I am seeing more and more interest in wood and resin combinations! Software engineer, Quinn Z Shen, in San Francisco was inspired and rose to the challenge. He made his own wood slice and resin pendants for his friends. He documented the process in his tutorial here. Note : this is a tool heavy diy!
He created his own mold from laser cut pieces of acrylic. I think he could have added more wood slices in his mold to optimize the resin casting. Once cured, it was jig saw time although he also used a hacksaw! The shapes he used were quite pleasing!
A good vice is also necessary to hold the pieces especially when drilling the holes.
He used electric sanders which makes the job go faster. Doing this by hand would be insane! If you use Novus plastic polishes as he did (or something similar), the resulting finish is not a "wet" look - more of a satin shine.
Before You Go:
- My Secret Wood's Out of This World Resin and Wood Rings
- BioResin Pinecone Jewelry by Hidden Garden Shop
- Translucent Screen Printed Resin Jewelry Tutorial
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