Friday 21 April 2017

2017 #6 Timeworn necklace {by Etusko Noguchi}

2017 Topic 6: Resin

Tonight we have the wonderful Etsuko from Japan. She is so brave blogging for us in English, and she does a wonderful job of explaining everything for us as well as she can. She seems to be able to craft successfully with so many different products. In this post she has tried a couple of different resin products to make a necklace.

Hi everyone Etsuko 'My favorite things' here.

It's wonderful to be back here on the PA blog tonight. I've chosen to share with you a Timeworn Necklace project.

I wanted to make an accessories using Seth's new stamps and wood chips with resin.
Seth is showing off his wonderful ideas and techniques around the world at his workshops, of which twice was a workshop organized by PA. His blog -the altered page- contains an introduction of his fabulous works and artists active in the world. I am always inspired by his creations.

I thought about how to configure them for the necklace top before I tried to use the Seth's wood-chips and the Relics & Artifacts Tribe.

After that I used Seth's technique to paint by Seth set-2 and Blood Orange, Caribbean Sea and Pumpkin Soup Fresco paints. Once them dried I did embossing ivory and copper enamels on each wood-chips with Seth ESA03 stamps.

Add the same amount of AB resin solution to be used to the cup, add 2 drops of the tint color and gently mix it. Leave it for about 5 minutes until the bubbles disappear.

A brush with the resin solution on the Relics & Artifacts Tribe and leave it for about a whole day and night until it is completely dry.

Embossing the Relics & Artifacts Tribe cameo for the focal point by Ice Resin enamels. I planed to make it the same color as the previous two R & A T, but as the whole got little dark then I decided to use on the ivory embossing powder that was not pure white.

I layered the lace colored with Infusion Terracotta and Magenta on the tag and joined all the other items.

Next step is the chain making, I was planning the necklace string which a silk fabric dyed with Infusions, and I wanted to make it as natural as possible to entwine the chain. However there was no hand-held chains to fit with fabric, so I changed my mind and I made it to the handmade chain only.

I made the charms to be attached to the chain using bezels, I painted Fresco Smoked Paprika and Green Patina on the white smoothy card and stamped Seth ESA03 stamp by Potting Soil Archival ink pad. Apply paper sealer so that liquid dose not soak into paper before applying resin.

This time I applied infrared rays using UV resin, the time to dry only 5 minutes. The finish looks like a rusty charm.

This is the finish of the chain by connecting beads and charms.

And here it is all put together.

I tried making the bracelet with a dyed silk fabric when I could not make. 
The project to play with Seth's items was a great fun, I was absorbed in making and almost forget to take photos. I'm not fully give up to make the fabric accessories and I'll try again.
Thank you so much joining me and hope you like it. I look forward to meeting you soon!! 

Etsuko xxx
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Well I think your fabric version looks wonderful Etusko! And it was interesting to see the different results with different resin products. What an amazing result, I bet Seth never imagined the possibilities in this direction with his products! Brilliant!! ~Leandra

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Helen said...

oh, Etsuko, this is so gorgeous!

Miriam said...

wow! Totally stunning Etsuko!

Words and Pictures said...

What fabulous wearable art you've created, Etsuko - such an imaginative way to use Seth's woodchips too. Thanks for an inspirational post.
Alison x

Craftyfield said...

The charms are so original Etsuko! They make great pieces of jewellery and I like both the metal and fabric versions.

Hazel Agnew said...

Wow Etsuko, this is outstanding! I never would have thought to use the wood chips like this! This is so creatively beautiful, an absolute treasure. I do hope that Seth gets to see this! Xx 😊

Kirsten said...

This is beautiful! I love the resin pieces & the Seth Apter woodchips are a great addition.

CastleKelly Crafts said...

Wow, this is so beautiful Etsuko, you must be so pleased with the finished pieces. The way you've used the wood chips is amazing and the ivory resin is gorgeous. X

Julie Lee said...

Fantastic work, Etsuko! I love how inventive you are. You have created pieces that are original, beautiful and wearable!xx

craftytrog said...

Wow! Your arty necklace is so beautiful and inspiring Etsuko! xx

Redanne said...

What an amazing way to use Seth's woodchips Etsuko, your necklace is gorgeous. A very inspirational post! Anne x

Etsuko said...

Thank you so much for wonderful comments all, it will be my energy tomorrow. Have a nice weekend. xx

craftimamma said...

Wow, Etsuko how totally original this is and what innovative ways to use Seth's woodchips and the Relics and Artifacts. Wonderful variation of ways to use the resins too. Very inspiring!

Lesley Xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What fabulous creations Etsuko, so many beautiful components to look at all executed with perfection. *Outstanding*.. Hugs Tracey xx

Cocofolies said...

Wow, Etsuko!!!!
Fabulous necklace and piece of jewellery, once again. A new masterpiece!
Stunning as all you do!!! :)
Hugs, Coco xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Wow what amazing techniques, so inspiring!

Lucy x