There’s a box sitting in my craft cupboard of pieces that are almost finished. Seriously like 95% done and then I don’t finish them and if that’s not the story of my life I don’t know. But yesterday I made myself take out the Dremel and the polishing paste and finally finished some of them. None of these are new. I do have some larger projects planned, one that will hopefully proceed next week and one that I’m kind of respectfully dreading to start. In the meantime, here’s some pretty. With very bad pics. Just imagine the pieces being artfully draped on moss in the sunlight.
Bog oak with red resin. This piece from Marcus made me wonder for a long time, as the original was a longish rhombus. It was too long to use for one piece with resin on top and too short for two pieces. This is what I came up with, and I like it a lot. The red is pretty dark and “glows” like fire.
“Old something” with resin. The problem with photographing polished resin pieces indoors is that the light will fracture and reflect, leading to blurry pics. I had to try five times to get a pic of this piece. OK, I could set up the whole camera equipment, using indirect light, etc., etc., but who’s got time for that?
Nailed it! Got the inspiration from another resin artist. The partially sanded down nails really look cool, but they also burn your fingers when sanding…
A rose by any other name… Pear wood and dried rose bud. Here my problem was how to turn it into a pendant. For some reason, the piece ended up with little resin above the rose, so I didn’t want to drill a hole into it, not even for a hook. Yesterday I finally had an idea. I used copper wire to “hug” the piece.
I drilled a hole into the bottom, hid the ends of the wire and fixed it with some UV resin. There’s also a dollop of UV resin on the top, so the piece won’t slip out of the wire.
I also finally managed to finish voyager’s pieces. Dear voyager, they’ll be sent your way next week.
What happened here? For some reason, the resin hadn’t soaked through and sanding removed the resin soaked parts of the wood. I really should get myself a pressure pot. From 600 grit onwards, I need to do wet sanding. You guess it: the wood soaked up the water and burst the resin. One piece fell completely apart, one lost a piece at the side (yet to come)
Yeah, I actually wanted it to be that shape…
And, last but not least, a little egg. This has been made without mould or lathe, and I’m pretty proud of it.