Saturday, October 25, 2008

Breaths of Fresh Air

I have some new pieces down in Studio B today, finishing their curing.

Yes, like so many, I have been lured into trying the use of resin in my jewelry.

I etched some metal and made box bezels, then lined with designs and filled with resin. I have them covered now, to protect against dust while they cure.

Tomorrow I'll drill some holes so I can wire wrap them. I hope they turn out well, they looked good when I took my last little peek.

I found this tutorial on different ways to use two-part resin. I've been etching metal and knew I wanted to make some shallow shadowboxes to put images into.

It was the perfect day to do it, because the etching and the resin both make smelly fumes. The weather was mild so I could open the windows and turn the ventillation fans on high speed to clear out the smell and fumes.

I also made a little seashell charm with resin, using one of my own molds. I added it as an accent to this little pendant with images of seashells on both sides under glass. I like the clear glowing effect of the resin charm.

I got some good news yesterday, I found out that an article with a proposed submission to Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine was accepted. The article will come out in the Spring 2009 issue, the working title is "Riveting and Writing" - and it's about making the little bevel boxes I was working on today.

Tomorrow I need to spend some time in the basement studio soldering some pieces I made earlier, especially the dichroic fused glass. It is so pretty, I need to get it finished so it's wearable.


Amanda said...

Congrats on getting your article accepted!

I think the resin shell looks really cute! I think it looks really good lying horizontally atop that charm.

LLYYNN said...

I could have used a real shell instead, but I had mixed up the resin and the mold was right there, it was sort of a test to see if it could make a shape of the shell. And when it came out I really liked the other-worldly look of it, sort of like seeing a blown glass shell - it looks like a shell, but different because it's shiny and transparent.

Tari of claybuttons said...

You've been tagged!!
Blog the 7 factoids about yourself that we might not know!

The rules are:

1. Link on your blog to the blog that tagged you.

2. Give your 7 factoids.

3. Tag 7 other blogs to keep up the linky love by leaving a comment on their blog letting them know they were tagged and list them (and their links) in your own blog.

Tag, you're it!

LLYYNN said...

Tari, I've been double-tagged - and since I had such a hard time coming up with the first seven things, I will have to refer back to that post - you'll find it here -

Thanks for the tag, I'll pop over to your blog to see your 7 factoids and the other people you tagged!