Tuesday, 30 October 2007

A resin bracelet

I am still playing with resin.

I bought polyester resin and a catalyst from the hardware store. I tested it out on this.

I got a lot of bubbles on one link but other then that I love this resin.

It sets quickly but not too quickly.

Steves bracelet.

It was my nephews 18 birthday on the 23rd. I have made this for him using 1mm sterling silver wire.

I havent put a clasp on yet because I am trying to think of a clasp that will masculine and hand made I would hate to put all the effort in and then use a bought clasp.

Saturday, 27 October 2007

Onyx Pendant

This pendant was made to wear to a ball at Michaela and James's school.

Saturday, 20 October 2007

quick earrings

sterling silver, corrugated copper and opal?

green earrings

These earrings are made out of copper, sterling silver and resin.

The 3rd attempt at filling these earrings with resin was succesful.

Needless to say I learnt a few things when making these earrings.

1. I need a thicker frame - the circles kept changing shape and I spent a lot of time reshaping them.

2. The frame needs to be stuck onto clear packaging tape - not brown packaging tape.- The sticky brown stuff on the brown tape sticks to the resin and makes a mess.

3. The resin that takes longer to set is worth the wait. - The resin in syringes seems to set with a oily look at the top. and I couldnt sand that resin.

4. You need to sand by hand.

5. longer setting resin is a lot thinner then the 5 minute stuff and tends to run under the frame even though the it seems to be sealed. I used the 5 minute stuff just on the edges this seemed to work well but that part of the pendant didnt sand nicely. next time I will try sealing it with super glue.

I sold these earrings to a lady named Sally I hope she loves wearing them.

Friday, 05 October 2007

Silver resin and copper earrings

These earrings are for a friend who tells me she has elegant refined taste.

I think (from what she wears) this friend has a cool funky style I tried to combine the 2.

Copper Silver and resin.

Elegant yet funky????