Monday, July 12, 2010

Nostalgia and Artbeads...and a Discount!

As an Artbeads.com Design Partner, I had a fun challenge with some pendant frames for summer designs.  I have been wanted to use ICE resin for ages, so I finally sat down and toughed it out.  I'm glad I did because I was able to present this pretty set to my Mom for her birthday in June.

Why is this post about nostalgia?  Because I used a piece of wallpaper from the house I grew up in for the focal.  My mom absolutely loved that house and put the wallpaper up herself, so when I came up on a piece of the paper while refinishing an old dresser from the hallway, I knew it would be perfect.

To add a little oomph to the resin, I used a few little embellishments to add some texture.  As you can see from a little shot of my workspace from that day, you'll see that I was all over the map with these pendant frames...it was a great experiment!  At Artbeads.com you can get all sorts of shapes, sizes, and finishes of pendants for resin or any other filling.


***As a bonus, I want to share a Savings Discount code for Artbeads.com that you can use until July 31, 2010:  enter SCF10P-ARTBEADS-0125 at checkout!***

The pendants used in the previous post, specifically referenced as from ArtBeads.com were provided as promotional gifts by for review or design partnership purposes.

11 comments:

  1. Jen it is beautiful~ and what a perfect way to preserve a memory. You are awesome, lady!

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  2. i love this color combo..and the leather bail is cool, very sweet to make that pendant with the special wallpaper..

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  3. Lovely set! I love what you did with the pendant, that's so cool!

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  4. A special guy gave me a pair of your earrings this weekend! They were beautiful! You have such an awesome talent. - Brooke

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  5. What a fabulous idea! I'm sure it will be treasured always. It all works together so well!!

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  6. What a wonderful idea of using the wallpaper from your childhood home! Your mother will truly cherish it.

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  7. I love the pendant with the wallpaper. How special. I tried putting resin on two colors of satin cording and the resin made the fabric look wet and dark so it kind of obscured the colors. Apparently it doesn't do that with paper.

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  8. Beautiful - I love the pendant and the entire set! You are amazing :-)

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  9. What a gorgeous set. The pendant is a beautiful senitment. I probably would have cried.

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  10. How sweet that you used a bit of wallpaper for the focal.

    I recently purchased Ice Resin but have not had the time to play with it. Actually I need to buy some bezels first.

    Alice

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  11. Wow! I have never tried working with resin before but you've inspired me to try! I'm gonna head over to artbeads.com and see what I can find! Thanks so much! :D

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