Wow, what a day! It started crazy before I even got out of bed! I received two very large orders this morning before I even had my coffee, which is great, even though the timing will make me a little bit crazy with leaving for my show in a week. When it rains, it pours, as they say. So I spent some time getting organized and the beads for my orders and for Bead Fest sanded and ready for bisque, and then got ready for visitors!
I had been brainstorming some ideas with hacker extraordinaire Jimmie Rodgers since he saw the amber lock pendant I cast out of resin. He had seen great effects done with using resin with some of the materials that he loves: electronics and LEDs (shown in the pictures above). I was curious, too, and have been wanting to try a few new things with the resin, so we got together and did a few experiments. We tinted the resin and cast it in rubber molds with LEDs embedded in the resin. I suppose this means I will have to learn a little more about electronics and circuit boards to put these into use, and I will send some of the experiments back to Jimmie to see what he can do with them.
Melanie is an artist, blogger, writer, and ceramic beadmaker at Earthenwood Studio. Her beads and components can be found at her Etsy shop and her jewelry can be found in her Etsy Galleria. To comment on this post, visit the original post at the Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Blog.