Studs For Days

I love these little studs. They’re just so charming! Tiny little bronze hearts are painted and resin coated, with stainless steel posts. I’ve got a few pairs I’m keeping to myself, and these ones are getting listed in the shop throughout the day. Mostly hearts, but there’s a few stars as well. Next time I get supplies I’m going to make some more shapes as well. I’m feeling geometrics like circles and triangles might be next…

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Which are your favourite?

Get your stud fix here.

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Mixed Metals

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I love getting requests for custom pieces! That extra bit of outside inspiration leads to some of my most favourite pieces! A friend asked for mixed metal earrings and a matching necklace to go with. The necklace is reversible, having all the same colours but a different brush stroke pattern on the back more akin to what’s on the earrings.

This is off in the mail now, and I think I’ll need to make more similarly patterned pieces in different colours before I get my fix!

Leather and Floral

I’ve been having a blast lately, experimenting with scraps of fabric I’ve been hoarding for ages. Lightweight, pastel, floral fabric and dark, bold leather scraps are getting turned into two very distinct earring styles. Which kind do you prefer?

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scrap leather earrings

Make sure to follow my facebook and instagram for updates on when things get released as well as chances to win stuff! I’ve got some contests starting in February spanning across all my social media so the more you’re on the more chances you have. 🙂

Transparent Photo Pendants

I’ve had this idea in my head for ages and while most of the pieces I’m working on are curing upstairs, I couldn’t wait to share these almost finished pieces with you!

Transparent photo pendants

transparent photography pendant

These gorgeous pendants are made using my own photographs and are my first try at Little Windows resin. Let me tell you, I’ll never go back to Crystal Clear after this! It’s a fantastic resin that makes me sad about all the pieces I’ve wasted bad resin on. Oh well, live and learn…

transparent see through jewellery

These ones are totally transparent as you can see, though that means the image isn’t showing up very well over dark colours… I’m trying a few more ideas so that I’m not doomed to wear white every time I want to wear one :P. I’m itching to get the others finished but resin takes time and you cannot rush it! So tomorrow I’ll get to take a look, flip them over, and finish the other side. Fingers crossed everything works out or I’ll be back to the drawing board.

I’ll be sure to update with the finished pieces as soon as they happen!

Magical Rainbow Unicorn Jewellery

Tamed Raven colour shift jewellery preview

I just wanted to share a sneak peek of what I’ve been working on. These just need a bit of cleaning up and assembly, and they’ll be ready to find new homes. I can’t wait to see these all finished, in their colour shifting magical glory!!!

Tamed Raven colour shift jewellery preview

Amazing Remelt Mould Review

Dark Purple and Blue glittery resin crystal necklace by Tamed Raven

For anyone who uses resin to make jewellery or crafts, I feel like you’ll understand the urge to make your own moulds. To have something so 100% originally you, that’s a really exciting concept. But if you’re anything like me, you change your mind a lot. I wanted mould making mix for a long time, but didn’t want to drop the money on something I’d have to mix up, pour, possibly mess up and have to throw away.

Amazing remelt review

Then I saw a video about Amazing Remelt, a one part mould maker. It sounded too good to be true when I saw it on youtube, but I bought it anyway. Turns out it works fairly well with only a small learning curve.

What you do is simply melt it down (either in the container it came in, or a smaller one if you only want a little), pour it into a plastic container over whatever you want to make a mould of, and let it cool. I’ve used tupperware containers and plastic drinking cups to sit my items in, and they both worked well.

Pros:

  • If you mess up a mould, remelt it and try again.
  • If you get bored with a mould or accidentally rip it, remelt it.
  • No mixing ratios required that you can mess up.
  • Fairly durable. I’ve had to really pull difficult shaped pieces out and I haven’t seen any damage on my moulds yet.
  • Good price when you consider you can use it repeatedly.
  • Food safe and made in the USA.
  • It says it needs mould release, but so far I haven’t needed it (which is great, because I paid a pretty penny for it once and accidentally threw it out when I moved, and haven’t brought myself to pay for it again :P)

Cons:

  • I’ve heard of the red dye transferring over to resin, but I haven’t had this happen to me.
  • If you heat it up too fast and it bubbles, good luck getting those bubbles out. It says to skim them off the top but had difficulty even doing that. Be careful to heat it slowly and stir often! Thankfully the bubbles float to the top as the mould cools so the majority of them end up on what will be the bottom of the mould.
  • Dust really likes to stick to it, but you can easily rinse it with water and give it proper storage/drying time before using it to reduce it.

Over all, I give this a 4/5. I definitely plan to pick up more so I can make multiples of my moulds. I purchased mine from Amazon.

Aqua glittery resin crystal pendant by Tamed Raven

Aqua glittery resin crystal cluster pendant by Tamed Raven