Thursday, October 8, 2015

Resin Workshops at Mall of America part 3

In the last two post I have shared with you a workshop I taught at the Bella Crafts Connections at Mall of America last month.  Today I am sharing what the students created using the Jewelry Clay.

 The students started with equal parts A and B of the Jewelry Clay...

then they mixed them together until they achieved a uniform color.
This was set set aside while they decided if they would place the clay into a bottle cap,
cut out a shape with some cutters I brought or do....

a Free Form design...
this one the student created and was going to let it dry, then paint it.

 This one was cut with a round cutter (like a cookie cutter),
then Iridescent Powders were added and
a button put into the center....
by leaving this to dry complete the button and pwoders
will remain in tack...this product is so cool!!

 Here the clay was overfilled into the bottle cap,
chuncky glitter was placed on top and
a bolt was placed into the center.

This one was the clay was placed into a bottle cap with crystals added
and glass glitter on the top.

 Here the clay is put into a blottle cap with a few crystals added,
a charm and chunky and glass glitter placed on top.

 I think this piece has such great sparkle...
the clay was placed into a bottle cap,
and several colors of chunky and glass glitter
were added to the simple yet it has a wow effect!

 Here is the last piece I got a photo of...
it has an assortment of charms, with glitter pressed into the clay,
I believe it has both chunky, glass and ultra fine glitter and 
finished with Pearl Iridescent Powers.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the creations of several of the students in the last three post!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Resin Workshops at Mall of America part 2

Last Friday I shared the first part of one of my workshops I taught during the Bella Crafts Connections Craft Retreat at Mall of America using ETI Jewelry Resin and Jewelry Clay.  Today I will share the 2nd bezel the students worked on during class...

I brought extra bezels for the workshop so that the students could try something totally on their own...
they did and they had fun!!

 They started by measuring equal amounts of the jewelry resin, mixing them together and stirring for 2 minutes.  Then pouring into a second cup and mixing for another minute.  This mixture was then set aside so they could decide what to put into their bezels. 

  I showed the students what the resin looked like with a small amount of Iridescent Powders added to give them the beautiful results you can get by adding just a bit of the powder (the photo above shows an example of what the powders look like with the resin).

Here are some of the results of the students bezels...

For the second project simple brass rectangle bezels were used...
Here a stamped popscile stick, a charm and glass glitter was used.

 Crystals and glittered resin was used here.

 Iridescent Powders with the resin and some beads were used in this bezel.

 A photo and glittered resin are in this bezel.

 Small flowers and colored resin were used here, I believe the resin was colored with Iridescent Powders, but I am not 100% on that.

 Flower charms, glitter glass and glittered resin were used here.

Some charms and glitter glass are used in this bezel.

 On Thursday I will share what some of the students created using Jewelry Clay.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Resin Workshops at Mall of America

This past week I was at Bella Crafts Connections Craft Retreat at Mall of America...and one of the workshops I taught was using ETI Jewelry Resin and Jewelry Clay with Bezels.

The workshop was scheduled for 2 hours and the students completed 3 to 4 projects each.  I am going to divide the segments of workshop into three blog post to showcase what the students created....

 This is a workshop that Kristi Parker was originally going to teach and was unable to make it to the event, so this first project is one she designed using ETI Jewerly Resin, a Spellbinders Bezel and matching die.

To get started the students measured equal parts of the resin and hardener, mixed them together and stirred the mixture for 2 minutes.  Then poured the mixture into another cup and stirred for another minute.  Then they set this aside while they decided what to put into the bezel.

 We had pre-die cut paper to fit into the bezels, to which the students applied 2 layers of decoupage to the front and back and used a heat gun to dry completely.  Next they glued the paper into the bezel and choose items to add....which included....





 Glass Glitter



and more before pouring the resin mixture into the bezel.  Above are a few of the finished bezels from the students....they all turned out great and each unique in there own way.

Check back next Tuesday to check out the second bezel they used in class and how those turned out....

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Resin and Stone Bezel

Today on the blog we have Artist Mark James  with a simple Bezel project...

What can go into a bezel?  You may ask.  Well, almost anything as long as you can fit the items inside of the bezel and ETI Jewelry Resin will hold the items place.  

 I have had this package of small polished rstones for years, so I thought I would see what they looked like in this bezel before I added the Jewelry Resin...I liked the look so here is how I created it:

I measured out equal parts of the resin and hardener.

 Then I mixed them together and stirred for 2 minutes...

I then poured the mixture into another cup and mixed for another minute.

I placed the stones into the bezel and added the resin.
It did not take much, and I was careful not to overfill.
There were no air bubbles that came up to the top, but if there had been
I would have simply blown them away, with a heat gun.

I set it aside to dry for 24 hours...

I love how it turned out...

I simply added a ribbon to finish it off!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Candles by the Sea Shore with Resin

Hi everyone Steph Ackerman here using EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy from Environmental Technology Inc.  What do you do with all those shells your family collected from the beach all summer?  Do you put them aside or perhaps discard them when no one is looking?  How about embedding them in resin so you have a permanent reminder of the summer.

Here's how...

Begin by mixing equal parts resin and hardener.  
Mix for 2 minutes scraping the container to mix all the resin together.

Next, pour the resin into a clean container and mix for another minute.

Pour about 1" of resin in the bottom of the glass jars.

Place the seashells in the jars, gently pushing them down into the resin.  The resin will seal them in place.
The jars can now be a remembrance of beach days.  Place tea light candles in the cavity of the jar,  The cavity will hold the candle in place.  Now you can light up the shells in the evening.  To finish, tie some twine around the jars and add metal embellishments

Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Resin Gift Box

I found these awesome Mod-podge molds at the store and knew they would be perfect to use with I had to give it a try and created this little Resin Gift Box....

Here's what you need to get started...

Paper Mache Box
Decorative Cardstock, DCWV
LiquiTex, Primary Blue
FolkArt, Country Twill
Rub n Buff, Gold
Recollections Ultrafine Glitter, Glitz

Tools: Mod-podge Mold, Ornaments, Cups, Stir Stick, Paper Trimmer, Paint BrushToothpick

Start by painting the inside and outside of the box, let dry.  Repeat.
 Use the paper trimmer to cut card stock 1/4” smaller than the top and sides of the box and lid, 
use Mod-podge to adhere to the box.

Measure equal amounts of resin and hardener, mix together for two minutes.

Pour mixture into new cup and mix for one minute.

Add a drop of Blue to resin, stir thoroughly.

Add a touch of glitter to resin, stir thoroughly.

 Pour resin into mold, blow on any air bubbles if needed, let dry 12 hours.   
Repeat three times.

 Rub a touch of gold onto resin pieces.

 Adhere 4 pieces to bottom of the box for feet and 

the additional pieces as shown in main photo.