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.