Monday, April 26, 2010

ICE is nice

Some of you may recall that a while ago I posted some work in progress photos of these circle pieces. I came up with this idea to "float" circles within circles. I kind of have a thing for circles and ovals and the infinite things that you can create with them. Toss ICE Resin into the mix and the possibilities get even crazier (and my brain gets scarily close to exploding).

Last week I finally had a moment to give the resin a try. And I loved it! I am so thrilled with how my pieces came out - just as I had envisioned them. Exactly! I can't tell you how happy it makes me to try something out for the first time and have it work just the way I had hoped and dreamed. (yes, I do dream about these things...)

I found the resin very easy to use, though a little messy my first time out. I now know what I need to have prepared and how I can do things in a less sticky way the next time. I ended up with a few tiny air bubbles but they really don't phase me in the slightest. I kind of like them, actually, and want to figure out how to keep more of them around for some future pieces.

These pieces are now large, modern pendants that hang on silver neck-rings. I have plans to make smaller pendants, earrings and bracelets. Then I may build a house out of ICE Resin. And a car. And my very own Robert Downey, Jr.. It's THAT amazing!


20 comments:

Gaea said...

OH! SO COOL! You clever girl!

Round Rabbit said...

:) Thanks, Gaea!

Katie said...

Those are awesome! It looks like you've been bitten by the ICE Resin bug, too :o) I am going to have to find a way to get my hands on one of those pendants - super cool!

Shannon said...

Awesome! What a neat idea. I have yet to try resin but I may need to get some. I dream beads too lol.

Lucid Moon Studio said...

Those are SO cool!! I am playing with resin right now...well I'm taking a break to type this! It is fun, isn't it? Your idea is very creative though.

Lisa

TesoriTrovati said...

That is just way too cool, Nancy!
You've also got me thinking...Enjoy the day!
Erin

Kella said...

This looks really good, I'm glad the resin worked out for you too.

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

WOW! Those pendants are sooo awesome!

mairedodd said...

i love what you did with resin and those fabulous pieces! so very you... just wait until your brain starts fully incorporating that medium in your obsessions - i feel like my brain won't shut off!
oh, and if you are at the work of building a rdj, you may as well make me one too!

Jen V. said...

I absolutely love them!! You're right...it feels so good when a great idea actually comes out great in execution. :) Can't wait to see more!!

Gardanne said...

Very cool, as usual.

Dani said...

You are so funny!! Robert Downey Jr....hahah.

Just when I think you can't get any clever, you pull something else out of a hat!

Mental Crafter said...

Beautiful! I want one! Not on your Etsy site yet, huh?

Lisa Oram said...

I've been waiting to buy something fr you and now I know why! These are so awesome and so me! Can't wait to see them on the shop.

Round Rabbit said...

Thanks for all the wonderful comments! I just listed them in the shop. One is already spoken for but they other two are still available! And I will be making more... :)

Rosanne said...

You just make me laugh! Love the pendants. And hey, if that Robert Downey Jr. thing works would you make one for me?

Pretty Things said...

Those are absolutely amazing!!!

Jeanine said...

Wow!

Joy www.thelaughingmoonnyc.com said...

These are awesome! I have had some ICe resin sitting on my table for weeks. Now I am going to go home and experiment!

Copper Diem said...

What an amazing idea! They look so cool!!