Inspiration Monday

Inspiration Monday

Hello everyone- karen here & it’s inspiration Monday! each week I will be sharing with you bits of inspiration I have bookmarked from around the web. I hope that some of these goodies will inspire you…

old french silk embroidered sacred heart by velvethoney


love this idea. bag charms via free people.


embroider your rain boots! by doecdoe


jill mayberg


dreamy scarves by tania designs

that’s my inspiration collection for this week! see you next monday ♥
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Flickr Friday – A spidery sight

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Today’s Flickr Friday is awesome creativity because it shows a complely unconventional way to use ICE Resin. Jamahv totally tricked out a bicycle with a theme, lots of bling and flat-backed rhinetones and handmade spiders out of wire, beads and ICE. Take a look at the close up of the handmade spider, and then check out the rest of the Flickr photostream  for more photos of the blinged out bike.

Jamahv Flickr Friday bike

"IceResin is the only thing that would securely attach Hitchhiker to the rear fender! ... The old, scratched up bike was sent to me lightly sanded for the sake of adhesion. When a final protective clear coat is applied to the bike, the glue lines will no longer show." -- Jamahv

Remember, if you make some cool creations using ICE Resin, be sure to upload them to our Flickr group and we’ll pick some of our favorites every Friday to showcase on the ICE Queen Zine. Be sure to allow us to download the images so we can feature them (if you have disabled the download setting, it doesn’t matter how great your stuff is, we won’t be able to feature it on the blog). If you would like to have a link to your website or blog be sure to put the URL in the description of the photo and we’ll be sure to link to it here.

Inspiration Monday

Inspiration Monday

Hello everyone- karen here & it’s inspiration Monday! each week I will be sharing with you bits of inspiration I have bookmarked from around the web. I hope that some of these goodies will inspire you…

we traveled the southwest these past couple of weeks and I have come home filled with awe & inspiration.

passed through Ghost Ranch, Georgia O’Keeffe’s New Mexico digs. A pioneer on so many levels.

saw a great exhibit of Melinda Hall’s latest work while in Santa Fe.

was enchanted by Northern New Mexico culture up in Chimayo.

& are there words to describe the majesty of the grand canyon???


heard the music of The Mumlers playing in a little shop in Jerome, AZ & fell instantly in love <3

so in effort to keep my good time vibes flowing…..

a  perfect little mantra via flourish

and this of course, Jim LePage via Red Bubble

that’s my inspiration collection for this week! go & grab you last bits of summer adventure while you can, see you next monday ♥

 

Ask the ICE Queen Tuesday

 

Hello. I was wondering what is the most accurate/ best way to mix ice resin?  Should I go by volume, aka ½ oz resin in the cup and then ½ oz hardener added to it or would it be better to put my cup on a jewelers scale and measure the resin’s weight and then match it with the hardener?
 
Thank you for your help.

Good morning,  

You do not need to be as exact with ICE Resin as needing to put in on a scale and measure it. If you are using the doming kit that comes with the mixing cups and craft sticks then all you need to do is have an equal one-to-one measurement. Pour the Part A resin into the cup first because it is denser and thicker than the hardener and then pour an equal amount of Part B hardener on top. Mix the two parts together thoroughly for a full two minutes and then pour into your bezels using the craft stick and dripping it slowly into the bezels. Wait anywhere from 6 to 12 hours depending on the temperature in the room (resin likes warm and dry conditions) and viola! Perfect bezels every time.

 Happy Creating!

 The ICE Queen

Flickr Fridays

flickr friday

This weeks Flickr Friday Find is from Julie Bean from Blue Pig Design House.  Julie has done an excellent job showing how layering with a few elements in ICE Resin can create stunning jewelry components.

Remember, if you make some cool creations using ICE Resin, be sure to upload them to our Flickr group and we’ll pick some of our favorites every Friday to showcase on the ICE Queen Zine. Be sure to allow us to download the images so we can feature them, but if you want to have a link to your website or blog be sure to put the URL in the description of the photo so we can not only respect your copyright, but also send people to check out more of your work

 

Ask the ICE Queen Tuesday

Dear ICE Queen,

Hi I got a new shipment of ICE Resin from a supplier. The Part A is semi solid crystalline in the bottle. I put it in a pan of hot water and it seems to be liquefying. Is it OK to use and will it result in the same top quality item as if it wasn’t crystallized?

Hello,

Yes, crystallization happens sometimes because what makes ICE Resin so crystal clear is that we begin with the finest grade of resin crystals available. Crystallization most often happens if the resin got too cold for one reason or the other, often in either the storage or possible shipping of the product during the coldest winter months. Fortunately the crystallization of the Part A resin does not affect the product at all as long as you first warm it in a pan of hot water so the chemical makeup of the formula can once again get to a liquefied state. This is not an issue with the Part B hardener because, obviously there are no resin crystals in this part of the formula. I’m happy you knew to put the resin in a pan of hot water. It’s very important to never microwave resin. :-)

Happy creating!

The ICE Queen

A response from the customer..

Thank you for your reply.  I already went ahead and did a pour of a batch yesterday, and it turned out beautiful.
 
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