I had finished these a couple of weeks ago, but have not had time to share them here. I had them listed in my store as a jewelry supply until I could decide what to do with them. Time plays a lot into that factor. These are large resin hearts, about two inches across, so you really wouldn't want them as a focal bead on a necklace. So, after drilling the hole with my trusty bead reamer, I used lovely blue and red craft wire to make a wire wrapped loop for hanging. Now technically yes you could use this as a focal bead, but I think it would look beautiful on a Christmas tree. I love the Monarch with blue wire, because it has 3D effects. These are not high gloss finish, and I love them just fine. I can add a high gloss but that will be extra. I do gloss the ones I make into jewelry for protection of the piece. I ordered some new resin, and can't wait to start playing around with it again. Unfortunately I have to wait until April. That is OK though, because I have lots of ones to make into something special, and I am collecting fancy stickers, drying and pressing flowers from my garden, and will be going fossil hunting again in March. We have had a ton of rain this winter here in Florida, which is not normal this is our dry season, so hopefully we will find some larger shark teeth this time around. If you would like to purchase these pieces, or check out my other beauties, visit my Etsy store. I offer layaway too!
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