Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Adorned Relics with Kristen Robinson

I was blessed to have the opportunity to take three workshops this past weekend with Kristen Robinson at a super cool spot called Smitten Dust.  The first class I had was called Adorned Relics.  Here we learned how to create beautiful faux mercury glass while playing with resin.  I absolutely fell in love with Ice Resin!

In order to add some of my usual touches, lots of gilders paste was used along the way...surprise, surprise...

A lot of trinkets, charms and filigree used were from Alpha Stamps as I have been designing for them for some time now.  I am so grateful for their support, especially when I am rooting through my amazing Alpha stamp stash!

I think this one is my favorite because it is so different for me.  I think you can really see the faux mercury glass well in this necklace too.  The stone used is picture jasper, there are so many lovely patterns and colors within each and every bead.

This is another bezel that I was excited about.  I simply added paper rhinestones and a Graphic 45 ornate key.  It made for a fantastic focal that was perfect for some vintage embellishments.

I took apart an old three strand necklace and re purposed bits and pieces to create a new necklace.  Bits and bobs were also added to the bottom for balance and movement.

The top portion of this necklace had already been made.  It was not laying correctly with the last focal I had attached.  I was happy to be able to simply add the focal and shore up the chain and I had a finished piece.

On this last one I kept it simple by adding a chain to my enhanced bezel.  I tried my hardest to make something asymmetrical out of these centerpieces, but for whatever reason, my meticulous brain has a hard time not making my jewelry balanced.

I actually have many more bezels to show off, so stay tuned for more art inspired by this class.  I will also be posting from my two other classes from Kristen soon. 




  1. Wow, great job! I need to learn to use Ice Resin....

  2. Wow, love the pieces..resin is sooo much fun. What type rhinestones and bezels did you use?
    Sandy, B'sue's group

  3. You really ran with this class (and the others). These are beautiful.

  4. Lucky you - I would love to attend a class like this. I am sure like you I will fall in love with Ice resin. the pieces you have created are divine.

  5. Very pretty, I love them all.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous!! Take a bow me lady.

  7. Wow! What an amazing class this must have been. I love all your pieces.

  8. As with all your art, the jewelry came out fantastic! You are always so inspiring!

  9. I think I saw yours on the counter! They're gorgeous! I posted on Marmelade Gypsy (houses) -- I think it's under the top post right now. I loved that class. So good to see you again! ~jeanie


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