2012 roundup: jewelry
looking back on 2012, it was a bit shocking to see how much jewelry was made. resin and silicone molds provided endless opportunities for experimentation. cords and braiding were also prominently featured. below are a list of my favorite techniques and pieces from 2012.
a huge revelation for me, pouring resin never got boring. filling it with stuff, messing with colorants- so much fun. plenty of investigation to continue...
how to pour resin: january 20th
after learning how to pour resin, silicone molds are the next step. liquid rubber is a bit more time consuming than the putty, but both are amazing to have in your arsenal of skills. the list of items to be cast in silicone grows every day.
made quite a few necklaces this year, but the ones below are in the current rotation, and have seen the most action.
the pressed penny bracelet was, by far, the most popular post on the whole site for the year. i had no idea so many people were infected with the desperate need to collect pressed pennies. that being said, the poly rope bracelets are definitely in the running for most worn piece of jewelry in the last 12 months.
there's plenty yet to come in 2013, but without the limitations of posting everyday. i'll give a shout every few days, so check back often!