Saturday, August 28, 2010

BeadFest Loot...

If you've been following along the blog, after reading the title to this post you might be scratching your head and saying to yourself, "Hey! Wait a second! I thought you didn't go to BeadFest!?!?" And you'd be absolutely correct. I did not go to the show this year, but I did have a friend who did! Lorelei graciously acted as my personal shopper and stocked me up on lots of goodies. Included in my package were lots of interesting findings, components and ICE Resin from Susan Lenart Kazmer of Objects and Elements, beautiful silky porcelain pieces fromNancy Schindler of Round Rabbit and Joan Miller, and lovely lampwork glass from JoAnne Zekowski of Z Designs in Glass.


Aren't these inspiring picks? I can't wait to carve out some time to work with all these amazing finds! I am particularly excited about the new 1 oz syringes of ICE Resin! It's such a clever idea. They've been packaging two part epoxies like this forever, but this makes perfect sense. Sometimes you need just a little bit of resin to fill a couple of bezels. If you're like me, you might be tempted to forego the measuring cups and eyeball it (which is usually a bad idea when trying to mix exact quantities). The new syringes make it easy to squeeze out just the right amount in equal portions and not have to worry about sticky cups or making too much.

My brain is buzzing with a plethora of ideas! Now, I just need to find some time to execute all these grand plans in my head!

5 comments:

Imaginative Jewelry said...

Lucky you! They look yummy. This might be the perfect way for me to try Ice resin.

Janet said...

Good friends are hard to find..but she is a keeper! Awesome Andrew!!

Judy said...

What a super idea for the ice resin, I am going to have to look for that! Have fun with your new finds!

Pretty Things said...

Where can one get that ice resin????

Paul Lee M. said...

Oh goody! I can try Ice Resin now too! I was a bit intimidated by the whole measuring thing. I have worked with epoxy before so this is perfect. Thanks for the heads up.