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.