Thursday, 30 October 2008

and more resin pendants...

here's some more of my handmade resin pendants that I've added to Secret Jewellery on GroovyCart
I think that I'm going to change the name of this shop from Secret Jewellery to Just K Jewellery. It won't affect anything unless you've bookmarked the shop but I'll make sure I give plenty of notice...

Monday, 27 October 2008

make resin jewellery...

here's some more resin pendants and beads that I've added to Just K Jewellery.
I've been having a sort out & realised I need to make space for all the goodies I keep buying. SO... I've created a category in Just K Jewellery - CLEARANCE & SECONDS. I've spent the afternoon being pretty ruthless and slashing the prices of lots of stock & moving them into the new category. I'll be moving stock here from my other websites too. I also want to use this category to sell some of the "not quite perfect" and experimental resin pieces at bargain prices.

I've also added this pussy cat keyring to Just K Jewellery



Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Resin Cufflinks...

I've been meaning to make resin cufflinks for ages and have eventually bought some cufflink blanks. Here's my first attempt. I've just added them to Just K Jewellery.

I've also added this large swirl pendant to Just K. You can't be shy & retiring to wear this necklace!

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Make a thong or ribbon necklace...

Here's a project to make a thong or ribbon necklace for a pendant. It's amazing how different a pendant can look depending on what you hang it from. Take your pendant with you to your local haberdashery or craft shop and buy a length of coloured thong or ribbon. You should also be able to buy the jewellery findings, especially from a craft shop. Of course you could just use a length of ribbon and tie in a bow around your neck but if you want to actually make a necklace just follow these easy instructions. You will need to right click on the image and save it to your own PC.

I will also put a few kits together in the "Make this... Jewellery Kits & Projects" category in Just K Jewellery.

Friday, 17 October 2008

handwritten name keyrings & butterfly...

oh dear - broke the ban. I've got no self control My excuse is that I needed to make some small shapes to use in cufflinks. I've just bought the blank cufflinks. Thought they'd be a good idea as a new line for christmas.

Got a new catalogue through from one of my regular suppliers & they've got some really yummy new stock - already placed my first order & am itching for it to arrive.

In the meantime I've added these handwritten name keyrings to stock in Just K and Secret Jewellery on GroovyCart. I've got an idea to use a customers handwriting and embed that in the resin - just need to work out how to do it. Could be a childs writing saying daddy or something similar and different shapes too.



I've also just added this pretty resin butterfly to The Secret Jewellery Boutique

Thursday, 16 October 2008

new stock uploaded...

I've banned myself from making any more resin pendants until I've finished the ones I've already made. I've got a box to work through - they need the rough edges sanded and a pendant bail added or hole drilled. My problem is that I'm always thinking about the next project, a new idea to try...

Saw a lady on the TV yesterday who decided she needed to make some extra money & decided to make & sell jewellery - it was pretty pricey & I suspect she was making a larger profit margin than she claimed. I'm completely the opposite - I love making jewellery but am a useless saleswoman. I sell with a small profit margin as I just want people to enjoy wearing my jewellery and think they've got a real bargain.

Spent yesterday afternoon re-jigging The Secret Jewellery Boutique. I created a new shopping category for my handmade resin pendants - uploaded some new stock and moved some of the pendants already there into the new category. I've got a few more things to move around today. Piccies are of new stock added to Just K and The Secret Jewellery Boutique.


Also got to write this months project for Easy Craft Projects - had a eureka moment in the middle of the night when I realised I hadn't done it yet - sorry Lisa, it'll be with you very soon...

Friday, 10 October 2008

Resin cabochons...

I couldn't decide whether to make these cabochons up into jewellery or just put them for sale for other people to use in their own jewellery projects. In the end I've added them to Just K Jewellery in the Resin Beads & Pendants category. I will however make them up into necklaces for anyone or just add a jump ring if you ask me nicely so you only have to add a chain, coloured thong or ribbon
The bracelet below isn't for sale - I liked it too much so am keeping it for me

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Resin cabochon bracelet...

here's a couple of piccies of the bracelet I've made using my resin cabochons...



Resin cabochons

One of the problems with making resin cabochons is that they aren't a custom size and therefore settings are not easily available. I tracked down these silver bezels and have added a loop - I'm quite please with the results, I think the setting gives the cabochon a vintage look
I've made a few sets of matching resin cabochons and now am in the process of putting one set into these settings so I can make them into a bracelet. Piccie to follow in due course...

Monday, 6 October 2008

handwritten beads & pendants...

I tried something new this weekend - wasn't sure if it would work, but it did. I wrote names on the cured resin before adding another layer of resin. I thought the resin might remove all the colour from the writing as you have to seal many things before you can embed in resin. The only problem is that you make the beads and pendants upside down/back to front. When you demold the pieces the bottom is the top - if you know what I mean! This means I had to write from right to left. LUCKILY... mirror writing is my party piece - "sad" I hear you saying. As long as I don't think about it I can write back to front so that you have to hold it up to a mirror to see what I've written. These are my first attempts. I'm going to make some more but add a little bit of glitter and also make some with christmassy greetings - Oh blow - said the C word.
If anyone has any ideas please do let me know...


I also got around to finishing a set of resin beads I'd made a while ago so I could make them up into the necklace below. I've added it to Just K Jewellery

Thursday, 2 October 2008

more stock added...

getting back into the swing of things...
I've just added these foiled resin cabochons to BEADS on GroovyCart
AND these two resin pendants to Just K Jewellery


Wednesday, 1 October 2008

and more resin pendants...

I seem to have neglected this blog recently - had a kidney infection & have now got a cold. It'll be so good when I feel 100% fit again!



I've still been experimenting with resin & have recently added these pendants to Secret Jewellery on GroovyCart and The Secret Jewellery Boutique




The jewellery below has also been added to Secret Jewellery on GroovyCart