Wednesday, July 27, 2011

CELEBRATING 200 AND OH MY IT'S RESIN

Never thought I would see the day that I could say "Hey, this is my 200th blog".  Three years ago I had no idea what a blog was and here I am.  YIPPEE

A BON-RO NECKLACE

As you know I love making crosses with Mokume Gane polymer clay.  I've sold quite a few of them and given many away.  The last two crosses that I made I used the new Premo 18kt gold and it really gave them pizazz.  Rose asked me for one of the crosses and matching earrings and because I gave them to her, she made a Kumihimo necklace for the one I kept.  It's going to be displayed in the library here the month of August.


Rose does Kumihimo so fast she amazes me.



RESIN, THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE OH #$%@^^!#@!

I have been experimenting with resin.  I've always used Magic Glos on some of my polymer clay.  About a year ago I ordered some UV resin  from epoxyjewelry.com.  It's a one part resin that cures in the sun.  I've been following a resin blog and love the work that she does so I decided to try some.

This is the Good.



This is a bangle done in a mold (too small for my hand).  It has coral and mixed chips and no hole beads.  It also has a few bubbles.  I had to sand the sides and re-resin the top and bottom.  Not bad for the first time. 

This is the Bad.


I thought I would try the resin in molds.  I made the mistake of mixing Pearlex powders in the resin first.  Because of the powders, the resin didn't cure.  I should have done it in layers.  I was able to get the uncured resin out of the molds with rubbing alcohol.

This is The $@#^%^#&(#%$



Just couldn't give up.  Decided to try the Magic Glos in the mold.  There was a bubble so I picked up a piece of wire to pop it, the resin got a black line through it and the wire turned nasty.  Normally when I do Magic Glos, I run a BBQ lighter over it to get the bubbles out.  The bear is cute but he needs more sun.

STAY TUNED - NEVER KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT 

Carmi, I have some ET Lite that I will try as soon as I can find a place to put things to dry.


6 comments:

Lupe Meter said...

Congratulations on your 200th blogpost! I don't even know where I am now that I had to redo my whole blogpost...oh well. Where did you purchase your 18k Premo gold...online? I would love to get some. Glad to see someone is experimenting with resin. I just haven't had the time.

Lupe Meter said...

Oh, forgot to ask you, which library is your beautiful cross being displayed...one in Sun City? Congratulations...it should be displayed, beautiful work and even more beautiful when you and Rose work combine your artistic talents. I am anxious to see Rose demo kumihimo...I bet she is fast!

Melobeau said...

Congratulation on 200th! Your beautiful cross on the Kuminhimo necklace is so lovely! The two work together so well. How cool that it will be displayed in the library. Hope that will give your work wide exposure. The resin bangle bracelet sure it the GOOD part of resin. What a shame that the resin/PE "learning experience" didn't work as well. Hope the Magic Glos bear will get the proper "sun tan" and be another success.

Louise T said...

Bonnie, I have just recently started following your blog and totally LOVE it. Congratulations on your 200th blogpost and congratualtions on your cross and Rose's Kumihimi necklace being displayed, but I wont to know where it will be displayed at.
You always have such beautiful

Nathalie Gatorre said...

Hello,

really love you blog. Please, could you tell me where U could buy the green mold with mask; turtle tree...
Thanks in advance

Bonnie Kreger at B-LEE KREATIONS said...

Nathalie, I buy all my molds from Best Flexible Molds.com