Tag Archives: acrylic

A couple of quick things…

Firstly, the Flickr competition has been extended until Christmas now as I am adding more bezels to the shop later and it would be unfair to release these so close to deadline. The group explains what is goiung on, but basically if you take a picture of anything you have made with a PennyDog acrylic bezel and post it there, you could win a lot more of them!

Secondly I have put some of Penny’s best moments on Facebook, these pictures make me smile and I hope it will help to undo making so many people cry!

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I need your help bezel fans!

Since I posted about the cupcake bezel class, it seems loads of people want to get hold of that shape, moreso than the hearts and stars, so I wondered, what other shapes should I start to offer? I plan to introduce the cupcakes to the range very soon, so this is the current list;

* Heart Pendant (black, though white is on the way!)
* Star Pendant (black, again white on the way)
* Bracelet Squares (black, white on the way)
* Bangles (white)
* Circle Pendant (white)
* Cupcake pendant (white)

I’m thinking maybe ring blanks at this stage? Suggestions please! 🙂

Don’t forget to enter the bezel competition! www.flickr.com/groups/pennydogbezelcomp

Blog and run…

Another uber-quick post, just to let you know that the white bezels are now in stock. These are now not just poly-cemeted togehter, but are extra reinforced around the edges, eliminating any leak problems you may have previously experienced! Don’t forget the bezel competition if you fancy having a go with any of the range!

Also I now have one trial run of pigment to see how it goes and if you guys want more colours!

PRESS RELEASE: New Bezels for Resin Exclusively at PennyDog

A range of acrylic bezels- specifically for resin jewellery- now available

PennyDog continues to pioneer contemporary resin crafting in the UK with the introduction of specially designed acrylic jewellery bezels. The initial range features heart and star pendants and square bracelet feature blanks, all with a generous 5mm depth for embedding all sorts of goodies. Uniquely, they also come with a template for cutting fabric and paper to fit inside, making the process so simple and ideal for beginners.

Currently available in black, there are plans for white bezel bangles and circle pendants for late summer. The bezels are laser cut from sturdy acrylic in two sections, then pieced together by hand. Priced at just £2.20 for a pendant, they make creating professional results affordable.

All customers that purchase a bezel can enter their finished creations into a pool on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/groups/pennydogbezelcomp/) to be in with a chance of winning a bracelet bezel set and two further bezels of their choice! The closing date is November 1st 2010, so why not get making this summer?

Bezels and other resin supplies, as well as finished jewellery pieces are available at www.penny-dog.co.uk .

PennyDog exclusive resin bezels!

Coming very soon are these new bezels for resin jewellery! I designed them and then had them prduced in black acrylic, with white versions expected a little later this year depending on how well received these are! They are 5mm deep, so brilliant for embedding more than just fabric and paper.

You also get a template with each one so you can accurately cut paper to go inside, simply draw around the shape and cut just inside of the line.

They are laser cut and then I assemble them by hand. Leave me a comment if there’s a particular shape you would like to see made and it might just happen!

This little square is 1.5cm wide, I plan to sell these as a bracelet kit with 5 pieces, a toggle clasp and jump rings for £7.20, or individual pieces for £1.50 each.

These stars and hearts are 2 inches wide and make very cute pendants. I plan to sell these for £2.20 each.

I only received these samples today and I was so impatient that I didn’t seal the paper in these properly and the glue probably wasn’t completely dry so it went white, so please excuse the rubbishness of these examples and pretend they are really good 😉

Spotlight on… Wanna BE

No Cross Stitch update this week cos… umm… I didn’t do any. But I do want to show you someone else’s work- this time it’s Wanna BE on Etsy. I love lace patterns and doilies made modern, so this jewellery really appealed to me!

Spotlight on… Una Odd

I love this beautiful acrylic jewellery from Una Odd and the combination of a synthetic material with natural patterns. Here’s some of my favourites…

Spotlight on… Jujulee

It’s been a few months since I last featured laser cut jewellery, so I think I’m allowed to show you some more! This time it is Etsy seller jujulee’s turn. My absolute favourite pieces are the”diamond” rings. Very cute and inexpensive!

Make 50: Week 38, or how to create a mess

I’ve been making textured bangles and highlighting with colour, for example these resin bangles with metallic enamel paint…

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However I wanted to create some with black recesses and bought acrylic paint, thinking this would work better. It didn’t. It was messy trying to wipe off the excess paint whilst still wet so I left it to dry and now I can’t get the stuff off! I left it soaking overnight in turpentine substitute and then attacked it with a toothbrush and it STILL won’t come off! I saw a video on YouTube where someone cleaned acrylic paint off resin figurines with Dettol, so maybe I need to go down the shop and buy some. I have TCP but not sure if that will work the same.

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So back on with the enamel on a new red bangle and bad news again…. I was brushing the excess of with the very same toothbrush and spattered myself including my skirt which I had only been wearing for half an hour. It’s now in the bath covered in Vanish! Fingers crossed it will survive!

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Product Review: Soop rings!

 

So I got some of those lovely animal rings from http://soop.etsy.com that I featured on my blog earlier, a cow and a little goat. They come in various sizes to fit everyone and are perfectly made from translucent acrylics. They feel comfortable to wear although I do find the horns on the goat are a little realistic and can get caught on things! Luckily I layer them (as pictured) so the cow protects his friend from causing any real damage. They come in different forest and farmyard favourites, as well as toadstools and trees being available for extra layering effect. You could create a whole scene on your fingers! Priced at $12 individually, or $50 or $80 per complete set of the forest or farmyard range respectively. Great, unusual gifts for the young and the young at heart, and the fact that they are made from one piece of material means that they will no doubt last a long long time.