Dripprz are a new range of pendants I’m working on…stunning acrylic teardrop beads with wire wraps—all coated in a glassy finish that makes each bead look like it’s dripping.
But that’s not how they start out. Here’s a Drippr in its original state—a plain bead with no wire and no drip:
First thing I do is add a gunmetal jump ring so the Drippr can be attached to a necklace once it’s finished. Next, I add the wire wrap. This is bronze wire with a gunmetal finish.
Then the Dripprz get dunked in ice resin and hung out to dry in the sun. I place them on bright white polystyrene and put them in front of the white garage door where they will get as much UV light bounced onto them as possible. Each Drippr gets dipped ‘n dried 3 times. If anything is likely to go wrong, this is when it happens. About one out of every three or four dry badly and get tossed into the ever-growing reject box!
Next, the colours get their names. (Ack! You have no idea how many times I’ve changed these names.)
Then, each Drippr is ready for its close-up:
Finally, the Drippr meets its match—a stunning chunky gunmetal chain:
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