Wednesday, July 24, 2013

making :: resin jewellery

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a Resin Jewellery making workshop, taught by the very clever Bronwen from whizzbangle. I've had resin on my list of "need to know more" materials for a few years now, so I was very happy to find a short, fun course to get a feel for it. I find I'm always more motivated and enthused about my own work when I take time out to learn something new/have a bit of fun/socialise with other creatives. It was a total win:win:win day!



I knew nothing about resin before yesterday (except that I like the look of it!) ~ I had expectations of a tricky process with a lot of fumes, but it was nothing like that. There are great resins now that don't have any fumes and if you can measure and stir, you can make resin. This is me mixing {photo courtesy of my workshop buddy Jennie} ...



We made two bangles and two rings each {you can see mine in the top pic}, which meant we got to try out a few of the lovely moulds and pigments on offer.


My favourite thing of the day was the little bowl we all made with the left over resin from making our bangles and rings. I thought it was a brilliant way to ensure no resin was wasted, and it turned out so beautifully. The colours just work and I was lucky enough to take it home ...



The possibilities are endless with resin. I love the colour mixing, the speed of the process, and the beautiful tangible result at the end. A very, very satisfying craft. I feel I may need to dabble some more in the future! I highly recommend having a go if you get the chance.

Hope you're having a creative week too!


3 comments:

Kate said...

Oooooo I love the bowl too.
What a great skill to have and what a cool end product. Yay! x

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

I would love to know more about resin too! I saw her class, and wished she was in Melbs or I was in Brissy. One day, one day. Looks like you had a great time.

vintageandorganic.com said...

They are beautiful. I especially love the bowl! Merridy