Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Resin, Watch Parts and a Naughty Secretary
So you all know I've got a disease - yup, I compulsively buy every bead and jewelry book ever published. What triggers my disease is usually a project in the book I can't resist.
My latest trigger is Jennifer Perkins' the Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girl's Guide to Handmade Jewelry. I just had to try the Secretary's Delight, a bracelet made out of resin. Well, I had to try the resin - it just looked like fun! (Jenn has a how-to on her blog.)
Resin is harder than I thought, literally. Even though I put three coats of mold release on my mold, I had to use a hammer to get some of my resin pieces out of the mold. Didn't hurt the mold or the resin cabochons. Here's my first try using teeny tiny watch parts:
Only one problem with them (besides having to hammer them out of the mold and that the ripped pieces of paper look like a used tissue) is I can't decide which way should be "up."
I like the depth in the ones above but the first picture is the "right" way. Which way do you like?