Well, I’m afraid that I don’t have anything ‘complete’ to show you today. I do have more works in progress, though! Yesterday I was using the Ranger Clear Resin for the first time. It was easy to use, but I mixed too much at once, and ended up wasting a fair amount. To use, you mix the resin (part A) with the hardener (part B). Then, you apply it to your work. You have about a 30 minute working time; after that, the resin gets too thick in the cup to work with properly. And, since it was my first time using it, as I said I mixed too much, and worked too slowly. Oh well! Now I know for next time!
ALCOHOL INK JEWELLERY
Yes, I’m Canadian – I spell it this way! I know that in the U.S. it’s spelled ‘jewelry’ – but it’s the same thing. Anyway, I had created some alcohol ink panels on Yupo. Then, I cut shapes for earrings using the Taylored Expressions Designer Dangles dies. I also cut shapes to fit in some pendant bases I had ordered online. Below, this is what some of them look like.
The pieces are on silicone mats, and the resin is still setting up. What do you think of the colours? Do you prefer the more solid colours, or do you like the combinations? I’m rather partial to the combinations, like the blue & green circle earrings in the front. I’m looking forward to completing a lot more pieces, and then setting up my store here on my blog! If you have any requests for colours, just send me an email.
I’m making more coasters, and then I’ll have to seal them before applying the resin. This Ranger Clear Resin is great for jewellery and decor pieces, it dries really clear and shiny. For my coasters, I’ll be using a different type of resin that is food safe, and heat safe. That way, the coasters can be used for hot drinks, without fear of the resin softening!
Would you like to see something really pretty? My sons got me 2 hanging flower baskets for Mother’s Day. I have 1 hanging on the back deck, so I can see it from one of my kitchen windows. They’re called ‘galaxy petunias’ – well, you can see why!
These are a gorgeous pink; the other basket is hanging near the front door, and those flowers are a deep purple.
Well, that’s it for today! Check back tomorrow – who knows what I’ll have to share with you. Maybe I’ve inspired you today to look into creating your own earrings or pendants? I’ve included links below for some supplies.
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