Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I love kitchen ware!

Noooo i haven't lost my mind, i'm not going crazy over spoons and forks but my latest addiction is the hunt for perfect mold...in the kitchen wares section of my favourite thriftstore! I'm not too fond of the traditional resin molds that are for sale on e-bay or other shops that specialize in resin supplies, they seem too generic or just plain boring most of the time. The kitchen ware section of my thrift store is another story because here i find my treasures : egg holders for the fridge, old fashioned ice cube trays, other trays for i-don't-know-what-goes-where for the kitchen, the shapes and possiblities are endless. More than once i've been greeted with a frown when i walk to the till with an arm full of used ice cube trays, happy about my new thrift store treasures. Seriously, i must be the only person buying these things because some of the trays ( the ones i really don't like) have been sitting there for months. My latest mold is the best i found sofar: an ice cube tray for diamond shaped, faceted ice cubes. I think it is just perfect for making ring charms and i've been trying out some new designs:

Matryoshka in Space

Floating Flowers:

Frozen Diamond:


11 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

Now that is definitely a creative use for ice cube trays!

ingermaaike said...

I have a couple of silicon trays they use for making chocolats, these work great too. And one from IKEA like a wheel with an opening in the middle. Such fun to play with!.

X by Leina Neima said...

Wooh, they look great! It is really inspirational to use everyday items during creating process. I search the same (diamond shaped) thing but bigger ones - so far I cut my gem-soaps by hand... and that is quite a lot of work...

decadentdiamond said...

Love them! I spotted them in your shop before reading on your blog, and I just burst out laughing at 'Matryoshka in space' .. the name was amusing and it really did look like she was in space! That's my favourite one!

ArtMind said...

Interesting finds those icecube trays. Love the Matroyska in space too! Doesn't the plastic has to be of a certain quality? Resin is quite a harsh material that gets hot when it's mixed with the harderner. Anyway: you do great stuff with it! :)

Morrgan said...

Ha, this is the best use of ice cube trays I have ever seen!

ixela said...

I love your resin stuff... and your new rings are really very cool!!!
I'd like to know your secrets to make them!!! :)

ixela said...

Hi Yasmin, you are on my blog today! - You make my day Award

Zsuzsi ├ęs Anna said...

Yasmin! this is so beautiful. Especially the ones with the petals!

kim said...

I'm glad I stumbled onto your blog! Ingenious!

mykidzmom said...

Love the ring idea. I have some funky Ikea ice cube trays too... Now I just have to learn how to work with resin. ANy tips?

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