Monday, August 13, 2007

simply charming

6 weeks ago miss mango gave me a box of 2part resin for my birthday.
every week or so i hear "mom have you used the resin yet?"
but, having never used the stuff before, i have to think (and rethink) it through...

today i started making some charms.
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last week's diet rootbeer bottle caps from john's tex-mex on south ave.
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flip them over and there are kiki and napoleon.
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champagne cork 'coins'
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turn them over and you have miss mango, j&j and a fat robin.
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first i punched holes into the sides of the caps with an awl, them using my dremmel filed down the rough edges. then i made sterling silver bales from wire and tucked them thru the holes.
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using acrylic molding paste i filled in each cap bottom, thus securing the bale, and plonked the photos in place. when the paste gets good and hard i will add some glitter around the photo edges and let that dry. lastly, the resin will be mixed and poured into the caps. wish me luck.
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a gratutitous snapshot of snapshots at my studio.
i am feeling very sentimental about miss mango - in one week she starts college away from home.
things are going to be so dreadfully dull without her.

1 comment:

DeMarie said...

First let me say I love the way you used your Birthday Resin - second please email me - you posted on my blog about the Terra - I have one small rod left - and I will send it to you to play with :). It should make one or two nice focals. email me at denise(at)glassbeadz.com replace the (at) with @. PS - it is awfully hard to see our "babies" leave the nest - I feel for you!