Had so much fun with my first batch of resin jewelry, that I decided to start a new one right away! There are lots of things I still want to try, and actually got to a few of them this time ;)
Here's a photo of the second batch taken while I was working. This is after the first layer of resin was poured. I tried inserting some objects into this group, including some stones and fresh moss.
Another one of my favourite pieces so far... I took a few pebbles and some sand that I collected on vacation last summer and embedded them in the resin in two separate layers. The sand and stones are from Provincetown, Massachusetts (the very tip of Cape Cod). I went there for the first time to whale watch two years ago, and fell in love not just with the whales, but with the place itself! My family returned there later that summer, and again last year.
I really like the way it turned out, and will absolutely be experimenting with embedding different things in resin in the future.
Labyrinth inspired necklaces were pretty high on my to-do list! These are my first attempts. They include a silhouette of a character (Sarah as in below left, Sarah and Hoggle as in below right), which floats above a background inspired by the movie. Also played with glitter, and I REALLY liked the addition! I will absolutely be using glitter in the future, especially with Labyrinth items (seems especially fitting).
I also tried this technique with some animal silhouettes. Although pairing sea creatures with space has been done before, I like the way it looks and decided to take a crack at it myself. Hence stingrays swimming in front of a nebula, and sharks in front of the moon. I LOVE the moon as a background, and will absolutely be using it again. The giraffes are in front of a sunset background that I painted. All include some glitter, which gives them a fantastic shine in the sunlight.
Right now I'm working on different methods for stringing them on necklaces, trying to find the best way. I'm also testing the strength and durability in a variety of situations so that I can be sure the jewelry will last as long as possible! Also working on some custom molds for casting... but you're going to have to wait until my next blog entry for more info! Until then... thanks for reading! :D
This is a blog for my artistic endeavours... as I experiment with new mediums, styles, and techniques, I'll post here.