I decided to try my hand at making hand-poured resin jewelry, after being inspired by one of the craft vendors I visited at the Open Market in Salem. I have a lot of ideas to try, but I started off simple, using antique metallic pendant backings and pictures I printed out on high-quality photo paper. The resin is poured into the metal backing and the picture is placed into the resin, so it seals over it. I poured my first 4 pieces today—a pair of earrings and two necklaces. If they come out good, then I hope to give them as Christmas gifts, so I can’t post any pictures of them. But so far all looks good; the bubbles have all popped and the pictures haven’t warped inside! I’m so excited, it’s been too long since I’ve last gotten into a new craft, and I’ve been feeling so lazy and unproductive. I hope they cast right!