Dec 23, 2009

(im)printed matter

when your mokume gane polymer clay experiment turns out like some alien reptile shedding skin disastrously at 3am ... what do you do?

*sigh* something else that you can actually execute ...

yes... altho my mokume gane stuff was a disaster, i manage to save my soul by making some simple pendants using the imprinting technique ... and i was actually quite happy before i went to bed last night :)




i love the way these came out! now i am in search of some sort of glaze medium or resin or something that would give me like a protective shield over the face of the pendant. something that is thick and transparent and would create a glassy bulge over the face of the pendant. any recommendations, anyone?

this is probably my last post before christmas :) so if i dun speak to you again before christmas ...
Merry Christmas !

happy pimping! :)


  1. Hi Luthien,
    I love these pendants and I do have a suggestion.
    There is a two part mix called (Photo Gloss)
    Its a resin and hardener that you mix exact quantities and pour over the tip.
    Then you need to either use tooth pick or butane torch (I prefer the torch) to get any air bubbles out. Leave to set in dust free environment for 5-7 days.
    I purchase this from our local hardware store or Craft store.
    If you have a look back at my Christmas giveaway and recent rose I painted, I had applied this to both these pieces.
    Time consuming, but fantastic.
    If I can help in any way, please don't hesitate to contact me.
    Merry Christmas.

  2. Luthien,

    I love the pendants. Gorgeous.

    I haven't tried it yet, but recently purchased a two-part product called Ice Resin from that was highly recommended by several people in a Yahoo! group to which I belong.

    Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season,


  3. Gorgeous! Is that last one named after a George RR Martin character by any chance?

    Merry Christmas!!! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday.

  4. It's a beautiful piece, but I'm sorry for my lack of knowledge for the gloss paint and stuff.
    Merry Christmas to you too!

  5. Wow, they turned out lovely these pendants (something good even tho a disaster happened!) - I love the middle one the best, love the peachy purple colour on black - Merry Christmas buddy!

  6. I'm no help with your glaze question, but I will chime in that they're so pretty!

  7. i think those pendants look pretty cool!
    wishing you and your family a wonderful christmas!

  8. thank you very much ladies, for all your lovely comments! and happy christmas to you :))

    anna and vicki :)
    thank you for the info. i have also done some research on this, i gathered that the substance i'm looking for is any epoxy resin. they also mentioned something about the brand call envirotex lite. it's actually for table tops but will work for jewelry as well. tho i need to do some experiment on these resins ... if i can find them here!!

    julia :)
    the name "arya" i actually got it from paolini's inheritance saga. there's an elf girl call arya there.

  9. These are SO beautiful, and I have to wonder if "Bella" is named for my favorite member of the Cullen family?

  10. thank you stephanie :)) ... and ...
    AHA!! it's one and the same bella alright ;)

  11. Hope you had a very Merry Christmas. I enjoy your blog very much whenever I visit!

  12. Love the pendants Luthien, they're darling and I'd love to know the technique you used - looks like they're done on glass.

    Took me a while to find this posting on Sherry's blog but she did a really fabulous write up on Resins so here's the link:

  13. All the pendants are gorgeous and I dont know much about this type of work but I would assume most resins would work. Lovely!!

  14. Very beautiful as usual! Amazing what can happen in the middle of the night! LOL

    Happy New Year

  15. Hi Luthien, I am a little behind in my blog visiting
    sorry :(
    1) I love the pendants. I especially love how you give them such well thought out names. Exactly like they are your children (which I know they are)
    2) I have used 3 different products for the 'glass'
    the first was a 2 part resin, which gave toxic fumes and I will never use again, although the results were beautiful. Not good for people or our Mother Earth.
    the second is triple coat by art deco. It made a very nice glass effect, but it shrinks up on the sides which means a second, careful coat.
    the third is called diamond glaze. I can't remember who made this! I just tried it this year and I liked it! My studio is in such a disaray!
    Anyway, to me this one was the least toxic and the least work and the fastest drying. Let me poke around in the trash can an see if I can find the disributor for you. I could/should just send you some :)
    Happy, healthy New Year my sweet friend,

  16. hey ladies :))
    thank you for your sweet comments and all your suggestions :)) i am now in the midst of trying out the envirotex lite resin mix... yea, lisa, it does stink a little ... i'll probably would change to another brand when i'm done with this pack. i also asked my craft shop about diamond glaze since it's been mentioned so much .. they are going to try and order it for me :))

    hope you all had a real nice christmas ... i'm still recovering from the food :p


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