Art Bead Scene’s Annual Ornament Blog Hop – Resin Seahorse Ornament

Resin Seahorse Ornament

 

I’m participating, for the first time in Art Bead Scene’s Annual Ornament Blog Hop and I created this resin seahorse ornament.

 

 

Resin Seahorse Ornament

 

As you may know (or maybe not if you are new here) my family and I have spent the past couple of years slowly cleaning out my mother in laws’ home.

Somewhere in the 75+ years worth of collections she had this dried seahorse, probably from the 1950’s or 1960’s. I thought it was kind of creepy and cool at the same time and knew I wanted to make something out of it.

I created a mold with Amazing Mold Putty and then filled it with Ice Resin mixed with a little brown oil paint.

 

Art Bead Scene's Annual Ornament Blog Hop - Teaser

 

I don’t have a ton of experience with Ice Resin but I was totally thrilled with the way my seahorse copy turned out.

Once I dry brushed him with a little liquid gold leaf from Plaid I was completely smitten!

 

 

Resin Seahorse Ornament

 

A swirly wire hanger, a few pearls and a dark green bit of recycled sari (which makes me think of seaweed) and I have a one of a kind ornament.

Don’t be surprised if you see some of his brothers or sisters in my etsy shop sometime soon. He’s too cool not to share!

 

 

Here are some of the other FABULOUS participants in the Art Bead Scene’s Annual Ornament Blog Hop. I hope you will visit as many of them as you can.

Art Bead Scene 

Humblebeads 

Treasures Found

Song Beads

Sue Beads

Modern Nature Studio

Diane Hawkey

Suburban Girl Studio

Jen Judd Rocks

Ellie’s Bijoux

Island Girl’s Insights

Life By The Seat Of My Pants

Too Aquarius 

Shelley Graham Turner 

Artfully Ornamental

Charis Designs Jewelry

Harrison Hollow Designs

Silver Nik Nats

Bead Soup Mix

Toodles and Binks

Bead Recipes

Play Sculpt Live

BeeTree by M.E.

Comments

  1. says

    I’m smitten too. As a young girl our family traveled a lot. Dad was a rock hound and I loved fossils and shells. I never passed up a chance to buy a seahorse. This is a lovely and unique ornament.

    • says

      Thank you, Alice! :)
      Do you still have your seahorses?
      I took a geology class when I lived in NM and I LOVED it. I can certainly see why your father was attracted to rocks.

      Vicki

    • says

      Thank you, Melissa. I think I’ve decided that I’m going to tie him onto a package for my sister in law. I’m sure she will love it… especially when I tell her how he came to be. ~V

  2. says

    What a sweetie he is, Vicki… ocean themes are very popular in my part of the world (Canada’s East Coast), and I can just picture this little fellow in a traditional tree, but accompanied by shell, driftwood, all manner of gifts from the sea!

    I am now following your blog.

  3. Marsha Neal Studio says

    Vicki – This is such a wonderful piece. Not only in your craftsmanship, but also because it ties to your mother, and something that she had picked up and treasured for a bit of time during her life. I cannot wait to see when you start to make more and sell them in your Etsy shop! I would love to have one for my tree (we have lots of traditions within the ornaments that decorate our tree)… I’ve pinned it so I can remember to check back :)
    https://pinterest.com/pin/153263193540569207/

  4. says

    Vicki – I love that you found a treasure from your family’s past to include in your ornament. The resin sea horse is beautiful, I like that you went with a gilded color scheme. I could see it on a sea-theme tree with starfish and sand dollars in shades of bronze, gold and cream.

  5. says

    Hate to admit this but I found one fo those seahorses in my drawer when I was cleaning out my parents house two years ago… mine came in a shell collection that I bought in CA in ’67. THink mine was donated to value village ! I think yours came to a much better use! Lovely ornament!

  6. says

    He’s adorable, bet you’re glad he didn’t just go in the trash can. I remember buying little guys like him when I was a child at the seaside, wish I’d kept one.

    Hugs

    Kay
    (Toodles and Binks)

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