Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Technique Tuesday Video - Creating a Transparent Layer with ICE Resin®

I'm excited to say that my very first online technique based video for the ICE Resin® Creative Team is up and running on their blog and here on mine!

The video is a quick tutorial demonstrating how to create a transparent layer that can be applied to almost any resin project to add depth and interest to the piece.

All you will need is some ordinary tissue paper, a printer and some ICE Resin®, of course!

Here is a peek at the finished pendant.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoy the video!

To learn more techniques from the ICE Resin® Creative Team
check out these videos.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Step 3 - March - Good Luck Wishes

I've completed step 3 - March's project - of my JA (Jewel-aholics Anonymous) 12-step program from my earlier post "My Addiction" just in time for St. Patty's Day.

Since St. Patrick's Day is in March it was inevitable that this month's project would celebrate the lucky holiday. Besides, who couldn't use some of St. Patty's Irish Green Luck?!

I gathered together several green and gold items.
I even found two 4-leaf clovers amongst my jeweled treasures.

I settled on a brooch for my focal piece. It was missing three of the original stones so I took the opportunity to add the words, "Good Luck Wishes" which I printed onto some green colored decorative paper and covered with ICE Resin®.

I also encased the gold 4-leaf clover (which I grunged-up a bit to age it) in the resin to appear as if it were magically floating.

For the dangle, I chose to use a jeweled link
and attached an earring to it.

Visually, it's a fairly weighty piece so I added a heavy vintage chain which I embellished with a few links from a different chain along with a wire wrapped green stick pearl.

 Good Luck Wishes to all of you on St. Patrick's day and everyday after!

Below is where you can check out my previous
JA (Jewel-aholics Anonymous) projects.
January - "Snowflake"
February - "Tin Heart"
July - "Golden Dreams"
Bonus Project - "Masquerade Mask"

Sharing with:
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday, I Gotta Create: Spring Fling, Knick Of Time: That's the Ticket, Funky Junk Interiors: SNS, Ginger Snap Crafts: Wow Me Wednesday

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Button Up - my article in Belle Armoire Jewelry

Look what I found in my mailbox a few days ago.
The Spring 2012 issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry which hits the newsstands today. It's just as beautiful and inspiring as ever!

The featured artist in this issue is Deryn Mentock. One of her gorgeous pieces graces the cover and inside is a wonderful article showcasing more of her lovely designs. Also included in this issue are some fascinating soldered heart box pendants by Diana Frey.

I'm thrilled to join company with them
and the other talented artists in this issue!

The article featuring my designs is called
Button Up

Each piece pairs vintage buttons with metal clay
to create a unique pendant or pair of earrings.

The inspiration for these pieces came to me one day as I was sorting through some vintage buttons from my mom's old sewing stash.

I love that each piece has a little
reminder of my mom included in it!