With the holidays coming up, I'm getting ready to stock my Etsy shop with new items. First on the list is jewelry. At the moment, I'm working on hand-painted brooches and pendants. The above two are wood tiles, each about 1.5 x 1 inches. They were both practice samples I made. Painted in acrylic, with glitter pen accents and sealed with resin.
Working with resin is a challenge, to say the least. My first attempt failed, as the resin stayed gooey, sticky and did not dry! Most likely the mix ratio was off, and I didn't stir the mixture long or well enough. Eventually, I scraped off the old resin and started over again. The second attempt was a success, much to my relief.
On the above photo, I attached a pin backing to the bird on the left, and a bail and silver chain to the one on the right. Below are two brooches that will receive the resin treatment soon.
Another bird I'm starting on, that will be a gift for a friend.
I start off painting the background in burnt umber, then draw the outline of the bird with a white colored pencil.
Will post again when they're in the shop!