Sunday, October 15, 2017

Laughing Buddha!

I made my own laughing buddha pendant after seeing one in jade at a local antique store.
The antique jade was over $600.
This one cost only a few dollars and will make me much happier.

In the same booth that had the very expensive jade I also found these ornaments.  
All six we $10 and they are solid.  I molded two for this project.

Once my molds were set I poured in my colored resin.  
These are deep molds so I let the resin cure for three days.
I did have some bubbles but I am certain the next time 
I use the molds there will be fewer if I let my resin rest 
for 15 or 20 minutes before I pour it in the mold.

With my molds a success, I found a pendant I could use to hold my resin piece.
In order to make sure it sat snugly in this setting I made some resin clay.

The clay is better than glue because I can press my object into it.

I also took a moment to colour the clay with some pigment.

I am so happy with this pendant!

I feel like all the buddhas are happy with this project.

This post written, designed and photographed by Carmi Cimicata.
Please do not repost any part of it without permission.

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