Wednesday, March 10

Rainbow Trio

Some of the finished peices from yesterdays' experiments...




I really like the colors in this necklace.


Especially when held up to the light. Since the resin was poured into an open cavity, the light makes the translucent resin really stand out.


Blue tinted resin set in a mother-of-pearl pendant.


I think the rings were a neat idea, but my sorely lacking clay shaping skills detract from the over-all effect. I need a little practice on this one...


This piece looked really fun and interesting when I was playing with the clay. I guess I was going for a abstract, whimisical, Salvador Dali sort-of look - but really, what can I do with this?


Now, it's apparant I can't give any advice on working with clay, but if you'd like to know how to pour resin into any sort of open bezel design, leave a comment and I'll put together a little tutorial. It's really quite easy, and the finished result is quite striking.

And I think those round mother of pearl pendants would make some awesome rings...

6 comments:

Kara Mae said...

love the ring design

Anonymous said...

Your generosity knows no bounds; a tutorial on open cavity bezels would be wonderful as well fun to learn! I am absolutely smitten with your contemporary Dali-esque designs!

The Jewelry Box said...

Your designs are so cool! I love them! I'm experimenting with making resin pendants, but haven't gotten good enough to show them quite yet...but I'm getting there. ;)

Rose said...

I read somewhere you couldn't use polymer clay and resin! Humph. I'm glad that was proven WRONG!

I love how the pieces turned out, btw. Especially the ring. I think maybe adding some sort of pattern to the clay would be cool... maybe like a faux wood?

skinner studio said...

Rose - I guess that's a good reason to try things anyway! Yep, it totally works together, as long as it's done in the right stages. Meaning, you probably couldn't let resin cure on un-baked clay because of the moisture, and you definately cannot put resin in the oven...maybe that's what they meant?

I love your idea about the faux wood - or any kind of texture - so many possibilities...

Anonymous said...

I would love to know how to pour into an open bezel! Yours are beautiful!