Blog – tagged "BCTF" – Nimanoma


BCTF Mayhem - Part 3

May 12, 2015 Naomi Southon

So far you have seen me create the base image, bead the image and now we are ready for the final stage - the resin.  You would have thought that the resin was the easiest stage as all you are doing is pouring it on but often it is the most time consuming part but it is worth getting right as it creates the fabulous clear dome which magnifies the final piece and enhances those fiddly beaded designs. The resin comes in two parts which, when mixed, will thicken and harden over the space of 36 to 48 hours.  The...

BCTF Mayhem - part 2

May 07, 2015 Naomi Southon

So, the previous post started explaining the process I go through to create my jewellery.  Here's the next instalment.   I have the chosen sections of the images in front of me.   The shape of the pendants are drawn out on the designs and cut out before being stuck into the bases. Then comes my favourite part, the beads.  I'll show you the final stages in the next blog entry.

The post BCTF mayhem!

April 21, 2015 Naomi Southon

  So after an exhausting weekend of exhibiting at BCTF, talking to lots of potential stockists it's now time to make all the orders I took.  If I remember to take pictures I will show you the stages I go through to create the pendants, brooches and earrings.   Stage 1 - Take the initial photos!  I collect inspiration from all over but largely from flowers, plants, insects, birds and shells.    Iguana skin Sputnik sea urchin Peacock feathers Stage 2 - Size according to the design using the computer and then print. I will show you the next stages...

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