Friday, May 27, 2011

The Acorn Ring

 Earlier this spring my hubby found this perfect set of acorns.  Receiving them was better than six dozen roses!!  I was so excited to do something special with them.
 In order to make them stronger I brushed Envirotex Lite resin over them twice. 
Then I pulled out a special product known as epoxy clay.  Epoxy clay, like Envirotex Lite resin is a one to one mix ratio.  Once you mix the two parts it becomes a very soft clay.  You have about three hours to work with it.  Then it air-dries rock solid!  I placed some clay in this cabochon ring.  My idea was to have the acorns sitting up in this black clay.
Then I had a happy accident.  While attempting to smooth out one section of the clay base, I reached for this tiny plastic spoon on my table.  I didn't check it and some of this green powder (Luminarte) was still clinging to the spoon base.  It made a green mark on the clay.
 I actually love the green....so I applied green Luminarte powder to all the black clay.
Now my acorns look like they are sitting on a grassy knoll!  I can't wait to wear this ring!

4 comments :

fishyfacedesigns said...

Oh wow... how cleaver and cool.. I love the acorns and the green color rocks! Those are the accidents I love!
Take care,

Wax Beach Artist said...

Awesome ring!

SUella said...

Can you get the resin in matt? Sometimes glass is distracting from the details of the original material.

Carmi said...

Resin is glossy. The only way to make it less so is by sanding it. But that would be hard to control the look of.