This pendant features a unique molded shape.
I found these small glass dishes at a local antique store. I am not sure what they would have been used for. They sure are pretty though!
I made a mold of the oval dish with ETI's Silicone Putty. The best features of silicone putty for mold making are:
- Easy to use, 3 Minute working time, 25 minute cure.
- Ideal for small molds, excellent detail from original.
- Strong, flexible, reusable molds.
The only thing you have to remember is that you need to let the mold
cure for 24 hours before pouring resin into it.
I began my pendant by pouring in Envirotex Lite that I added white pigment to. A tiny drop of this pigment makes your clear resin completely opaque.
When the first layer was cured I added my image and some glitter. I worked right in the mold. Then I poured the top layer of clear Envirotex Lite. When everything was cured I popped the finished casting out of the putty. I did sand the edges a little, but basically the piece was done!
All I did was add a bail to the backside! Voila!
If you want to read more about how to make a piece wearable check out this post.