Friday, August 28, 2015

I know I promised but ….

Some time ago I said that I had done enough resin work but … The but is - I need to continue to build stock for the upcoming jewellery expo; and it is a useful small simple creative thing to do when one is doing other tedious process tasks on commissions.

©2015 Barry Smith - Bowl sections of tiny ornate silver-plated teaspoons with a stash of silver-plated metal punchings - good clear pour - will become pendants.
I wanted to focus on small pieces  (15-20mm square or in diameter or less) because I have been told these have appeal and will work better as earrings. So start by cutting up and punching heaps of fragments of offcuts of silver-plated EPNS and copper; punching holes for jump rings; and doming each piece to hold the resin.

After grinding and polishing I set the lines of pieces to be resined out in lines - held with blue tack; and add the bits to go under the resin - in this case the small silver-plated punchings from making holes in other bits of jewellery. And of course having a few other bits on the side in case one mixes too much resin - as I did. And then pour and let set for 24 hours.

©2015 Barry Smith - 
Some of the pieces below that have not been made into earrings.

©2015 Barry Smith - A square of 20mm square pieces
©2015 Barry Smith - A rectangle of 15mm squares
©2015 Barry Smith - A cluster of circles - smallest are 11mm in diameter 
Some of the earrings including a couple of random brass pairs.

©2015 Barry Smith - Brass drops about 15mm long and 1.5mm deep (photo bit out of focus)
©2015 Barry Smith - A pair of square pairs
©2015 Barry Smith - Backs of circles
And one of four watch glass Steampunk influenced pendants I quickly poured. Frame of watch face - modified after pouring. Watch faces are about 25-30mm in diameter.
©2015 Barry Smith - Layers of gears and metal punchings
©2015 Barry Smith - Layers of gears and metal punchings - see thru - the resin was thickening when poured on these - hence tiny bubbles
I think I now have definitely made enough - just need to assemble them now. Off to Friday dinner with neighbours.


  1. I think the bubbles in the watch face add to the charm.

  2. I love the one with the bubbles at the end!
    And the metal punchings work so well with the watch fixings. Well, with all of them really.
    Lovely to see them all lined up to get some perspective.
    Sandy in the UK

  3. What a lovely stash, B! A very successful pour, too, they look great. I'm now mesmerised by the watch parts in the watches... Wonderful!

  4. Oooh that watch pendant is really special Barry. Lovely work!


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