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

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"