Wednesday, 29 July 2009

resin cabochons

here's the batch of resin cabochonsThey are all different - stripes, kitsch with candy cake sprinkle, seed beads, swirls of colour...

Monday, 27 July 2009

resin cabochons, roses & flowers

I've just finished a batch of resin cabochons - all 16 are different! The cabochons have been demolded and are now under the lights for a couple of days.
I just LOVE working with resin!
Next project is a chunky blue necklace - I'm going to have to play around with colours to achieve the effect I'm after. First stage is now curing & looks great - I hope the effect isn't spoilt when I add a darker blue for the second stage - but they are too light blue at the moment.

I've listed some resin flowers on MISI.
The roses don't have any holes or fitting & are flat back, they will need a pendant bail or other flat back setting.
The other flowers have a hole and jump ring but would look great with a decorative pinch bail.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Easy Craft Projects

Easy Craft Projects have got a new look site AND a brand new forum

click these links for EASY CRAFT PROJECTS and FORUM

don't forget to bookmark them or save to your favourites...

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

sterling silver resin snail earrings

I must make more of these molds so I can make more than one pair at a time...

I've also just added this bracelet to Just K Jewellery

I've decided to try & stay off the PC today and spend as much time as possible in my workroom making jewellery - my favourite pastime. Waiting for some resin pieces to finish curing so I can see how well they've worked - itching to get my hands on them....

earrings & bracelet on Just K Jewellery

Thursday, 16 July 2009

make resin jewellery project...

I started writing my next jewellery making project for Easy Craft Projects yesterday. There seems to be a lot of interest in making resin jewellery so we decided a resin jewellery project would be a good idea. I'm writing it as I make some resin pendants, taking photos at each stage.
The resin casting moulds are not easily available in the UK & there isn't as much choice as in the USA. I decided it would be sensible to see what moulds are easy to find in the UK by doing a google search on "resin moulds" so I could use one of my moulds that is similar. I was a very happy bunny when my GroovyCart shop came up on the first page of my searches!

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

I sinned!

popped into town yesterday to buy some more stationery - I buy my mailing bags, bubble wrap etc from the pound shop - helps keep the costs down and allows me to pass those savings onto my customers!

But.... it was the first day of the Monsoon sale - and I sinned - couldn't help myself...


I couldn't sleep last night, got up at 5.30 & finished these earrings. I made the molds myself from pebbles and an abandoned snail shell I found in the garden. These are on silver plated earposts but I love the snails & am going to make some more with sterling silver earposts. They are on Just K Jewellery

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

resin jewellery etc...

yet again I seem to be neglecting this blog. It's been a bit manic recently - there aren't enough hours in the day. I've just taken delivery of some lovely new charms and have got some more beads and gemstones on order - hopefully they'll arrive before the postal strike on friday.

for these pendants I have allowed red and yellow resin to run into each other to create the marbled effect - on Just K Jewellery
in these two pendants I have embedded handmade resin dots and an image of a leaf in clear glassy resin - on Just K Jewellery
jelly tot sweets in clear resin - made up into handbag charms - on Mums Making Money
these earring are pink tinted resin - kitsch or what! - on MISI
lots of semi precious turquoise gemstone chips - on Mums Making Money

pretty rainbow coloured cube beads - on Just K Jewellery

stripey shell beads for this necklace and earrings set - on Just K Jewellery

Should anyone want to buy jewellery from different sites - just email me & I'll sort it out for you...

Monday, 6 July 2009

Funky Resin Jewellery

I made these "beads" a while ago and have eventually made them up into a necklace and earring set. I was inspired by a 1960's style dress I bought with block colurs of orange and pink...
they will be for sale on my GroovyCart shop very soon

As you have to mix a batch of resin each time I've got some more to make up into jewellery - just not sure yet what to make...