Today we have Cat Kerr joining us at Somerset Place, where she shares how to use ICE Resin to create beautiful works of wearable art.
I often discover new ideas for using ICE Resin by accident; my creative process never seems to go exactly as planned. As artists, we must decide what stays and what goes. It is in the mistakes that new inspiration can be found and used to our advantage.
This piece was inspired by one messy handler (me) who spilled and dripped thick lumps of resin as she attempted to fill a bezel. The beautiful, organic shapes found on my work table the next morning inspired this shapeless, free-flowing pendant.
Popsicle stick and cups
Shell frame or any frame
Assorted findings for the center
Gold paint pen
- Cut your trim to desired size and place on wax paper.
- Add your frame and assemble pendant components.
- Mix two equal parts resin and hardener. Stir with a Popsicle stick for two minutes.
- Carefully add resin to the center of your frame using the Popsicle stick.
- Pour the remaining resin over the rest of the pendant, allowing it to flow on and around your project.
- Add text.
- Let resin cure for 24 hours. Once cured, drill a small hole for the jump ring.
- Using the gold paint pen, color the edge of the resin.
- Attach necklace findings.
- Proudly wear your one-of-a-kind art piece!
Thank you for sharing this innovative tutorial, Cat! Cat Kerr is a mixed-media artist living in Central Florida with her husband and two children. She is part of the 2012 ICE Resin creative team and designs for ARTCHIX Studio. Her work has been seen in multiple publications and is currently featured in the Summer ’12 issues of Sew Somerset, Belle Armoire Jewelry, and Somerset Studio Gallery. To see more of her work, teaching schedule, and shops, visit her blog at http://inthelightofthemoon.blogspot.com.
Posted: Thursday, June 21st, 2012 @ 9:09 am
Categories: How-To Project Tutorials, Jewelry Making.
Tags: Belle Armoire Jewelry, DIY, Guest Artist.
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