Monday, 1 March 2010

The Perfect Bangle...

Back in January, Kerry from lovely Pennydog Jewellery used some of my screenprinted fabrics to make a gorgeous bangle for me. I feel very bad as at the time I asked for the some pics in progress to show on my blog and for some reason it completely slipped my mind. So here goes.. better late than never :)

Stage 1.
Cut up pieces to put inside the resin bangle (these are offcuts of my screenprinted fabrics)

Stage 2.
Put on a scary mask, this will help protect your lungs

Stage 3.
Here is the resin, you mix it well with the catalyst and pour into the mould

Stage 4.
Take the resin out of the mould and hey presto you have a bangle! Check for airholes, these can be filled in with a thicker resin.

Stage 5.
Sand the rough edges with medium grade sandpaper until you have a even surface all round. Continue this with finer grades of sandpaper until it becomes clearer.

Stage 6.
Apply a thin coat of lacquer and then polish. And finally when you have the perfect bangle put it on your wrist to add some colour to your outfit :). I love mine and wear it nearly every day!

If you like the piece please get in touch with me or Kerry as we would love to make another one. Hannah of itstimefortea has one of these lovely bangles too! :)

Tag, your're it!

I was tagged by the lovely littleclouds to take part in this photo chain. I found some great photos I hadn't looked out for ages.

So here are the rules:
1. Open your first photo folder
2. Scroll to the tenth photo
3. Post the photo and the story behind it
4. Tag five or more people

This photo was taken in 2005 in Ephesus, Turkey. Me and my friend Jen went on a lovely relaxing holiday to Kusadasi. We ate, lazed by the pool, went to the beach, and drank quite a lot. I remember this day trip. The night before had been a late one and we were woken up by the room phone ringing. Apparently we were very late and were holding the whole coach up, Ive never got up so quick- put the first clothes I could find on and sunglasses to hide our shameful faces. I dont think I took them off, felt sick all day and to top it off we went to a turkish delight shop after (I hate turkish delight!) Apart from that it was a great holiday :D !

So now i am tagging..

Gail from seventyseventyone
Hannah from itstimefortea
Natasha from theblackbirdsings
Helen from memo
Jonathan from mryen