Saturday, March 5, 2011

Razzle, Dazzle, Opalescence!

Not quite an Opal and not quite dichroic glass, but it's certainly eye catching! This is one of the techniques you learn in my Resin Jewellery Workshop.

One of the fun things about working with resin is the myriad of items that you can embed. Whether they be found objects, charms or iridescent mylar as in the sample above, resin will allow you to create your own really unique focal pieces. This piece is made using Krafty Lady Art Mould AM282. It's quite a large piece, measuring about 5.3cm x 4.0cm, so it gives you a lot of surface area to create a really interesting design.

Such a stunning cabochon needs very little in the way of decorative elements so I've kept it simple and just wired it to a filigree stamping.

Filigrees are wonderful decorative elements and despite their lacy and elaborate appearance, they can compliment even a busy piece. This one does a great job of holding the cabochon in place without detracting from it and yet, when you turn it over, the filigree is the star of the show.
If you'd like to learn the technique for creating this razzle, dazzle, opalescent wonder, why not book yourself in to a workshop. You'll learn a host of tips, tricks and techniques along the way.

Have a happy, crafty weekend!

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