Sunday, October 26, 2008

New rings are here!!

Got some new rings in over at Golden Supply Co. I have square and circle in Sterling and Oxidized Silver finishes.

Monday, October 20, 2008

UV Resin Tutorial...

Another tutorial, this one on UV Resin! UV Resin is much easier to apply than 2-part resin, as you don't mix anything. It starts to cure once exposed UV light, so you can cure it in sunlight as an inexpensive solution, or using a UV lamp for more consistent results.

Has a nice window of workability in which you can deal with bubbles and such prior to exposing it. It sets very quickly though once exposed, so it is important to minimize bubbles and such as much as possible prior to exposure.

One of the best things about it is that the quick "setting" of the resin lets you see which pieces aren't coming out well, and the resin can often be popped out of your finding before it sets completely, giving you a do-over of sorts.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Halloween Pendant Graphics - A New Line Begins

Many folks ask where I get the art for my jewelry. I make it, but that is not an option for a lot of folks who want to enjoy the creative process. So... in the interest of those folks, I am creating a new line of graphics that can be trimmed down and used in the various findings I sell in Golden Supply Co.

First up is a set of 26 Halloween-themed graphics. With each release, I plan to offer a few select images as a free PDF, which you can download. If you buy a graphic sheet from me, the printed sheet needs no sealing before being used with DG3 Art Gel. That means you can skip the Mod Podge™ step. If you plan to use resin, or you are printing them from the PDF and using DG3, you gotta Mod Podge these first.

This first sheet is sized to fit the large (22mm) Silver-plated Pewter Circle Pendants. Psstt...they also fit the Deep-Welled Silver-Plated Circle Rings, the great shortage of which there has been lately is expected to soon be over. A 7/8" circle punch works great with this size graphic.

A Thanksgiving offering is in the works, but I expect the next set to become available will be some new geometric graphics (similar to the ones used in my resin video), but sized for a new line of rings I expect to start carrying next week.

Featured Product: DG3 Art Gel

Knowing that DG3 is a relatively new product, I wanted to be sure folks could get their hands on it with the release of my new tutorial. Hopefully, I have the best price on it as well, $7.95 for a 4oz bottle. I have it in the GSC Etsy shop for now.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Beyond Diamond Glaze : DG3 Art Gel Tutorial

Finally got this done. Lots of folks asked about an alternative to resin, and I think a good one is DG3 Art Gel. It's sort of the next generation of Diamond Glaze. It can go on thick and still stay clear. It's not as durable as resin, but it is much safer to work with. Watch the'll see :).

Halloween Project

It's finally done. This time around I am creating two versions of my newest tutorial, a version that is better suited to the formats of places like, so basically text and pictures, and a video version for places like YouTube and Howcast and Mindbites, etc.

I'll have the video available here soon.