Posted in Random things

25.7.16

The Most Original Thing Ever Painted

I saw an exhibit with artifacts from Pompeii I was slightly inspired by this bronze thing but colors are too nice so I didn’t do it monochrome.

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It’s not entirely done but I don’t care at this point.

Posted in Random things

18.7.16

So the 18th century was a wild time.

Let’s pretend fantasy creatures had some kind of alternative fashion because I didn’t use a real reference picture for her outfit and I’m sure there are historical discrepancies

I currently do not own any oil/acrylic paints so I bastardized my watercolor set instead by just not adding water to most of it. I probably shouldn’t do that again.

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Posted in Jewellery and Charms, Tutorials

Miniature River Rock Pendant Tutorial

Remember my resin rocks post? I made a tutorial. This is that tutorial.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Cameo backs/bezels of your choice
  • Small stones of any kind. You could hunt for some on a beach. I had some in a jar.
  • A few toothpicks
  • Clear epoxy resin and all the tools associated with it (stirring stick, stirring cup, measuring spoon, etc.)

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I used a bit of plasticine to level out my bezel, because it didn’t lie flat.

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There’s really not that much to this process… start adding rocks!
I started with a big one because I thought it was easier to build around it with the little ones.

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Use a toothpick to help you poke around and rearrange as you like. Try to use a variety of sizes, as this will look most dimensional and interesting, I think, but play around with it.

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Make sure to fill in every part of the bezel, so there are no gaps or blank spots. The smallest rocks are useful for filling in the little spaces. I let some of the pointy ones stick out past the edge of the bezel, just because it’ll look more interesting when we fill it with resin.

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Once the rocks have been arranged to your liking, mix up some resin to trap them there forever. Mine had a ratio of 1:3, but every brand will be different.

As you can see, I made two.

Drip the resin in carefully with your stirring stick, and don’t overfill! (I did that on one of mine.) If yours does spill out a bit, use a cotton bud to wipe around the edge and soak up some of the resin.

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Make sure not to miss any spots. Once your pendant is filled, put it on a silicone mat (or an upturned mold) to set.

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This is an excellent time to try to clean up the toxic mess of resin that inevitably happened all over your crafting table.

Once they set, you are done!

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They are very dimensional and shiny.

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Add jewelry findings and some chain to make them into a necklace (or whatever you want) and enjoy your new pendants!😀

(I also posted this tutorial as a video on my youtube channel. Pls give me views.)