Marcia Tuzzolino of Aurora Designs and a member of the B'sue Boutiques Design Team, wrote her first tutorial for the B'sue Boutiques website:
Marcia shared her experiments with several techniques she developed at the B'sue Boutiques Creative Group while back and we were blown away. You will be too----so much so that you'll have to get out your ICED ENAMELS and your heat tool and get busy!
I was completely inspired and so I did my own take off on the cuff thing:
I didn't use the Mica Chips but instead, I used the Shattered Opal Iced Enamels
Then I did a bit more medium and added the Shattered Opal flakes
The instructions from the manufacturer say only to drop the opal flakes into the resin to set, not to heat set them as you do the rest, but of course....
Being the experimenter that I am, I threw caution to the wind. I melted them onto the cuff. It worked fine...happy accident!
As you can see from the last photo....I'm wearing it! The layers of Relique and Mica look like the mysterious surface of a glittering moon.
I've used this cuff from the B'sue Boutiques website
Here are some other experiments I began this week:
One of our spoon blanks layered with Raspberry Relique and Gold Glitz!
TWO etched brass pieces topped with ICE RESIN! I did one last time Kate came and taught me to etch, and the key I did in the video last week.
Did you SEE that video yet? It's like a FREE 35 minute class to tell you all about how to etch on brass safely. Kate Mulligan of Mulligan Stew Jewelry worked out all the kinks in the process and we did the video together last Friday.
I'm positive it's our best video yet!
Here is a link for you:
That video is a hard one to follow!
I had plans to share how I made this cuff with Iced Enamels and to clear up a few things regarding its use in this weeks video....but then the brass started to arrive:
Thirty five pounds showed up with our Iced Enamels order coming in today at noon.....so!
I figured we'd better get sorting and get that Iced Enamel on the website right away.
What came in? Propellers, owls, hearts, charms galore, ring blanks, more blanks, raw brass, plated brass....lots of the silver stuff.
We're dancing as fast as we can.
New video next week!