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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