Thursday, January 26, 2012

I heart skulls

This was my latest piece that was featured on the Ice Resin blog yesterday.

“My inspiration was really the bezel itself. My first thought was an eyeball and then everything else just fell into place. I chose the color yellow because it paired so well with the bronze and the vintage rhinestones".

”My love of skulls, I could go on for awhile, but simply we all have them and it’s a part of us that will be around for a long, long time. I love that skulls were used in Victorian times (an era I come back to constantly for inspiration!) in jewelry as a remembrance of others and also as a reminder that death is inevitable so we should live every day to the fullest!”

Sunday, January 22, 2012

personal logo

Had to make a personal logo for my Digital Imaging 1 class. This was our first homework assignment. I think my Roger skull logo came out pretty darn cute!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

More resin casting

I've been pouring any left over Ice Resin from other projects into these cone shaped molds I made using a 2-part silicone putty(can be purchased from I love these little cones! Remember those clown cake pick decorations? That's what I used to make this mold. I've got some fun ideas floating around in my noggin for these, just have to figure out the logistics!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Street heART updated

I've updated the large street heART necklace, what do you think? A larger tube rivet, hammered edge, fancy bail and a sterling rolo chain rather than ball chain.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Casting resin

Had fun over the weekend making molds of vintage buttons and beads. I think the small flower and hoop will make a cute pair of earrings when I'm finished.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Bling Bang earrings

This was my first piece for the Ice Resin blog a couple of Wednesdays ago. The top portion was cut from brass and sterling that I slightly dapped then riveted together with tubing, which made a perfect setting for these vintage rhinestones that I got on one of our trips to NY. The shell casings I've had for quite sometime now, glad to finally use them. The casings fit perfectly into the white bronze pencil bezels.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Creative Team Wednesday

It's Creative Team Wednesday on the Ice Resin blog. I've been bad about not posting these so far but I'll get on track now! This collection is from our teammate Cat Kerr. Click here to read and see more of these pieces.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a great new years eve/day. We stayed in that night and toasted the new years in with champagne and donuts, can't think of anything better!

I've joined a jewelry challenge on Flicker called Four A Month. This challenge is geared to helping you think in terms of collections, which is something I greatly need to start doing. I've also given myself a challenge to make a piece of jewelry for each letter of the alphabet.
Are you doing any challenges this year?