A while back I had posted that I was developing a class on making dinosaur jewelry for the H.M.S. Beagle… here is an update.
1. Dinosaur Image Pendants. I have finally perfected this! First, I can’t use stuff printed at home… The images aren’t clear enough or bright enough. So I bought a book of dinosaur stickers. And I learned how to use two-part resin (thanks to the craft circle!)… and I finally have it goin’ good. Although it took a lot of practice to get the resin right… really a process not suited for someone as messy and impatient as me, but I can do it now. I even think I can teach others. Here are the samples I created:
2. Golden Dino on a Chain. Have you ever tried to paint on plastic not using spray paint? It sucks. The first necklace I made using model paint had all of the paint fall off of it the first time I wore it. And then I tried lots of different paints and primers and none of them worked. And then after a long, frustrating search at Michael’s with a young man who was much more helpful than he needed to be, I found a paint that works. Well! It works well. Really well. The dinosaurs actually look like they are made of metal. And the paint stays. This is a huge relief because I was very much worried that I wouldn’t be able to have the class if I didn’t get this to work. But it works! Yay! And the resulting necklaces are sooooo cute:
3. The final part of the class still will be the dinosaur bone earrings:
I have samples, I have materials, I have perfected the techniques well enough to teach them, and my friend M loves dinosaurs so I have had a home for all my extras. If you know of anybody who would like to take the class, please forward them this post. It should be super fun. And only $35 and you get THREE pieces of jewelry to take home.
The date/time/details available here.