Monday, January 25, 2010

The Bleeding Heart Ring

I decided to add a ring instead of a bracelet to the Bleeding Heart Collection. The first one I listed sold ultra-fast - yay! I found out my supplier is no longer going to carry the reptile embossed bands that I was hoping to use for these rings, soooo, I have ONE band left. After it's gone, I will be using a brushed finish band for these rings. Still cool, but not as edgy as the reptile finish! Wish I'd stocked up on more!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Be Still My "Bleeding" Heart!

Bleeding Heart necklace and earrings are new to my shop and I am SO excited about them! I am also working on a bracelet design, which I will add as soon as it is finished! The heart pendant is made from two separate hand cast resin hearts that are adhered together with resin. I carve the extra resin off the edges where the two meet, and then sand and sand and sand until the seam is barely visible. Then I sand the rest of the piece to a frosted finish. Next, I mix more resin and add the "veins" to the surface, which adds a beautifull glossy contrast!
I am loving the finished product! The necklace sells for $40 and the earrings for $20 in my etsy shop. Hope you love them as much as I do!