First, check out my NEW business cards:
Phone number and e-mail are blocked for purposes of posting here, but you get the idea. I LOVE THEM! My friend Mike made them for me (thanks, Mike!)
The first of the bonus bead money packages have begun to trickle into my mailbox:
I wonder if the IRS will accept this year's tax payment in the form of jewelry? I think we should be able to do that -after all, people used to pay their taxes with wheat, sheep, eggs, whatever they produced on their land. I'm picturing a room full of IRS agents knee deep in beads, chain, ribbon, etc.
And then I made this:
The mixed strands of chain and pearls came from Michael's.
I added the Patera bezel pieces that I filled with French designs and ICE Resin and wire-wrapped everything together with some lavender/gold Czech glass.
Le closeup :-)
The clasp also came from Michael's in a pack of 3 clasps that all coordinated with this chain/pearl mixture.
Another closeup. I'm soooo happy with these bezels. They really came out well.
However, now that I'm looking at the overall design again...I'm not sure it's workig for me. The pearls are too white? The lavender beads don't go? I thought about using red, but it seemed a bit harsh so I went with a softer color. Maybe the bezel strand just doesn't tie into the other strands as well as I'd hoped?Hmmm...may have to re-work this.
Started another resin project last night. It still needs to cure a couple more days, but everything looked good so far this morning. I didn't see any clouding or major bubbles. Now, I just need to figure out phase two and get it done without ruining everything.
Interesting note - when I mixed up the batch of resin yesterday, it had a LOT of bubbles in it. WAY more than and of the other batches I've mixed up, but I didn't do anything differently so not sure why that occurred other than maybe because I'm getting to the end of the bottles?
I guess it's a good thing my new resin arrived in the mail yesterday :-)
Love you, USPS!!