Every time I start thinking that I might just be getting bored of resin, I remember that it’s not the resin that thrills me – it’s the stuff that goes into it. My personal projects have always been focused on preserving and using organic material in my work – something my book strongly focuses on. It’s the only resin book (that I’ve been able to find) that really covers how to preserve flowers so that the colours stay vibrant for your pieces and can be counted on to last that way forever – no longer just a handmade item, but a unique, heirloom piece.
When I go ‘harvesting’ for new material, I always go with my trusty pocket pruning shears, a bunch of small, circular containers so I can keep track of what I’ve got (and keep the flowers protected), and a copy of ‘Ontario Wildflowers’ to help me ID what I’m looking at, and learn whether or not it’s advisable to pick some.
The end of one of these sessions always leaves me with a beautiful collection of plants and flowers to inspire me – I feel like I have the most beautiful paint palette imaginable from which to make my jewellery.
Here are some of the lovely things that came out of that day. All of these were done using the fantastic quality molds from Agata at Resin Sun.