I poured another batch of resin last night.

I stirred it, and I stirred it, and then I stirred it some more and it went much better.

First you can see my prepared wood pieces. I wrapped some laminated foil around them and secured it with tape. That was a good idea.

Wooden dowels

Beech and fir, broken off and wrapped.
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My workspace all set up before the pouring. I used the little cups from a sweet to dye some resin.

work surface with equipment for resin

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That’s waht it looked like afterwards

Messy workspace

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Oh, wait, did you want to see the results?

Earrings and pendant in a thorny bush

Happy Halloween!
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Orange pendant with a black cat

The cat is a small charm with the eyelet broken off, the spider is some confetti
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Earrings matching the pendant. Spiders only.

I didn’t have two matching moulds, but I think especially for Halloween different ones work nicely.
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Resin in drop form with glass

Mermaid tears.
I guess they’ll become earrings as well.
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Same as last

Could also be fairy tears..
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Single blue resin bead

The bead was scraping the rest out of the pot when the pot time was almost over..
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blue and orange crystals

The crystals are “leftovers” as well, but I think they’ll make nice keyrings.
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Pendant with ghost

The very last resin. I’ll need to coat the back of the ghost the next time. You can see my fingerprints, but they are only on the surface and can be wiped off.

And last but not least, the wood and resin experiments. Those need to be cut and sanded in parts, and aren’t yet perfect, but I’m quite pleased. The two I made from beech have a gold coating, though I definitely need to pour those in two parts so the colour doesn’t obscure the gold.

dowels with resin

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owel with red/orange resin

Probably an alien landscape.
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Dowel with blue resin

I like how this one turned out.
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The first “fairy city”. The blue ran down the sides, but it’s still pretty.

Dowel with orange resiin

And last, the golden city at sunset. Definitely click for full size.
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  1. says

    Those are wonderful!

    My dad used to make things with resin -- there’s a window at the Aged Ps’ house covered in sections, one stained glass pieces, one watch parts, one broken crockery from a shelf collapse, one small seashells, and so on.

  2. kestrel says

    Fantastic! I particularly like the wood ones with the fairy cities in them.. that is such a great idea! I saw a hair fork once that had a top like that: most of the fork was wood but at the top they had some colored resin with little tiny seashells and tiny bits of lichen. I see a lot of potential in these!

  3. Ice Swimmer says

    It seems resin is a versatile medium. The red, green and aquamarine things are my faves.

  4. voyager says

    Giliell, you’re amazing. Such good ideas and such nice results! It’s been a look after my mom kind of weekend for me and that always saps me, but I almost have my work space workable so all this is what I hope my table looks like tomorrow. Marcus said not much dye is needed. How did you figure out how much to use?

  5. says

    Voyager, I started with little and then gradually added more. Make sure you screw on the lid properly again because I already made a mess.

  6. says

    The dye is amazingly strong but it depends on the brand. Alumilite pigment, you can stick the tip of a toothpick into the pigment -- not a drop, just the tiny bit that sticks to a toothpick -- and that is the amount of blue I used for the water/abalone pendant magnet thingies. And they were pretty blue! I sent you all a different kind of pigment because it came in cute little bottles and the alumilite is 4oz bottles and I did not dare try to decant it.

    I love the fantasy wood sticks and the pendants! The shredded wood looks super cool … very clever.

    There are people on youtube who do resin casts and then lathe down bowls and most of their lathe technique makes my toes curl in terror and I skip to the end to see if they survived.

  7. says

    Oh by the way the thingie you are using as a little tray (that’s fine it’ll make a great tray!) is a mold for notebook covers, like a filofaxoid thingie. I probably did not send you enough resin :/

  8. says

    Oh by the way the thingie you are using as a little tray (that’s fine it’ll make a great tray!) is a mold for notebook covers, like a filofaxoid thingie.

    Ahhhhh. That makes sense, but I would never have guessed.

    I probably did not send you enough resin :/

    Don’t worry, I already went looking for more…
    The dye you sent is very liquid, do the toothpick method only resulted in a colourful toothpick, so I used a drip pipette.

  9. Nightjar says

    I am in love with the little ghost, that’s all. That and the spiders are wonderful ideas for Halloween.

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