Wednesday, February 1, 2012

yet another way to love -

mary jane dodd

'...with intention' 2012

it is relatively common knowledge (i think) that i love using ice resin in my work in different ways... 

while designing this piece, i became concerned about the stability of the tablet... at the moment it is on tightly, but what if the fiber wears or stretches?

i then remembered that ice resin can be used like a glue... 

it's true!


and so i went back, and 'glued' the tablet onto the metal plate... 


then i 'glued' leather into some end caps to hold them firmly and create a smooth look... 

i can now sell this piece confident in its durability - which is of great importance to me... 

give it a try!

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9 comments:

SummersStudio said...

Good idea!

Diane said...

Yes, that was a great idea MJ! Really cool focal. And, I really like your caged crystal quartz dangle =)

Artisan Beads Plus said...

Maire,
Did you use ice resin on the leather too? I never have luck with glue. I think it is because I'm too impatient and don't give it the time it needs to dry. Love the piece!!! Very cool and artistic as always.....
MaryAnn

Spirited Earth said...

Thanks for this tip, i always worry about glued in bits..think i trust the ice resin to be super durable.
I love that caged crystal.

In the Light of the Moon said...

Love this piece Mary Jane!! Excellent tip for the IceResin!!Hugs,Cat

stacilouise said...

Thats great thinking!

sharon said...

Beautiful piece, and a great tip!

Cindy Pack said...

Beautiful! Love the ice resin work you do.

Thanks so much for sharing!
:) Cindy

Pretty Things said...

Love.

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