Sunday, June 18, 2017
The last of my resin batch
The frame is 3 strips of brass that I etched and then riveted together to form the triangle. I used tube rivets because I wanted to use all 3 corners to attach the chain and a dangle to. Then I picked out paper to "fill" the frame, a old ceramic watch face. I felt it needed just a dash of color, so I painted up a small dragonfly and added it to the mix. Then I poured resin everywhere! I wanted the resin to protect the brass as well as the paper, so it overflowed the frame. This is where using professional jewelry grade resin is a huge boon ... once it's fully cured you can saw it! you can even polish it up like a stone. So I carefully cut around the border and then sanded it to a nice soft edge.
Still in the future I'll know better how to do this and not go over the edges as badly!
All I really needed to do at this point is add chain and the dangle, but for some reason it just never made it in the "pile" to get finished until a couple of weeks ago.
So what do you think?