Saturday, January 30, 2010

I'm back! ......and it's Bangle Week

I know it's been a while since I last blogged, but all I can say is that I'm back, fresh from the CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) Winter Trade Show and the retail Craft Supershow, and rearing to go in the New Year.

It was a busy time in the lead up to the show as I had a lot of pieces to prepare for displays some of which you were able to take a little peek at. Some of those pieces might even make it onto my blog later in the year but this week it's bangle week at Mill Lane Studio and I'll be sharing lots of different bangles with you including some wooden bangles.

Today it's resin bangles and here's a pic of some of the many bangles I created whilst demoing for Environmental Technology Inc at CHA last week.Sorry about the overexposed photo - I had just a moment to take a snapshot and no time to adjust the settings on my camera and as a result I've spent way to long in Photoshop fixing it. So here's a tip for those of you who add photos to your blog or website - Never photograph your art and craft pieces with the flash on (unless you like to spend hours in Photoshop fixing them!).

But, back to the photo and what it's all about. Environmental Technologies Inc (the makers of Castin' Craft Easy Cast resin) invited me to be their guest demonstrator at CHA. My demo was in two parts: firstly how to cast resin bangles (bracelets) using the fabulous Krafty Lady bangle moulds and Easy Cast resin. The second part was applying a surface colouring treatment using a technique I call the colour burst technique. It's a really fun demo with such colourful results.

Tomorrow I'll post the first of my wooden bangles with some basic instructions. So check back each day this week to see what I've been up to.

Would you like to comment?

  1. OHmy! the oval bangles are gorgeous, but as I scroll down the page and came to those, WOW!!!!! How wonderful is that CHA thing for you, goodness!!! Lucky you *grin* I'll read more later, really must get the kids out of bed!!

  2. Thanks France! I'm having so much fun with the bangles.


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