Chic Pink, a Rue Romantique Necklace by Thespa McLaughlin

Kristen RobinsonTo make this Chic Pink necklace I first poured pink German Glass Glitter  into the Large Botanical Rectangle Bezel, one of the the new products in Kristen Robinson’s Rue Romantique Line, to form a thin layer.

Next, I sprinkled a mix of pink glass seed beads over the glitter.

I then mixed and poured ICE Resin® and flooded the entire bezel top with the resin making sure to use a toothpick to push displaced glitter back into the center.

Once dried, I glued a vintage rhinestone earring, with the back removed, over the ICE Resin® with E-6000 jewelry adhesive.

Rue Romantique JewelryI used wire wrapping techniques to create a beaded chain to match the completed bezel.

Hope you have an amazing creative day!

Thespa McLaughlin

Vintiquities Workshop

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Finders Keepers Bauble Necklace by Thespoena McLaughlin

ice resin necklaceAs a kid I always loved those “find it” books. You know the ones where you had to find all the pictures in the jumble of images, and find “Waldo”.

Then there were those sand bottles where you had to find the button, the bead, etc.

This necklace is a more sophisticated tribute to those childhood pastimes.

The center is a “bubble” if you will, where the tiny baubles (in this case a button with Eiffel Tower and heart charms) inside can roll around and shift among the minute pieces of German Glass Glitter.

Watch Thespoena’s Vintiquities blog for an ICE Resin “linky party” on her chosen Fridays.

Paper Sealer, a video tutorial with Thespa McLaughlin

Hi there! I’m Thespoena McLaughlin of Vintiquities Workshop and this is my video on the hows and whys of using paper sealant before using ICE Resin®. Enjoy!!

You will need a bezel (I am using a found object buckle), Art Mechanique Paper Sealant, a vintage photo, a couple of background papers – one textured and one with words, a sponge or paint brush, and scissors to begin this project.

 

Vintage Dream by Thespa McLaughlin

This is a beautiful necklace that requires advanced techniques, a found object, your soldering tools, some bling and some ICE.

iceresinAre you dreaming of cathedrals? Women dresses in flowing gowns? The key to the carriage? A rendezvous in the moonlight? Sigh….

The incredible Thespa shares how she formed it:

Create a bezel by cutting a 1/2 inch strip of cardboard.

Cover both sides and edges of cardboard with copper tape. Fold into desired shape, square, house etc. Brush on flux and solder with lead free solder.

Solder 2 jump rings at the top and one on the bottom.

Use Novacan Black Patina solution to age the solder and a piece of chain for the neckline of the necklace.

Glue a Xerox copy of an image to the back edge using e-6000, let dry then trim excess paper from outside edges with scissors.

Brush paper sealant inside to seal the paper. Let dry.

Mix ICE Resin and pour into bezel, place a piece of rhinestone jewelry into it and let dry overnight.

Brush paper sealant onto the paper on the back of the bezel and let dry (to prevent the paper from becoming translucent when you apply the ICE Resin). Brush with ICE Resin and let dry.

Use wire wrapping techniques to make a beaded chain and attach it to the piece of chain you altered with the patina solution.

Cut the back off of an old rhinestone button and glue to the front of an old key with e-6000.

Use a wire wrapping technique to attach to the bottom of your necklace.

Baby’s First Christmas

This ornament was inspired by a vintage style Christmas tree and the need for a contemporary ornament that fit that style. It was also inspired by the use of a silver napkin ring as a bezel. The ornament has 2 sides, the one with the vintage baby picture and the other side has a vintage rhinestone brooch shaped like a snowflake embedded in ICE Resin. The heart bezel drop has glittered scrapbook paper, words cut from a dictionary, and a vintage rhinestone button.

Thespa McLaughlin

Vintiquities Workshop

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ICE Resin + tissue paper with Thespa McLaughlin

Thespa shares how to make tissue paper translucent with ICE Resin®

You can learn more about Thespa on her Vintiquities Worshop blog.

It’s DOUBLE TECH TUESDAY! That means that one lucky person who leaves a comment on this post or ICE Resin + Belle Dames will win a cool package of Industrial Chic jewelry makings. Comments must be left by midnight mountain time October 31.

Thespoena McLaughlin, ICE Resin® Creative Team Member 2012-2013

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Thespa McLaughlin,
ICE Resin® Creative Team Member 2012-2013
Blog: Vintiquities Workshop
Websites: Vintiquities Boutique and Mixed Media Art Class
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This week, we would like to formally introduce you to the members the ICE Resin® 2012-2013 Creative Team!

Thespoena “Thespa” McLaughlin is a self taught mixed media artist, jewelry artisan, and teacher living in NW Arkansas with her husband and three kids. After a full day at work you can usually find her in her studio until the wee hours of the morning.

Her work focuses on telling a story with found objects. She loves using rusted metals in her artwork, so much so that she started using a metal detector to find unique items long buried.

You can find her work published in magazines such as Cloth Paper Scissors, CPS Pages, Somerset Studio Gallery, Art Doll Quarterly, and even on the cover of Sew Somerset summer 2011. Her jewelry was chosen as a finalist in the 2011 Cloth Paper Scissors Artisan of the Year competition.

You can find her classes online and at Create Mixed Media Art Retreat.

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