Thursday, March 18, 2010

Oh Hunny...

Here is another one of my resin pieces I call "hunny". It has a little edgy steam-punk thing going on but you know... put the word "hunny" on something and it softens it right up.

I like adding texture to metal, it absorbs all of your pent up frustrations really well. We have aggregate side walks and driveway (all little pebbles in cement) So I use a texture hammer all over the metal and flip the metal as I go. I then take it inside and with a mallet flatten it out. I then oxidize the metal with liver of sulfur and it really gives it an aged look getting all the nooks and crannys.

I have been asked if I made the bezel, well kinda sorta.....does telling someone what to do count? My hubby cut copper tubing for me and viola you've got yourself a bezel. I have not mastered the soldering part yet so I have improvised with resin and epoxy. An old watch gear and bee charm fill the bezel along with the resin. I have also fallen in love with eyelets...it does not take much to thrill me, I know. Renate of "Put a little magic in your life" was so kind to share with me where she got the eyelets, they are so cool and add another great element to designing.


Now, I am off to play with all of my goodies that came in the mail today. Oh, yes you should be jealous because they are wonderful!!


Have a great evening!

5 comments:

  1. Squeal! I am loving the bee!
    Thanks for sharing your *secret* ;-)
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  2. Hi Judy Happy Thursday!!! I really like your "hunny" necklace. A great piece. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Evie

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  3. Judy,
    Another wonderful metal and resin pendant! I just love it... I like the extra touch that you get with eyelets too. Looks like some great new beads came in the mail...I got my new Summers Studio stash yesterday. :-)

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  4. Your resin piece called "Hunny" is by far my favorite piece yet. I love Steampunk and you added just the right touch with the copper and the elements.
    Jody

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  5. Another wonderful piece, Judy!

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