February 8, 2011

Stamped Resin Beads Tutorial

Supplies:
StazOn Ink
Rubber Stamps
Resin Beads

Directions:
Press your stamp into the ink pad and stamp the bead.

Yep, that's my whole tutorial and all there is to it.  The ink is permanent and will withstand normal wear and is even water-resistant.  I only stamped one side, if you stamped on the back it will show through and that could used to create a nice effect.  You could do an image on one side and words on the other. 

I love the soft matte beach-glass look of the resin with the images.  I picked up all my resin from Natural Touch Beads at Bead & Button last year.  They have a great website with tons of colors and shapes. 

You can stamp on any of the shapes, but I like the these flat coin style beads, they show off the images more. I will warn you, order more beads than you think you will need - they are so much fun to make and you'll run out of the larger beads before you are done playing!

These are my favorites, I love the icy blue look of the beads.  I could see them matched up with rock crystal and rhinestone beads for some winter-inspired sparkle.

11 comments:

moonlitfantaseas said...

very cool idea, now I need to go buy some resin beads.........my local big lots has strands of them for two dollars!

TesoriTrovati said...

Ha! That is a tutorial that even I can complete! I have some flat resin beads like this. I am going to try this out. You have given me an idea... Enjoy the day!
Erin

diane cook said...

These are very cool Heather! Especially the icy blue ones you likey =))

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Doesn't get much easier than that! Thanks for sharing. These are great!

Elisabeth said...

Tried this with glass - didn't think about resin-
- will def give it a try!

Courtney said...

Thank you!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Sometimes when I come here I can almost hear " Muwahahahaha" far off in the distance.....nothing but *Evil Genius* going on here! Love this!!!

rosebud101 said...

Heather, thank you for all of the wonderful tutorials you have been posting! They are awesome!

sandi m said...

great tutorial! now I know what to do with my staz-on ink pad.
thanks heather

CraftyHope said...

What a very cool idea! Thanks so much for sharing it. . .and Staz-on, I love the stuff. You're giving me reason to buy MORE, my hubs is going to be so mad!

Mel's Art Buffet said...

Thank you! Thank you! This is a brillint idea, never even crossed my mind. I'm so inspired & can't wait to get home! :)