Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Garrnet Earrings and Bracelet

Garnet Earrings and Bracelet
Originally uploaded by doodlebugfairy

I went to a small bead shop in Homewood, AL and found my birthstone (garnet). I could not pass up buying these chips. I crocheted them on wire picking up one chip per stitch. This is how it came out. I have to make a clasp for the bracelet.

Resin Pendants

I have been trying different things with resin. This time I used dye and embedded items. I learned that when embedding pour a first layer and let it jell then and the items to be embedded then pour the last layer. This keeps the items from sinking to the bottom. I also learned that when using dye don't add to much. If you do the resin will not set (harden).

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Sleepless Crafting

I couldn't sleep so I decided to try to make some earrings. I think they came out pretty good for my first attempt at using a wire jig.

I also played with glass. I made this ring for my oldest daughter, Jessica.

I made this ring and the glass pendants with a kit I got from .

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

First Attempt at Resin Part 2

This is what the resin looks like when it comes out of the molds. The back has a little ridge on it that has to be sanded down. They are also a little dull. So they will have to be polished or sprayed with resin spray.

This is the finished product after it has been sanded and sprayed with resin spray. I drilled a hole in the top after.

Monday, February 16, 2009

First Attempt Using Resin

I have been wanting to try to make a few jewelry pieces using resin. I have been so busy that I just have not had time. I finally started today. This is my first attempt using resin. I want to see how it turns out. The next time I will post step by step.

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