Monday, December 16, 2013

A Christmas Story - Resin Lamp!


My new Christmas Story necklace should turn a few heads this holiday season.  
I do hope it makes people smile.
 If you have never seen the movie "A Christmas Story" you would not know about the scene when the father wins a terribly funny leg lamp and proudly displays it in their front window for all the neighbours to see....
This post begins with an admission.
I made a HUGE resin-related mistake.  Happily, I managed to finish this project though.
The ice cube tray I used, I had to destroy in order to get my one special leg lamp out of it.
I did not pre-test the mold.
If I had, I would have realized resin would stick to it like glue.
My mold had to be cut up in order to free my leg lamp,
 The sad part was the molded leg was just perfect!  You can see all the detail.  I poured EasyCast mixed with opaque blue pigment into the mold where it cured perfectly.....
I just could not get it out of the mold, so I cut away at the ice cube tray and tugged and stretched until the lamp was free.  Sigh.  I won't do that again.  
And really, who needs more than one leg lamp necklace?
 I coloured my lamp with gold metallic wax and sealed it with Resin Spray.
 I hand-drilled a hole for stringing.
My finished necklace!

6 comments:

  1. Had you know it would not release, is there something you can use to create more favourable conditions for release?

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  2. It turned out fantastically! It's definitely a one-of-a-kind deal now!

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  3. Why don't you use your one leg to make a new mold with your silicon putty? :)

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  4. That is my favorite holiday movie. I love this project!!

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  5. Seriously, I just about peed my pants when I saw this on Pinterest! I'm already collecting A Christmas Story themed things as gifts for my husbands birthday in November and Christmas.I've been on ebay all morning, getting some things, and feel like I will have to watch the movie sometime this weekend; I'm on Ralphie overload right now.

    I was also going to suggest making your own mold with the putty. I'm on the hunt for the ice cube tray and will be making some of these with polymer clay. This past year I set up a tabletop tree with our ACS decorations, and now know that this year's will need to be larger, and these little gems will be 'filler' all over it.

    Anyway, you have been such an inspiration!!! Thank you! I really can't thank you enough for this idea!!!!

    be blessed~Shelley

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