Friday, March 8, 2013

Nina Designs Challenge Submission

These earrings are part of an online contest with Nina Designs. They are sponsoring a Blog Partner Earring Design Challenge.   It’s a vote driven contest with earring designs made by past blog partners.  
They selected four blog partners, sent them all the same components and let their creativity run wild! The result: four beautiful and completely different designs.
My earring are in third place :(  
so I thought I would show my resin peeps how I made them and urge you to vote for me and resin earrings!
 To begin, you can see that I started with simple wire framed earrings.  Happily, they are silver and a joy to work with.
 From the moment I saw them I knew they would frame anything I placed into them.
 I applied a generous portion of Aleene's decoupage medium to this fabulous tissue paper and set my earrings right into the glue.
 When the glue was dry I cut away the extra tissue.
 I applied a few more coats of decoupage medium.  I let everything dry overnight.
 The earring may be shallow...but as you can see they can still hold a nice layer of Jewelry Resin. I poured resin into the earring shapes and the tissue and wire held it in place! 
I let the resin cure overnight.
Then I applied a glaze layer of resin to the reverse.  You won't believe that you can make tissue paper so strong this way!
I hope you try working in an open frame like these earring are!
If you would like to vote for my earrings I would be so happy!  The link to the Facebook contest is here!

This post was designed, photographed and written by me.
It appeared on Resin Crafts Blog.

Mary Anne said...

Thanks for sharing how you made these. You are right - I would have never guessed you used tissue paper. I would have thought fabric or scrapbook paper!

Beetique said...

i voted. I like yours as they were more colorful. :)

AntiquityTravelers said...

I voted a few days ago ... and I voted for your's! I LOVE them

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