July 19, 2009

So what have I been up to?

A short while ago I hinted that I had something new in the works. After waiting on supplies I have finally had time (after almost two weeks) to put it all together.
Taa-daa! Resin! Now, I haven't been able to photograph it as well as I'd like, but here are my first pieces of resin encapsulated tatting. these earrings above have tiny little flowers, only a half inch or so. The largest piece I was able to encapsulate is below, maybe you'll recognize the thread Marilee,


It's the lovely garden party hand dyed from Yarnplayer! Thread tends to look "wet" once in the resin, but I still think the colors are amazing. The resin was a fairly simple process. The hardest part has been finding bezels large enough to be able to put something larger in. It's a ton of fun though, and is a way to give the tatted pieces some structure. They are safe and sound in there for sure! I'll be posting them on etsy if you want to see more pictures.

Well, the girls are set to wake from naps soon. So tatting time must come to a close! Ta ta!

8 comments:

Bonnie said...

What a great idea!

ツ Heather ツ said...

those are SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL! I love the last necklace the best... If you are interested I have a possible contest going on ;) http://thetarnishedtatter.blogspot.com/2009/07/can-not-cantain-myself-any-longer.html if you wanna take a gander at what I am doing :) Have a wonderful day

TattingChic said...

Very cool! I definately haven't seen a lot of this before.

Carol Lawecki said...

Fantastic!! Very unique pieces of jewelry! I think you have a winner for your etsy shop. I just bought some little resin drops at a craft show. They were magnets. The lady put little pictures on them. I thought they were so neat. Your idea of tatting behind them is great. Good luck in your etsy shop with them!

Fox said...

Terrific idea - very attractive! Good Luck!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Resin is something that has been on my "to do" list for quite awhile. Yours turned out just lovely! Congrats!

csipkelelkű said...

Beautiful. I love them.

csipkelelkű said...

I had a similar idea in my head, so now I have to try it.