In this section, I will share with you some of my favorite products
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Melody Susie Sol 1 UV Nail Lamp
I recommend this lamp because of the large interior & the time controls (120s, 180s, or 30 minutes). In addition, it has 4, 9watt bulbs that will cure your piece quickly. Another great feature of the Sol 1 is the sliding tray: this made curing multiple pieces of jewelry at once, easier.
Hard UV Resin
I like this resin! It cures hard and has a glass-like finish.
THE BEST COLOR PENCILS FOR BLENDING
These are fantastic! They cost more than regular colored pencils but, they are worth the investment. The colors are rich, and they respond well to mixing. Also, they work fantastic with solvent ( A product that is traditionally used with oil paint). IF YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BLENDING COLOR PENCILS WITH SOLVENT-CHECK OUT KRISTY PARTRIDGE ART. Her class can be found on a Skillshare.com. The class is called Colored Pencil Drawing Techniques: blending with solvent. Yes, Skillshare is a service you have to pay for. I’m a member! I even have a class called Retouching & Casting Fine Art Prints in Resin.
Favorite Self-Care Book
Crystal Muse-Everyday Rituals
COTTON BATTING-ORNAMENT SUPPLIES
I love to make figurative Christmas Ornaments, other holidays too. My style of cotton batting ornament is a variation of spun cotton ornaments from the Victorian-Edwardian Eras.
Old Fashioned Pipe Cleaners
I love these! I use them all of the time!!! They aren’t considered a craft product but, I’ve repurposed them as such. Unfortunately, they are only available online and, you have to purchase multiples. What do I like about them? The color matches the cotton batting perfectly…they are replicas of traditional pipe cleaners.
BEHOLD, THE CRICUT MAKER
I have had two machines now, the Cricut Maker is BY FAR my favorite. The reason why I recommend the Cricut Maker is that its so versatile. It’s easy to cut paper, fabric and felt. Once you understand how it works you can create your own designs or you can customize any of Cricut’s vast repository of images or projects. IT’S SO FUN! The following image shows a project that I made with my Cricut Maker and designed using Cricut Design Space. Please note, there will be a charge for some of the files that I used to make my this project.
I like to use metal leafing in a variety of projects. What I like most about this system is that there is less waste, and I really like the precision of the applicator pen.
Nuvo Gilding Flakes https://amzn.to/3kLAcq1
PAPER FLOWER MAKING TOOLS
4pcs Sculpture Modeling Tools
McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
We R Memory Keepers Glass Mat
I use this glass mat for all kinds of projects: paper flowers, inks, paper clay, and Sculpey clay.
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 5in Titanium Mini snips