Sunday, April 05, 2015

Little Sewer Pendant - Resin and Fibers For STITCHED Blog Hop

This bezel features a small girl and some pretty lace items which are embedded in resin.
My project began with these items.  
A vintage lace table runner and ribbon, a little girl cast in resin and a bezel.
My online class shows you how to embed tatting in resin and this post shows you that the same techniques can be used with other fiber crafts.
There are seven online classes in STITCHED taught by an eclectic group of artists.
Hanna Andersson, Lynn Krawczyk, Celeste Beck, 
Lesley Riley, Lidija Miklavcic, Carrie Payne and myself.
In addition, Alma, the organizer posts a new online class every month for the entire year.
Everything from doll making, silk ribbon embroidery and crochet, including two art quilt classes called Ladies of the Canyon and She's so Unusual.
There is also a 12 x 12 Block-of-the-Month every month.
+6 giveaway prizes that any registered STITCHED student can win.
STITCHED 2015 will last the entire year. 
It starts March 1st 2015 and ends March 1st, 2016. 
It is hosted in a private ning.com site.
It consists of over 25 online video instructions for only $89.00 
 If you would like to know how I cast my little girl in resin, just stop by iloveresin.com for instructions.
My resin pour was a success.  My little girl is being held firmly in place in resin.
My fibers are now permanently embedded as well.
I cast my girl with black resin so her details were difficult to see.
I used some metallic gold rub on to bring out the detail.
It really is amazing how much detail the rub on shows off.
I have a give-away today also!
If you would like to win this group of bezels just leave a nice comment at the end of this post.  I'll do a drawing Monday April 20th

If this project has inspired you I would encourage you to sign up for our
Stitched Year of classes!

Stitched 2015

Be sure to visit the blogs below for more tutorials and giveaways!
April 6th: Carmi at http://carmicimicata.blogspot.ca
April 7th: Lidija at http://www.bludor.com/magazine
April 9th: Hanna at http://www.ihanna.nu
April 10th: Alma at http://almastoller.blogspot.com

33 comments :

Celeste said...

What a cute project. Did not know there was black resin. Love the gold rub on.

Celeste said...

Just darling

Ava Gavloski said...

My how beautifully you photograph your projects. Your contributions to Stitched will make the event a memorable one for all. The gold rub certainly does show the details well. Gorgeous pendant.

Nancy said...

Interesting project. I've not tried resin- I'm off to see your instructions. The vintage look is lovely, and I'm in search of some tatting to use for the STITCHED project.

DonnaD said...

Love everything about this project. So pretty. I was very excited to see your use of vintage lace as I used vintage lace in your heart charm I Love Resin project. I am stil such a newbie but your posts inspire me so much.

Luna said...

Great ideas... So inspiring! Thank you for the instructions too!

Beverley Hilton said...

You do fascinating work, Carmi! Looking forward to doing this project. It's quite lovely. Bev

Raelyn said...

Thanks so much for such a great tutorial. Looking forward to trying this.

Lea said...

Carmi, everything you make is stunning! I recognize one of those bezels from the watch project! These bezels would be so fun to create with! I think it's time for me to comb some thrift and junk stores for bits of vintage goodies!

Rijacki Torment said...

Lovely project. Between this and your other Stitched project, I am inspired to look for vintage textiles. I've been thinking about looking through the tatting of my grandmother and great-grans to see if any is in a condition needing rescue (i.e. not able to be used in it's original purpose) that's also small enough for jewelry items.

Stampendous said...

Just love this project. The resin figure is so wonderful, gotta hop over and see what you used for a mold!! And I love the way you encased fibers in the resin. So dynamic. And the metallic rub is just the perfect finishing touch. Beautiful project.

Debi Kibbee said...

Would love to do some of these in a beachie theme

Jamie Martin said...

Beautiful! Love the 3D effect, I'll have to try that :)

MyNervous Habits said...

That is really fantastic. Good job!

Diana Balot Frank said...

Love the cat bezel. Have some ideas for using textiles.

Patricia Susen said...

You are always an inspiration to me, Carmi! I love the little girl!

Deb Fortin said...

would love to win these. I have used a few of them already in previous projects and didnt keep any for myself.
I have yet to try to colour resin. I think that's next on my to-do list

Audrey said...

That's beautiful! I've never tried resin and look forward to trying it this year.

Carole said...

Thanks for sharing the news about the Stitched class, sounds fabulous. Like the bezel as well.

Jeni Goldstein said...

I love this project and your blog! So many fun things. Thanks for sharing!

Jeni Goldstein said...

I love this project! I also love looking at your blog, so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

sherilee said...

I'm so glad that you are a teacher with Stitched. All of your work is beautiful. Makes me smile. I so want to do this!

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous! I love the dimension and vintage appeal. The gold rub really brought out aging beautifully.

Lynda said...

Cute! Thanks for the giveaway.

Relishing Life said...

Very clever use of fibers and resin! It really has a collage aspect in all of its mini-ness!

carlseapatch said...

Your work is fascinating, I would love to have a go at resin and bezels, thanks for the give away

Gill said...

Fabulous - I've never tried resin!

Crafty Moira said...

I love this project! I have recently learned how to solder to make my own bezels and ive been not really sure what to put in the bezels once they are finished! Turns out i have quite a collection of vintage lace so looks like i will be signing up for stitched to take your class (and the other great classes!)

Katrina Hultgren said...

You have a wonderful way of bringing out the artist in all of us by making your instructions easy to follow. I have got to try the black resin option.

Carmi Cimicata said...

You have all been so kind with your comments! I wanted you to know that this what I used to color my resin so it is opaque black.

http://www.amazon.com/Castin-Craft-opaque-dye-black/dp/B00A1ECSNM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428698812&sr=8-1&keywords=eti+black+colorant

Monica Weidmann said...

I love your work. Reading your blog is such a treat!

Carmi Cimicata said...

The winner of my bezel draw is Lea! Thank you everyone!

Lea said...

Carmi, I am beyond thrilled that I won the bezels!! Thank you so very much! I can't wait to get them and see what fun goodies I can create! I'll blog them and tag you so you can check them out!! Thanks, again!!