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Queen Bee Resin Brooch

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 07:00
How do you feel about being Queen Bee for a day?  Steph Ackerman here to show you how easy it is to create a fun brooch using products from  Environmental Technology, Inc.

Following the manufacturer's instructions, mix Easy Mold Silicone Putty until a uniform color is achieved.   Roll into a ball and flatten it out, then push the metal crown into the Putty.  Leave in place for approximately 1 hour. 

Mix Easy Cast Clear Casting Epoxy according to the manufacturer's directions.  Once ready, pour into the mold.  Allow the resin to set for approximately 48 hours, then remove. 

I love all the details that came through with the resin, but I wanted some color.  Selecting Ann Butler Designs Sheer Copper and Sheer Silver Iridescents from Earth Safe Finishes, I painted them onto my resin crown.

Next, I used Makin's Clay black clay, and created a bumble bee.  I added some touches of yellow withAnn Butler Designs Sunshine Iridescent Powder.

To complete my brooch, I adhered the bee to the crown, then add a fastener to the back.  A few beads were added to the ribbon which I tied through the top loop of the crown.

 Thanks for stopping by today!


Thu, 05/28/2015 - 06:30
I love the saying "LIVE/LAUGH/LOVE" so when I saw this fun paper I had to use it on a project for my nephew and his beautiful fiance.  I wanted them to be able to use this at the wedding.  I started with the frame from Kaiser Krafts.  I painted it with some spray paint and used Faux Quilting stamps from Ann Butler Designs for the texture on the frame edge.  

Next I cut the paper for all the areas. 

I then used the ULTRA-SEAL from ETI to protect the paper and the photos 
so they would not darken once I added the Resin!  I Love this stuff!

I added all the bling and photos and let it all dry overnight; just to make sure all was sealed well.  Net the fun begins.  I started to mix my ETI Easy Cast Resin!

I love the fact you just mix equal parts from each bottle and mix!

 I poured the resin in all the open areas.  This way it looks like they are under glass but very easy to clean.
So as you can see there are MANY little bubbles and they WILL pop out on their own, but I wanted to move on with the project.  As luck would have it, my hair dryer broke so I decided to try my heat tool.  (The heat tool gets MUCH hotter than the hair dryer so I held it up a bit higher and really kept it moving so I didn't burn the resin.)

 And AFTER!  Now to let it dry! Yep, HAD to add the pretty flowers!  This is for a WEDDING!  The Connie Crystal bling was also a MUST as this bling still shows and stays blingy under the resin!

You can also see that I wanted to accent some words so I did not seal them which let the resin make the paper darker.  I really like the look.  It makes certain words POP!

The finished project!I hope you enjoyed this project!  

Happy Creating,Kristi

Easy Jewelry with Jewelry Clay

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 06:00
Jewelry clay is so versatile.  Today I am using EnviroTex Jewelry Clay® to be the one component that holds my entire ring together.  EnviroTex Jewelry Clay® has excellent adhesive qualities and will bond to most surfaces including glass, metal, wood, etc.


Prepare the jewelry clay and add a few drops of dye for color.  I like adding color to the clay because I know some of it will show through.

 Roll the clay into a ball and pull the circular embellishment down over the top so 2/3rds of the ball is above and 1/3 below.
Press the ring blank into the bottom of the ball.

I use little pieces of Styrofoam™ to help me keep rings and such steady while I work on them and it's also handy for when they are drying.

Press the pearls around the circumference of the circle, placing them 'hole-to-hole' so the holes are not visible.Press the button into the top of the clay ball. EnviroTex Jewelry Clay® cures to a firm hardness in 5 hours and full cure in approximately 24 hours at 70° F.

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Mosaic Bench with EnviroTex Lite by Krist Parker

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 06:00
From the archives we bring you back this Awesome bench created by Designer Kristi Parker....

Click HERE for complete step by step directions on how Kristi created this bench using:

 ETI Enviro-Tex LiteDreamweaver Stencils Connie Crystal SheetsGolden PaintsandArt Glitter

Mosaic Cross Necklace with Jewelry Clay

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:00
Designer Roberta Birnbaum loves ETI Jewelry Resin and Jewelry Clay

Here is a Mosaic Cross Necklace she created...Get complete details on her blog!