Feb 28, 2019
angela

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I’ve never liked wearing rings. 
But recently, I really wanted to make one in this style out of pink plastic (resin, really)–so here it is! And I kinda absolutely love it.

It’s handmade at each step of the process. From the carving, to the mold making, to the shaping.

Here’s what I did:

I carved the positive out of niupika carving wax. It took me a few tries to understand just what tools I needed to use, and how slowly I needed to go to not crack the surface or remove too much wax by mistake. Then I created a mold using Polycraft GP-3481-F silcone rubber. I’ve done this before (here and here) but it always takes me a few tries to figure out how to minimize bubbles, and also how to best bisect the mold to minimize the occurrence of registration errors. Then I cast a few using polytek easyflo 60 resin, that I tinted pink. 

Each one has it’s own little errors. But as The Narrator in Fight Club (Edward Norton) explained, it’s these little blemishes that can form your whole identity if you’re not a jerk. That was the message of the movie, wasn’t it?

Anyway, selling bits of pink plastic garbage seems like a coherent idea to me, so if you want one email me. I can pour you one and shape it to your size (which you can give me in mm). They’re £10 and shipping is included.

  

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