If you know me, you may have a piece of my jewelry. It’s a way I share the joy of creating with those I care about. While I never meet a bead I don’t like, I find myself amazed at assemblages in resin. This is the resin jewelry phase.
Resin seals and augments my experimentation(s). I love resin jewelry collages of all shapes, sizes and materials, including natural objects such as real sand dollars. When a sand dollar darkened with the first pour of my resin liquid, I stopped. Later, reasoning that I had nothing to lose, I added more resin along with some microbeads to fill the bezel and discovered a fabulous halo effect.
Crocheted dangles such as those seen here offer a flexible, casual look and one that adapts readily to resin jewelry. Waxed linen is a comfortable choice because it hangs easily and yet provides enough substance to look important.
I used small bezels and three to five pieces of crocheted beadwork for a presentation that will cause people to stop you for closer examination of your necklace. (It’s happened to me!) Personalize an assemblage. Add color. Go neutral. Or, if you like your bling add rhinestones. Want a bigger look? Wear multiples, or choose one of my pieces with charms.
Glass inclusions and a tiny heart form a bracelet center as leather, waxed linen wrappings add fiber, texture and beaded interest.
Because it MUST be resin, I prepared a key fob for a friend’s birthday and placed it in an altered (with resin) altoid tin with resin on top.
One-of-a-kind presents. What’s not to like about resin? Yup. I’m over the moon about it. Why, I could rave about resin and all things resin jewelry!