I decided to use another artist's components with the first set that I made. I really enjoyed it because it involved shopping, LOL.
I purchased some wonderful Elaine Ray ceramic beads at the Ornamentea shop and combined them with decorated snap jump rings, blue peanut seed beads and some Thai silver beads. Then I wrapped them up with 20 gauge silver wire.
I was very pleased that these were chosen to be one of the earrings featured on the Art Jewelry Elements site.
My idea was to make some fast resin earrings. I purchased the oval masonite forms from Retro Cafe' Art, online and got the butterfly art online and I was set.
I used gel pens to color the masonite and then printed the pictures on photo papers making sure to flip one. Then I glued the photos on the masonite and sealed it with Modge Podge. That's when I found out that Modge Podge removes gel pen.
After the sealer was dry I reapplied the gold gel pen to the sides of the form and got gold all over the butterflies. My next discovery was that acetone will remove gel pen. This was a good thing. I then carefully applied ICE resin to the butterflies with a tooth pick and let dry for 24 hours.
This morning I drilled holes with my flex shaft. Then I found some dyed ocean jasper beads, gold filled spacers and brass flower beads. I wired everything together with 18 gauge half hard sterling wire because I like mixed metals. To be honest, I don't buy gold filled wire anymore as we need to pay the mortgage. Ha, ha.
And that's how I made my quick resin earrings minus the quick.
Have a warm and fuzzy day.