Thursday, June 2, 2011

Adventures in Resin

Hello All!
I have just returned from a trip to Canyon Ranch in Tucson. It was absolutely fabulous! Its good to be back and working hard.
I have been working on creating some new pieces that involve printing on the polymer. I love the way the prints add color and pattern to the jewelry. It is so exciting to mix jewelry making and printmaking! With these new pieces I have been experimenting with different resins. I think the resin adds a great glossy look as well as strengthen the clay. However resin is very fickle. Resin does not like sticking to plastic so putting it directly on the polymer has not been successful. If you don't mix the resin really well it will take weeks to harden. I love the appearance so I have not given up on it yet.
I have recently made some head way with the resin. It is so fabulous looking I just love the way they look. The pictures are of the resin experimenting and some of the newer pieces. I hope you all love them as much as I do!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Gloria- I cover polymer clay with UV resin a lot- it needs "walls" tho- once covered and cured polymer works great !
    I also put clay in metal bezels- fire it then pour U/v resin on top -- I love how the colours explode!