A few months ago A fabulous illustration turned up in my Pinterest feed.
I adored the artwork and the quote seemed to have been written just for me!
Through an online search I tracked down the talented illustrator and spent a lot of time reviewing all of her other artwork on HelloGiggles.com. The artist is Maritza Lugo and she is a self taught freelance artist. She is known as an illustrator of HelloGiggles' Illustrated Tweet Of The Day and Maritza has drawn for MTV, HuffPo, and BBC America. http://www.maritzalugo.com/
I wrote to Maritza and asked if I could use this artwork in a special post for I love Resin! Many of you know, I do not sell my finished jewelry so Maritza understood this is a one time special project. It is always important to ask an artist so you do not violate copyright rules. Happily, I was given the go ahead!
My project was very simple. I made the artwork a little easier to read vertically and then I cut and sealed it into the bezel setting. After my glue dried (and several coats of sealing layers) I made a batch of resin which I poured into a bezels.
These are beautiful artist designed Instant Glam bezels from Metal Complex. Fernando DaSilva designed them and I have several gorgeous projects on this blog that feature them. You'll notice that I made three samples. One of the bezels I also added some crystals to so I would have a backup brooch for another idea.
These are the finished resin filled bezels I needed for this project. One I am sending to Maritza!
Mine needed a very special necklace. I collect sample board whenever I find them and I joined six of these brooches to create a new over the top necklace.
I hope you like it as much as I do!
Thank you Maritza!
This post written, designed and photographed by Carmi Cimicata.
Please do not repost any part of it without permission.