Well, I didn’t intend to…but I took a break from WordPress. I’ve been busy trying to come up with new jewelry ideas and then to fix that crab paperweight.
I’m glad I started out with a bold attempt. I know that is what kept me motivated to finish it even though it didn’t turn out as expected. The heating of the resin (by adding resin on not completely cured resin) made the overall color a yellowish and also caused some cracks/rarities in places around the crab. We also didn’t build the mold right (so I will definitely be buying one of those resin molds off ebay sometime soon!) We had wax paper on the bottom to prevent sticking…but didn’t think about the sides. So I had wood chunks sticking out of the resin. Once sanded down, it didn’t look so bad, but then the resin was all cloudy from sanding. *sigh….gonna go back and wet sand it to try and get some of the cloudiness to go away. The top and bottom look good and are clear….so at least the project didn’t turn out to be a total bust.
I have created something in the jewelry category that I really like! I was sitting around with all my odds and ends of pieces that I didn’t use for other jewelry creations and came up with this:
What do you think? I think it’s somewhere between elegant and industrial (plus, turquoise is my fav color!) It’s listed in my Shaded Lines Etsy store 🙂