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A Reason for Resin

28 Jan

Club Creative Studio encourages creativity.  Today, my reason for writing is to share information on a project with a focus on the medium called resin. I have a handful of friends that I am now lovingly referring to them as CRAFTease members. You have perhaps heard of  the enduring term: Foodie, an informal term used for a particular class of aficionado of food and drink. Likewise, I may have coined this term today: CRAFTease. The name I give to those I think are interested in “crafts” and have the willingness to learn from what a new product has to offer in being tempted/teased with the desire to experiment more with that unfamiliar art product. Also as a play on words “ease” found in CRAFTease, brings to mind that the examples and artful expressions of ideas created by a CRAFTease flow with ease.

With this blog post I am once again highlighting the creative sparks that come from a scenario of creative minds meshing. How do you foster the creative juices of others? The answer is simply encouragement.   Encouraging creativity and sharing art and information is one way to pass along the excitement of art.

The finest gift you can give anyone is encouragement. 
If everyone received the encouragement they need to grow, the genius in most everyone would blossom
and the world would produce abundance beyond the wildest dreams.
(Sidney Madwed, American poet)
Before I highlight the post title, I wish to share a little more background information on this group project activity.  Last year, Gayle just wanted to gather some of her creative-type friends for a group project/gift giving activity.  Gayle arranged to have a handful of her pals meet up at her home to brainstorm and share their talents together in a group art project.  It was a meeting-of-the-minds of sorts. The holiday season last December 2011, seemed to be the perfect time to come together in spirit, create a hand-made charm and share it in friendship.  Combined efforts of art were exchanged within the group, everyone left with a memorable keepsake of what each person hand-made individually.  Collectively, the art was “charming”, hand-made charms for us to add to our own link bracelet.  The theme: The Twelve Days of Christmas.

(December, 2011) CRAFTease Project

The opportunity that brought both fundamentals and fun to the table sparked me to ask if we might want to do this type activity again… in February, to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Needless to say we all agreed that we would want to discover or perfect another medium and share the outcome with the group members once again. We decided to all focus on the same medium this time and approach our projects individually under that same theme and medium, resin. Resin is known as any variety of substances obtained from the gum or sap of some trees and often used in varnishes, plastics, and even medicine, and as a comparable synthetic product.

Resins we will be using are valued for their chemical/synthetic properties and associated use of a thick liquid that is hardened into a transparent solid. The word “resin” has been applied in the modern world to nearly any component of a liquid that will set into a hard lacquer or enamel-type finish. Our charm examples that we will experiment with are an expression of a modern product which is an epoxy resin.  It is known as a “resin” because it will solidify in the same way as (some) plant resins do.  Synthetic resins are liquid of thermosetting plastics and do not derive from plants.

Our reason for resin is to experience its apparent diversity in casting, layering, embedding , filling and coating.  I will be happy to post our results. We are meeting soon to try out our luck.  I am ready with the camera to share what we do as a CRAFTease member.  Please check back for more information on how we used our resin during the month of February.

F.Y.I. The English word RESIN originates from the late 14th century Old French resine.

Silent Statements Say Something

20 May

It’s Feature Friday for Club Creative Studio!

This post is about the fact that you don’t have to say a word to speak volumes.  What do I mean by that?  Consider statement jewelry!  Jewelry can be a means to “say” or express without spoken and written communications.  It can be the silent statement art that speaks.

Art design:Club Creative Studio

Art design copyright: Club Creative Studio

In the world of combining jewelry and art you can model an eye-catching piece and have it speak for itself!  The chance you get to speak may be in response to the compliments you may receive from your choice of jewelry on display.  Bold and big may add up to be beautiful if you wear something that is a highlight and not a distraction.

Don’t throw away the big, chunky-looking jewelry you have taking up jewelry box room.  Don’t hide your statement necklaces just yet because accessories are meant to be seen and heard.  You want what you wear to speak loud and clear about your fashion sense and about your confidence.  Over-sized, multi-strand,  complicated  bib necklaces,  and layered looks in piles fit into this category of what is a statement look. 

Chandelier earrings even make people look twice because of their length, flow or sparkle.  Some may say that “less is more” but, when you think of bold jewelry style more can be more.  When your jewelry is noticed that means that you are noticed as well as your specific taste!

Earring Copyright: Club Creative Studio

The popular “more can be more” feeling can be used to your advantage in fashion when you want to dress up a plain or simple outfit.  Often

Necklace copyright: Club Creative Studio

times a huge statement piece of jewelry takes center stage and attention away from a simple dress and adds the punch of style it deserves.  The background color of single textured material or something in a solid shade paired with a statement piece often gives your whole look the “pop” it needs to look even more fashionable.

Stepping outside of your own comfort zone is what it takes to gain the willingness and confidence to wear a large piece of jewelry you would maybe not normally wear.

Once you get noticed for what stands out as unique and complimentary to your over-all look, you will learn to like and appreciate what jewelry that is large can and does do for you.  Wearing larger shaped jewelry selections gives an outfit a focal point and a place to rest an eye.  It also gives the opportunity for anyone passing a glance the initial reaction to gain an attraction and complement your attire or accessories.

If you are someone who does not have many statement pieces or prefers the more simple look.  Stepping out to enjoy a change of heart might be a good idea to try so that you can learn to notice and appreciate more substantial adornment arts.

Challenge yourself  or someone you know to consider wearing a bold statement jewelry piece.  It can very easily become your next grab-and-go item to accessorize with because it can quickly make your look complete, fashionable and on purpose.  In this case, it can be a good thing to be wearing the “chunky” look…and it has nothing to do with your personal weight and eating habits!  Get chunky today!!!!!

Club Creative Studio’s online storefront can help you hunt for the right statement look.  Take time to browse the variety of treasures on:

www.clubcreativestudio.com

The inventory is ever-changing and the creations are always one-of-a-kind and custom requests are welcomed.

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