Now that I think (and hope) my system is back on track, I'm ready to go!!! And to start off, today is the day I invited you here with a hope that what I have will be a pleasant surprise for you!!! But before I go there, let me share with you a few things.
Over the last several weeks, in between my blog projects, I've been playing around again with resins and utee (Ultra Thick Embossing Powders). I gave out several as gifts to see how well they'd be received and everyone loved and was overwhelmed with them all. I've even been requested to make some for purchases but I won't -- these are strictly for gift giving and for fun!!! Here's just some of what I've did with resin:
I took this cameo and the crystal:
and made these molds from them:
I plan on using these as box and card embellishments! I've always admired cameos and have always wanted to do the decoupaged crystals but they are so expensive to buy; this way I now won't have to use all the few of these items I do have. But, I didn't stop there! I made these photo pieces which will be used for assorted jewelry, and I've quite a few more to do for a family photo cube (similar to Rubic's cube)! Cool, huh?
Of course, I completed a several photo/personalized jewelry pieces too. Here are some: pendants, purse charm, bracelet, and initialed cuff links for my son:
These resin pieces are soooo much fun to make! And I have plenty of beads, wire and jewelry makings; so I've already prepared molds ready for earrings, rings, Christmas card charms, embellies, magnets, pins and more!!!
Now I'd like to show you two (2) freehand pieces I made just playing around with utee. I don't know how I'll use these yet but I can also see (and have many other ideas) jewelry and embellishments with these:
You might not have realized it, but this has all been an introduction to what I have in store for you -- (DRUM ROLL!) -- because I will be giving away 10 resin photo pendants!!! Beginning this Friday and every Friday in the month of December (the 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st), I will select two (2) blog followers by random generator to receive one of my handmade photo pendants.
Here are the rules:
- You MUST BE A FOLLOWER OR BECOME A FOLLOWER. If you're aren't a follower and would like to participate, you must sign-up to follow me before the Friday of each random selection. You will be eligible if you are a follower the week of - but before -the Friday before the drawing in that week.
- You must be WILLING TO EMAIL ME A PHOTO that you'd like in your pendant, or you can request I design your pendant for you. (I will provide the selected persons my email address each Friday after the drawing.)
- You MUST PROVIDE ME AN ADDRESS where I can send your pendant.
- You MUST LEAVE ME AT LEAST ONE COMMENT ON THE THURSDAY BEFORE THE FRIDAY OF EACH DRAWING! (IMPORTANT: Your comment on each consecutive Thursday before that Friday's drawing in that week is what will be used as your assigned number for random generator in order to be selected. If there is no comment on the Thursday prior to each Friday's drawing, you will not be counted as eligible to win.
There will only be one gift to each winner; therefore, if you win once and then again for any additional weeks), another winner will be selected.
NOTE: I will make all the pendants at the same time, after the last drawing on December 31 when all 10 candidates are selected; all pendants will be mailed out to the winners in the first week of January 2011.
So, now that you have the rules, I look forward to making and presenting you with your gifts!!!
Again, this is my way of saying how grateful and fortunate I am to have you all in my life, and to thank you for following me, giving me love, support, and inspiration!!! Good luck in the drawings!!!
In closing, I have several blog awards I must acknowledge -- I haven't forgotten!!! I'll get to them as soon as I get back! And, of course, I'm waaaay behind in visiting you... again!!! So that's on my agenda too!
I'll be seeing you!!!