At the end of last month I got an e-mail from P J Tool Jewelry Supply about a new product that they have called Bezel Effects. I was fascinated and immediately ordered four colors: red, buttercup, blue and gold. My mother-in-law, June Panusis, was coming for a visit from Seal Beach on July 3 and I was sure that it was something we would enjoy playing with.
Kirk picked June up at 8:00 am at the Oakland Airport and by that afternoon we were elbow deep in making pendants and bracelet links.
It was so easy. You just choose a color and add a layer to your bezel. Then you put a few drops of another color.
The paint mixes itself and creates this beautiful marbled effect. On the two holed bracelet findings I took a tooth pick and moved it vertically through the drops of buttercup. The next afternoon we added a layer of ICE Resin and let it cure for 24 hours.
I love the way it came out.
|Gustave Caillebotte, Regatta at Argenteuil, 1893, oil on canvas|
The next day was July 4 and we decided to go south across the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco and visit the Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museum. They are having a special event called "Impressionists on the Water" showing the artistic side of nautical life through paintings by Impressionists such as Monet, Caillebotte, Renoir, and Pissarro.
This is the entrance of the special exhibit. The boat displayed is called a Gig. It is a two person rowboat featured in a painting by Renoir.
|Pierre-Auguste Renior, Oarsmen at Chatou, 1879, Oil on Canvas|
Many of the paintings are on loan from prestigious international collections, including the Musée d’Orsay, Paris; the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; and private collections.
Bretteville Spreckels, wife of the sugar magnate and racehorse owner/breeder Adolph Spreckels. The building is a three-quarter-scale version of the Palais de la Légion d'Honneur in Paris. It was completed in 1924 and is the most beautiful Museum in San Francisco.
On our way home, we stopped at a view point and got a great photo of our Golden Gate Bridge with the fog rolling out. I love our Bay Area and all the pleasures it affords us. What a wonderful day.
I hope you have a "Cat's Meow" kind of week. That's a good thing if you couldn't tell.