Sunday, August 14, 2011

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Well...I'm hooked..

on resin that is!!! LOL I purchased some of Lisa Pavelka's resin late last year, but just started playing with it last month, and I have to say...creating with resin is in my blood now! I just love it! The creative possibilities are endless! I've been making pendant necklaces using scrapbook papers, collages I've purchased on etsy, and more recently, gemstone chips.

For this one, I used Peridot chips. [my birthstone] My Mom's b-day is 3 days after mine, and since Peridot is her birthsone too, I made her a pair of earrings with a pair of small round bezels filled with the beautiful Peridot. Didn't get a pic...but I know she loved them!

and this one is filled with brilliant Fluorite chips.
I bought the silver bezels at my new favorite place, "Hobby Lobby", and got them for half off. It was a great deal, so I bought every package [each pkg had 2] of this style! I figured I was going to need a lot of them, and I couldn't pass up the bargain. ;-)  Well, sad to say...I ended up losing almost half of them, because I noticed a bubble here and there in the already cured resin, and that's not a good thing. But I like to make a positive out of a negative, so I'm making sure all is good before I cure my pieces. I received a gift certificate to Hobby Lobby from my sweet hubby on my b-day a few weeks ago, so I've got my bezel collection built back up. ;-D Also, I've got a mold with different shapes that I'm going to try out. So I'm resin awaits me!! :-P

If you want to see more of the pieces shown above, just go to my etsy shop. Thanks for reading & happy creating! :-]


Orion Designs said...

I love these Brenda! I recently had a play-date with Ice Resin and realized I have a lot to learn. But it was fun, fun, fun!

Brenda's Jewelry Box said...

Thanks Vicki! :-)