The first time I used ICE resin, I struggled. It wasn't fun, I couldn't get the bubbles out, it was a weird color. I hadn't played with it since. I noticed the original bottles had actually completely hardened- I think it was part A. I mentioned it to SLK at Beadfest, and she gave me another set of bottles to try.
I finally dug them out last night- and am quite pleased with this second try! I followed KJ's tip on warming the bottles a bit before using it. That helped a TON! Thanks KJ! There were hardly any bubbles. The color was slightly yellow but it didn't seem to affect anything. I flowed smoothly and besides a few discoloration of the papers on a few, they came out great!
The first 2 sets of pictures are Tierra Cast bezels from BelloModo.com. I have had them for awhile- wondering what to fill them with. Ironically, I received an order recently from BlackSheepYarns, and she wrapped my package in a double sided map. France on one side and Spain on the other. Coincidentally, I am travelling to Madrid in March, and Paris in April- both trips for work!
The clasp above is from MissFickleMedia. I have had this one for a long time as well- I filled it with a pattern from some scrap book paper I had on hand.
These two clasps are my favorite! I got them from Etsy seller FireandSkill. They are good quality silver bezel clasps- really well made and beautiful! I can't wait to use all of them in some designs. I suppose I should let the resin cure a few more days. they seem dry to the touch but you never know.
The only problem with the resin is I made way too much. Ended up throwing a lot of it away- such a shame! But I only filled these bezels and I figured it was better to have more than not enough. Right? Looking foward to doing this again soon.