Thursday, October 8, 2009

New Stuff

I've been busy making new stuff but not necessarily finishing them. Here are a few new things I'm uploading to Etsy. There are more steps involved in the resin pendants so I try to have many of them to finish at once.

Step 1: Make the faux-dichro veneers with clay, leaf and inks
Step 2: Condition the clay and make bases for pendants
Step 3: Apply the veneers to the bases
Step 4: Cure/bake pieces for 40min
Step 5: Cool then sand with 400, 600, 800 and 1000 grit sandpaper
Step 6: Buff pieces to a soft shine
Step 7: Prepare resin and apply it to the surface of pendants
Step 8: Wait 48 hrs until the resin hardens
Step 9: Resand with 800 and 1000 grit sandpaper to get off any unwanted resin residue
Step 10: Rebuff pendants and drill holes if needed
Step 11: String pendants and admire your hard work!

That doesn't include photographing, editing, writing descriptions, pricing and loading them up to Etsy!
Very time consuming but hopefully well worth it.

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