Friday, June 29, 2012

new skinny laminx stock just arrived at Vamp - 29 June 2012

Look at what I have just unpacked, so pretty!

Flower Fields cushion covers @ R250 each
Photograph courtesy of skinnylaminx 


Orla in Solid Plum cushion cover @ R250. 
Photograph courtesy of skinny laminx 


Wild Flower cushion covers @ R250.
Photograph courtesy of skinny laminx 

Eep cushion covers @ R250. 
Photograph courtesy of skinny laminx

Cloudbirds cushion covers @ R250


Pincushion cushion covers @ R250. 
Photograph courtesy of skinny laminx

Flower dream tea towels in strawberry and lemon @ R115 each

Bezel Wire and Resin - A Tutorial For Experienced Resin Users - Finished Pendant!

 This is now my best resin sample ever!
This is the fifth post in a series I started Monday. 
 Yesterday I showed you how I applied a glaze layer of Jewelry Resin to the back side to cover the adhesive residue.  It worked perfectly and you can really see how my coloured resin is now showcased from the back.
 I am so happy with my collage elements and coloured resin!
The bezel wire shape is perfect!
 Now I had the fun of assembling the my art into a wearable piece of art.  To do that I gathered two strands of beads and a Fiskars hand drill.  This hand drill allowed me to carefully drill two small holes through the pendant to attach my gold jump rings.

 I am over the moon with my final necklace!!
I can't wait to wear it!


I hope you enjoyed this special one-week tutorial.
There is so much you can do with resin!  

To See How We Got To This Point
Bezel Wire and Resin - A Tutorial For Experienced Resin Users 
Bezel Wire and Resin - A Tutorial For Experienced Resin Users
- Part Two
Bezel Wire and Resin - A Tutorial For Experienced Resin Users
Bezel Wire and Resin - A Tutorial For Experienced Resin Users
- Part Four

One last tip.
My necklace beads came from Jesse James Beads.  Their pre-selected strands are just gorgeous and I was amazed at how well they matched my final pendant with almost no work on my part!

As we head into the long weekend (in Canada) I want to wish all my friends a happy Canada Day!

New furniture stock at Vamp - 29 June 2012


Vintage wicker rocking chair
Height of back from floor -109cm | Height of seat – 41cm|Width of seat – 52cm


Rose/gold vintage anodized aluminum tea trolley
51cm x 34cm| Height – 65.5cm


Ornate vintage wicker bedside table
44cm x 44cm| Height – 63.5cm


Mounted Gemsbok Horns
From bottom of plaque to top of horns – 1)128cm + 2) 115cm


Stool with beech legs and seat re-upholstered in Hertex Twine Granite
53xm x 37cm| Height -46cm


Stool with dark wood base and seat re-upholstered in Hertex Bondi
46cm x 31cm| Height – 38cm


70’s Imbuia sideboard
Length – 136cm| Depth – 44.5cm| Height – 71cm




Vintage kitchen dresser in cream and black
Length – 122cm| Depth – 42cm| Height – 172cm




Frystark sideboard, Maple and Imbuia mix with glass sliding doors
Length – 137cm| Depth – 46.5cm| Height – 90cm




Retro multi-level coffee table
127cm x 52cm| Height – 41cm




Oak drinks cabinet with white accents
Length – 65cm| Depth – 29.5cm| Height – 93.5cm




Set of 6 beautifully crafted D.S. Vorster and Co. Mahogany dining chairs, including 2 carvers. Re-upholstered in Hertex Edith Tropical Sea. Original makers mark intact.
Height of back from floor – 82cm | Height of seat – 49cm|Width of seat – 47cm


Vintage globe on wooden base, this one lights up.
Height – Approx 42cm




Green top Formica kitchen table
121cm x 67.5cm, Height – 74cm

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bezel Wire and Resin - A Tutorial For Experienced Resin Users Part FOUR


When I left you yesterday my resin filled bezel heart was happily curing on my warm desk.  Today I removed the double-sided tape back.
The back looks great...just what I was hoping for!  You can see that the extra over-pour of resin (see yesterday's post) peeled away very easily.  What you can't see is that the back of my piece now has a very thin layer of sticky residue.  The double-sided tape leaves this behind.  In the past I have tried using all sorts of glue and residue removers to get it off...none very successfully.  So now I do something better.....
I made one final little batch of Jewelry Resin.   I painted it on as a glaze layer right over the entire back of my piece.  No more sticky residue, it is under the new glaze layer!  I will let this cure 24 hours and then I will start to set up my final post with a finished piece of jewelry to show you!


To See How We Got To This Point
Bezel Wire and Resin - A Tutorial For Experienced Resin Users 
Bezel Wire and Resin - A Tutorial For Experienced Resin Users
- Part Two
Bezel Wire and Resin - A Tutorial For Experienced Resin Users

 


Bezel Wire and Resin - A Tutorial For Experienced Resin Users Part FOUR


When I left you yesterday my resin filled bezel heart was happily curing on my warm desk.  Today I removed the double-sided tape back.
The back looks great...just what I was hoping for!  You can see that the extra over-pour of resin (see yesterday's post) peeled away very easily.  What you can't see is that the back of my piece now has a very thin layer of sticky residue.  The double-sided tape leaves this behind.  In the past I have tried using all sorts of glue and residue removers to get it off...none very successfully.  So now I do something better.....
I made one final little batch of Jewelry Resin.   I painted it on as a glaze layer right over the entire back of my piece.  No more sticky residue, it is under the new glaze layer!  I will let this cure 24 hours and then I will start to set up my final post with a finished piece of jewelry to show you!


To See How We Got To This Point
Bezel Wire and Resin - A Tutorial For Experienced Resin Users 
Bezel Wire and Resin - A Tutorial For Experienced Resin Users
- Part Two
Bezel Wire and Resin - A Tutorial For Experienced Resin Users

 


Bezel Wire and Resin - A Tutorial For Experienced Resin Users Part FOUR


When I left you yesterday my resin filled bezel heart was happily curing on my warm desk.  Today I removed the double-sided tape back.
The back looks great...just what I was hoping for!  You can see that the extra over-pour of resin (see yesterday's post) peeled away very easily.  What you can't see is that the back of my piece now has a very thin layer of sticky residue.  The double-sided tape leaves this behind.  In the past I have tried using all sorts of glue and residue removers to get it off...none very successfully.  So now I do something better.....
I made one final little batch of Jewelry Resin.   I painted it on as a glaze layer right over the entire back of my piece.  No more sticky residue, it is under the new glaze layer!  I will let this cure 24 hours and then I will design my final post with a finished piece of jewelry to show you!


To See How We Got To This Point
Bezel Wire and Resin - A Tutorial For Experienced Resin Users 
Bezel Wire and Resin - A Tutorial For Experienced Resin Users
- Part Two
Bezel Wire and Resin - A Tutorial For Experienced Resin Users

 


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Nunn Design Give-A-Way Winner!

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You won!  
Now you will have a few items to pour resin into after all!
Please email me your address and Nunn Design will mail out your give-a-way!
Be sure to tell us what you do with all these great components!
Thank you to Becky Nunn for providing me with the components for my blog posts last weeks and for the prize.
Thank you to everyone who left a comment!  Wish I had a gift for everyone!
Email: carmimail@aol.com

Bezel Wire and Resin - A Tutorial For Experienced Resin Users Part THREE

 Here we are, mid-week and day three of my complex bezel and resin project.  Yesterday's pour of resin has cured for 24 hours and there has been no seepage through the bottom of the wire.  That is great!  I took out my gel markers for one more round of surface marking.  
I am looking at my piece to see if there are any areas I want to highlight or add paint or glitter to at this stage.
 The next step is to make a final pour of Jewelry Resin to ensure that the whole bezel is covered evenly.
 There was a small over-pour going on at the front.  I am going to leave this alone.  It will cure in place and in a about 12 hours I will be able to peel it away from the edge.
 Remember!  Resin does not like the cold.  
Now that the air conditioning is on in my home my studio is very cool.  I am keeping a desk lamp on so that my work area is warm.  Tomorrow I will peel away the double sided tape to reveal the open back!

NUNN GIVE-A-WAY TODAY
I will monitor entries and eliminate any blog comments after 4pm.
I'll announce the winner at approximately 6pm my time.


To See How We Got To This Point
Bezel Wire and Resin - A Tutorial For Experienced Resin Users 
Bezel Wire and Resin - A Tutorial For Experienced Resin Users

frankie magazine issue 46 has just arrived at Vamp...

Pop in and pick one up or place your order now...


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bezel Wire and Resin - A Tutorial For Experienced Resin Users Part TWO

Here is my heart shaped bezel on the morning of DAY TWO.  After twelve hours you can easily see where I poured in some coloured resin and a little clear resin in random locations.  There are a few areas at the base of my shape that have no resin...it is just exposed double-sided tape.
 I am now adding a "second pour" of Jewelry Resin to just make sure the entire bottom is definitely resin.  My resin bottom layer is only about 1/10 of an inch high.  It is a very thin pour designed to just ensure my bezel shape remains solid and that resin is not seeping out through the bottom.
 I also dropped in a few glass beads.  I let this heart shape cure for an additional 8-10 hour.  
DAY TWO EVENING I added paper and embellishments.  You can see my mod-podge which is gluing everything to that first thin resin bottom.  I worked carefully because the resin in the bottom is relatively hard, but it still needs a full 48 hour cure.
 After my glue was dry I was able to see how my mini collage was looking.  At this point I added in some paint and glitter.
Now I prepared my "third pour" of Jewelry Resin.  You can see that I did not pour my resin to the brim.  This will allow me to work on one more level.  I'll show you that next.

To See How We Got To This Point
Bezel Wire and Resin - A Tutorial For Experienced Resin Users 

Don't forget the huge Nunn Give-a-way is on until Wednesday!