Unpredictable

I have actually already photographed some of my final pieces for this project but I’m trying to get this blog up to date. I have been soooo busy! I’ve been making jewellery, researching, planning and house hunting whilst still trying to have a social life!

So, to bring you a bit more up to date with my project I have been doing a lot of work with clear crystal resin.

These first pieces are actually test pieces I made in wax glass with pieces of the rusty metal set inside.
IMG_7357It’s not as clear or as pretty as crystal resin and it’s not very strong but it still worked very well and was great to photograph.IMG_7363IMG_7352IMG_7347This was a great way to do test pieces because it is so much faster! Crystal resin “can take up to 7 days to cure”.

These are the first pieces I made with the crystal resin. I am really pleased with them and I have made them into brooches and pendants. IMG_7370IMG_7372This encouraged me to make more…

…And that’s where my problems began.

My first mistake was buying Sili-put, (Silicone putty) to make moulds so my resin pieces could be in more interesting shapes.
(If you ever want to make a mould out of silicone putty, trust me on this, buy Gedeo Siligum NOT Sili-put! It is just nowhere near as good!)

My second mistake was believing my lecturer when she told me that the crystal resin would take up to 7 days to cure.

I am still waiting for these to set properly and they were supposed to be ready for the photo shoot of my jewellery yesterday!IMG_7435IMG_7451 Ah well, some things are just unpredictable!

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