Sometimes I'm just blown away by what people can do with just a few simple materials.
Take this project, for instance...with just some wire, resin, and glitter, Instructables user Rhonda Chase Design is able to create beautiful accessories. They might sound cheap, but when you see what they LOOK like, you'll be just as impressed as I am.
Here's what she started with...
Clear epoxy resin, glitter, Elmer's glue, Scotch tape, popsicle sticks for mixing and a container to mix in, copper wire (22g or heavier), and earring findings.
First, make the shapes you want your earrings or necklace pendant to be -- get creative!
Then stick the shape on some tape. Press down firmly here!
Fill any gaps between the tape and wire with some glue -- this will ensure minimal leakage.