Day #150

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Went shopping today…
A local art and craft shop is having a closing down sale. Even though they were over priced, rude at times and so disorganised that you couldn’t find anything, they did sell a lot of things that aren’t stocked in any other shops around me. They had so much variety in a tiny shop as well as a whole wall filled with jars of beads.
Not all the things I bought today were from there. I went to a bunch of cheap variety stores and looked for glitter and screw eyepins. I couldn’t find the screw eyepins that were really small, so I got some regular eyepins and strong glue. I was also looking for a metal hole punch, for punching through bottlecaps. I found one online or I’ll look at the hardware store.
I’ve found that in cheap nail decorating sets, you can get a bunch of tiny confetti, micro marbles, rhinestones or flat back pearls. It’ll be good to use them on the bottle caps.
I have been procrastinating my cleaning by crafting so I shouldn’t be doing anymore for the next couple of days…
Maybe on breaks. 🙂

Day #149

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Shinies!
While cleaning and sorting beads, I began a “nice bright or pastel beads that might look nice in resin” box. It filled rather quickly, but is fun to run your fingers through and is pretty.
I’ve noticed that videos on resin are either made by young women, or industrial men. Quite a difference in the two approaches and uses, but essentially the same craft. I found it quite interesting.
I think I’ll have fun making cute, glittery pendants, but also want to make more elegant looking jewellery with perhaps dried flowers or images. Even some masculine themed keychains and items. The possibilities are as large as creativity with this medium, so I’ll have plenty to experiment with… After I clean up.

Day #148

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Quick little sketch. Thinking of things to put into resin. I wanted a few things more personalised than stickers, so I’ll see how it turns out. I’ll seal the images and hope for the best.
I bought a few more silicone moulds today so should be all set. I have basic shapes – round, square, hearts, stars, roses, shells and an alphabet as well as a mat for doming on. I don’t think I could be more prepared for a craft. I might be able to do some actual casting next week, if the weather is nice.

Day #147

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Sorry for the impromptu hiatus. I didn’t expect the wisdom tooth removal to hit me so hard in the energy region. Despite my setbacks, I’m slowly getting around to doing some resin in the future. I bought some resin, just need to seal all the paper things that I want to embed, as well as find a place outside that’s not too wonky and the weather isn’t too windy. I can’t really do it inside with my athsma and cats. Also a house inspection coming up so I’m half cleaning, half picking out things I can put into resin.
If all goes well I know what to make everyone for Christmas 😉