Monday, 8 January 2007
the big reveal
ta dah! here they are (sort of), organic shapes of clear resin with little wee bits o' nature tucked inside. i still need to let these cure a bit and then wrap silver wire around the fluted bit to make them into pendants. these have been a very long term project as i first made resin shapes with little bits in them back in 2003, when i was living in bendigo and had way too much time to kill. i made latex molds that time and the resin never really set properly. i had all these lovely little pieces in a plastic container, edges too soft to really do anything with, for over a year until they cured. i ended up designing cards using them on the front and they were a great little seller for me at the 2005 vancouver gift show. ANYWAY, i had the brainstorm to change the shapes a bit, make them fluted on the top so that wire could be wrapped around and they could be worn as jewellery (what i originally intended them for anyway, i just hadn't really worked out if i was going to drill through them or what). these are so fun, if a little bit stinky and toxic, to make. i love collecting little bits to use in them - shells, tiny leaves and flowers, broken coral, gum nuts and seedpods... you can see some of my collection of these things here, here and here.
and, as promised, everyone who guessed on the last post (up until flossy-p yesterday at 3:30pm) will be getting one of these pendants in the mail (morsey and prue, you can have yours straight up)! thanks for playing along, everybody! i'll be contacting you directly in the next day or two to get your addresses and i should have them ready to send out next monday. i'll post another photo when i get them wrapped and in better light.
below are the resin pendants in the silicon mold i made (sorry for the fuzzy pics, the light wasn't too great this morning before work):