testing new silicone mold
so, normally i wouldn't write more than 1 resin post in a week, but i was too excited about this mold to wait. since this is the first run, i used clear resin ice all by itself.
the resin was mixed (for a refresher on mixing resin click here), and poured into the inner cavities while i flexed the mold to open them up more. then i laid it down flat and pulled a little on the outer edges to open up the ones on the ends.
oh my lord what i mess. i've suspected that these rubber molds might be electrically charged, due to the way dust and smaller particles cling to them. pouring the resin was no exception- as i would lift up on the pouring cup to stop, the resin stream would go flying to the edges of the mold. it was totally wild- and impossible to control. there was resin overflowing almost every cavity, so i waited a moment and then scraped it to the sides away from the cavities. now the waiting begins! on monday they'll be ready to pop out and drill. seems like an eternity now, but i'm sure this weekend will fly by (that's my unnatural attempt at a positive attitude).