Here you see a beautiful cuff bracelet in progress from UK Artist, Liz Fox, of Darkenrose Jewellery at Etsy. The resin work looks so luminious you might wonder if it's not ceramic, except for the brass that's showing.
At the same time, it's not just colorized brass with a resin top....I beg you to look more closely:
Taking note of the butterfly perched on top....this piece started out as a brass FILIGREE.
With a nod to the plique-a-jour technique developed by gifted enamelists of years gone by (one that comes to mind in particular is Lalique) Liz has meticulously filled every little stamped out brass 'cloison' with drips and drops of shaded resin.
The process is painstaking and takes a number of days to complete.
Also, we have the work of Oksana Bell of IFgal at Etsy:
Oksana dries and carefully arranges botannicals, wild flowers, sprigs and the like in clear layers of resin to make lovely pendants.
As you can see, with the above pendant she has also drilled/pierced the resin and laced it with leather, to give the edge a scalloped appearance.
We are grateful to have Liz and Oksana as members of the B'sue Boutiques Creative Group at Facebook Both regularly share their new projects; both are using resin, but in very different ways.....uniquely and expertly.
Currently our group has over 1,300 members, but we always have room for more. Most members are beginner level to intermediate although we do have members like Liz and Oksana who have mastered certain media. This is a sharing and giving group: Just this week we discussed jewelry photography with a very long thread, as well as another about the use of PayPal in your online businesses.
We invite all those making handmade jewelry and handmade components in ANY media to join us. While the group is sponsored by B'sue Boutiques Jewelry Supplies where we specialize in over 7,000 brass stampings with top of the line finishes and brand name mixed media products of the best sort---you do NOT have to be using our goods to participate at the group. We also invite you to post your links to your online stores where you sell your work.
Also invited are lovers of vintage jewelry and collectors of vintage pieces. We respect and learn from the old designs and are very interested in learning more about the history and culture of all sorts of jewelry making. So if you collect or sell vintage jewelry, you too are invited to join us!
We hope you will come right over and ask to be part of the group. And many thanks again to Liz and Oksana for sharing their beautiful and inspiring resin creations.