Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Art Gel! I'm in love!

So, while at the amazing Alexanders Beads on Roosevelt, I asked about two part epoxy resin in jewelry grade. I always ask, to no avail. I suspected they wouldn't have it but it's been my experience at that shop to continue to ask for things and they often appear for sale. Either from the back room or because people have asked so many times.

Well, to my surprise, he pulled out a bottle of Art Gel and some samples.
They looked great so I had to bring it back to the studio and give it a try.

Results? LOVE!

Unlike the many other 1 part resins coatings and gels, it goes on clear and without bubbles. It flows well, dries in about 12 hours, is only $10 for 4 fl oz. It does still soak into the paper and threaten to run if you are using a home printed photo but even glue does that. Nothing a little Modpodge sealing can't handle.

Product: the Beadsmith DG3 Art Gel

Location: Alexanders Beads - 6307 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA 98115

Monday, December 27, 2010

Changes and Crafting

With all of the changes in the first quarter of the new year it will be so easy to make art and creativity a low priority.

I decided that I'm not going to let it slip into last position on the priority list. I've started a 2nd blog as a challenge to keep me on track.

"365 at BDS"

Stop in, follow if you want or be creative with me!
I always love to swap art so if there is something you want to make also, I'm happy to trade. If you want to take the challenge yourself, let me know how to find you and I'll link to your blog.

Some projects will be small, some will be big. Sometimes I may only have time for an ATC or a necklace but my goal is to complete as least 1 project each day. I'm not a tutorial type person but I'm happy to share if I'm using an out of the ordinary technique.

Find it here: http://365atBDS.blogspot.com

Friday, December 24, 2010

Yes, It's True

Yup, Black Door Studio is moving!

While we love our space and worked so hard to make it all pretty, it's just not laid out the way it needs to be.


The two spaces we have narrowed the search down to are both big, huge, open studios that we can arrange much better than our current space that's separated into rooms.

The BONUS!?! BOTH places are a part of the monthly Art Walk in Everett!

Meanwhile, Phase 1 of the inventory and supply reduction SALE is underway. Watch for special days that we are bringing out new merchandise by following our Facebook page: