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Most beginners working with resin start out with the two-part type of resin that takes 12 to 48 hours to cure and they make simple objects like jewelry with a flower or small object. Some of the less expensive resins tend to yellow quickly and can have a...
August 21, 2021
Boho jewelry is trending now and has been for several years. The term is a shortened version of Bohemian which came originally from an area of the Habsburg's Austrian Empire. It related to artists, fashion, and anything unconventional. In current...
March 16, 2021
Most people are familiar with Pablo Picasso, who was a famous 20th-century artist. His youngest daughter is Paloma Picasso. Her mother Francoise Gilot was also an artist.  Paloma Picasso started out as a costume designer in 1968 after having...
March 16, 2021
Sea Glass is generally found on beaches that have been thrown into the ocean. Because of the minerals and salt water, it creates a beautiful piece of glass over time. Some pieces are very rare and can be expensive to purchase. Some of the rare pinks and...
March 4, 2021
Every year Pantone picks what they deem is the color of the year. Fashion houses, design companies, and many more are influenced by this pick. This year Pantone picked two colors instead of just one. Because of the pandemic, they decided that ultimate...
February 24, 2021
Many of you are familiar with the artist Frida Kahlo. There was even a movie made about her life, which I enjoyed watching. I have always admired Frida because she was a strong and independent woman foremost and an amazing artist. She painted mostly...
February 21, 2021
For many of us, during this pandemic, we have lots of time on our hands.  Time to go outdoors for hikes and walks. Time to read some great books or write or practice your music. Time to paint a canvas to hang in your apartment or house. Baking for...
February 14, 2021
Stretch bracelets are trending now. There are so many possibilities with different color combinations and types of beads and crystals. The basic styles are boho/hippie or Edwardian. The Edwardians look more delicate and tend to have small semi-...
January 13, 2021
Some of you may not be familiar with a material called resin. There are many different types and can be used to make jewelry, tabletops, art and many other objects. At Patricia Swayze Designs we use a non-toxic resin that doesn't hurt the environment...
June 7, 2020