Wednesday, February 2, 2011

More Resin Jewelry... (probably the last for a long while for me)

The point of playing with resin jewelry was to make these presents for my friend (only about a month late)... I forgot to take the photos, so they are courtesy of her. (thanks!) This was the second attempt. The first I tried to do in two batches of resin, and added the gears at the wrong juncture, so they settled out not where I placed them. I smartened up the second time around, and it took several batches. Although I still failed with the bubbles forming when I added the images/clippings. Oddly, the thinnner, postage stamps I used turned out great. I read somewhere that they require modge-podging so the colours won't run (which makes sense with ink-jet printed images), but stamps al fresco were brilliant. The glossy, thicker paper I used for the Tesla portraits wasn't as pliable, which I think was the cause of the bubbles when it tried to shift/pop out of the resin mold. Well, enough excuses. This, I think is just not one of my talents.

Nikola Tesla (heehee, the position of the image made is ear all warped and big)





Sanctuary's Nikola Tesla

2 comments:

  1. Ah! These are fabulous! I love both the real Nikola Tesla and the Sanctuary Tesla! <3 I am very envious of your friend for receiving these. I know you said these were made for your friend as a gift, but may I ask: do you sell these? And if so how much would it cost to buy one?
    Cause these are great!!

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  2. Abbey- Thanks for the compliment!

    I'm afraid that it would be unethical of me to sell pieces using imagery that was not mine, however. Sorry.

    I am rather busy at the moment, bu if you are an craftperson/artisan, we might be able to do a trade or swap sometime? (email me if you'd like)

    :-)

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