Art by Wendy paintings, crafts, and other handmade items

Sunday, June 2, 2013

My first ICE resin project!

I had a lady stop at my booth a few months ago and she asked me if I could take her heirloom pocket watch handed down to her and make some jewelry out of it. I said I sure could, but, when I saw the pocket watch I almost turned her down! It was so pretty and old I felt bad destroying it! But she said she never used it and it was stuck away where she never got to enjoy it and it was beyond I tore into it and managed to get seven pieces of jewelry out of that one pocket watch. The piece above is a broach I made using the back of the watch. I wanted to show the ornate designs it had.

This is from the main body of the watch and I used an image I thought was fitting. I also used ICE resin for the first time and I love it! I've used other resins in the past and they sometimes left bubbles or if I didn't mix it correctly It was sometimes sticky and never completely dried.  This stuff is fool proof! No measuring and no bubbles!

The lady that commissioned the jewelry LOVES snowmen so I had to do one piece for her with a snowman! I used the ICE resin again with this piece.

I had quite a few left over small bits and since this was not my watch I wanted to try to use every part from the watch if possible. I decided to put all of the small bits into a tiny vial and added it to a necklace with a small locket .

These are an earring and bracelet set. I used the watch cock out of her watch for one earring and used one of my own for the other earring .(pocket watches only have one each) Then I used a big part of the insides of the watch for the bracelet. I also made a ring out of a part of the face of the watch but the picture turned out blurry so I am not able to show it. All in all she got a lot of jewelry from that one pocket watch and she seemed to like it all when she got it back. My next project is a couple of altered notebooks for my swap group so new project pictures coming soon!I will be sharing my project at the Friday ICE linky party at vintiquities workshop


Wendy Ketelsen said...

This is a test comment...having problems with people not being able to leave comments. I think it may be working now!

Gaby Bee said...

Your ICE resin pieces look absolutely fantastic, Wendy!

I hope you are having a wonderful summer.

Gaby xo