Friday, November 8, 2013

Sister Celebration & Making Resin Necklaces

This past weekend we celebrated the November birthdays for my sisters, Diana and Lana...born only 1 day and 1 year apart. We had a wonderful crafting day making these adorable dolls...
My sister Diana hosted the event at her house and taught us the steps to make these wooden reliquaries dolls. Some of the supplies to make the dolls came from Paper Whimsy.  
It was a beautiful day and Diana's house has these beautiful windows looking into a wonderful backyard. 
Diana had the table set up with all the supplies and instructions we needed.
Diana drilling holes in our blocks for us.
Me and my five sisters
It was a really fun day; the food was delicious, the project was amazing, and Diana was a great host. Thanks Dee, and Happy Birthday Lana & Diana!

Now on to the gifts. I decided to make my sisters some resin necklaces, inspired from a class I took with Kecia Deveney at Art Is You.
It started with these resin bezels I purchased from Susan Lenart Kazmer Art Mechanique. I soldered curly wires on the top and bottom.
For the pictures inside the bezel, I photocopied vintage tin types which I then embellished with a white pen and vintage text paper.
 Below is the picture of the finished pieces with charms added to the bottom and an assemblaged chain.
Here's some close up shots...
That's all, have a great weekend!


  1. I LOVE it all! Those dolls are FAB and your necklaces are wonderful Connie! You and your sisters have sososo much fun together! Beautiful.....I have been practicing my doodles stamping and painting we learned...I love it! I hope you will do more classes in the future!
    Laura Himm xo

  2. Thanks to all my sisters for making my birthday celebration a special one. I'm glad you all enjoyed making the doll and thrilled that they all turned out beautifully. Connie, your resin necklace is a work of art!

  3. The sisters know how to have fun. Loved how all the dolls turned out. As usual, Connie's art is terrific and the necklaces are really special. R

  4. How much all always know how to celebrate each others birthdays! And so wonderful that all of you like to create beautiful things! Thank You for of these days I want to join in on the fun!