The sad Discovery of the Existence of too much Blue

It’s time for some resin. I never catch up with posting all the stuff I create, but I’m doing my best.

I did my first tries with the burl Marcus sent and alas, there is something like too much blue.

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The structure of the burl pretty much vanishes inside , leaving only the outside visible. You can also see that I didn’t catch all the scratches, but I left it at that because they’re only visible when seen against sunlight, which isn’t something that usually happens when you wear a pendent.

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This one is smaller than the one at the top, cut from the same cast. With a lot of light you can guess the gold I added. I still love the burl and the second attempt is a lot better, but not yet cut and polished.

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These ones, OTOH, turned out exactly as blue as I wanted them. Because here the focus is on the contrast between the birch and the resin. I cut this and the second piece from one block as well, both being about 3X5 cm.

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Awww fuck it, there isn’t such a thing as too much blue, because, well, blue.

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Here’s some trinkets that will probably get incorporated into other pieces. They’re cast in silicone moulds for fondant, so the finish isn’t glossy, but I quite like them.


  1. Jazzlet says

    I do like blue, especially deep blue and gold, otherwise known as lapis lazuli.

  2. kestrel says

    There is *no such thing* as too much blue. No such thing. Just so you know.

    I like the first one a lot. This is great work!

  3. René says

    Giliell, your German Rechtschreibung shines through. Init capping in English titles is trickier than just capitalizing proper nouns. You may want to consult a Style Guide, such as the Chicago Manual of Style. I found a SAP Style Guide which recommends:

    Verbs (including is and other forms of be)
    Adverbs (including than and when)
    Adjectives (including this, that, and each)
    Pronouns (including its)
    Subordinating conjunctions (if, because, as, that)
    Prepositions and conjunctions with five or more letters (between, without, during, about, because, through)1
    First and last words, no matter what part of speech they are
    Prepositions that are part of a verb phrase (Logging On, Setting Up)
    Both elements of hyphenated words (How-To, Country-Specific)2
    Words and phrases in parentheses as you would capitalize them if they did not appear in parentheses
    Any words, phrases, fragments, or sentences after a colon or semicolon
    Do Not Capitalize
    Coordinating conjunctions (and, but, or, nor, for)
    Prepositions of four or fewer letters (with, to, for, at, and so on)
    Articles (a, an, the, some) unless the article is the first or last word in the title
    The word to in an infinitive phrase
    Case-specific product names, words, or phrases (, README file, e-Business, and so on)

  4. voyager says

    Ha! Finally I get to see this post. I saw that you’d uploaded the photos and have been patiently waiting to see them full-sized and explained. They’re fabulous and once again your artistry displays beautifully.
    Blue is my favourite colour and the first few pieces remind me of the colour of my mother’s eyes. I love the things you create.

  5. voyager says

    I’ve never found problems with Giliell’s writing and I probably break a few of those rules myself from time to time and English is my first language.

  6. says

    Or maybe I was just having a bit of fun with what my professor used to call “vanity capitalising”. Joke’s on you, mate.
    When using a style guide I use MLA.

  7. rq says

    Awww fuck it, there isn’t such a thing as too much blue, because, well, blue.

    I’m relieved to see that you did come to the right conclusion in the end after all!

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