You know that saying by Mark Twain, "Never put off until tomorrow, what you can do after tomorrow?" Well, sometimes I take that approach with things I am afraid to do or try. For instance, I have been wanting to make bezels for some time now. I followed the usual procedure of purchasing the products and reading everything I could to educate myself. Still no go! I guess I needed someone to go with me down that road. So, this past weekend I went to see my friend Ronnie in Gainesville, Florida. She is always open to trying new things and since we work so well together, it was the perfect time to try making bezels.
So, while I mixed the resin she watched the timer and together we proceeded to grab that "tomorrow" and give it a go! Here are some things I learned:
1. ICE Resin is very easy to use and Jen Cushman's book Explore, Create, Resinate: Mixed Media Techniques using ICE Resin® was very informative and helpful!
2. Work slowly, very slowly...did I say slowly?!
3. Have all your bezels ready to go so you can fill a bunch at one time.
I am pleased with my first go around and plan to make more. I will show some jewelry pieces I made with the bezels soon! I now carry ICE Resin and bezels in The Art Goods Shop!
Learn more about bezels HERE!
Have a blessed day!