Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ice, Ice, Baby

 I finally got a chance to play with Susan Lenart Kazmer's new product, Ice Resin. I hadn't used resin in about fifteen years. This new formulation has come a long way. It mixes easily and dries clear and rock hard.
 This is the necklace that I made. I accidentally scuffed the edge of the pendant with one of my tools, so it isn't perfect enough to sell. But it is perfectly wearable. I guess I'll have to keep this one!

This is a ring that I made.  I didn't babysit it long enough and got a single bubble right in the center of the gear. I have to say that I kind of like the way it turned out. 'Guess I'll have to keep this one, too! I have all kinds of ideas in my head. I'm going to try to do another pouring on Friday if the weather is nice and dry. I'll let you know how it turns out.


Jen Cushman said...

You can fix your ring to the point no one will know there was a bubble. ICE Resin is self-healing. Drill out the bubble with your drill and then sand down the resin with a fine grit sandpaper. Mix up a new batch of ICE Resin and pour a small amount right into that little hole. Pour some more on the top of the whole ring and when it dries, perfectly clear and fixed! Viola.

Thanks for saying resin has come a long way in 15 years. Susan's ICE Resin is truly incredible.

Elizabeth said...

I just saw your new resin pieces ready to go on sale at Liberty Town, they are fabulous!!!I am getting ready to do some pouring myself with shells and sea glass and fabric paper!!