Monday, September 3, 2012

Hot Neon Resin Jewellery

Neon is all the rage at the moment. It visited us in the 70s, the 80s and the 90s and yet it's still so fresh... what a contradiction!

The thing about neon is that it doesn't blend with other colours. It is what it is - eye popping colour that stands out a mile. The trick to wearing it successfully is to wear just a touch of it so that you don't glow like a neon glow stick. Add just a couple of neon accessories like a bangle and belt to a plain outfit and you'll hit a good balance and still be in fashion.

I've had a bit of fun making neon resin bangles and rings over the last few days using some retro bangle and ring shapes - they suit the neon colours perfectly!

But if you feel a little intimidated by the full on glow of these electric colours and still want to be in fashion, you can compromise and choose pastel neon like the ones I cast in my first session. They are still neon coloured, but just not as intense.
Don't you love the square? It's thin so it's perfect for stacking several bangles together!

Another way of toning down the glow is by adding some marbling. This retro faceted ring is still neon but not quite as "in your face".

I got a little more bold with my adventures with each casting session. The greens got stronger and so did the pinks.

And stronger still....

Are you in love with the new neons? Want some for your wardrobe? Then why not take a class this weekend and learn all the ins and outs of making your own bangles and rings with resin. It's fun, it's addictive and best of all, you will have new accessories to jazz up your wardrobe. You'll find more information about the workshop at Mill Lane Studio.

'Til next time.....

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