Before the holidays, I was sent a sample of Lima Studios resin* available at Lima Beads. I wanted to make some pieces for their gallery showing some ideas for combining some of the Earthenwood beads with window cut-outs that they have started to carry. So I made these components above with the resin, which I mixed with a little ink for color and some Pearl Ex for shimmer and color. I used contact paper to cover the hole, and set a small key or lock or watch part in the window before filling with the resin. When the resin set up, I took the contact paper off to reveal a transparent window! The back of the pendant where the contact paper was attached looked a little dull, so later on, I added just a little more clear resin to that, which shined it right up. The Lima resin was great to work with... very clear and nicely flowing.
I used the Escutcheon and the Oval Window (both beads that Lima Beads carries) to make this necklace. I added some additional Earthenwood pieces, like the new Victorian Oval links and the little Clock Links, which are also new. I also threw in some of my new Shimmer Keys and washers. I had a great time working with the resin and all of these new things!
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.