Monday, July 30, 2012

What I Made Monday

This week I got to participate in an Art Show at work. However, since it was at work and during work and I had to work... I couldn't be with my display during the show. This means I didn't get to see people's reactions or talk to them about my jewelry. Judging by the number of business cards that were gone though, I think at least some people liked it. And I have had a couple of people walk up to me in the walkways saying they liked my jewelry, so that is nice. Did I mention I forgot to take a single picture of my display? Yeah, I suck.

So, you might remember a while back when I was creating little scenes in watches. I had done one that had a scene of the Earth, but I wasn't happy due to an air bubble. So, I worked to recreate it. This one has no air bubble and the black background is much sparklier. I do miss the original band though...



I am pretty happy with how these resin flower pendants are turning out. The mold was made from a flower stamp.


Finally, be sure to check out all the great blogs in Reveal #1 of the 6th BSBP. Some wonderful creations this time through! I will be in Reveal #3 on Aug. 25th. This time I am trading internationally and am very nervous as I have not received my soup yet.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Excessive Heat Warning

ring_pepper Ok, after more than a week of this, we are now officially into excessive heat REALITY! Cool front is coming for Thursday, it will only get up to 98. Woo.

Oh, and in case you can't tell... that is supposed to be a pepper. A jalapeƱo pepper. Hot.

Quote: Upon the heat and flame of thy distemper sprinkle cool patience.

---- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), Hamlet, Act III, sc. 4
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Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Triumphant Return!

So, while I haven't been able to blog lately, I have been busy making lots of fun things - much of it with resin. It is some of the resin items I will be showcasing today.

First, we have my favorite piece I have done in resin so far. This pendant was originally created using polymer clay. I rolled the clay out, stamped it, and then cut it to shape. Once the clay was baked and sanded, I used 2 part mold putty to make a mold of it. I actually made two molds - the first one wrapped around the edge of the piece and made the resin reproduction come out needing a LOT of finishing. So, I did it again making sure that the mold putty stopped level with the back of the piece and no wrapping. This helped my resin pieces come out much better!

Once I had a mold, I did two pours of resin to get the multi colored look. I have made several of these in different shades (you can see them on my etsy shop) but the combination I like best so far is this white and black version. I liked it so much I didn't even do a final coat of resin to make it glossy, as the matte look was awesome!


Next I did a similar process to make this butterfly pendant. Not completely happy with my color combos yet, but I will keep working on it.


Now, I have found that when you mix resin to make a pendant or two, you almost always end up with several drops left over. I could just throw these away. Instead, I am making small items with them, like these leaf beads and small earrings.



Ok, I am gonna cut this post here for now, but I have lots more to share, so be sure to come back later in the week!
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Thursday, July 19, 2012

I'm not dead yet...

Sorry for the long silence. I am having some access issues and will be rescheduling my blogging times. I should have an actual post with content and stuff out this weekend. Thanks for sticking with me.
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