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Saturday, 24 August 2013

Elisabeth Bennett Necklace - Saturday 24th August

Good Morning Friends,

First of all, welcome to my new follower Marita, thank you so much for visiting my blog and deciding to follow me!

Thank you for your comments about my Sunday Stampers card this week, (the trees with the gilding flakes). A few of you have asked me about how it was done and as I will be making another card with the same technique some time next week, I will add in a little tutorial.

Today something a little different...recently I said that were still a couple of items I got at the Ally Pally show earlier this year, that I hadn't had the chance to 'play with' as yet. A project by Kay Halliwell-Sutton(of Indigo Blu fame) in this month's 'Craft Stamper' magazine prompted me to get one of them out of its resin, which I bought from the Indigo Blu stand at the show.

With every issue the magazine gives a free mini-stamp and this month it's a mini version of the Indigo Blu Elisabeth Bennett stamp that I like so much. As I really liked this project and have so little time to devote to just 'playing' at the moment, I decided to not stray far from the original design and this is my version of the necklace project using the stamp and some ice resin...

Excuse the photos, I'm a paper crafter not a jewellery maker and taking photos of this was a whole new thing...I rather liked the idea of this Georgian style pendant and I had all the bits needed to make it, so I was a good excuse to use the ice resin.

 I stamped the image on linen card  and coloured it with watercolour pencils, then I painted over the top with 'Slap it on' (Indigo Blu)  to seal it and set it aside to let it dry. I wanted it to have a faded look, so tried to colour it with muted colour tones. But actually, in truth the real thing is brighter that the photos.

Once it was dry, I made up the ice-resin and dropped it in: I didn't make too brilliant a job of it, but at least if I want to try it again when I have more experience and time, I just need to replace the pendant, which I can use on a card. Then I just left it for a day or two to fully harden. I made the chain over a few evenings, from some chain maille I had in my stash.
 Once the resin had dried I rubbed acrylic paint in various colours over the bezel to distress it and when it was almost dry I rubbed off the residue with a cloth.
Finally I tied ribbons and  beads from my bead jar on to the chain and that was it. I didn't change it much at all from the original project, as I said it was just a trial...but because it was the first time I'd used it, I made up too much of the resin, so I did make a couple of other little pieces that are my own...keep watching for these!

Thanks for stopping by, back to paper craft tomorrow,

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Beautiful Carole! Looks fine to me. I have the magazine and stamp also, must create something as I love the stamp!x

  2. Hi Carole, you have done a wonderful job with the ice resin (I so want some now), the pendant looks amazing with Elizabeth in and I love the way you have distressed it too. I would say that this is a fantastic first attempt! Look forward to seeing what else you have made too. Hugs, Anne x

  3. Carole your pendant is gorgeous and such a lovely project


  4. This is a gorgeous pendant Carole. An amazing first attempt!! Can't wait to see the "improved" versions - they would have to be something special I think to top this. Christine xx

  5. Hi Carole,
    this is a fabulous piece of jewelery made with a fab stamp. You always come up with great ideas, to use your stamps.
    Have a wonderful crafty weekend.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. I am a horrible jewelry maker, you did a fabulous job!! I've not heard of ice resin, will have to research that a bit! Thank you so much for visiting my blog, love the words of encouragement, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina♥


  7. Love what you have done with the ice resin, a great first attempt.

    Hazel x