striking colours, with sizes ranging between 18-60mm, the collection includes yellow, orange, burgundy, and black.
The pieces allow for optimum creativity and temper exciting jewellery prospects – ideal ingredients for necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, and perfect for bead curtains and suncatchers.
That said, this collection has been heavily discounted with each bead now costing roughly $1.380 each – a must-have for the jewellery-making box of goodies.
The accompanying photos illustrate what to expect in your 616 gram order, while some images have been enlarged to show detail.
All our resin beads are made in Java, Indonesia.
The process involved in making these beads is quite interesting.
The four main ingredients are an epoxy liquid resin and hardener, a liquid or powder dye solution, and a resin casting mold. (Resin dyes are available in transparent or opaque pigments).
Simply, the dye solution is mixed in with a quantity of liquid resin, which is then coupled with an epoxy hardening agent and stirred until the liquid is bubble free.
Attention to accuracy is essential at this point; too much of either resin or hardener will alter the chemical balance –which results in the mixture not curing properly. Once everything has been prepared and mixed thoroughly, the solution is poured into the molds of your choice. Some resin will cure quite quickly, while others will take a few hours.
Once set, holes are manually drilled, and the beads sanded and filed.