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Topic: My First Successful Resin Piece  (Read 5693 times)
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« on: August 29, 2009 04:17:02 PM »

Finally something I'm not ashamed to post!!

The piece is a small Inukshuk - for comparison the squares on my bedspread are 1x1 in.  I made it using Castin Craft Polyester Resin, and coated it with some Eberhard Faber clear coat once it cured.

Here's the model for the mold.  I made it from polymer clay.

and the actual mold itself, which I made out of Siligum silicone. 

The stuff works really well, it even took the slightly textured surface of the clay which I find gives the final product an interesting look.

Overall I'm really happy with it!  I still don't know what to do with it... any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2009 04:38:15 PM »

that's really sweet. I'd turn it into a charm for a necklace or a keychain.

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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2009 06:09:34 PM »

Once I saw this I had to check to see if you were Canadian too! I love it, it would really make an awesome keychain or chunky necklace charm! The texture really makes it looks "rock-like"!

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2009 06:13:25 PM »

Aww that's so cool!
I agree...I think it's meant to be a necklace or a keychain. It would probably be displayed better as a necklace though in my opinion.
Love it!

« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2009 06:54:09 PM »

My first thought was that this was fused glass (I rarely look at thread titles  Wink). It's very beautiful and the resin is super clear. I particularly like the texture.

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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2009 08:08:53 PM »

I LOVE Inukshuks!!! And yours is very cool (I'm Canadian, too).

I tried to make one out of clay in my pottery class but it broke before I could bisque fire it and I never got around to doing another one.

At the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show I bought a really tiny Inukshuk made out of jade and my first thought was to embed it in resin.....but I like your resin one better!



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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2009 08:19:19 PM »

That's super rad! I built an inukshuk behind my rez in first year uni in Sudbury, Ontario. I like it cuz it looks like ice Cheesy Ice AND an inukshuk? What's more northern than that? Tongue

Anyways, I vote for putting one of those little screw-in bails at the top to make a pendant. You know, the little loop-on-a-screw kind? You just drill a whole that's the same size as the inner circumference of the screw part and twist the bail in there.

« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2009 08:00:56 AM »

Thanks for the feedback guys!!

The inukshuk idea actually came from my work.  We have an inukshuk award we give to employees for excellence - and as I'm leaving in a week I was going to turn this into a necklace or a keychain for my boss... but in the end I love it too much to give it away! Sad  Plus I don't think she'd ever wear it as a necklace.

I think I will turn it into a pendant... I was thinking of gluing a bail to the back of it, since I don't have a drill.  But since it's clear I'm a bit worried it'll look stupid/messy...  Are there any other options?
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2009 09:01:35 AM »

I LOVE it!!  You did an awesome job!!  So many times I feel folks waste resin just to "see" what they come up with, but they do it over and over with not so great results!!  I hate to see plastic wasted but THIS is truly unique and fab!!

I think it would make incredible trinkets for tons of stuff, jewelry, key chains, magnets, etc. but I would LOVE to see some xmas tree ornaments made from them!!  You could use paint, puffy type maybe, to do a face and a sweet red heart, OMG they would rock!!  A robot themed xmas tree would be sooooo SWEET!

I can't wait to see what you do with them!!

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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2009 10:12:11 AM »

Looks like mini ice cubes!  Smiley  great job!

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