Polyester resin is a liquid plastic that can be coloured with special pastes or used clear with objects embedded in it. It can easily be poured into moulds, allowing unusual shapes or multiple copies to be made. The versatility of resin makes it an ideal material for creating jewellery.
In this book, Kathie Murphy discusses plastic - its history, what it is, how to store it, different types of resin and their uses, and the health and safety issues which are such an important consideration when working with resin. She illustrates her text with examples of pieces made by an international group of artists. The result is a practical book that will also encourage and inspire all those who would like to make jewellery in resin.
Kathie Murphy is a well-known UK jeweller. She shows regularly at the Chelsea Craft Fair and at the Dazzle exhibitions. She is also on the Crafts Council selected list of makers. Kathie is one of the leading proponents of resin jewellery.