Resin Art: Fun and Failure

Well, I’m working on a somewhat bigger project, but there’s always some side projects you can do. First is two bracelets:

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A matching one for the Archipelago Necklace, though the upper band turned out a bit too thick

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The other one has got blue and gold pieces in it. Sometimes I just pour leftover resin on a silicone mat and swirl the colours around. Then I cut up the result when it hasn’t hardened completely and use the pieces in other projects.

So much for the fun…

… now for the failure.

I wanted to make a freeform dish/sculpture with seashells and lights. What I didn’t consider was that it’s considerably warmer now than it was when I made the last ones, which means that the resin cures much faster. So I poured my resin in the evening and tried to form it the next morning, but it had cured so much that it would no longer bend but tear.

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Fuck. And it was soooo pretty. I have some ideas to recycle at least part of it.


  1. kestrel says

    Bracelets are cool, the seashell dish makes me sad… yes, that IS very pretty and it’s a great idea. May it succeed in the future!

  2. Jazzlet says

    I am very impressed with the bracelets, I like the second one best, that’s partly because it has that blue which I adore, and partly bcause I like that it has the gold on just the one edge. But they are both lovely. The not-a-bowl looks as if you were going for a deep pool surrounded by shallow water over white sand, I hope you succeed with your next attempt and with recycling this one.

  3. says

    OK, it took me rather a long time to realize that those black parts on the bracelets are not parts of the bracelets but shadows cast by them….

    It sucks the dish sculpture broke, it does look pretty.

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