Thursday, July 15, 2010

My little ladybug

This one is still in progress. A ladybug shaped drawing pin placed on some potpourri leaves and domed in clear resin. I love this one the most. Its so beautiful ! I cut of the pin ofcourse or it would become a painfull pendant. But I still need to sand it first. It's too big for my 25mm round pendant setting.

I use polyester resin for all my pieces. It stinks but with measuring the hardener and the resin its less difficult than epoxy resin and it gives all of the pieces a real glasslike and very shiny look. Epoxy resin has a mat finishing look, its less shiny.
And in the end I polish the piece with polishing wax and the smell goes away.