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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Does your red pigment run? Hairspray catches it!

I have a tip to share from 2shawboys. Thanks!

I just tried something and it works, so I'm passing it on. When sealing paper/photos with modge podge, the red pigment always runs, but today I tried spraying my image with hairspray and blow dried it before I coated it with modge podge. This worked beautifully! Big hair may be "out" but there is always a use for hairspray and a blowdryer!
- 2shawboys

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Sprinkles M&M's Pez Candy Resin Jewelry by KoolBeenz


Do you love candy? Want to look at candy all the time? You can with KoolBeenz candy resin jewelry. Have a look----http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6189126

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Resin Jewelry Bangle slip on easier

Zoe from Australia has a great trick for putting on the smaller bangles.. put a plastic shopping bag over your hand them slip on the bangle. Thanks for the tip Zoe!

I know the smaller bangles made from the 415 mold are difficult to put on but the new 390 mold is slightly larger and might work for some that the 415 didn't.

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Custom work available

If anyone is interested I have someone wanting some custom work of some multi sized cabochons of different colors. Email me if you are interested and I will give you her email.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Resin Artists that want to start resin production company here is your chance

Resin Artists: If you would like to start a production company here is a lead for you. I received this email 12-13-08: Hello I am a wholesale distributor of gifts and I am seeking a US domestic source/production company that can produce our gifts for resale. Would you happen to know any companies or people that can create epoxy items for us? If so please have them contact me. My cell is 954-461-6361 our web site is www.lollylu.com to preview some of our items. -end of email.
I hope this works out for someone.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Bubble ring molds waiting unveiling- holding my breath

I finally got all the components I needed for the Bubble Ring Silicone Molds. I made the first batch today...I feel like a new Mother waiting to give birth, I'm so nervous. I hope they work. I've tried so many other ways to make bubble ring molds that just didn't work. The ones from the vacuum mold I couldn't get it out of the mold, which after I made it, it was one of those DAH moments. Well I'm caught... time to be wife and watch a movie. Cindy

Friday, November 21, 2008

Glow Powder Printer Ink- Term Papers

I don't know if this works or not!!! I found this while researching the Glow in the Dark Powders for ResinObsession.
Mix Glow in the Dark Powder with printer ink, microwave it, (I don't know why you would need to do this), suck it up into a syringe, inject it into an empty printer ink cartridge. Once paper piece is printed turn off the lights and see your words glow in the dark.
Let me know if anyone tries this!

Comments on Blog Who knew! Resin Jewelry as an art form


I just realized today 11-21-08 that I have comments on my blog! I apologize to those that have left comments and have waited for a response. Shame on me. I need a kid so I would know these type of things, that would be a great business for a high school student. Instead of babysitting or cutting grass they start a "Hire A Kid" and tutor us middle agers that have been left behind in the tech world. I would hire a kid for a couple hours a week to keep my files straight on the computer, show me blog, facebook, web site and other stuff. Anyway back to business while going over the comments I ran across the entry with Shannon's pendant and thought I would see what was new in her shop and again I'm blown away. Go take a look at her shop for more http://www.squareeffects.etsy.com/.

Glow in the Dark Powder hits ResinObsession

Yes Glow in the Dark Powder has arrived! I want to share with you an artist that uses Glow in the Dark Powder in his paintings. I was blown away. http://jasonburoker.com/Main/main.html
And wait until you see this one http://www.tombacher.com/Gallery.html. I hope you enjoy.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

New Resin Jewelry Book by pennydogaccessories


There is a new Resin Jewelry article hitting the shelves! It's by one of our own, an Etsy artist that goes by "pennydogaccessories". I know she worked really hard to get this published. I'm so happy for her. I can't wait to see it! Way to go Kerry, congratulations!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Crafters, Makers, Artists for a small business-dominated economy

11-5-08 I would like to share with you an email sent to me from http://www.americancraft.com/. The part about our craft community coming together to support one another is a vision very close to my heart. I think there is room for all of us and together we can mentor, teach, support and be there for each when times are hard. I cherish each meeting with an artist or competitor alike. I hope there will be some information of value to you in this email written by Wendy Rosen & the Staff of the Buyers Market of American Craft:

For many of us, today we feel that our nation has exhaled a breath, one we’ve been holding for years.
Today, it is time to move forward.
Regardless of whom you supported, yesterday’s election was a testament to all of us and the world of the importance of the collective impact of individual actions.
Going forward, we feel assured that Main Street’s needs will be at the top of the list of “special interests” for our next president.
Now is the time to share and promote our stake in the revitalization of our nation, our economy and the world at large. We encourage you to join us by taking action toward sustaining and supporting the economic importance of craft industry.
Many of you – artists and retailers – have struggled over the past weeks, months and in some cases, years. Each of us owes it to each other to work together toward making our community a strong partner in creating a new small business-dominated economy.
But before the turnaround occurs we need to be sure that we keep our own promises to each other, sharing resources, keeping informed and increasing both business and artistic skills so that when the time comes we are prepared to take our place as the small flame that ignites the resurgence of a stronger economy.
You can begin by sharing with friends and neighbors the incredible difference that can be made to our economy with each dollar they spend locally on products made by hand in the U.S. and Canada. If the thousands of members of the craft family took one simple action a day – even one a week – imagine what we could accomplish in raising our community’s profile, and our individual prosperity.
In the coming weeks, we will be offering easy, step-by-step small tasks that will help to create social action, craft and good cause consumerism. Visit us on Facebook, our blog, and on Twitter to hear our thoughts on spreading the word about our community. And we hope that in exchange, you’ll share your suggestions with us and others as well.
We can no longer retreat into the isolation of our studios and galleries or stores. Building relationships inside and outside our community benefits us all.
If you have not already committed to attending next February’s Buyers Market of American Craft, we encourage you to do so today.
Our community’s strength is built upon the personal contact made during those four days each February and three in August.
If you are retailer, please visit
www.americancraft.com today to register.
Artists may download an application at that same website.
Today is a new day – we hope you will join us on the journey. Warm Regards, Wendy Rosen & the Staff of the Buyers Market of American CraftYou may unsubscribe here.Powered by ennect
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ResinObsession web site is now alive!

11-5-08 I spent most of the afternoon and evening yesterday populating the new ResinObsession website http://www.resinobsession.com/servlet/StoreFront. I think it looks pretty good, how about you? I did goof tho, as usual, I switched domain servers without immediately taking care of my email...oooops! I wondered why I didn't get many emails over the weekend. I thought everyone was just so busy with the election they weren't ordering anything!






























I saw Fran with Little-Windows at the Quilt Show again this year. Her booth has doubled, her samples were clever and if the crowd around her booth is any sign.... I would say she is doing well. Congrats Fran!

Many of you have asked to see samples of some of my work and while a lot of it is off with vendors for shows or waiting pictures to be made in to kits, I've taken a few pictures of some pieces. Remember I'm not a photographer or very good at picture editing.



The coral and silver beads necklace and matching bangle doesn't show up as the true color but it's close enough.
The ring looks like a real stone in person.
The amber set is a technique I developed.
I hope you like. Thanks cindy@resinobsession.com
or as the guys at Maker Faire said
"The Resin Lady"







Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Stunning Peacock Resin Pendant by Etsy Artist


When a compassionate heart saves an animal we tend to do so at any price. Jenny has done that and now she sells her art to pay for that "price".

Jenny's Peacock pendant would make a statement with any outfit. All the gift trade magazines are saying that Owls are the hot decorating item this year and Jenny has one to decorate your body. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6375023


Saturday, October 25, 2008

Resin is for Miniatures Too!

It takes a special touch and an eye for detail to make things this small. In the world of miniatures an artist selling her wares on eBay has found her special niche. http://myworld.ebay.com/gettinginthegap/



Thursday, October 23, 2008

Artists looking for Wholesale Shows check these out

For the artist that has reached that next level with their work there are two wholesale shows that I think are worth looking into:
1- http://www.americancraft.com/BMAC/index.html
2-http://www.acrelasvegas.com/

Maker Faire Austin ResinObsession demos What a BLast!

We had an awesome time at Maker Faire in Austin,Texas, which is an event created by Make Magazine to "celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset." It is like nothing else you have ever seen! I describe it as a "science museum goes to the State Fair"! A wonderful world for "tinkerers", indie upcyclers, and "Keep Austin Weird" crowd.



Craft Magazine had my Resin Starter Kits in the Maker Shed where I demonstrated how to mix and pour resin as well as ideas of all the fun stuff that can be created. If you ever have the opportunity to attend the Maker Faire, in San Mateo, CA, in May or Austin, TX, in October you should take advantage of it.


NEWSFLASH

I am so excited to announce a new product that I will be adding to the eBay store within the next few days. It is a product made by Novus that will polish your resin pieces to a beautiful shine without buffing or polishing with a wheel and jeweler's rouge. This is a hand-polish - no machinery required!



There are three products from Novus:

#1: Gently cleans without scratching, leaves a lustrous shine.Novus

#2: Removes fine scratches, haziness and abrasions.Novus

#3: Removes heavy scratches and abrasions. Requires both #1 and #2 polishes for final finishing.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Celebration ResinObsession Kits in Craft Magazine

ResinObsession Kits will be in Craft Magazine's online store. We have been busy putting together 100 kits. We are also going to the Maker Faire in Austin Oct 18 &19 to demonstrate making resin stuff. Happy Casting!

All Resin Artist a Must Read Buyers Market Of American Craft

This is a press release sent to me bythe Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft. I thought some of my customers might be interested.

Juried Pavilion Introduced at the Buyers Market of American Craft

Baltimore, MD (Sept. 26, 2008) -- A new, juried pavilion of museum-quality crafts will be the centerpiece of the Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Feb. 13-16, 2009, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

“The AmericanStyle Gallery Pavilion fills a need by creating a destination on the tradeshow floor for the galleries that cater to high-end collectors,” said Christine Kloostra, show director. “Our aim is to provide a premium display setting where they can meet the artists who are producing museum-quality and master-level work, such as fine sculpture and glass art.”

With the unveiling of the new pavilion, the winter Buyers Market expands its specialty sections. Retailers already can find the top designers of precious metal and gemstone jewelry in the Premier Jewelry Pavilion, and the best in studio furniture and home accessories in the Inspired Interiors Pavilion.

To ensure the collector quality of works in the AmericanStyle Gallery Pavilion, exhibitors are being reviewed by the internationally recognized Holsten Galleries of Stockbridge, Mass. Holsten Galleries represents leading contemporary glass artists, including Dale Chihuly, William Morris and Christopher Ries.

Featuring home and fashion accessories, art jewelry, wearables, holiday d├ęcor and sculpture in wood, metal and clay -- thousands of works by North American craft artists-- the Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft is the nation’s largest wholesale tradeshow of fine craft.

Online registration for qualified retailers (credentials required) opened October 1, 2008. Retailers can visit www.americancraft.com to get the best deals on seminar and event packages. Returning buyers can also use online registration to upgrade their status to Preferred Gallery, with benefits including a complimentary Web listing for their stores, free copies of AmericanStyle magazine, advertising discounts and more. Buyers can register today by calling 800-432-7238, ext. 195.

Artists interested in applying for the pavilion can call 410-889-2933 or e-mail info@rosengrp.com.

About the Buyers Market of American CraftThe Buyers Market of American Craft is produced by The Rosen Group, a Baltimore-based arts marketing, publishing and advocacy firm. The Rosen Group also publishes NICHE magazine, the exclusive trade publication for retailers of fine craft art, and AmericanStyle magazine, the arts lifestyle magazine for enthusiasts, collectors and travelers. The Buyers Market is wholesale to the trade only.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Deep Well Bezel Ring Jewelry Resin Silver Taking Orders

I've spoken with the ring manufacturer and he is sold out. He will be shipping around the end of October for orders that are placed now. The rings have been so popular that I am taking paid orders and putting them on a waiting list. I talked to the manufacturer on Tuesday and since I will be placing such a large order I will be one of the first to receive my shipment. After filling paid orders I doubt there will be any leftover. I'm suggesting artists place advance orders with delayed shipping. Deposits will be required for advance orders. By advance orders I mean: some artists will be at Gift Shows so to fill their order they may need 50 rings in March, 50 in April, etc.

So many have asked about a quantity discount: 20 rings for $160, 30 rings for $225, 40 rings for $280, 100 rings for $600. Orders placed now; the beginning of October are scheduled for shipping the end of October. If you would like to be assured availability after the end of October shipping, it is wise to place advance orders with later shipping dates. Advance orders will need a deposit. These handmade rings have been so popular worldwide that the manufacturer is sold out! He is increasing production. Because I have asked for such a large order I will be one of the first to receive my order but I won't place that order if I don't have orders to back it up.


Sunday, September 28, 2008

Little Classic Little Sweet Little Punk Resin Jewelry

If punk is a little more your style Ana Paula can give you that too. She is a true artist.

Anyone for a little Queen Tea Party? You can find this at http://www.anatoonstore.com.br/. Ana Paula has a wide variety of items for sale at her online shop.



Monday, September 22, 2008

artist Scott Griffin

http://savannahnow.com/node/577966

Bangle Mold Measurement Circumference not Diameter

I'm not ashamed to admit when I'm wrong. A precious math student pointed out that the term I meant all this time is circumference not diameter for the measurement of the bangle mold. No wonder why I confused everyone. I apologize. So everytime I say diameter just pretend I'm saying circumference OK? thanks cindy@resinobsession.com



Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hurricane Ike

9-17-08 As of today we have internet. Everyone is ok we are just without power. It means so much to me all of the emails of concern and blessings. Again I have the best customers in the world. You touch my heart deeply. Thank you for your blessings. Cindy

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Hurricane IKE We are OK Love Cindy & Susan

ResinObsession, Cindy & Susan and Family have survived a major hurricane, IKE. Cindy is without electricity. Susan has electricity. ResinObsession business will resume on Monday but we are not sure if UPS and USPS will be operating on Monday. If there is a delay, your purchases will be sent as soon as services has been resumed. Thank you for all your blessings and your emails will be answered as soon as possible. thank you cindy@resinobsession.com

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Applications Being Reviewed for 2009 Buyers Market

This is an excellent show for marketing your creations to a wholesale market. If you are ready to take your work to a new level then investigate, investigate, investigate. Cindy


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Christine Kloostra
Buyers Market of American Craft
Phone: 410-889-2933
E-mail: christinek@rosengrp.com
Applications reviewed on a rolling basis until show is fullBaltimore, Md. (September 8, 2008) --

Applications are now being reviewed for the 2009 Buyers Market of American Craft. Show dates for 2009 are February 13-16 (Jewelry Preview on February 12) and August 1-3 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The biannual Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft is the largest wholesale-only tradeshow of work made by hand in the United States and Canada, featuring more than 1300 artists. Buyers include retail gift shops, museum stores and galleries that sell fine handcrafted jewelry, glass art, furniture, ceramics, art made from recycled goods and more. Applications will continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. To request an application via mail, call 410-889-2933. Applications can also be downloaded from www.americancraft.com and are accepted via www.zapplication.org. Applications Being Reviewed for the 2009 Buyers Market of American Craft

Friday, September 5, 2008

Breathtaking artwork with resin

The way the last post came up in the Google alert it sounded like I did the paintings. I by now means intended to take credit for the work. I just wanted to share the many wonders that can be done with resin. The artist that did the work deserves all the credit.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Breathtaking artwork with resin

There is no end to what can be done with resin! This must be breathtaking in person. Cindy

www.nyartsmagazine.com/



Layering Landscapes
VOICES
Jimmy Baker

Jimmy Baker, Kunar Twilight (Catskills), 2008. Oil and resin on canvas, 81.3 x 61 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
The excitement I get from painting comes from the challenge of making it engage the world I experience, while consciously acknowledging such a dense and complicated history as a medium. I’m not trying to create “new” paintings, just ones that feel appropriate to our constantly changing world.
I have always been interested in the twilight between fact and fiction. Living in Ohio has shaped my perception of global events through the ubiquitous lens of digital media. The sublime setting of Cincinnati has influenced the structure of my work, creating a tension between being nowhere and everywhere at once. The Internet has provided a virtually infinite landscape of images and opinions that has begun to mutate how I think about my work. It is headed into a blurred realm of uncertainty, where images are less defined, playing more on the fears and dispositions of the viewer and creating more of a mirror than a window.
My current paintings are rendered with oil on canvas, and then coated in resin. I’ve always wanted my surfaces to cool down the expression of painting, to make them feel more like questionable documents than blatantly personal objects. The resin is extremely reflective and creates a mirror-like finish that seems to speak to what is outside the image than what is contained within it.
Painting has been very difficult to embrace as my main medium. I want my paintings to connect to video, photography, and digital imagery in a way that feels natural, not forced or illustrated. Using classical subjects like landscapes and portraiture have afforded a balance to the materials and subjects in the work. I began using the landscapes as a way to explore sentiment in American painting. Now they are more about limits: the limits of expansion. I am looking at contemporary expansion on a national and global scale, particularly in respect to the historic notion of American Expansion, of frontier, promise, and hardship. http://www.jimmybaker.com/

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Resin cabs fit in Deep Well Ring




Here are a couple of pictures to show how the cabs from mold 567 fit in the new Deep Well Rings. There is a little bit of room but if you first put a base of resin in the ring then put the cab in it will all meld together.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Beaded Resin Butterfly Suncatcher from littleblackants

I think the artist says it best----"What a sweet way to brighten your day! This lovely butterfly is made from resin and plastic beads in red, orange, and yellow. I threaded fishing line through a small drilled hole and hung it from a suction cup. Perfect to decorate any window - in your kitchen, bedroom, classroom - or take off the suction cup and hang it from your rearview mirror!"
These are from littleblackants at her Etsy store.


New Resin Jewelry designs from ETI

New resin jewelry designs from the resin manufacturer. http://eti-usa.com/consum/easycast/ec-resin-jewelry-projects-index.html

Gloss Shine to Resin Jewelry Casting

OOOOOOOOO the age old question of how to get that high shine back. It's one of my most asked questions. I promise there is a dvd coming by the end of the year, I'm trying. There are two ways to get the high gloss back once you have sanded your casting. One is to "DIP" not brush but dip your sanded piece in a new batch of liquid resin. Now before you do this you need to put some packing tape or scotch tape on the back. Resin does not adhere to scotch tape and you will need this to peel off the little drips. At the very second the resin hardens it will hardened little drips on the back. Now with the tape on the back you can peel those little drips right off. Now for the second way will require some tools like a jewelers variable slow speed bench lathe or a bench grinder will work but most of them are too fast unless you are very experienced. You will melt your piece if one is too fast. You will need stitched and unstitched muslin buffing wheels, buffing and polishing compounds. This will give you the professional high gloss finish. There is a book that you can probably find at the library that has great pictures that shows the polish and buff process. "The New Jewelry Contemporary Materials & Techniques by Carles Codina". Hang in there I promise there is more info and lots of new techniques and ideas coming soon on dvd. thanks cindy@resinobsession.com

Friday, August 22, 2008

New Resin Technique Turns Earrings into Ice Rock Crystals

Very seldom does something come along that is so different and refreshing that it takes your breath away. I think these pieces just might be on that list. She has developed a new resin technique that involves manipulating semi-cured resin when it is in the gel stage without a mould. And this is what the product looks like, naturally formed ice or rock crystals! Enjoy!

















Wednesday, August 6, 2008

TLOriginals has Fallen Back in Love wih Resin

8-6-08
This is what Tracey had to say after we painstakingly figured out why her castings where tacky : "OMG Cindy, I just had to write once more to tell you I have fallen BACK in love with resin. I did exactly as I said and made myself what I call my humid free room. HOORAY!! all pieces were HARD AND TACK FREE!! " Tracey"s studio is in her basement and gets a little humid just like my Houston studio where I keep a dehumidifier on when I pour resin and when it is curing.

I could gaze all day in to Tracey's rings. I hope she keeps up the good work.


Foxy Impression's Grand Opening on Etsy with Resin Jewelry







Well look who's having a Grand Opening Sale with her Resin Pendants! I'm so proud when I see artists open up shop and put their creations out there for the world to see. The creative industry has so much wonderful talent out there these days. Here are a few pics from Foxy Impression's store and link so you can take a look for yourself. http://foxyimpression.etsy.com/

Saturday, July 19, 2008

EssemDesign's addiction to resin





Unique original designs that are not ordinary reflect this artists own style in resin. Everyone knows how I feel about resin! A magical medium that you can do so much with. Please enjoy a few pics from EssemDesign and visit her shop http://www.essemdesign.etsy.com/




Thursday, June 26, 2008

Beautiful Thunderstorm Powerful MotherNature

I love it when it rains and find it soothing to work in the workshop while it's raining. But what a wakeup call when the lightening hit just outside the open doors. I saw a huge flash of light and the ground shook. I was using battery powered tools so no real danger. The kitties all gathered around wanting protection from Alpha Kitty Mommy. We frantically started running around shutting things down. All important electronics are plugged into battery backups but not the Internet cable. Lightening hit just outside our office yesterday 6/25/08 and traveled thru our Internet cable destroying our router, switch and pci card in the computer. I have things fixed and just need to tidy up. We lost a few emails we were working on at the time of the strike so if you have an email you were waiting on an answer please resend. I think we were finished with shipments for the day (6-25) when we had the strike but please email me if you have any concerns about your order. I will start processing orders tomorrow. Thank you and blessings, Cindy

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sister Babe creations from new ResinObsession Jewelry Molds



Sister Babe sent me these pics of her latest creations using the new jewelry molds. I think she did an awesome job.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

New molds, new mold making machine starts Passion for Plastic

Exciting News! ResinObsession starts Passion for Plastic! A mold making machine is on the way. We will now have the capabilities to make custom resin molds! YAHOO! That means a larger Bangle resin mold will be hitting the ResinObsession store soon. You asked and I found a way to fulfill your wants. It's not fancy but it will make custom resin molds of your dreams..... I've been dreaming of a Bubble ring mold (which will be no easy task), how about you?

I'm also about half way thru the "Start to Finish Bangle Video". I think you will like it. It has several new ideas such as stone setting, painting, polishing, etc.

I'm trying to do better at posting on a regular basis. I have new molds to show you!




Oh and there is more great news! I have an assistant that helps me 2 days a week. Her name is Susan. She helps me stay focused and keeps our money straight. You know us creative types all we want to do is be in the Studio and not have to worry about the paper and money!

We also opened our ETSY store and have been welcomed with warm and wonderful orders our first hour! YAHOO! Thank You Etsy! Blessings to all. Cindy

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Resin Artist has a unique style for her creative jewelry




Check out this Etsy store. She is "Home of the ORIGINAL Cupcake Sprinkle and DOTD Necklace". Her cupcake sprinkle necklaces have been featured in Kiki Magazine! Way to Go! Yahoo! Congratulations! http://www.lunaricsales.etsy.com/

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Resin Pendant Work of Art

If I didn't know better I would swear this is not resin, but I do know better. In fact it's from one of the new pendant molds. Shannon Egan with SquareEffects created this outstanding work of art.


http://www.squareeffects.com/

http://www.squareeffects.etsy.com/

http://www.cafepress.com/SquareEffects

Excellent videos I found on YouTube

Take a look at these awesome videos I found on YouTube. His finished work is cool too.





Sunday, May 4, 2008

Girl's Resin Butterfly Necklace


I had fun making this simple, yet cute little girl's necklace with ribbon bows and resin butterflies. The butterflies are from mold #554, along with transparent dye in EasyCast resin all sold in my store, ResinObsession. This is a simple version which I'm sure you can come up with many variations of your own. Have fun and enjoy casting, Cindy

Turkey Calls Using Epoxy Pigment




Here are pics of Turkey Calls made by one of my customers. He contacted me asking how he could change the look of the resin he was using to combine the two pieces. It was turning amber and did not look very professional. The white opaque pigment mixed with the resin made all the difference. Way to go pigeonracer4! They look awesome! They look very professional. Just that little change made such a big difference. Thanks for sending me pics.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Resin embedded pendant with dried flower!

This is a pendant from Dale Martin.
Dale did a great job embedding her flower in the resin.

Bracelet of resin wrapped with wire

Here are some pics sent in by Kathleen Anchant. This is how she describes her work: It's a bracelet made with sterling silver wire, onyx and Steinlen pictures embedded in resin. I've drilled the resin to thread it onto the wire and then wire wrapped the whole thing.



I think she did an awesome job! Very creative.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Resin Artist! Have a Look at Her Jewelry!

As I find resin artists I'm going to share them here on the Blog. Funny when I scrolled on blog I saw my how to video. Goes to show you what a small world it is after all! Enjoy.http://www.diy-or-die.net/ Maybe I will learn how to embed in the blog soon!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Seems to be a lot of Resin-ing going on!

The creativity among the resin artists can be seen at this Flickr collage where they share with us such a colorful and uplifting display of eye candy. I just love it! I hope you do to. http://www.flickr.com/groups/94714109@N00/

Friday, February 22, 2008

Mold #409



This is mold #409. The only discription in the book is large 1 1/2" x 2 1/4 " and entire mold holds about 2 1/2 oz. I'm guessing they are saying the largest cavity, which by the looks of it is the star in the lower right corner. It would be $6.00 in the store.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Found this cool site

I think this is a very interesting site. The instructions are very detailed with great upclose pictures. I'll put some resin instructions up after I'm done with yuk yuk yuk taxes!
Happy Casting!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

CHA Trade Show

The CHA Trade Show was awesome and exhausting! I crammed 4 classes and saw 1000 companies into 3½ days. I have some new ideas?. ....creativity breeds creativity! I see a book in the future, some project kits, a how-to DVD in a class room format and some new tools I've invented. New jewelry molds are on order and should arrive in about two weeks. There are more new jewelry molds coming out this summer. I found a source for mold putty and lots of bezels, I just need to comb through them all to find the distributor with the best price. I'm sure you want the best price right. I found a source for the little plastic people to embed but they did not have a catalog on it, so it will be awhile before I get info on them. If there are things you are looking for email me now before I start placing orders. As soon as I'm done with my 1st year taxes (yuk yuk yuk), I'll be posting new pics, new ways to use things and new ideas for those of you that make jewelry to sell. You are not going to believe what I came up with. Think dichroic glass, metal, sparklies, and indie craft. It's going to be so exciting at Resin Obsession this year.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Flickr discussion group

Here is a Flickr discussion group on Resin, Resin Jewelry you might be interested in. It reminded me that you might want to send in to magazines for exposure.

Found Idea to share

January 28,2008
I found this and thought I would share. Great idea for Resin Jewelry. Double sided resin Pendant. http://www.theartycrafter.co.nz/images/Double%20sided%20resin%20pendant.pdf

Studio Clean UP

January 28, 2008
I am so ready to start creating.... I spent all day yesterday cleaning up the Studio. When I was creating all those samples for CHA, the Studio was buzzing with molds here, fibers there, drying boards... it looked like a tornado hoovering for a couple of weeks. When it was all over I just walked away exhausted, didn't look back. But now things needs to be put back in there homes and the work surfaces ready for new projects.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Measurement conversion

January 25, 2008
I found this really cool site that will take measurements and convert them to other forms of measurement. Make sense? You can enter 1 inch and it will calculate that it equals 25.4mm!!! Cool. here it is http://www.worldwidemetric.com/metcal.htm
Cindy
Oh and today is one of my best friends birthday.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARGE!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Baking Resin

January 21, 2008

Hi Obsessioners,
I found some video that some of you have emailed me about on baking resin. I thought I would link it here in the Blog so we can easily find it to refer to. I have not tried it yet. If you have please email me and let me know your results.

How to Use a Resin & Hardener to Make Jewelry

How to Make a Jeweled Frame

How to Mix Resin & Hardener in Jewelry Making

How to Use Pigment When Making Jewelry

How to Use Enamel When Making Jewelry

Sunday, January 13, 2008

DIY Network resin episode

January13, 2008
Hi Everyone,
Thought you might be interested in this DIY Network episode on making a resin pendant embedded with a guitar pick. They used EasyCast resin! http://silver-and-wire-jewlery.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!D36AFE1FDA3E5DCC!803.entry

Happy Casting
Cindy
Resin Obsession

Friday, January 11, 2008

Drilling Resin

Sanding Resin

Embed in Resin Part 2

Embed in Resin Part 1

High Gloss Bangle

Adding Color

Mixing Resin

UK distributor carries EasyCast

Hi,
I just got an email from a fellow Obsessioner that Ian Clarke Coatings in the UK is now carrying EasyCast resin! I also understand that he takes PayPal. You can find his address, phone number and fax on the Resin Obsession International Distributors Page. http://stores.ebay.com/RESINOBSESSION?refid=store/International-Distributors-List.html or
http://www.clarke-coatings.co.uk/
I hope this helps.

I have a tip: Browsing I found where someone asked How to polish resin after they had sanded it. One of the answers involved denatured alcohol. Denatured alcohol does have a tendacy to amber your resin after a short amount of time. It is better to use sand paper increasing your grit then buff / polish with a cloth wheel loaded with polish for plastic.

Happy Casting
Cindy
http://www.ebaystores.com/Resinobsesson?refid=store

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

This is so exciting!

January 9, 2008

Hi,

I've had so many firsts in my life with Resin Obsession, one being this Blog! I can't believe I'm doing this, I'm blogging. I know for some this is old news you've been blogging for years but for me I didn't feel like I had a reason to to blog. Now with Resin Obsession moving at such a fast pace I have something to write about.

I'm still trying to polish up the Resin Obsession store with unified listings and store pages. Next I have to tackle the dreaded preparation paperwork for taxes. With this being the first time it is going to take longer, much longer!

The exciting thing I'm looking forward to is the trip to CHA, Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show in February. It's been about 10 years since I've been and I know things have changed. I've signed up for a couple of classes so I can bring you some new tips on working with resin. I'll be searching for new products to enhance resin creations. I get excited just talking about it.

Got to go
Happy Casting
Cindy
Resin Obsession