Spring Time Jewelry!

I have been busy in the jewelry makin’ mood! Here are a few new things I made the last week. I love Beads and Chain together!

  Amazing Colors for the Spring and Summer seasons.Coral and Chain Bead Necklace

Amazing Colors for the Spring and Summer seasons.

Amazing Color!

Amazing Color!

Black Double Chain Necklace

I love the simplicity of this necklace

I love the simplicity of this necklace

Black Chain Single Bead Necklace

 

So Cute

So Cute

 

Something about the sunshine and warm breeze makes me in the mood to make jewelry.  I love to use nature as my inspirations.

The coral necklace was inspired by a large Bougainvillea plant in pink.

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The black chain necklaces were inspired by the ocean.

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The Butterfly and Leaf Bracelet was inspired by well butterflies and leaves 😀

by Brandie Bell

by Brandie Bell

I hope you enjoy, they are all available at Sugar Beet Crafts on  Etsy.

What does summer weather inspire you to do?

Fun with resin!

I am new to resin… well, ok I have had it for a while… it’s been in a closet waiting patiently to be used. It took a while because honestly I was scared! I need to practice! I had a hard time with bubbles. Thankfully I was doing an underwater theme so the bubbles actually work. I am actually pretty happy with them. They make me smile..Finally a fish I can’t kill!

The aquarium necklaces

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I think they are so much fun!

If you don’t feel like going through all the trouble of making them, but really want one, they are on sale in my Etsy store here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SugarBeetCrafts?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Stop by and check it out!

Resin Mold Update

Good Afternoon!

I finished the experimental resin mold.  Of course, I could not wait a second before filling it with resin to see what it was I had to work with. This is my first attempt, it is kind of like the “first pancake”, it may not be perfect but it is a good test.

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After the Resin dried..

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The resin came out OK .. They were super clear on one side, but the side in the mold came out a tiny bit foggy and a bit textured. I think I just need to work with resin a little bit more, just to get more comfortable with it.

The mold clay worked great. It kept the shape of the original piece, which was a sticker, so considering that it worked great.  Once baked it is flexible enough to easily remove the resin.

I used a sharpie to color the little one just as an experiment. 😀

So many possibilities!

Now I’m off to make ….. something!

Happy Crafting, and Have a wonderful day!

Making Resin Molds

Hi! Hope your having a wonderful day!

Today I am attempting to make resin molds. This is my first try, hopefully it will go smoothly. The mold maker I chose is a clay. It is really easy to use. Sculpey Mold Maker is the exact brand. It was about 12.00 at Micheal’s crafts. You basically play with the clay until it becomes soft. Then roll it out and press what ever you are molding into the clay. Once your satisfied you remove the object, and bake the clay.

So far so good.

Pics and info to come!

Have you created a resin mold? How did it go for you?