Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Jewelry Resin & HHH Enterprises Frame

 It is always nice to see a little bit of Paris in the spring time.
My new Eiffel Tower pendant is the result of a few things HHH Enterprises sent to me in January.  I thought this gold frame was spectacular.  Most jewelers would use this frame to set a stone or jewel.  I thought it was just perfect for an image and Jewelry Resin.  The Eiffel tower images are from HHH and part of that specialty paper line I showed you yesterday.  I placed the image in the oval and didn't seal it.  I just poured some Jewelery Resin over it and it is perfect!
HHH was one of our sponsors at the Craft and Hobby Show conference in January.  They provided all of our students with the smaller square bezel shown here.  I had a few left over and noticed it looked very nice next to my new pendant.
So I added an image to this bezel too!  Now I have a secret image that will match should the bezel ever flip over while I am wearing it.

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    1. If you read the post from the day before I did say that these specialty papers made by HHH didn't require the extra step of sealing. If I was working in a very expensive bezel though...I would still seal to be on the safe side. Since I was testing the papers it was nice to see that they did live up to their reputation.

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  2. You don't technically have to seal any papers. However, with many papers if you don't seal them, they may go transparent or the colors may change, or the inks may run. These papers seem to be specially made to stay the same after resin as before resin. Nice.

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    1. Hi Salla,
      I would have to say you definitely need to seal papers if you want to avoid the appearance of stains or bleeds. I have done quite a few posts on that topic. You can avoid colour changes and uneven transparency by sealing everything. Sometimes you just forget though and it works out fine...if it is important...seal!

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    2. The thing is, if you don't seal the paper at all, the stain covers the whole paper, and thus just looks like one big effect. no spots, just the whole paper transformed. Again, depending on the paper, this may end with a transparent effect(I have seen you do this with some of your Japanese papers), or it may end up with altered colors. You only get the spotty staining when you don't seal WELL, and the resin bleeds into the paper in just a spot or two.

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  3. Beautiful work. Where did you find the oval punch?

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    1. I often buy online from http://www.scrappilyeverafter.com/ovals.htm

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