September 19, 2014

Resin Skull Tile

Once again, I've found myself neglecting my blog!

Well, I guess I've had good excuses.  My health has not been great,  which has put my jewelry making and crafting on the back burner.  My Etsy sales are unfortunately a good reflection of my decreased effort toward my business.  But, money had to take a backseat for a few months while I try to get on a healing path with doctor, endocrinologist and therapy appointments a plenty.

Anyway, here is my most recent large piece made with epoxy resin and various inclusions that are embedded in the piece. The piece is made of 6 layers of resin.

I'm quite proud of this piece and pretty sure I won't be able to part with it.

February 22, 2014

Big Snow and a Whole Lot of Cold

While most of the time I love Wisconsin, this winter has been very trying on my patience.  Not only is this the worst winter I've ever had with seasonal affective disorder, we have had more below zero temps than I can remember in any one season.  Last summer was the shortest growing season on record because of how late spring came.  I'm praying this year isn't the same story, but, wow, do we have a lot of snow on the ground!  The snow banks at the end of our driveway are taller than our SUV!  6+ feet!
Good grief.  Wake me when its over.
The cold has also been slowing down my resin crafting.  Cold resin = micro bubbles because the viscosity is way high when cold.  There is a warming technique that involves a warm water bath for the resin bottles, but the last time I tried that it didn't end well.  I ended up pitching a smoking, melting plastic cup of resin into a snow bank.  Hahaha! 

January 15, 2014

I've Been Away....

It's been a while, internet!  How's it hangin?  I've been preoccupied and haven't given my blog much love, but I will try to put more of an effort in to keeping this updated.  I really do love what I've set up here and want to keep it going.
Well, the last post I made was about my changing craft space.  Here is a video of the finished product!