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How to set a Nunn Design Glass Dome

About this Tip:

Using Nunn Design Glass Domes in these beautiful earthy jewel tones is a great way to make a quick but elegant embellishment or focal for any design. The clear glass domes are a simple way of adding the doming effect of resin without the resin, and you only need 3 things - a Nunn Design bezel & a glass dome, and Lima Studios Crystal Clear 5-Minute Epoxy.

Use clear domes to cover images, metal stampings, or a little bit of painted color--or all three! Remember to seal any paper or images before using them in your project. Glue the sealed images directly to the back of the dome. Then glue the whole domed piece to the bezel.


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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Dispense an equal amount of both parts of Lima Studios Crystal Clear 5-Minute Epoxy on an index card (a dab will do). Then stir the two parts together with a toothpick or stir stick. See tip: Using Epoxy with Cabs and Settings
Step 2:
Place a small drop of the mixed epoxy into the center of the bezel using your stir stick.
Step 3:
Place your Nunn Design glass dome in the Nunn Design bezel.
Step 4:
Press gently but securely down on the glass dome while the epoxy sets (about 5 minutes). Masking tape can be used if you're not able to secure it manually.
Step 5:
Once your epoxy has set, you are free to add this finished piece to any design.

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  1. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Very stunning earring Ali!

  2. Laud
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    S santoro says:

    Creativity is the spice of life. Everyone’s mind thrives on creative expression! Picture coming.

  4. Karen aka kidsauthor
    Karen aka kidsauthor says:

    I was looking for something like this for my pick, Renaissance, but came up with something else! Very nice!

  5. Nata S
    Nata S says:

    Could you please recommend the product and technique on how to seal the paper image before installing it under the glass dome (you only briefly mentioned it in your instructions). Thank you very much.

  6. Batticat
    Batticat says:

    I have the same question. Does clear acrylic medium work?

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