After my first attempt at resin last week using metal flakes last week, this time I tried using resin with gemstones. I used chips of amethyst, apatite and labradorite from strands I have in my stash and put them in the cabochon and bead moulds. When they were in position I filled the mould up with the resin.

I still need to polish and sand the edges off the beads but the resin has a magnifying effect which really shows the detail of the gemstones.

I had some resin left over after pouring the gemstone beads so I tried mixing it with grey and silver eyeshadow powder. I am not as keen on these ones but I think they would be really good if I used lighter and more colourful eyeshadow. Anyone else tried using this technique?

eyeshadow resin