First giveaway 

So I’m super excited! I’m doing my first giveaway. The necklace I’ll be giving to the winner is a gothic style cross with maroon tips and a champagne color that’s frosted over. There are a total of 10 beads, 6 clear glass beads and 4 mother of pearl round shell beads. 

Along with being super excited,Worry accompanies this feeling. Mainly because Im terrified that only 10 people will enter. This is just my anxiety kicking in. 

I am confident that this giveaway will be a success on getting Little Links out there and more people aware of my etsy shop.

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Bendy resin

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In the past few weeks I have been making a lot more resin pieces with new molds that I have gotten. I have been using easy cast resin, and have not had any issues with this brand until now. I have been noticing that my pieces have been coming out really bendy. At first I thought it was because they had not fully cured. I had put them to the side and made a mental note to check on them in another day or so.

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Making another batch and colored and poured them into  their molds, nothing out of the ordinary. When I went to release them, I noticed that this batch was also bendy. I was surprised because with my crazy home life I wasn’t able to de-mold them until a few days later.

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Puzzled I went and made a third batch. I colored some of the resin, poured the colored and uncolored resin into molds, and also domed the back of a few bendy pendants. I was hopeful that this would help keep them more solid. Also wanting to find out if the colorants that I was using was the cause of the resin not being able to fully cure.  When I went to release them a few days later,they all came out bendy.Even the pendants that got domed

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The end result of my bendy resin batch is I am going to switch back to another resin that I was using before hand. Not sure what I will do with the bendy pendants, but it will be epic!!!

 

SIDE NOTE: My etsy shop will be closed for a few months. The reason for this is so I can create some more items. I plan on re-opening  in June. The few items up at the moment will stay until they get bought or their listing time expires.

week at a glance (weekly update #5)

So this is going to be a super quick post.

 

Thursday: I created some new resin pieces.

Friday: i assembled some new necklaces. I put my application in the mail for the Caring4Kids craft fair

Saturday: I wrote out dimensions for some of my pieces to get them ready for etsy

Sunday: I posted up a few items on etsy

Monday: I went and got some fabric to make into a tablecloth for my area at the craft fair. I also grabbed some new price tags.

Tuesday: i got my official letter from Caring4Kids letting me know that I have a space with them this weekend!

Wednesday: I took the night off and spent time with my family.

That was basically my week.It doesn’t look like a crazy week on paper (uh screen :/  ). This doesn’t account for the hours i was at work, or cooking for the family, or when I had to run out to the store for something.

 

Have a great week everyone!