Thursday, April 25, 2013

Resin!

Last weekend I took a resin workshop with Isolina Perez at Michele's studio.  In addition to learning about and using three different kinds of resins, I got to spend a day with so many of my artsy friends.  What a treat!




Isolina provided everything we needed, and we started out using Ice Resin, since it has the longest setting/curing time.





 
 
I had to wait three days for this resin to cure, and then I was able to add some findings to create wearable art.  To turn the little charms containing Van Gogh's irises into earrings required some metal surgery, which I'm happy to say was successful.
 


 


Klay Resin is very cool stuff.  We used it to embed an image, which would later be part of a larger piece.  But you have to work very fast....curing time is about 7 minutes!  For the base the embedded image would sit on, we used copper, which we cut, filed, embossed, and patinaed. 


 
 
I really do love working with metal.  Here is my finished piece.
 
 
 
Crystal Clay is similar to Klay Resin in that it is also a two part clay that comes in colors.  However, it doesn't set for about an hour or so.  We created pendants using this resin with charms and bezels, stamped on it, and embedded crystals into it.  I made two pieces and when I got home, decided to combine them into one.
 


 
 
A few students had already left when this group photo was taken, but you can see how happy we all are.
 
 
 
I'm looking forward to Isolina's next class, and hope it is scheduled soon.   Make sure to check out all the offerings coming up at Michele's; there's bound to be something on the calendar you'll love.


 



 



14 comments:

Bearcrazyman said...

Cool stuff. Looks like you had lots of fun.

Dorothy said...

How fun Eileen!!

Michele said...

I love your finished pieces!! Beautiful job, Eileen :)

Michele

Patzee said...

What great pieces! Love your metal work! I'll be at Isolina's next class!

craftyM said...

As always looks like it was a success and you had a wonderful time. Love those earrings and of course that pendant with one of my favorite cherubs on it!!!! Nice!
Marita

tracyozzie said...

beautiful as alwsys.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Your pieces came out beautiful, and I especially love the earrings! I love how you wire-wrapped around the tops of the beads!

Lee Hynes said...

Fabulous! LOVE the earrings!

Paula Jennings said...

such beautiful work. I have never really done much with jewelry. I am mostly a standard paper crafter. Love what you created.

Lori said...

Wow, cool stuff! And I see Andrea and Steph too!! How cool was that? LOVE the metal piece, copper is so great!

Isolina Perez said...

Fantastic pieces Eileen. I'm pleased everyone enjoyed the class. Next up.....maybe a metal working/cold connections class.

Isolina Perez said...

Fantastic pieces Eileen. I'm pleased everyone enjoyed the class. Next up.....maybe a metal working/cold connections class.

Rhea said...

Awesome outcomes! You are so blessed to have rich artsy opportunities close by all the time, I have a bit of envy. :)

Sue Young said...

Beautiful stuff Eileen!!!My faves are tour Van Gogh earrings!!!VERY beautiful!!!XOSue