Monday, June 20, 2016

Ice Crystal Earrings

Tiered earrings made on a chandelier fitting add a touch of elegance to an otherwise casual outfit. Teamed with a T-shirt and jeans you can dress up your look quickly and easily with a pair of long, dangly chandelier earrings. And they don't need to be really elaborate to give you the look - you only need a few Swarovski crystals for a really sparkly effect! You can put this pair together in under half an hour. Here's what you'll need: Two 12x16mm antiqued silver teardrop chandelier finding    Swarovski crystal bicones: two 6mm Denim Blue ; six 4mm Denim Blue ; six 4mm Light Azore eight Silver 4mm x 3mm oval jump rings two silver fine nail head pins (the fine head pins will make it easier to attach to the inner loop) ten silver ball head pins two silver eye pins  two Silver ball earring wires Tools: round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, flush cutters. Put half of all the supplies aside for the second earring. Thread the a 6mm bicone on the eye pin, one ...
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Resin Diamonds Bracelet Tutorial

For this week's tutorial over at  Resin Obsession , I've designed a stylish bracelet using Super Clear Resin and both the Opaque and Translucent resin pigments. I love the contrast created by the transparency of the blue and the opacity of the teal - visually, it adds texture to the bracelet, even though the pieces are smooth and glossy. Such a soothing combination of colours makes this bracelet the perfect accessory for a summer getaway to the seaside or perhaps an ocean cruise.  After casting each of these diamonds, I drilled holes in them and strung all the pieces together with beading elastic and added some sliders embellished with Swarovski flat back crystals. If you'd like to make the Resin Diamonds Bracelet, hop on over to Resin Obsession where you'll find the full  tutorial . 'Til next time..... If you can't get enough of My Tutorials and you want even more inspiration,  click here to find my books and printable pdfs ...
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Glowing Neon Ombré Resin Pyramid Cuff

This week, I'm sharing another tutorial over on the Resin Obsession blog. Once again, I'm working with Resin Obsession's fabulous resin and pigment system and for this tutorial, I just couldn't resist using the Brights. These colours really pack a punch. They are so luminous in this neon resin pyramid cuff that it glows like an intense tropical sunset. To learn how to make the Ombré Pyramid Cuff, hop on over to the Resin Obsession blog for the full tutorial. You'll be surprised by how easy it is to make! 'Til next time..... If you can't get enough of My Tutorials and you want even more inspiration,  click here to find my books and printable pdfs ...
Saturday, June 4, 2016

Resin Trivet Tutorial at Resin Obsession

This month I'm working with Resin Obsession to bring you some fabulous resin tutorials using their Super Clear Resin and Resin Pigments. Super Clear Resin not only lives up to its name, but it's almost bubble free too. And whilst the resin is ultra clear, it's just as wonderful when it's coloured with Resin Obsession's pigments. If you haven't used these colourants before then here's the lowdown: the pigment is actually resin, so when you're measuring out the resin, you take into account the volume of the pigment as well. To that, you add the hardener and then mix. The range of colours is extensive and includes Bright (read glowing neons!), Opaque and Transparent colours and they are gorgeous! My first project is a resin and bamboo trivet for the kitchen. This colourful kitchen accessory is sure to add some sunshine to your benchtop. Hop on over to Resin Obsession for the full tutorial on how you can make your own resin and bamboo tri...