Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Resin Repair

 You might be wondering why this fabulous bezel is appearing under the title "Resin Repair."  
It is one of my best examples of how to fix a mistake.
 This bezel was designed by Fernando Dasilva, an extremely well known jewelry designer.  He also added the leather embellishment and poured in Jewelry Resin.  
Then he discovered the "mistake."  
Overnight a little of the leather, which should have been completely encased in resin was sticking out of the surface.  It may not have bothered everyone...but Fernando and I both felt it was very visible.  Happily, I offered to REPAIR it!
 I have showed you repair work on this blog already.  It still amazes me.  All I did was sand the surface of the resin until it was even again.  See how scratched up I made it?  I sanded and sanded until the area the leather popped out of was smooth again.
 Then I mixed a small batch of Jewelry Resin and painted a glaze layer onto the entire piece.
The scratch and sanding lines magically disappear!
Bezel saved!
Money saved!
Artwork Saved!
Learning how to repair a resin mishap will make working with resin less worrisome.
This post also appear on the Metal Complex Blog.

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