Butterflies Fantasy 3-D Necklace

January 25, 2011

A new design, fresh from my studio, just in time for spring. Colorful, transparent Butterflies alight on a crystal clear bib style necklace. There are a total of seven 3-Dimensional Butterflies, each a different color. The butterfly colors are iridescent and shimmer in the sun light. Their 3-dimensional bodies and long black antennae are coated […]

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Seahorse Bracelet in Turquoise Resin

April 28, 2010

The color combinations of these bracelets is endless. I just had to try one in my favorite color, turquoise. Like an ice cold drink, these colors are cool and refreshing. Clear iridescent blue coral colored resin sea fans, accented with a large seahorse in vibrant blue turquoise resin with flakes of 22K gold and a […]

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Long, Long Winters and Cooking Experiments

March 31, 2010

My Family is getting bored being couped up all winter. Experimental cooking has become the thing to do at our house. Last night we had Stir-fry Hot Dogs, with vegetables and rice. A real taste treat for sure. “Don’t worry honey” my Fiance says, “I’ll make it better next time.” Next time !?! Before that, […]

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Seahorse Resin Bracelet-Variations on a Theme

March 23, 2010

When creating a new mold, it makes economic sense if the mold can be used for more than one design. The molds I make are expensive to produce, because I use industrial strength silicones. But, they last a long time and can be used over and over, without deterioration. Here is an example of another […]

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Vintage Black Lace Resin Bracelet – Something Different

March 21, 2010

I was rummaging through an old box of fabrics when I came across some lace I had bought years ago. This beautiful old lace gave me an idea. I started with 2 pieces of the vintage black Venetian lace, cut to 7 inches long and joined them with a row of jet black crystal beads. […]

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My first spring loaded, clapper style resin bracelet

March 9, 2010

This bracelet has been on my design list for a while now. I wanted a resin bracelet that was easy on and off, comfortable to wear, and oval shaped. The biggest hurdle was finding the spring loaded jewelry hinges. The next problem was finding a heat-proof bracelet mandrel for post curing the urethane resin (see […]

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Sometimes you just have to make your own jewelry tools

March 5, 2010

I have a new bracelet design that requires an oval shaped bracelet mandrel for final heat treating. I bought a cast steel mandrel years ago (very expensive) but the steps are just not long enough for my current needs. The steps are 1 3/4″ long and I need one 2 1/4″ in length. I scoured […]

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New Butterfly Cuff Bracelets and “Kamikaze Gnats”

January 23, 2010

My banana trees are happily spending the winter in my studio. Unfortunately, they are harboring tiny fugitives – gnats! A few gnats are not a problem, until they find their way into my casting room. I had just finished a new butterfly bracelet and was removing it from the pressure pot, when I found a […]

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Bracelet Design – Refining the Idea

December 21, 2009

I keep a notebook, where all of my design ideas are drawn. This notebook contains the date, manufacturing questions and details, resin amounts, and test results. Of course other less pertinent information, like to-do lists and phone numbers find their way into my notebook. This is the anal engineer part of my personality. I still […]

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Mermaid Bracelet in Gold Mermaid Jewelry “Treasure”

December 19, 2009

Today, I tried casting my new mermaid bracelet design in gold pigmented resin. I then gave it an antiquing wash of black acrylic paint to bring out the details. I think the gold looks fantastic, and the details really pop! This medium can be frustrating to learn, but so much fun. To read all the […]

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