Monday, 9 July 2018

Making a multi coloured and \'glow in the dark\' resin bangle and how to rescue it when it goes wrong!

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Monday, 2 July 2018

Resin pendants

Today I have finished thee sets of three pendant each. I am really pleased with them. Whenever I had too much of one colour of resin I poured it into several moulds and kept doing this until these were full. The colour combinations look stunning. In some of the pendant I have also used 'glow in the dark'.

Sometimes it is good to make mistakes. With the bracelet I wanted to try out various layers of different colours but not horizontally. I made two huge mistakes: the first was that I used a small amount of paint. I wanted the resin to turn completely white. It would not have been so bad if the small particles had not been on the surface as well, but they are and you can feel them. My second mistake was, that I tried to correct some parts of the bracelet with more resin but it dried, leaving streaks of resin all over the bracelet.

In order to get rid of these runny streaks, I have to use a file and a lot of sandpaper to get rid of these, which left me with a very mat finish. I polished this with bees wax and I prefer this bracelet now to the previous shining one. It looks better and it feels much smoother on the skin.

Pastel colours.
3 x 3
In every group there are 2 vertical ones and one horizontal.
On this picture it is difficult to properly see the colours of
the two darker groups but in reality they look great..
The bracelet looks good now.
The light green, lights up in the dark!

Friday, 29 June 2018

Learning Patience!

I am a very impatient person but I am slowly learning  a bit more patience! When working with resin, I have realised that it takes time - time to stir the components, time to carefully fill the moulds, time to let it firm up and time to let it cure! I have ruined a few nice pieces with my impatience!

Here are a few pieces that still have to cure and I am itching to get my fingers on it!

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Giving hope with art

Had a great afternoon yesterday at the charity fair for the Krebsliga Beider Basel. It was organised by the Basel School of Business. It was a beautiful afternoon with lots of sunshine but it was nice and cool in the garden.

The house in which the Krebsliga Beider Basel is situated is a lovely old, large house, which has been beautifully restored to its old glory and when you are in the garden you do not realise that you are in the centre of Basel. The only noise you hear is birdsong, except the occasional helicopter bringing patients to the university hospital, which is just around the corner!

We were a really international crowd but I don't think there was a Swiss among the exhibitors. Also the people that found their way into the garden were international and when talking to customers you first had to find out which language to use. It was very interesting and I had some great conversations.

Unfortunately less people than hoped for came into this beautiful garden but I think we still got some money together for the charity and also helped pupils of the Basel School of Business with their project. 

Friday, 22 June 2018

Getting better!

I am not quite there yet but getting the hang of it and I have lots of ideas of what to do. I still have a few in the make, so further pictures are coming soon!

Monday, 11 June 2018

Morimont - Le Labo M

Enjoyed last weekend at Morimont which was not just a craft fair but we also had to show our craft. So I showed how to make paper beads. It was really interesting and lots of people wanted to know how they were made and had never heard of it. Interesting as well was, that in many cases it were the men that asked me how it was done!

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Love resin!

Some of my pieces came out even better than expected. I just love them!

This is what they look like out of the light
(I cannot take a picture in the pitch dark!)

And they are light blue in the shade.

The darker the shade, darker the blue!
And this is what they look like in the light!

Friday, 18 May 2018

Bag commission

After a long time of not being able to sew, I finished today a commission for a bag and I really enjoyed making one again. Everything went fine and no problems sewing again!