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Another quick tutorial- paper ephemera pendant

Following on from yesterday, I thought I’d do another mini-tutorial, this time using the glass cabs and settings from Beadcrafty. They are both 18mm x 22mm ovals so are compatible with each other, which means you can get the two essential parts from the same place.

You will need…

A bezel, a cab, a piece of paper for the image (scrapbook, ephemera, photograph, whatever!), scissors and Ranger Glossy Accents.


Squirt a bean sized amount of Glossy Accents onto the flat side of the cab and squish it down over the part of the paper you want in the necklace. Push it so that the glass goes clear again (Glossy Accents is cloudy when wet) and there are no trapped bubbles. Once happy with the position, wipe off the excess glue from the edges with a paper towel or a rag. Leave to dry for at least half an hour, preferably a few hours if you can spare them.


Cut around the cab close to the edge.


Squeeze a pea sized amount of glossy accents on the inside of the bezel and push it around with the nozzle to evenly coat it. Stick the glass piece on top.

I’ve got a few secret sewing projects going on for Christmas, so I can’t show you them just in case, but I will show you a bit of stippling I did yesterday on one of them. It was my first attempt at this, and I found it quite therapeutic- the texture is lovely. And I must say the pedal-less operation was particularly useful!

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Jesus and his amazing multicoloured pendants

This is what is taking a lot of my time at the minute. I am making Jesus pendants for a regular wholesale customer. Never fear though, for I have finished day 1 of a resin experiment, which may result in a tutorial for you all next week!

Resin Meets Decopatch Pendant Tutorial

It’s about time I posted the other tutorial I promised a couple of weeks back; today I will be showing you how to make this…

YOU WILL NEED
1 Square Copper Patera Pendant (available here)
A sheet of Decopatch Paper- I used #358 (bought from The Decopatch Place)
Decopatch Glue and a brush
Silver colour letter beads (I bought mine from Dizzy Beads)
A Sixpence or other “lucky” coin
Resin Obsession Water Clear Resin (available here)
Mixing Cup
Stirring Stick
Disposable spoon (optional)

1) Tear the paper into tiny bits. Apply glue to the inside of a bezel and place a shred of paper in, coating it with more glue.

2) Keep adding pieces of paper and applying glue over the top. Use the straighter pieces to meet up with the edges of the bezel until it is all completely covered.
3) Whilst the glue is still wet, position your coin inside. Then insert the silver letter beads how you want them. Leave to dry.


4) Once completely dry, mix up some resin according to the instructions. I measure it in teaspoons, so two spoons A to one spoon of B. Fill the bezel until it domes and leave to set- that’s it!

I did have more photos but they were lost in the great memory card disaster so I hope this is OK!

Seaglass tutorial live and some other things…

As promised, I am letting you know that the faux seaglass tutorial I mentioned in my last post is now live on the Resin Obsession blog here!

Also I have been working on some custom pendants, including these hair ones, despite moving house in two days which is a total stress right now:

And I have just received delivery of some stuff that should make polyester resin less brittle (I’m thinking great for knitting needles) and some stuff you add to stop the nasty squidginess it sometimes has- I wish I had this before embarking on the chess set. Which reminds me I really should go back and look at that.

W00t! A tute! Distressed Victorian Lace recycled jewellery pendant

It’s about time I shared a tutorial with you. I have a couple of other ones I hope to post relatively soon too…

You will need:
Clear Polyester Gelcoat
Plastic spoon (optional)
Plastic cup
Mixing stick
Mould release spray
Hot pink Pearl Ex powder
Lisa Pavelka “Romance” Texture stamp
Band Saw or Junior Hacksaw
Black pigment inkpad
Drill
Acrylic spray
9mm jump ring
Recycled jewellery chain
Recycled flower dangly earring

Suppliers:
Pearl Ex powder and Lisa Pavelka stamp from the Polymer Clay Pit: www.polymerclaypit.co.uk


1) Prep the texture stamp with mould release spray and leave to dry. Spoon about 4 level teaspoons of polyester gelcoat into a plastic cup and add catalyst as directed.



2) Stir well until it is a beige colour instead of pink and sprinkle in some pink pearl ex powder. Use the stick to mix this in thoroughly to give a pearlised effect.



3) Pour the gelcoat onto the rubber stamp and then level out with the spoon. Leave to set for about an hour- gelcoat sets much faster than normal resin!


4) Pull the rubber carefully away from the resin piece.


5) Cut a rectangle out of the resin sheet. I used a band saw, but you can also use a junior hacksaw if you don’t have one.



6) Apply the ink to the texture on the resin thoroughly and leave to dry for a few minutes before sealing with an acrylic spray.



7) Drill a hole through the top of the piece. Take some old chain from some retro costume jewellery and attach each end to the pendant through a 9mm jump ring. The chain should be long enough that it doesn’t need a clasp. Next, take the earwire off an old costume earring and hand the charm in front of the resin piece. Close the jump ring.

Enjoy!

Patera bezels

I’ve just started selling the Patera range of deep well bezels in my shop. They’re not cheap as they’re made in the US from cast pewter and then coated (the £50 postage and customs bill didn’t help either!). I have a small selection of shapes in antique gold, antique silver, sterling silver and copper. Here’s one I made earlier…

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 .

They are here! Plus Flickr competition!

The acrylic bezels are here! I spend all last night gluing these babies together! There are plans for more styles and colours to be available very soon so watch this space, for the time being there are hearts, stars and bracelet components both singly and in packs of 6 available in black.

I’m running a mini competition on Flickr until October 31st in light of this. If you buy one of these bezels, please photograph what you make with it and enter it here, I will then choose the most striking and/or imaginative piece as the winner. The winner will receive a bracelet multipack plus two more bezels of their choice and will be contacted via FlickrMail week commencing 1st November.

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 😉

Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got, I’m still Penny from the block…

I’ve recently been making faux gemstones and plan to make these in all of the birthstones! originally they were made with drill in bails:

but now they have these new stick on ones, making them much neater and giving a cleaner finish!:

The bails if you want to use them for your own jewellery come in packs of 10 for 50p in the PennyDog shop, and the “Diamond” earrings and pendant will be added to the “Sparkle” category a little later today!