So, I won't be putting this baby up for sale - I'm keeping it for myself. In fact, I'm wearing it today with a pink and white shirt and it looks pretty cute if I do say so myself.
And I do.
Say so myself, that is.
The chain is a small piece of hammered goldtone chain I had left over from another project and I just cut it up into smaller pieces and randomly placed it throughout the design.
Accent beads are white shell, dyed jade in both hot pink and pale pink, dyed quartz in bright green and pale green and a couple of small pearls.
Gaahhh...CURSE YOU grease spots! Also, kills me that a bunch of the super-spendy Patera bezels got used up on these less than perfect results. Especially since my source for them is going out of business. And yeah, I know, I can buy on-line, but it was nice being able to run out and pick some up as needed (and not pay shipping or have to WAIT...because I am offically against waiting. Waiting sucks).
Okay, so...there's that.
Also, since I'm on a roll with writing about "when resin goes wrong," here are a few more of my less than spectacular results/misguided ideas/plain old silliness:
I do so hate to give up on an idea...no matter how bad it is. It ends up being a competition in which I WILL make this idea turn out GREAT! Except...sometimes I lose. Uh...at least this one is centered?
I think the issue may be that what I pour on the backs of pieces never touches a mold so the resin dries with that super-shiny glass-like finish. The molds, however, impart the slightest bit of "texture." You can't really see it, but it makes the finish a bit more matte - still shiny, but just not quite as shiny as unmolded. The solution may be to keep some bezels on hand to pour extra mixture into rather than the molds.
This is another AI color - just called "Aqua." Interesting thing about this one is that when dry, it's actually much paler - almost a light blue/turqoise, but get it into the resin and it goes very dark. Almost as dark as "Mermaid" except that it's a single color and "Mermaid" is a mix of 3-4 colors.