Friday, July 29, 2016

Gel Press® and ETI Earrings and More Blog Hop

Welcome to the ETI/Gel Press® Blog Hop.  The designers for both companies have been creating wonderful projects.  Please leave a comment on the Gel Press® blog and on the Resin Crafts blog as to which projects you found most interesting or inspiring.  One winner will be picked, at random, Sunday, July 31, 2016, at 10pm CST.  The winner will get both Petite sets of Gel Press® plates and ETI Jewelry Resin!  Hop now through Sunday! Winner must be 18 or over and live in the USA.  Good Luck!

Gel Press Petites and ETI Resin


I love making jewelry!  I've made a lot of pieces using my Gel Press® prints.

Earrings with Tiny Gems

Gel Press Jewelry


Gel Press® prints - I chose similar colors, yet one is lighter.
Square earrings bezels
Tiny gems
Tweezer to pick up gems


1.  Cut two squares to fit earrings

2.  Cut two smaller accent pieces for centers

3.  Dab a bit of glue in center of earring bezel and attach the square Gel Press® prints

4.  Brush a tiny bit of glue on back of accent print and attach to center of each earring

5.  Using tweezers to pick up each gem, dip in a bit of glue then attach to earrings, as desired.

6.  Give the glue 15 minutes to completely dry

7.  Squeeze Resin into cup up to the first line

8.  Squeeze Hardener into the same cup up to the second line

9.  Using the stick that comes in the ETI package, stir mixture thoroughly for 2 minutes, scraping the edges of the cup.  Then pour the mixture into the second cup and stir again.

10. Pour mixture into each earring up to the top.  Be very careful not to create bubbles.  If you do have a few bubbles, pop them immediately.  

11. Set your project aside and allow to completely harden. (at least 24, preferably 48 hours)

ETI looks cloudy when first poured, but it dries crystal clear and very, very hard.  That's what makes it great for jewelry.  However, do not let any of the mixture dry on your table, etc.  You will not be able to get it off!

Bracelet with Gems and Leather Strap

First, I made a Gel Press® print, using pink and purple paint.

Cut the paper to fit the bezel, and stamped the word "HOPE"

Attached the print to the bezel with a little glue. 

I added two tiny gems, filled the bezel with the ETI, using the instructions, above.

Added leather and....voila.....a cute little bracelet!!

Square Ring

I used the same process, except that I glued a black bead to the center of the Gel Press® print, then poured the ETI.

with a little stamping on the Gel Press® prints.


And... another ring
this time cutting my prints into thin pieces and gluing them down to create a layered effect.

Watch out....this can become addictive.  I still have more ETI left!!

Now keeping hopping to see more great Gel Press® and ETI projects!

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Cyndi Cesare
Gel Press® Creative Design Team



  1. Wow! They are all so beautiful!

  2. Since I make jewelry, I found this blog inspiring. I have taken a class where we used large Gel Press to make cards, but I never thought of making jewelry with the paper. The resin creates lots of additional possibilities for creativity.

    1. Thank you....the resin is easy to use and it dries very hard. Once I started, I couldn't's a great way to use your Gel Press scraps.

  3. These are great, I am going to have to make some!

  4. wowzers, you made lots of jewelry, fabulous!

    1. I keep every teeny, tiny, little scrap print, so this was a great opportunity to use them.

  5. Love your jewelry! So creative!!! You Always give me tons of ideas!! Thank you for your talents!!!

  6. Great Jewelry pieces, thanks for being part of the hop!

  7. Holy mackeral...these pieces are stunning. I Weare earrings and a chain but never change them. I do, however, change out bracelets, so I was definitely attracted to the cuff. Love them all, though.

  8. Love the jewelry pieces. Thanks for sharing.

  9. You really went to town. Such lovely jewelry!!

  10. How fun! yOu have some great pieces!

  11. These are beautiful, Cyndi - you make it look easy! :)

  12. Cee Cee - Can everyone say "GORGEOUS" with me?? LOVE 'em all. :)
    Thanks for sharing!
    Grandma Nancy in central IL
    sapps2luv (at) yahoo (dot) com

  13. Ohhh goodness. Rings, pendants, earrings! I like the earring idea!