Tuesday, January 4, 2011

All in a day's work

Well maybe more like several days.

I have been a busy bee down in my studio and have to say that I'm addicted to making these little bezel treasures, I learned how to make these in Stephanie Lee's Homesteader's Metalsmithing E-Course  If she offers this again and you haven't taken it do, it's worth every penny and there really isn't any better way to learn than with your own tools at your pace.  She offers detailed videos, print out's and personal email answers, the month of class flew by way to quickly and I am slowly putting everything I have learned into pieces of jewelry.  Next up is making necklaces and bracelets out of all of these beauties.  

It's hard to believe how absolutely clear the Ice Resin is, I have used several other resins in another class I took at the KIA and the Ice Resin is by far the best.
Copper and brass ice resin filled bezels
 After my bezels were all filled with the Ice Resin they had to set for a day so I made these little rustic bird houses.  They are wood, stained, sprayed with Krylon satin finish and then capped with a copper roof, it's all held together with a double loop galley wrap. These measure from 3/4 inch tall to just over 1 1/2 inch tall.  I have plans to use these with my glass birds.
Wood and Copper rustic bird house beads.


  1. Both are wonderful! I love Ice Resin. So much fun to work with. Your bird houses are marvelous!

  2. Both are so wonderful!. I took Stephanie Lee's class, and aim to use my ice resin soon. These are great motivation for me to get busy!

  3. Oh my dear...you have been busy! I took Stephanie's class and sadly haven't done too much with it, but I enjoyed it none the less and learned a lot. Your bird houses are fabulous!

  4. They are beautiful. Where can we purchase the metal trays you are using?