Monday, September 22, 2008

Resin jewellery

I've been playing with quick setting resin for a while now and I've cast many, many pieces using my trusty Krafty Lady art moulds. In fact I have a clear plastic container full of resin casts and whenever anyone sees it they think it's a jar of lollies! What do you think? I think they look good enough to eat!

Anyway, I thought it was about time I did something with them. So I set to and made a few of those casts into jewellery pieces this week.Firstly, a necklace using a Krafty Lady art mould called 8 Up (AM330). I like the simplicity of this piece - clear resin with a little bit of turquoise glitter. All I added were some turquoise glass beads, a few metal filigree beads and a length of gold chain which makes it drape nicely.

I had another 3 buttons left from this mix so the two smaller ones became matching earrings.......

.......and the larger one is destined to become a ring later on to complete the set. I'll post pics of that one once it's finished.

And the next one I made up is a coral coloured petroglyph. It has a bit of a terracotta look about it so I added turquoise coloured beads and some carnelian chips to give it an Aztec feel. I finished it with a length of diamond-cut flat gold chain to join the beads together which has really dressed it up. Complimentary colours on the colour wheel have such impact when used together which is why the turquoise and terracotta work so well together. The gold adds some real richness to it but an earthy twine would have made this piece just as interesting.

After making these few casts into jewellery, I still have a whole container of pieces to play with and lots of ideas so I'll post more photos as I make them up.

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