Thursday, March 8, 2012
Today's prompt calls for a date w/ a beady friend. Our plans fell through, so I will probably work on something on my own. This afternoon I will be attending a Women's Festival & tonight is jewelry class so I will be around creative people several times. I also hope to have pictures of a henna tattoo to share after the festival :)
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Day 3I poured resin. Everything went %100 smoothly, no bubbles& no paper discolouration. Also, no curing~24 hours later it was still the slightest bit tacky. I have added just a little more for the dome & I hope this time around it will cure completely. The house is warmer & I think that was the problem yesterday. I already know the dome aspect isn't going to be great because I messed w/ it a touch too much the resin did flow over the edge. All in all I am way psyched about the resin, I don't know why I waited so long to try it! This time around I used Ice resin, but the next round I will use my Envirotex,(I was lucky enough to win some giveaways & had both).
Day 4 was organize your bead area. I started last night about 8:00 & worked through the night until about 11:00 this morning. I'm not through by any means, but I got a lot done. The date on the before picture says November, but it was still that messy. What you didn't see was the six foot table that was also covered w/ trays of beads,(I work on cafeteria trays) projects, ideas, bead show swag & general stuff. You know what I'm talking about. During the clean up I cleared 14 trays & filled two, new 24 compartment storage boxes. I'm feeling pretty good about the progress.Yes, I am a Hoarder(but w/o the human feces & mummified animal remains) it's something I am struggling against. Tomorrow's prompt~ incorporate chain into a design & I found @ least 10 different packages of chains I bought for just that very thing, so I'm set! See you tomorrow.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Today's prompt was to learn a new technique. I poured a bezel & resined some paper. So far the bezel looks great~I'll pour a little more for the dome in the morning. I'm getting a head start on organizing my bead area while I wait for the resin to cure. I hope to have pictures of both challenges tomorrow.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Today's challenge was "leftover beads". I cheated(a little) & used some of a stash I got from Valerie in a mini swap. There were two different bags of beads, one bag came from India(top right) & the other was an assortment. Both were in the same basic palette, one that I never use, & I decided to make that part of the challenge. The shots of the bowls were slightly out of focus but I wanted to share what I saw when I was looking for possibilities, the collage feature hides a multitude of sins on this one!(I also promise not to take any more photos on the yellow tray) I made a necklace w/ beads & copper chain. I usually make bracelets so I wanted to stretch a little here.
In other news, jewelry class started last night & I wasn't thrilled but I am going to stick it out & make the best of using a studio w/ fire. I'll keep you updated! See you tomorrow, :D