our little art group collects images on our pinterest page, so that we can decide what our monthly project should be. I just loved the idea of this necklace i found online at Andrea Ockey Parr's blog.
She posted a great tutorial on how to do it!
We gathered all our supplies - ice resin being the key ingredient here.
We used various types of craft wire - 20-22 gauge. you basically make oblong lollypops and twist the wire around.
then cut out tissue paper - the heavier kind with the glossy finish works best, but anything will do.
cut out circles to fit on your wire. cut outside the circle - not inside!
thenmis up some ice resin. i just used gloved fingers to apply mine to the tissue. then placed itface down on top of the wire. the resin just made it stick.
I had some extra resin so i applied it to these natural paper butterflies. used shiny freezer paper as a backing. they don't stick to it!
i did a batch of pretty pastels as well.
Interestingly, the play date was supposed to be at my place. but two people could not make it, so majority rules - i brought all the food to K's house. an Asian feast courtesy of trader joe.
Here is the end result of my resin-wire and tissue paper lollypops! i added them onto some chunky wire along with some colourful beads. it is not something i would actually wear, but looks great draped over my mirror at home.
with my neutral circles and butterflies i made a mobile.
came out really cute. i attached them to a old wooden hanger with black wire.
another shot of my necklace.
and this is the creation that M made with her pieces. Wowsa!