I have been itching to make some more ICE resin pendants, so this blog hop was the perfect excuse for a little play date here in the studio. First, I have been wanting to try resin with some of my bead molds. I had a few extra molds so I thought I'd see what happens. I used some mold releasing agent that I picked up at Michael's to make sure the resin wouldn't stick to my mold. For the color I used a few drops of alcohol ink. I had no idea how it would come out or if the experiment would be a success. Much to my delight when I took the resin objects out of the mold, the color and translucent quality gave the pieces a beach glass feel. Lovin' that.
Here is a little shell. I have no clue what they will eventually become. I'm thinking pendants or charms of some kind. I'll keep you posted.
The next pieces that I wanted to try were using the Patera bezels and connectors from Bello Modo. I threw in a little polymer clay 'feather' to add my little stamp to this one. For the connector, I just chopped it in half and hammered the side that I cut.
Same idea here with a leafy connector. I painted on this one first with acrylic paint dabbers. The image is photocopied on to vellum for a translucent look.
And one more, this time I cut off the loops on the branch, bent it and attached it to the bezel with a little resin.
The next two are Alice In Wonder images in Vintaj bezels and altered blanks. The were domed with my trusty dapping block. Here is a hint if you are working with uneven bezels, like a domed shape, place the bezels in a tray of rice to hold them steady. This one has the rabbit image underneath and flowers printed on vellum are layered on top. Those little gears can be found at Ornamentea.
Pull out your bench block and hammer to flatten charms for a little extra old world feel.
Here is the list of blogs participating in today's resin blog hop, hosted by Objects and Elements. Be sure to visit each one for inspiration using ICE resin.
Molly Alexander - http://www.beautifullybrokenme.blogspot.com/
Ro Bhrun - http://www.robruhn.blogspot.com/
Karen Burns - www.web.me.com/vintagefindings/Vintage_Findings/Blog/Blog.html
Keecia Frazee Deveney - www.lemoncholys.blogspot.com/
Mary Jane Dodd - www.mairedodd.blogspot.com/
Melanie Earthenwood - http://www.earthenwood-beads.blogspot.com/
Shea Fragoso - www.whathappensnext.typepad.com/
Kerin Gale - www.remnantsofolde.com/posts/
Vickie Hallmark - www.fiberartglass.blogspot.com/
Jess Italia Lincoln - www.vintaj.com/wpblog/
Jill Liles - www.livngoodjewelry.blogspot.com/
Heather Powers - www.humblebeads.blogspot.com/ -You are here!
Art Bead Scene - www.artbeadscene.com/
Amy Purdes - www.spritecreations.blogspot.com/
Jenny Barnett Rohrs - www.crafttestdummies.com/
Stephanie Rubiano - www.soigathered.typepad.com/
Lisa Sommerville - http://www.lisasomerville.com/
Kim Taylor - www.sassycrafter.blogspot.com/
Jen Cushman - www.objectsandelements.typepad.com/jencushman/
Deryn Mentock - www.somethingsublime.typepad.com/
Kristen Robinson - www.kristenrobinson.typepad.com/
Barbe Saint John - www.barbesaintjohn.blogspot.com/
Susan Lenart Kazmer - http://www.susan-lenart-kazmer.blogspot.com/