Archive for August, 2009

* origami paper resin necklace

Posted on August 8th, 2009 by maitreya. Filed under Jewelry, Resin.


Another finished resin necklace! I gave it to Becket for her birthday. It’s a piece of origami paper embedded in resin, molded in a pill box (originally shown here). I’ve been having a hard time keeping my resin stuff from being sticky unless I sand it, which makes it cloudy instead of nice and shiny and clear unless you go crazy on the polishing. So this time I sprayed it with a gloss sealant, which seems to have done the trick. I glued a little slice of clear tubing to the top with E6000, and threaded it on weed-whacker line. I could not find tubing *anywhere* at the store. I had to buy some other beads that used the tubing as a spacer. I really like how it looks, though, and the E6000 is my new resin glue of choice.

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Here’s a zoom of the clasp. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before: I just threaded the line through a magnet clasp and melted the other end into a ball so it won’t pull through. It worked great, finished the sharp plastic edges, and seems very strong.  It’s also very easy to shorten so Becket can choose a good length for her.

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I just love the way it turned out. Definitely will be making more of these!  In fact, I am visiting Becket right now, and we spent the day in Japantown where I bought a bunch of new papers. :)

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* urban craft uprising

Posted on August 2nd, 2009 by maitreya. Filed under Crafty Links, Wants.


Had a good time looking around the Urban Craft Uprising booths today.  Mark bought these two pictures from Berkley Illustration:

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He’s going to frame them in little oval mats and put them up in his office.

I didn’t get anything, but I did collect a bunch of cards.  Here are some of my favorites:

*probably my favorite booth of the show!

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