Thursday, April 5, 2012

EasyMold!

 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.

9 comments:

  1. FYI, those were antique candle dishes.. my grandmother used to have tons of them... awesome use for them.. I would have never thought of doing that!

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  2. I think they are salt cellars... people get their own salt at fancy dinner parties. Or, so I've heard.

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  3. Definitely salt cellars. There were tiny spoons, too. What a great idea.

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  4. Absolutely genius! Not to mention beautiful...

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  5. My first thought was salt cellars, too. Interesting way to use what we no longer use or even recognize! I love to see you make things with the silicone putty.

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  6. Salt - Salt pinch, salters.... There would be a master salter. It was large - about a dessert dish size, approx. Then smaller ones - like what you have. It would be a large set. Say a master and 12 small. There would be small, small spoons, (corruded over the years - salt eats things). The bowl of the spoon would be smaller than your little finger nail. SALT was very expensive.

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  7. Blessings, I simply adore each blog you post. It is helping me open my imagination when creating different items. Where can I purchase the ETI silicone putty? Thanks so much. Tamara

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