Don’t you just love Halloween? I have always loved fall, being an October baby, and Halloween was always so magical for me as a kid. Now that I’m a grownup, I still love it as much as I did back then, only now instead of tin foil costumes and plastic candy containers, I get to wear more sophisticated and elegant wear. That is where this necklace comes in.
I made this coffin-shaped bezel and used ICE Resin to encase her spell forever….
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Thespa shares how to make tissue paper translucent with ICE Resin®
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Adding ICE Resin to paper is simple. You can do it with any kind of paper, however in this video, Jo Jones has torn an image from the Belle Dames Francaise book.
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Two things are continual and obsessive threads in all my work. Doesn’t matter whether I’m painting, sewing, putting together jewelry, or journaling. Faces and shrink plastic. That’s it, I am a shrink plastic addict and I dream of faces…all kinds of faces!
In the depths of creating my line for this year I was entranced by a whimsical stamp design that just begged for a face. Something that’s appearance would tempt you to look closer. A face that would tell a little story. Laying out several yards of photos and clips of vintage photos I stared at them for days until the right one spoke to me.
There was a grouping of curmudgeonly looking women among the photos that I seemed to keep coming back to. And this is the one that won out. She just seems to want to get free. To let herself go. Not unlike all of us do from time to time. We want to be free and let go of all the things that hold us back. Wearing these might help…just a little!
Materials used: ICE Resin®, various beads, and earring findings, artist grade shrink plastic, permanent ink, colored pencils, spray sealer, paper ephemera or laser printed photos (use your family!), rubber stamp, white glue.
I recently went on a working trip to Florida and my hotel was with in walking distance to the beach. Since this was only the 4th time in my life that I have been to the ocean it was quite the thrill for me! I collected various sea shells from the beach and also purchased a big container of shells from the local souvenir shop. All of the shells used in this design were purchased but I am sure I will use the shells I gathered in future projects. The Monet Vintage gold chain was a flea market find.
I wanted this very special pendant to be the main focus, so I used a simple chain with a few bead dangles to complete the design. The inclusions are set in an Art Mechanique Bronze Open Back Shield Bezel with ICE Resin®.
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