Saturday, November 21, 2009

Resin Inlay Pendant Finally Finished!

This resin inlay into silver clay project seems to have dragged on forever, but I'm thrilled to say that it is finished!!

Fussy detail after detail has been attended to:

  1. replacing some syringe decoration on the drop that came off in the tumbler
  2. adding the white moon under the resin
  3. experimenting with alcohol inks on the faux bone, but finally only adding a few marks on the edges for fear the entire thing would be too blue
  4. waiting for the rainbow topazes to arrive, after deciding they would complement the resin better than laboradorites
  5. adding extra ball rivets in unplanned places to compensate for placing the bail directly behind the planned top rivet
  6. experimenting with how to attach the chain for the drop
  7. struggling with setting the cabs in those bezels -- hard to get to all sides evenly because of stuff in the way!

Even with all the frustrations, I'm quite happy with this new piece. Now, onward! I've got a box to construct and several cool pieces from Kate McKinnon's class to finish. Strap band ring is first up, then the branch with the birdhouse.


  1. Anonymous4:11 PM

    Soooo Beautiful! Really~ I have to get started finishing my own. I'm jealous of your persistence and work ethic.

  2. Dear Vickie,
    Your work is so gorgeous and I love the attention to detail in everything you make. I am honor to know you ;-}, you are a wonderful artist.

  3. Vickie, that is absolutely gorgeous! I love love love the blue, especially the shade of blue. All the details are exquisite and the little balls are perfect just exactly where you put them! Your work is wonderful!

  4. Anonymous7:24 PM

    wow, it's quite stunning! beautiful work! when i grow up, i want to be just like you

  5. Dear Vickie,

    such a great and stunning piece. Love all your work, it´s so filled with love and lots of details and with so much attention to a perfect finish.
    xxxooxxx Manuela