Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Mariage Freres Tea Project - Part Two

 Alright!
My bezels turned out fantastic!  
Isn't it great when you can create something so interesting with something that was probably going into the garbage?
 This is the box I showed you yesterday.  I cut it up so that I could use it as my bezel artwork.
Jewelry Resin was poured into each bezel after I sealed all the box artwork with mod-podge.
 I had an issue with one bezel.  I did not protect the entire paper edge on this sample...so a resin stain immediately developed.  This makes me so sad.  I used to get so upset.
 Now I camouflage my errors!  Since the resin was still in the "just poured stage" I took the time to add a few glass beads around the edges.
 You won't notice the stains now!  Most people would think this was my original plan!
 I did pour a little too much Jewelry Resin into this bezel.  
I used to move my bezels around and try to clean up these over-pours while everything was still wet.
 Not anymore!  I let my resin cure for 12 hours (overnight) and carefully ran my craft blade around the edge of my bezel.  At the 12 hour mark, or what we refer to as "the soft cure" it is super easy to just peel the resin away.  Then I let my bezel sit for the full 48 hour cure.
Aren't they super?


This post was designed, photographed and written by me.

It appeared on Resin Crafts Blog.

16 comments:

karensqd said...

great save. Thanks for the info.

asmithofalltrades.com said...

That's really neat! Great idea.

adlinah said...

Love the new bezels. Thanks for sharing all the tips on how to work around/cover up mistakes. I've learned so much from your blog.

Katie Bolinger said...

These are fabulouus. Makes me want to clean a space to play with resins myself.

CalibyCreations said...

Super indeed! I am always learning something.

Tiffany Noro said...

I love these, I especially love covering up the stain with something else! What a life saver that one is!

I just have a question. When working with things like this I always wonder as to copyright. Did you ask to use the images from the box, or is it fine to take things like this? I've never really known the answer!

Etcetorize said...

They are super! Thanks for all the tips. It's so great to learn from someone with so much experience.

Carmi said...

Hi Tiffany, I don't sell my jewelry, I only make it for myself.
I used the actual package, so I am not sure how that effects copyright for someone who might sell their art. I am sure it would be an issue if I photocopied it. I think anyone who sells art or jewelry should take the time to study these issues for them self.

Janice said...

Great post! Thank you for sharing those fixes.

Designed by Vera said...

Love it! Have a question, IF you are not making something flat, can you PAINT on the resin and still get the same effect? Using it more like a protective outside? Thanks. You are the greatest!

Carmi said...

Hi Vera, you might want to review the posts in the section entitled "Glaze." They should help you decide if this would work for your projects. http://resincrafts.blogspot.ca/search/label/Glaze

Valerie said...

I am a "rookie" but I will certainly give this a try at some point.....love it!

andraswhimsies said...

These are beautiful!! I am prepping my own art prints for resin right now, and was wondering if the Envirotex Lite can be used for this kind of project, or does it have to be the jewelry resin? I had envirotex lite and casting resin given to me, so I want to use that all up before I go out and buy more =).
Thanks so much!

Carmi said...

I would use Envirotex Lite for art prints. It was made to coat flat surfaces!

Annika said...

Woaw! What a great tip! They are so beautiful!!

MaryL said...

Beautiful! Love the colors too.